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Hon. Jeannie Lowe (Ret.)

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Family Law
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Hon. Jeannie Lowe (Ret.) joined JAMS following ten years with the San Diego County Superior Court handling family law cases. Commissioner Lowe has presided over numerous trials covering all areas of family law, including complex property division, support, and parenting issues.

A Certified Family Law Specialist, Commissioner Lowe spent the last four years on the bench managing the North County branch’s mandatory settlement conference program. During that time, she developed a reputation for resolving even the most highly disputed family law cases.

Commissioner Lowe also taught newly assigned family law judges at the Family Law Institute. She was twice recognized by the San Diego County Family Law Specialists as "Judicial Officer of the Year" in 2011 and 2012 and received the "Distinguished Jurist Award" award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2010.

Representative Matters

  • Custody
      • Child custody matters including mental health and substance abuse issues, move-away requests, and best-interest determinations 
  • Dissolutions
      • As commissioner for family law court and full-time neutral, Commissioner Lowe has presided over and resolved numerous divorces involving variety of legal and financial issues
  • Property Division
      • Business valuations and division of community interest in closely held corporations and professional practices
      • Date of separation issue in multi-million-dollar estate
      • Determination of a Moore/Marsden interest in real property
      • Determination of community interest in complex stock option conversions
      • Determination of validity of both pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
      • Disputed real estate valuations and division of community interest
      • Division of community interest in private and public retirement plans
      • Property division involving tracing to separate interest in real property
  • Support
      • Determination of support for disabled adult dependent
      • Imputation of income for purposes of determining support
      • Income determinations of self-employed individuals for purposes of setting child and spousal support
      • Post-judgment spousal support modifications

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Honored with proclamation from Vista, CA declaring January 31 as “Jeannie Lowe Day” for 15 years of dedicated service to citizens of San Diego County, 2013
  • Judicial Officer of the Year, San Diego County Family Law Specialists, 2011 and 2012
  • Distinguished Jurist Award, AAML-Southern California, 2010
  • Member, San Diego County Judges Association, 2003-present
  • Master, Inns of Court, Forenzo V. Lopardo Chapter
  • Member, California Statewide Uniform Child Support Guideline Workshop
  • Speaking Engagements
    • "What Judges Want you to Know" National Business Institute, 2012
    • San Diego Family Law Council for Children, 2011 and 2012
    • "Limited Scope Psychological Evaluations," San Diego Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2011
    • Certified Family Law Specialists' Seminars, San Diego Bar Association, 2009, 2011, and 2012
    • Family Law Institute, Center for Judicial Education, 2008
    • Family Law Overview, Center for Judicial Education, 2007
    • "Taking Care of Business," AAML Southern California Trial Advocacy Institute, January 2015
    • "Moving Your Family Law Client Towards Resolution," JAMS Mediation Week, October 2013
    • "The Spring Seminar 2014: The Stages of Divorce and the Effect on Children and How to Deal With Our Clients," San Diego Family Law Bar Association, April 2014
    • "When the Hell Is It? A discussion of the Davis Case," SD Family Law Bar Association, December 2015

ADR Profiles

Background and Education

  • Commissioner, San Diego County Superior Court, 2003-2013
  • Office of the Family Law Facilitator, San Diego County Superior Court, 1998-2003
  • Partner, Law Offices of O’Bryan & Lowe, 1990-1998
  • Associate, Law Offices of Richard Annis, APC, 1989-1990
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., University of Nevada-Reno, 1985


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