Michele Sacks Lowenstein is a Certified Family Law Specialist in San Diego. Michele has been a practicing family law attorney for over 30 years.
In 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Michele was named one of the top attorneys in San Diego County by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Michele has been selected as a Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. San Diego Magazine recognizes Michele Sacks Lowenstein as a Top Lawyer in their highly exclusive list of Top Lawyers for 2013, 2014 & 2015. Michele has served 3 terms as Chairperson of the Family Law Section for the San Diego County Bar Association and served as a member of the Lawyer Referraland Information Services Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association for three years. Since approximately 1992 Michele has served as a Settlement Conference Judge and Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego County Family Law court and Small Calims Court.
Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Michele Sacks Lowenstein as an AV® rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer.
Michele has lectured on the topic of family law to attorneys and other professionals. She has had extensive experience practicing before the Superior Court as well as the Court of Appeal; representing parties in eight published decisions. For the last 20 years Michele has been a lecturer at "Second Saturday - What Women Need to Know About Divorce." (http://www.wife.org/secondsaturday.htm). She has also been interviewed by U.S. News and World Report, the San Diego Union Tribune and appeared on television and radio to discuss issues related to divorce. Michele has been published on The Huffington Post.
As part of her involvement with the Family Law Section, Michele was on a committee which drafted legislation to require parents to support their children beyond age 18 if the child is still enrolled in high school. That legislation became effective in 1985.
Michele has been appointed at various times to represent children in juvenile, probate and family law matters at both the trial and appellate level. Michele participated in the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists subcommittee which drafted the San Diego Local Rules for the appointment of counsel for minors.
Michele has been trained in Collaborative Divorce and is excited to bring this new method of divorce resolution to her clients. She was trained by Stu Webb, the attorney who created Collaborative Divorce and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego. Michele has taken the 40 hour mediation training offered by the Northern California Mediation Center.
When not looking for creative solutions to problems, Michele enjoys traveling with her husband, going to the theatre, cooking and collecting antiques as well as the companionship of her cats; Mattie who has 3 legs and the irrepressible Max.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|TOP San Diego Lawyer||San Diego Daily Transcript||2012|
|TOP San Diego Lawyer||San Diego Daily Transcript||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|TOP San Diego Lawyer||San Diego Daily Transcript||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|TOP San Diego Lawyer||San Diego Daily Transcript||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|TOP San Diego Lawyer||San Diego Daily Transcript||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2007|
|TOP San Diego Lawyer||San Diego Daily Transcript||2006|
|One of the Top Attorneys in San Diego County||N/A||2006|
|TOP San Diego Lawyer||San Diego Daily Transcript||2005|
|One of the Top Attorneys in San Diego County||N/A||2005|
|AV®(2) Rated Attorney||N/A||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lawyer Referrals and Information Services Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Board of Legal Specialization||Member||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar, Family Law Section||Chairperson||N/A|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||N/A||N/A|
|San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists||N/A||N/A|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||N/A||N/A|
|San Diego County Family Law Court||Settlement Conference Judge||N/A|
|San Diego County Family Law Court||Judge Pro Tem||N/A|
|Investing Answers||4 Ways a Post-Nup Can Save Your Marriage||2011|
|Investing Answers||4 Things Everyone Should Know Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement||2011|
|Gay San Diego||Legally Speaking: Filing joint federal taxes?||2011|
|Gay San Diego||Dissolution Negotiations: Language Matters||2010|
|Gay San Diego||Same-sex domestic violence: the elephant in the living room||2010|
|San Diego Lawyer Magazine||Small Firms, Big Impact||2010|
|U.S. News and World Report||Living Together While Keeping Money Unmarried||2008|
|California Western School of Law||N/A||N/A||1981|