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Irina Semyonovna Puhachevsky

Irina Semyonovna Puhachevsky

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Family, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Guardianship

About Me

About Me


My Services:


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 them, 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:


BNI Dynamic Connections Secretary, Bar Association of San Francisco, San Mateo County Bar Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, American Bar Association, Family Law Section of the California Bar Association, Family Law and Estate Planning Sections of San Mateo County Bar Association, Rotary Club of Colma/Daly City Event Coordinator, SFERA (Russian Professional Women Organization member, Queens Bench 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

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    9 years
  2. Trusts: 15%
    9 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    9 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    9 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes), 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