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The art of negotiation and compromise is significant in the practice of law and such skills are almost always required in order to benefit the client's case.  Fortunately I posess the  skills of arbitration, mediation, negotiation, etc.  During law school, I was a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Team where I learned to advocate for a client.  I also spent an entire semester as a mediator at the El Cajon Small Claims court where I learned to be neutral while facilitating an agreement between the parties involved. 


My ability to communicate well with clients from a variety of different backgrounds and languages enables clients to be comfortable with me.  I serve clients that range from different ethnicities, social classes, economic backgrounds, and education levels.  I strive to help my clients in any way I can, even making myself available during "time off."  


I can asist with divorce and separation, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal alimony, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence and restraining orders, and paternity.  Many times family law cases overlap with immigration and criminal legal issues which I can simultaneously assist you with as well based on my experience in criminal and immigration law.



If I cannot personally help you, I am always more than happy to send you in the right direction towards appropriate helpful resources.  








Languages spoken: Arabic, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Hourly ($175-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Brenda Lopez

    Ronza is professional and has a great work ethic. I would not hesitate to recommend her.


    Brenda Lopez Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Patrick Brian Long

    Ms. Rafo's dedication to her clients is unmatched. She goes the extra mile to make sure her clients receive the representation they deserve. Ms. Rafo will exhaust all means to ensure the best outcome I endorse this lawyer.


    Patrick Long Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Ronza J. Rafo

101 W. Broadway
Suite 1770
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyABA Immigration Justice Project2014 - Present
General CounselInvestment IB, Inc.2014 - Present
Small Claims AttorneySuperior Court San Diego2014 - 2014
General CounselSan Diego Luxury Limos2013 - 2014
Assistant AttorneyContract Work2013 - 2014
MediatorSuperior Court San Diego2012 - 2012
Legal InternMann Orlansky & Pollak2010 - 2011
Legal InternSony Electronics, Inc.2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2012 - Present
Middle Eastern Law Students AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
San Diego County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Alternate Dispute ResolutionMember2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child Support/PaternityRequest granted
Personal Injury ClaimCase dismissed
Custody BattleSole Custody Obtained
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Publication nameTitleDate
The AdvisorThe Center for Solo Practitioners Open House2014
The AdvisorTJSL Solo Practice Incubator Program2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of San DiegoInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Campaign for DignityPro Bono Representation for ICE Detainees2015
Center for Solo PractitionersThe Qualities of Referral2014
Center for Solo PractitionersBusiness Development2014
"Going Solo"Look inside Solo Practitioners' Law Practice2012