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I am a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  My practice is solely focused on family law issues, including divorce, custody, visitation, complex property characterization and division, child support, spousal support, post-dissolution modification motions, same-sex couple issues, paternity actions, and restraining orders.


My firm, started in 2009, is a boutique family law firm, located in Del Mar, California.  Each attorney and staff member at Lewis, Warren & Setzer, LLP strive to provide excellent service, with compassion, and a strong vision for our clients to move forward from their legal challenges as quickly and successfully as possible.


In addition to extensive litigation services, I provide alternative dispute resolution as a neutral or client consultant.  I am trained in collaborative law and an active member of the San Diego Collaborative Law Group.  I regularly work with individuals during mediation as a consultant or representative.  In addition to these services, I provide neutral mediation services, where I act as the mediator for both parties.


In addition to this, I have a team of trusted professionals, including forensic accountants, therapists, life coaches, tax professionals, financial planners, among others, that assist my clients as they go through the painful and often tedious process of dissolving their marriage or partnership.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    9 years
  3. Family: 20%
    9 years
  4. Mediation: 10%
    9 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Lewis, Warren & Setzer, LLP

12625 High Bluff Drive, Suite 111
San Diego, CA, 92130


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Lawyer - Family LawSan Diego Magazine2014
Super Lawyers - Family LawSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top LawyerSan Diego Magazine2013
Nominated Top Family Law AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Nominated 2011 Top Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2011
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2011
Finalist Top Young Attorney 2010San Diego Daily Transcript2010
Estate Planning ScholarshipSacramento Association of Estate Planners2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLewis, Warren & Setzer, LLP2013 - Present
PartnerLewis & Warren, APLC2009 - 2013
Associate AttorneyLugar & Pohl2006 - 2009
Legal InternUC Davis Medical Center2004 - 2005
Legal InternLaw Office of Timothy Cary2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Family Law Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Collaborative Family Law Group of San DiegoMember2013 - Present
San Diego Certified Family Law SpecialistsN/A2012 - Present
Irish American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Move-Away RequestSuccessful
Post-Dissolution ModificationSuccessful
Post-dissolution modification of custodySuccessful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Collaborative Family Law Group of San DiegoCollaborative Divorce Can Help You Capitalize on the Holiday Spirit2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Univ of San DiegoBusiness AdministrationBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Third SaturdayFamily Law2014
Second SaturdayFamily Law2014
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionTop 9 Financial Considerations for Clients Considering Divorce2013
Third SaturdaysFamily Law Issues when going through mediation2012
Women's Attorney Networking Group LuncheonTop 10 Tips for Clients Facing Family Law Issues2011
Third SaturdayFamily Law2011
Second SaturdaysFamily Law2011
Second SaturdaysFamily Law2010