Victoria Diffenderfer


Victoria is a Southern California native, having spent her formative years in Huntington Beach. In 2019, she relocated to Santa Barbara with her husband and children.

She began her journey in law in 2008. Victoria began as a legal assistant and ascended to the role of office manager at a top law firm in Irvine, California. Over the course of 15 years, she devoted herself to providing exceptional support to various law firms — honing her skills as a diligent legal assistant and efficient office manager. This set the stage for her transition toward becoming a lawyer.                          

Victoria attended Santa Barbara College of Law. While there, she enriched her knowledge and practical experience through an internship under Judge Brian Hill of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree and passed the California Bar Examination in 2022. She gained her law license in 2023.

Before and after her acceptance to the Bar, Victoria worked for and was mentored by Santa Barbara family law lion, Rick Montgomery. HLG has the highest respect for Rick, who practiced at the highest heights and with the greatest integrity since 1971. This valuable experience solidified Victoria’s passion for family law. It empowered her to embark on her own family law career.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Victoria enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her family.


Bar Admission

  • State Bar of California 2023


  • J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law, 2022

Professional Associations

  • Member of Santa Barbara Women’s Lawyers
  • Member of Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Board Member of Santa Barbara Barristers
  • California Women Lawyers