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Attorney Ilona Antonyan is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization. Ms. Antonyan is trilingual, fluent in Russian and Spanish.

She was recognized as a 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Ms. Antonyan was selected as one of the 2011 San Diego Top "Young Attorneys" by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Over the last eight years, she litigated hundreds of family law, malpractice, auto accident, trade libel, breach of contract, and defamation cases.

She currently serves as a Director on the San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors. 

Mrs. Antonyan possesses both Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. She is also a licensed Real Estate Broker, and holds a US patent for an invention.

She immigrated to United States as a refugee in 1992. She quickly learned English and then Spanish. In 2.5 years, she graduated from Case Western University with honors in two majors and two minors. She holds a dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Political Science, with Philosophy and Spanish as minors. She finished law school in just two years and immediately passed the California Bar Exam. She started her firm right after law school. Ms. Antonyan was the youngest person in California to become a Certified Family Law Specialist.

Ms. Antonyan is a member of (ACFLS) Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, (CASD) Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, San Diego County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.

Her philosophy on life and work mirrors Dalai Lama’s message “live one day at the time and make it a masterpiece.” Also, “only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” by T.S. Elliot. Our firm is a team with one goal:  to win. 


Languages Spoken: Russian, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Family: 100%
    11 years



Hourly ($275-450/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • George Anthony Munoz

    Hiring an experienced family law attorney is the best way you get peace of mind when dealing with custody , visitation, spousal support, etc. Having a family law attorney's services helps ensure that nothing is left out of your case/claim or matter, which means that costly mistakes won't come back to bite you later. I endorse this lawyer . -Anthony Munoz, Esq.


    George Munoz Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brent James Pfeiffer

    Ms. Antonyan is a intelligent and hard-working attorney.


    Brent Pfeiffer Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Symphony Towers
750 B St Ste 750
San Diego, CA, 92101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SUPER LAWYER-Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
San Diego Daily Transcript2011 San Diego Top "Young Attorneys"2011
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationDirector, Board of Directors2012 - Present
• Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2011 - Present
National Association of RealtorsMember2007 - Present
San Diego Association of RealtorsMember2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney at Law2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Flores v. ScrippsJury Verdict in Favor of Plaitiffs
Yousif v. GewargesJuy Verdict for the Plaintiff
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western SOLJuris DoctorLaw2004
Case Western Reserve UniversityPsychology and Political ScienceUndergraduate (B.A)2002