Welcome to The Firing Line, Kip!
Good luck! Please don't take this to be rude, but: Go find a lawyer and quit posting facts about your case on the internet. What you discuss with your lawyer is confidential, and protected by law. What you post on the internet is not. Besides, very few of us are licensed to practice law in California, and you have no way of judging our credentials.
I'm a lawyer, but I'm not your lawyer. If you need some honest-to-goodness legal advice, go buy some.