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About Me

I’ve been helping people solve problems and improve their lives since 2006. As a solo practitioner, I offer Family Law, Estate Planning, and Bankruptcy services.

In other words, I specialize in fresh starts and new beginnings.


Backed by years of experience and expertise, I can help you achieve:



Divorce—whether quick and peaceful or protracted and bruising—is painful enough without having to go through it alone. I can be your strongest advocate in child custody and support, spousal support, and asset division.


Peace of Mind

Make sure the people you love and the assets you’ve worked so hard to attain are protected.  I can set up wills, trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directives, and other estate planning safeguards.



Feel overwhelmed by financial burdens? I can help you reclaim your life by exploring Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.


My office also offers:


·         Notary Public services

·         Service in Russian and Ukrainian

·         House calls for the elderly and home-bound


My History:


I went to law school at Temple University—with an emphasis in Trial Practice—and graduated in 2005. While there I won numerous academic accolades: Dean’s List, Phi Beta Kappa, and Trial Advocacy awards. Before that, I received my B.A. in 1999 at Odessa State University, in Foreign Languages and Linguistics (I speak Russian, Ukrainian, French, Dutch, Italian, and Latin).  I later decided to obtain a second B.A., this time in Psychology. Both degrees have helped me communicate and connect with clients, making me a more effective advocate.

I also attended Golden Gate Law School to become well-versed in the nuances of California Law.

I live in Daly City, CA with my wonderful family. When I’m not helping clients, I love spending time with my family, and catching up on my long reading list. I’m also a fan of physical fitness, particularly jogging and that oh-so-popular Zumba.

 I’m an active  member of many organizations:

San Mateo County Bar Association, amily Law Section of the California Bar Association, Family Law and Estate Planning Sections of San Mateo County Bar Association, SFERA (Russian Professional Women Organization member, Russian Professionals and Business Owners Organizations Event Coordinator.

 Contact the Law Office of Irina S. Puhachevsky Today 

Please call us at (415)300-0411 for a personal consultation about your Family Law, Estate Planning, and Bankruptcy needs. 


Languages Spoken: Russian, Ukrainian

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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    9 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 45%
    9 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    9 years



Hourly ($250-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Anthony Remo Luna

    Irina is a dear friend and a lawyer who cares. I endorse this lawyer.


    Anthony Luna Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Howard Robert Roitman

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Howard Roitman Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Office of Irina S. Puhachevsky

333 Gellert Blvd.
Suite 132
Daly City, CA, 94015



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AchievementAids Legal Referral Panel2010
Outstanding Oral Advocacy AwardTemple Law School2005
Outstanding Oral Advocacy AwardTemple Law School2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Contract AttorneyProjectDesk, Inc.2005 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselMember2014 - Present
Aids Legal Referral PanelMentorship Program Coordinator2012 - Present
Rotary ClubAssociate Member2012 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Restraining OrderWon on medical bills.
Bankruptcy Chapter 7Student Loan Discharge.
Estate PlanningA completely new estate plan.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Irina PuhachevskyBankruptcy Overview2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University school of lawlawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Temple UnivPsychologyundergraduate2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
BNI MeetingDivorce Basics2015
BNI MeetingEstate Planning: Trusts v. Wills2013
LT Russian SchoolBankruptcy - Is It For Me?2010