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Anne M Curtolo

Family Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Anne M. Caruana

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Anne

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When I was a senior in high school I took a Sociology and Law elective and knew I wanted to go to law school. I worked hard in college, finished in 3 years, and immediately went to law school. I had the advantage of knowing I wanted to practice Family Law when I started law school, so I was able to choose electives and internships in the Family Law field. I worked with Family Law attorneys and clients, allowing me to graduate with practical experience in the area, instead of just knowledge from a book.


I was only 24 when I graduated law school and continued to work hard. At first, clients were hestiant to trust me because I was so young, but they quickly found that I have the experience and background they need to be adequately represented. At 28, I decided to start my own firm. My dedication and drive to work hard and succeed personally translates into success for my clients.


In my free time, I enjoy working out, eating my husband's home cooking, pretending I am talented enough to do DIY projects, and spending time with my family (including the fur children). My husband and I like to travel as often as we can, since nothing gives you perspective like traveling somewhere unknown and exepriencing it from the local's perspective.

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Curtolo Law, APC
1265 Carlsbad Village Drive
Suite 201
Carlsbad, CA, 92008


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful I had Anne as my lawyer!
Trying to decide on a lawyer is very stressful, you have to go with you gut and best decision after just a few short consultations. I felt comfortable and at ease with Anne right away and knew she was the right one to help me through this difficult process. I am sure glad I found her and know that she is the reason I was able to make it through this with a successful resolution. Anne was extremely thorough and timely with my case. Any time I needed clarification or didn't understand the process, she was quick to respond and explain clearly to provide better understanding. Her knowledge and experience is vast, and her suggestions for ways to approach things were ones I hadn't even thought of. Anne was very professional, both in our interactions and in her communications with the opposing counsel and written court documents. I appreciate that she had the patience to deal with multiple revisions and proposals back and forth with the other party. She had the fierceness to fight for what was deserved, but also the fairness to tell me what was reasonable to expect and ask for. If you're looking for representation for your family law case, I highly recommend going with Curtolo Law. Having a good attorney is an investment in securing your future and Anne was the right choice to make that happen.
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Posted by Julie | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Anne was professional yet easy to talk to from the very beginning. She was timely in every part of the case and was willing and able to answer every question I had with clarity. She was always clear and upfront about what things would cost while giving alternatives when warranted. She was able to bring me back to reality when things got really emotional; something that I really appreciated in such a difficult time. I would recommend Anne one hindered percent for anyone looking for a family law lawyer. She is definitely the one you want on your side.
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Posted by Stephen | October 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and prompt
I was referred to Anne from a friend, and I’m very happy with my experience with her. I think my case in general was pretty straight forward, but I would have been lost on my own from day one without Anne’s guidance and knowledge. She handled all aspects of my case promptly and in a very professional manner. I highly recommend Anne to anyone needing a top notch family attorney. Sincerely Stephen H
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Posted by Aandrea | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attourney
I was able to retain Anne through the modest means program. I was an out of state resident and she was able to help me from the very beginning. Although my divorce was messy from the beginning she always informed me of ways to try to keep costs at a minimum since being a mother of two young kids was extremely hard. She always answered questions in a timely manner and to the best of her ability. And, at court she was a shark in the courtroom! Thanks for making my divorce and family issues as easy as possible !
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & Trustworthy
Anne helped me with an alimony petition. She was straight forward, honest, and efficient. She kept me updated on the progress of the petition. Best of all, there was no "overbilling" as I've had in the past with other attorneys. Very fair & highly recommended!!
Posted by Jesus | April 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My review
Anne has really come through for me in some of my most difficult times in life. Custody battles are tough but they become a little less stressful when you know someone who's going to fight for you is in your corner. Anne calmly looks at the facts of the case and goes about what's best for the kids and you then goes for it. If and when it gets nasty, she will definitely fight for you. I have gone to court twice for custody and she has never let me down both times. Anne was very responsive and quickly replied to any questions or emails I had. She always made sure I remembered when I was due back in court. Anne is a must have in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the one you want on your side in the court room!!
Do not let the opposing party find her... She is the lawyer that YOU want on YOUR side!!! I met Anne just about a week before my court case was heard in front of the judge. We had our first meeting in person than she read my documents and when she called me a couple days later it felt like we had been friends for years. She knew my case and was comfortable with all the details. I was very impressed. What is even more impressive is her presence in court... she has an incredible presence in the court room and i am amazed at how well she explained the situation to the judge. She is calm but assertive. Very quick thinking and smart... If you want to be well represented do yourself a favor and hire her!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
My divorce was a complete and utter nightmare lasting almost three years with complicated issues like the sale of a home, division of assets, pensions, and retirement accounts. Anne was my third lawyer and without her, I’m sure I would still be trying to get divorced today. She is level headed, honest and straight forward in her approach. She was excellent in court against a lawyer who was completely dishonest and flat out liar. During mediation she represented my interests well and I would without hesitation recommend her as a family attorney.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 11, 2015
Last minute "fill in" Attorney for us and she was great!
We had the pleasure of meeting Anne for a last minute ex-parte hearing. My regular attorney is on maternity leave and our replacement attorney was unavailable for a last minute ex-parte hearing filed by opposing counsel (since he disregarded professional courtesy in scheduling this motion). Our case is very complicated and Anne listened to us, took notes and was able to understand and articulate our needs to the judge. Having just met us the same day, we are very thankful that Anne was able to quickly grasp the history of our case and professionally represent us in court. Anne is the type of attorney I would hire and recommend to anyone dealing with family court issues. Having walked into a very messy and difficult case, Anne was articulate, confident and well versed in Family Law. She was very understanding and personable but she also had a confident, take charge demeanor, all of which are important when looking for an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2015
Wonderful trusted lawyer
Anne is currently handling my divorce case with extreme thoroughness. She is very knowledgeable, responsive and has kept me informed every step of the way. She is extremely compassionate and listened carefully to my every concern. While working hard for me, she also does this reasonably without promising outcomes that exceed expectations. She is Working hard to keep this divorce uncontentious, which in this case is what I wanted. Yet at the same time fighting for my rights. She's also a treat to deal with. Great personality!
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Great lawyer
Anne has helped me deal with numerous issues with my divorce and children. Her communication is excellent. She always answers my questions promptly. I definitely recommend her.
Posted by Angela | January 27, 2015
Exceptional Family Law Attorney
Anne Curtolo has been my attorney in my divorce and custody proceedings for two and a half years. I chose her after meeting with numerous attorneys. I was impressed with Anne's professionalism, knowledge and compassion. I also appreciated Anne's focus on what would be best for the children. Anne made sure I understood what I could expect at each phase and worked diligently to ensure the most favorable outcome possible for me and my children. Anne demonstrated a strong rapport with the attorneys, judges, bailiffs, and all others we interacted with throughout the process. I have recommended Anne in the past and will continue to do so. Anne Curtolo is an exceptional family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Family Law attorney
Anne has been my attorney in my divorce and custody case for over 2 years. I chose her after interviewing numerous attorneys. In our initial meeting she struck me as knowledgeable, caring and focused on the best outcome for all of us: children first, then me and my former spouse. My experience with her over the time she has served as my attorney has only strengthened that positive impression. Despite the difficulty of my case, Anne's understanding of family law, her good relationships with other attorneys and the judges, and her attention to my concerns have made this situation as worry-free as possible. I have recommended her to others in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Palmer Rodak & Associates
  • 2011 - 2012


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Anne
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Anne on family law cases in San Diego. Anne is always prepared and easy to work with. I endorse Anne for family law issues in San Diego, she is knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and honest."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is talented, experienced and enthusiastic. She will provide lots of personal attention and get you the best results possible for your case."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Anne in action at Court. She is knowledgeable and effective with a great courtroom presence."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."