Puja Arun Sachdev

Puja Arun Sachdev

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About Me 

Puja A. Sachdev is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and private mediator who graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California with her Juris Doctorate in 2006 and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in Marketing and Management in 2000.  She completed her Masters of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis on Financial and Tax Planning at San Diego State University in 2009 and received the certificate for Personal Financial Planning from San Diego State University in 2009.  Ms. Sachdev is also the only family law attorney in the greater San Diego area with the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™.  With an extensive business and financial background, Ms. Sachdev has a distinctive advantage in understanding the financial issues in a family law matter.


Prior to her career in law Ms. Sachdev worked as a Research Analyst for Franklin Templeton Investments.  Ms. Sachdev is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing and received the Certificate in Law and Social Justice.   She has worked as a volunteer for the Family Law Facilitator and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. 


Admitted: California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


Law School:  Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006


Graduate School:  San Diego State University, M.S.B.A. with an emphasis in Financial and Tax Planning, 2009


Certifications: Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, 2010. 

*Certified Legal Specialist - Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 2013.


College: University of Nevada, Reno, B.S. in Business Administration in Marketing and Management; Minor in Japanese, 2000


Member: San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, Lawyers Club and the South Asian Bar Association of San Diego


Committees: Lawyers Club Women's Resource Fair Committee, Co-Chair Teen Center.  Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association.  San Diego Standing Committee of the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar


Community Involvement: Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk, Women's Resource Fair, Princess Project of San Diego