My firm focus is Family Law. I opened my doors for business in 1993.Example cases
In Rae Deborah M (2005) 128 Cal. App. 4th 1181
DuPont v. DuPont (2001) 88 Cal. App. 4th 192
Several unpublished appellate cases.
2320 5th Ave
San Diego CA 92101
Yes, I offer a 30-minute free initial consultation. I would prefer an in-office consultation so that I may meet the client face-to-face, but I am willing to do it over the phone.
None at this time
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency after hours by appointment only
Peggy & Rafael
English & Spanish
I have never been bored with Family Law. I have practiced in many other areas and here I like the fast pace and the ability to litigate and do transactional work. In Family Law, I am truly a counselor.
I encourage clients to educate themselves on legal issues. I hope for a team approach between the client and me. Two heads are always better than one. Clients can sometimes see things that I simply cannot. They often have a fresh, common-sense approach.
Yes, I often ask clients to prepare documents, and then I review them after the client has completed them.
I would prefer not to because of malpractice concerns.
1984-1987 - Legal Services, Navajo Indian reservations in Arizona and New Mexico
1987-1993 - Commercial Litigation at 4 different San Diego Law firms
My taxation background and education has been very helpful in family law. I am also a former school teacher and I gained a lot of experience that has crossed over from dealing with children.
My unique strength is finding creative ways to settle cases.
I am zealous but not aggressive in my style. I care about my clients. I am quick, efficient and result-oriented. I have also been called tenacious when necessary
I enjoy bikram yoga, personal fitness, music, backpacking, camping, and reading (none of which I have enough time for).
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