Contreras Law Firm

Contreras Law Firm

San Diego Lawyers Who Care--In the course of a lifetime, nearly everyone, at some point, needs legal help. Perhaps you're considering bankruptcy; or you may need help with a family law matter such as a divorce or custody matter. COME AND MEET US.

Firm Overview


A law firm that you trust and feel comfortable with can provide you with legal advice that will give you the confidence of knowing you've received expert professional counsel from a San Diego business attorney who understands your needs and goals and can be relied on to work diligently to help you achieve them.

At the Contreras Law Firm in San Diego, you'll find the support and guidance you need for all of your business litigation, bankruptcy, and family law needs, from attorneys who care.


Contreras Law is a San Diego business law firm that prides itself in having a results centered approach. We are committed to serving our clients with practical but exhaustive preparation, and civil but vigorous advocacy, while providing exceptional value and service.

Our principal goal at Contreras Law Firm is to deliver the best possible result and to form a long-term relationship with our clients. We believe that a successful outcome is a result of forming a proper analysis from the get-go and incorporating our client's goals and objectives into that analysis. Our experience and broad knowledge position us to achieve superior results.
Main Office
Main Office
402 West Broadway, Suite 1200
San Diego  CA  92101
  • (619) 238-0616
  • 619-342-3166
Are you struggling to pay your bills but finding it more difficult to keep up with each passing month? Does your debt situation seem hopeless? Whether you are a struggling business needing time to reorganize or an individual in need of a second chance, California law offers solutions that can work for you. The first step is to consult an experienced bankruptcy attorney to determine which type of bankruptcy is best suited to your situation and learn whether you qualify to file. In San Diego County, Contreras Law offers a free consultation with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer who will carefully review your financial situation and advise you on the most advantageous course of action. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Family law is about relationships; it includes occasions that are joyous, such as adopting a child into your family, as well as those that are sometimes bitter and contentious, such as a contested divorce or a custody dispute. Sometimes, lawyers exacerbate already emotionally-charged domestic situations. At Contreras Law, we understand the emotional as well as the financial challenges that often arise in family matters, and we work hard to help you achieve solutions that are in your best interests while preserving important family relationships with a minimum of rancor and stress.

Dolores Contreras

Dolores Contreras is the founder of Contreras Law. Ms. Contreras has extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation, business transactions, business litigation, and bankruptcy. Ms. Contreras has reputable trial and litigation experience and represents business entities and individuals in a wide array of legal matters.

San Diego Business Attorney Dolores Contreras' experience, reputation and history of favorable outcomes resulted in her various nominations and awards, which include 2012-2013 The Daily Transcript's Top Corporate Attorney and Real Estate Litigation Attorney, The National Latina Business Woman Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2014 The Daily Transcript's Young Influentials nominee, 2014 Latino Champion Awards Business Leader of the Year nominee, 2013 Woman Who Move the City Award finalist and 2013 San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year finalist.

Business Attorney Contreras was recently featured on San Diego's Channel 10 news for her work defending a cross-border litigation issue. Ms. Contreras' involvement in the community is extensive and she has been selected as the premier attorney for the organization Abriendo Puertas to speak throughout San Diego on various bankruptcy and real estate issues.

Ms. Contreras attended University of California San Diego where she graduated with a major in Political Science. She then obtained her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. Ms. Contreras has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 2008. Ms. Contreras was formerly a shareholder at Boyd Contreras, APC.

Ms. Contreras is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation
Corporate Formation
Cross-Border Litigation
Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court Southern District
U.S. District Court Northern District
U.S. District Court Central District

Professional Associations and Memberships

California Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
National Latina Business Woman Association
San Diego Realtors Association
National Association of Realtors
La Raza Lawyers Member

Awards and Nominations

2014 The Daily Transcript's Young Influentials 2014 Nominee
2014 Latino Champion Awards Business Leader of the Year Nominee
2013 Orange County Business Journal Women in Business Award Nominee
2013 Women Who Move the City Award Finalist
2013 Top Attorney Corporate Litigation Nomine
2013 Top Attorney Real Estate Litigation Nominee
2013 San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year Finalist
2009 National Latina Business woman Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Elyse B. Butler

Elyse B. Butler is an attorney at Contreras Law in San Diego, CA. Her practice focuses primarily on family law matters. Ms. Butler's experience includes dissolution and legal separation proceedings, child custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships, child support, spousal support, post-judgment modifications, mediation, preparation and review of marital settlement agreements, and both the preparation and defense of domestic violence restraining orders.

Attorney Elyse B. Butler is a member of the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and the State Bar of Illinois.

Ms. Butler attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where she volunteered at both the Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic and the Family Law Facilitator's Office located within the downtown family law courthouse.

In 2013, Ms. Butler was nominated for The Daily Transcript's Top Young Attorney. Prior to joining Contreras Law, Ms. Butler was an attorney for a downtown San Diego firm. Ms. Butler also clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Coates (Ret.) with whom she helped in the legal research and drafting of Ending Chronic Homelessness in America's Major Cities: The Justice System Component, published in the University of San Francisco Law Review, Fall 2007, Vol. 42.

Areas of Practice:

Dissolution and Legal Separation Proceedings
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support
Spousal Support
Post-Judgment Modifications
Marital Settlement Agreements
Adult and Step-Parent Adoptions
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court Southern District

Professional Associations and Memberships:

San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
San Diego Family Law Bar Association
Lawyers Club of San Diego
Nominated 2013 Top Young Attorney, presented by The Daily Transcript

N. Mauricio Reznick

N. Mauricio Reznik is an attorney at Contreras Law. Mr. Reznik's areas of practice include business and civil litigation, corporate formation, medical malpractice and personal injury.

Mr. Reznik has successfully represented clients from inception of a case through trial. He has extensive experience in motion practice and has resolved numerous matters through motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions. He has also negotiated complex settlements of litigation and has moved cases to resolution through mediation.

Mr. Reznik is an honors graduate from Tufts University in Massachusetts where he studied Economics and International Relations. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law. While at the University of San Francisco Mr. Reznik interned at the San Diego County Public Defender's Office and the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. He was also the recipient of the Best Legal Brief award from the University of San Francisco's Moot Court academic program.

Prior to joining Contreras Law, Mr. Reznik was an associate at Boyd Contreras, APC where he practiced business and civil litigation. Mr. Reznik also has experience in the areas of personal injury, and dental and medical malpractice defense from his practice as an associate at the Goldman Law Firm in Tiburon, CA.

Mr. Reznik was born in San Diego, CA and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. He is fluent in both English and Native Spanish. In his free time Mr. Reznik enjoys staying active by participating in running events and triathlons. He is also a member of Team Hoyt San Diego a non-profit that aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America's disabled young people through inclusion in sports, running races, and triathlons.
Areas of Practice:

Business Litigation
Civil Trial Litigation
Corporate Formation
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Transactional and Business Services

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court Southern District of California


University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California J.D.

Tufts University in Massachusetts

B.A.: Economics and International Relations,Cum Laude

Foreign Language:


Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association


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