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Dana Marie Rueckert

Ms. Rueckert brings the savvy of Silicon Valley legal practice to the sensibility of San Diego County.

Background & Education

Ms. Rueckert was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the eldest of two children.

At the University of Southern California (USC) law, Ms. Rueckert was an avid advocate for marginalized communities, and served on the USC OUTlaw governing board, supporting causes and legal initiatives on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ community. Additionally, Ms. Rueckert served as the Musical Director of USC Lawcapella during her third year of law school.

Prior to law school, Ms. Rueckert attended the University of California at San Diego, and studied Political Science and Theatre Arts. As a UCSD Triton, Ms. Rueckert was a multi-award winning Mock Trial participant and performer with the UCSD Beat a capella group.

Law Practice

Ms. Rueckert was admitted to the State Bar of California in December 2011, and has dedicated her practice to domestic relations law since that date.

Ms. Rueckert started her legal career with the Department of Child Support Services in Santa Clara County before entering private practice as a family law attorney in 2013. Ms. Rueckert joined Cage and Miles, LLP in September 2020 after transitioning from the Silicon Valley to San Diego County. Ms. Rueckert’s most recent practice was in San Jose, California, where she represented high-asset litigants through dissolution and Domestic Violence Prevention Act matters. She maintains a legal presence in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County in addition to her San Diego practice.

Ms. Rueckert’s practice is predicated on pragmatism, access to information, and creative issue-solving between counsel. Her goal in each and every matter she touches is to educate and prepare clients for any legal and emotional scenario that the dissolution process may raise, and open possibilities for her clients through the litigation and mediation processes.

Ms. Rueckert also serves as court-appointed counsel for minor children in high-conflict custody cases across the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Rueckert’s complex custody practice has been a focus of her career for the past five years. She has successfully counseled her clients (both adult and child alike) through numerous Child Custody Evaluations involving multiple mental health professionals, court-appointed evaluators, and dozens of third-party witnesses. She is also an active member of the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), the leading organization bringing together mental health professionals, judicial officers, and family law practitioners to better serve the needs of minor children through the court system.

Outside the Law Office

Ms. Rueckert is a true-crime podcast junkie and loves British television, especially Doctor Who and the Great British Baking Show.

In her spare time, Ms. Rueckert practices Bikram yoga, plays the guitar and banjo, and cheers for the San Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks. Ms. Rueckert also enjoys exploring the outdoors with her partner, and can often be found with a surfboard at one of San Diego’s many beautiful beaches, hiking in coastal mountain ranges, and casting a fishing line out from a skiff on Mission Bay.

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