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Michele Sacks Lowenstein

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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." ( 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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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    0 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
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  3. Child Custody: 20%
    0 years
  4. Alimony: 15%
    0 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Lowenstein Brown, A Professional Law Corporation

2650 Camino De Rio North Suite 308
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top LawyerSan Diego Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
TOP San Diego LawyerSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
TOP San Diego LawyerSan Diego Daily Transcript2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
TOP San Diego LawyerSan Diego Daily Transcript2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
TOP San Diego LawyerSan Diego Daily Transcript2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
TOP San Diego LawyerSan Diego Daily Transcript2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Top 25 Women San Diego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
TOP San Diego LawyerSan Diego Daily Transcript2006
One of the Top Attorneys in San Diego CountyN/A2006
TOP San Diego LawyerSan Diego Daily Transcript2005
One of the Top Attorneys in San Diego CountyN/A2005
AV®(2) Rated AttorneyN/AN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyer Referrals and Information Services Committee of the San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Board of Legal SpecializationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar, Family Law SectionChairpersonN/A
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/AN/A
San Diego Certified Family Law SpecialistsN/AN/A
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsN/AN/A
San Diego County Family Law CourtSettlement Conference JudgeN/A
San Diego County Family Law CourtJudge Pro TemN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawN/AN/A1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second SaturdayWhat Women Need to Know About Divorce2012
The Power Women Magazine radio showHow the Economy Affects Divorce2010