Solveig Store Deuprey


Solveig Store Deuprey has been a licensed attorney for over 35 years with broad experience including civil litigation, family law, medical malpractice defense, personal injury, probate and real property law. She has been a founding partner of several law firms and built a successful law practice from the ground up immediately after graduating from law school in 1978. Ms. Deuprey has extensive courtroom experience, including argument before the Fourth District Court of Appeal.  She has also taught community property law as an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.


Ms. Deuprey received her legal education from University of San Diego School of Law where she earned a J.D. degree, cum laude, in 1978, followed by her admission to the California Bar in November 1978. While she attended the University of San Diego School of Law, she represented UCSD at the State Moot Court Championships, and won the St. Thomas More Moot Court Competition. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Deuprey received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Portland in 1974, graduating maxima cum laude in three years. In January 1978, Ms. Deuprey founded the general practice law firm of Stetson & Store in La Jolla. Stetson and Store represented clients in wide variety of legal matters, including civil litigation, construction defect, mechanic's lien, fraud, plaintiff's personal injury cases, family law matters, probate and estate planning, drafting contracts and agreements, landlord-tenant litigation, incorporations and business advice, adoptions, paternity and immigration. While with Stetson & Store, she successfully argued and defended a Marvin v. Marvin palimony claim before the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In 1983, Ms. Store became a founding partner of Store & Vanderhoff, a general practice emphasizing family law cases and including dissolution proceedings, preparation of premarital agreements, adoption, probate estate administration, construction defect litigation, landlord-tenant litigation, real estate negotiations, sale of business, personal injury, drafting lease agreements, resolution of contract disputes, URESA action, and incorporations. She became a Certified Family Law Specialist in May, 1985 and practiced with Store & Vanderhoff until July 1987 when she took a sabbatical from law practice to raise three children. While Ms. Deuprey was not actively involved in the private practice of law, she developed and managed residential and multi-unit real estate projects and contributed time and effort to numerous community philanthropies. In 1998, Ms. Deuprey returned to law practice as an associate with Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker and Ryan, where she handled the defense of personal injury, auto and medical malpractice cases. Ms. Deuprey reactivated her family law practice at that time, serving as the sole attorney in the firm to handle family law cases. In June 2000, Ms. Deuprey and her husband, Dan H. Deuprey, founded Deuprey Law Firm, LLP, where she acts as managing partner and continues her family law and litigation practice. Ms. Deuprey's professional affiliations have included the San Diego County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar, San Diego Defense Lawyers, Association of Business Trial Lawyers and SDHARM.


In addition to her extensive professional accomplishments, Ms. Deuprey has served in the following volunteer capacities: Board President for Girl Scouts - San Diego/Imperial County (2008 - 2011);  Director for the Girl Scouts - San Diego/Imperial County Board of Directors (2004-2008); President and Director of the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Board (1997-2001); Member-at-large of the Torrey Pines High School Foundation Board (2001-2004);Trustee of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Board (1997-1999); Volunteer Attorney for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program; Girl Scout Troop Leader for twelve years; and Boy Scout High Adventure Committee Chair for Boy Scout Troop #11 (2003-2007).

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