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Rebecca Margaret Medina

Child custody Attorney at Encinitas, CA

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Rebecca M. Medina

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
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About Rebecca

Learn Rebecca’s areas of practice.

After seeing firsthand the stress and emotional pain inflicted on my clients and their families involved in traditional court-based litigation, I decided to practice law in a more transparent, supportive, and empowering way. 

Too often, the traditional court-based process of resolving a family law matter such as a divorce makes a difficult situation worse. It heightens conflict. It takes away your power to make decisions. And it makes your personal matters public. I provide effective ways for you to avoid these negative impacts, by providing collaborative and mediation services for: 

  • Couples who are divorcing or dissolving their domestic partnership and need to reach a resolution on issues of dividing property, paying child or spousal support, and sharing child custody;
  • Unmarried couples with children who need help creating or changing a parenting plan;
  • Couples intending to marry or live together who want to create a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement;
  • Consulting and coaching services for individuals who are in mediation with other mediators.

 

Location

The Law Office of Rebecca Medina
1596 N Coast Hwy
101
Encinitas, CA, 92024
The Law Office of Rebecca Medina - Fresno Area Office
2525 Alluvial Avenue
Suite 171
Clovis, CA, 93611
The Law Office of Rebecca Medina - San Diego Area Office
533 2nd Street
Suite 120
Encinitas, CA, 92024
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Posted by Alfredo | December 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work
My experience with The Law Office of Rebecca Medina was a very good one, I went in not knowing really what to expect as to how I would build my case in order to help me see and get custody/visitation with my son. Her office helped me tremendously in navigating through every step and always kept me up to date. Keep up the great work!
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Posted by Lau | December 21, 2021
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Amazing service
i have nothing but amazing stuff to say about the professional service Ms Medina and her team provided. Every time I had a question either thru an email or a phone call I would always get a rapid answer. They made it so easy. I highly recommend their service.
Posted by Jeanne | July 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wouldn’t go with anyone else!
Rebecca and her team were amazing. Rebecca quickly reviewed my file and came back with a very honest plan. She listened to my goals and helped make them happen.
Posted by Chris | March 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great professional assistance
I am very pleased with the amount of attentive service I received for my consultation. the good communication and friendly service helped me get answers to many questions during this difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2021
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Review
I went seeking for a attorney after finding out that I might become a father and needed legal representation. As my case went on we found out that I was not the father and with Rebecca Medina’s assistance I was able to get off child support and be removed from the birth certificate. Throughout the case Rebecca and her legal team has been well at communicating information and legal strategy with me and my family, also she has been very flexible throughout the entire process. In the end I am satisfied with her and her team’s services and happy to be finished with the case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience!
As a single, first-time mom, I’ve reached out to Rebecca several times for a consultation in how to navigate potential issues with my daughter’s father, who is not a stable person. I’m always worried that I’m talking too much, or rambling on about information that’s not important. But each time, Rebecca has listened intently to my situation, asked helpful probing questions, and offered invaluable guidance. I know that my issues are probably small on the scale of what she’s qualified to handle, but she has never once made me feel insignificant and has made a genuine effort to understand my situation, take notes so she remembers me in the future, and offer me a comprehensive recommendation of articles to read, tasks to start working on, and contacts to get in touch with that could help with other aspects of my parenting journey. Her goal is to help me create a well-rounded support system, which she is apart of, that can help me with multiple facets of my situation with my daughter’s father (legal, mental/emotional, parenting, etc). It can be a scary world when raising a child on your own and trying to figure out how to navigate communication with the other parent. But after talking with Rebecca, I always leave feeling empowered, supported, and understood, with an array of tools and resources I can tap into for help. And the goal is always to take action steps that will avoid as much conflict as possible and stay out of the courts, which I really appreciate. If you’re needing an attorney, make sure to reach out to Rebecca’s office! She is knowledgeable, caring, and will help you navigate your issues, no matter how small or complicated they may be. I would recommend her to anyone, and am extremely grateful for her legal guidance and support.
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Posted by Romelia | September 8, 2020
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Divorce
I'm very pleased with Rebecca's work! She handled my divorce very well! She worked hard to protect me. She got me everything I needed and wanted. She's the best! I highly recommend her! She's very compassionate and really knows the law
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
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Fantastic Lawyer
Ms. Medina is a highly skilled attorney. She was dedicated to my case and knew the best way to proceed. Her professional knowledge, honest evaluation, and kind manner gave me confidence knowing that I was well represented. Ms. Medina went above and beyond and I recommend her services to anyone who has family law needs.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Did a Great job! I thank you Ms. Medina! And your staff. Ms. Medina is very good at what she does. Great communication skills I was always notified on what's going on with my case. Thank you for the good work.
Posted by JORGE GARCIA | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best !!!!
She assisted me in my Divorce . she a great person who is very detailed. If you are honest and upfront im telling you she will go above and beyond for you. Her staff works extremely hard and makes accommodations to meet me before opening hours and sometimes beyond hours. The met an exceeded every expectation . If your looking for someone who knows the Law, and has a heart you would be STUPID not to choose her. If you read this REVIEW dont 2nd guess yourself. WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!!
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Posted by Ryan | October 2, 2017
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Knowledgeable, Trustworthy, Experienced, and Professional
Rebecca represented me during a long and complicated divorce that I thought may never be resolved. During the proceedings, she was aggressive when necessary and patient when necessary, was always available to answer any of my questions, and she worked diligently to ensure that my rights were preserved. I was pleased with the outcome of my divorce and I would certainly recommend her to anyone needing a Family Law attorney.
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Posted by Sara | October 14, 2016
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Beyond thankful!!!!
"I was recently in an ugly custody battle with my sons father and saw no way out. I had done some research online and found Rebecca Medina. I came across many good reviews regarding how many people she has helped and am so glad I decided to call. I have been more than satisfied with the outcome. Rebecca has represented me in the most difficult time of my life, I can't even describe in words how stressed out I was when I first went to her for help. Rebecca doesn't just take on your case but also cares about you as a person. She is very professional and overall trustworthy. Ms. Medina and everyone that works with her has made me feel taken care of. I highly recommend Rebecca Medina, she is an outstanding family law attorney."
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Posted by Joe | September 21, 2016
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Law made easy!
I was truly stressing about getting my case started. I was referred to Rebecca and all my stress went away. I lived in Long Beach, Ca at the time and so it took Rebecca's office extra work to ensure everything was in order. They didn't complain once and were always polite, professional and helpful. If it was sending me papers, calling to see how things were going with filling out paperwork or scheduling time for me whenever I could make it to Fresno(including a Saturday), they really went above and beyond. I couldn't be more satisfied with the service this office offered and would HIGHLY recommend them.
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Posted by Vincent | June 10, 2016
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Excellent lawyer
When I got divorced 8 years ago I got an overpriced overpaid big-name lawyer and he did very little for me I was paying $400 a month for 8 years in alimony Rebecca Medina got it changed to zero I am completely satisfied with her service and recommend her to everyone
Posted by Hajjaj | November 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
CHILD SUPPORT
im very happy that i hired Rebacca Medina to represent me in court against Fresno county child support office. the first time i walked into her office i knew i was dealing with real professionals. she represented me in court and i couln't be any happier with the results. A big thanks to Rebecca and Selena!!
Posted by Richard | July 15, 2015
divorce is hard enough without a great attorney - look no further
Rebecca represented my in a divorce with some child custody challenges. She is an amazing attorney. She is personable, knowledgeable and trustworthy. You know right away that she is not just out to bill you as many hours as she can, but she wants you to understand your issue(s) and provide honest feedback regarding your options. Rebecca always returned my phone calls/emails promptly. She also has a great staff and top notch paralegal help. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Eric | July 11, 2014
Rebcca and the entire team at Lerandeau & Lerandeau were amazing!
I was referred to Lerandeau & Lerandeau from a friend in law school clerking for another firm. I am very glad that she referred me to this firm because they are the best in the services that they offer in the Fresno/Clovis area. I would highly recommend working with this firm in all legal matters pertaining to divorce, separation, family law, child custody and other similar situations. They were extremely professional, upfront about the entire process and easy to work with. We didn't have any surprises in terms of billing or how the process would work. They offered top-notch legal advice, and helped navigate me through a very difficult time in my life. They were extremely understanding of the sensitive nature of this matter, and were able to answer all of my questions and make me feel very comfortable about the overall process. I worked directly with Paul Lerandeau and then primarily with Rebecca Medina for the bulk of my case. Divorce is never an easy process, but having the right lawyer can make it a lot less painful. Lerandeau & Lerandeau were definitely the right lawyers for my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2012
Ms. Medina is an outstanding family law/divorce attorney.
Ms. Medina represented me in a difficult divorce that ended recently. Ms. Medina has many attributes as an outstanding family law attorney. Her most important attribute is that she is extremely trustworthy. All through the process of negotiations with opposing counsel, I felt like I was in good hands, and that she was constantly and genuinely watching out for my best interests. I never felt like she was in any way contributing to protracting the case. In contrast, I felt that she was doing everything possible to resolve the matter as quickly as possible, but with a fair and balanced approach. In the process, she came up with several creative solutions to difficult circumstances that arose. She was very responsive, and her main focus was to resolve disagreements as efficiently and expeditiously as possible, but without sacrificing my rights and legitimate demands. When it came to dealing with opposing counsel, she was very firm, but without being confrontational. She refrained from writing inflammatory letters every time my ex-wife crossed the line with her behavior or that of her family members. When it came down to the wire however, such as going in front of a judge, she was extremely knowledgeable and well-prepared, and she was vigorous in defending my rights using solid evidence as opposed to empty rhetoric. During my interactions with Ms. Medina, she was extremely pleasant to talk to, and she had a very calming demeanor. I felt that she truly cared about my difficult predicament. She was very good at actively listening and analyzing what I had to say before passing judgment or making suggestions. As a client, I felt that on the one hand, she was an excellent advocate for my rights and demands, but on the other hand, she was very good at reigning me in and exercising good client control when she felt I was being unreasonable. All in all, I believe Ms. Medina is an outstanding family law attorney. I recommend her, without hesitation, to any honest person going through a difficult divorce. She will fight for your rights, and do everything she can to resolve differences in a fair and expeditious manner.
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Posted by Song Yang | August 25, 2012
Satisfied Client
I highly recommend Rebecca to anyone who is looking for a family law lawyer. She is very professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and gets thing done. When I had a concern or a question I always knew that I could call her and she would be available or quick to return my calls or emails. In court, Rebecca does not waste anytime and gets straight to the point. Above all she is down to earth and was understanding of my fears of being a father and going through the family court system. She listened to my situation only once and knew what strategy would be best to ensure that I would be able to visit with my son as much as possible. I respected that she didn't just tell me things that I wanted to hear but gave me advice on what I was doing wrong or how I could do things better to increase my chances of a successful outcome at Court. If you are going to Court you will need an attorney like Rebecca who is a strong and yet compassionate person who will stand up for her clients. I am a very satisfied client and will use her again in the future.
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Posted by Richard | August 23, 2011
Wonderful results
Rebecca will fight for her clients. She was quick to response to my concerns and had me prepared for the court process. Through her guidance, I was able to obtain a wonderful child custody out come.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Family Law Office of Rebecca M. Medina
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lerandeau & Lerandeau, LLP
  • 2009 - 2014

Education

  • Mosten Mediation Training
  • Certificate in Family Law Mediation
  • 2016
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • California State University, Fresno
  • BA - Cum Laude
  • 2005

Associations

  • The Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Mediator Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Fresno County Women Lawyers
  • Long-standing Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fresno County Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • La Raza Lawyers of Fresno
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • McGeorge Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Chair, Pro Bono Services Section
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Central California Legal Services, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Pro Bono Services Section
  • 2010
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Pro Bono Services Section
  • 2010
  • State Bar of California
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • 2010
  • Scholarship Recipient
  • La Raza Lawyers Association of Fresno
  • 2008
  • Deans List
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • 2008
  • Cum Laude
  • California State University, Fresno
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Fresno County Bar Association, Bar Bulletin
  • Pro Bono Spotlight Series
  • 2012
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Bar Bulletin
  • Pro Bono Spotlight Series
  • 2011
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Fresno County Women Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Bar Bulletin
  • Pro Bono Spotlight Series
  • 2010
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Bar Bulletin
  • Pro Bono Spotlight Series
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Co- Parenting Course at Alliant University
  • Dissolution Process Overview
  • 2016
  • Law Day
  • Pro Bono Service Award Presentation
  • 2012
  • Law Day
  • Pro Bono Service Award Presentation
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Rebecca
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is great with clients! She is one of the few lawyers in town committed to collaborative law and resolving complicated family matters through mediation. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer- she works extremely hard for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She does a great job for her clients!"
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Medina and I have worked together on the Fresno County Women Lawyer's Board, and I have witnessed her passion and drive for our organization and for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, I highly recommend Ms. Rebecca Medina for all family law legal issues. Ms. Medina is a trusted and well-respected attorney in the legal community. In the legal community, she is viewed as an informed, honest, and trustworthy person who cares for her clients and conducts herself with professionalism. With Ms. Medina, you will have an experienced, knowledgeable, understanding and passionate attorney on your side. You will know she has your best interest at heart. When your important family law matters are at stake, you would be making a great decision by putting your trust in Ms. Medina."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Medina is a conscientious and intelligent advocate for her clients. She is keenly in tune with the legal issues attendant to any family law related dispute (whether property division, support, or otherwise), but also capably balances legal principles with the emotional influences that also dictate the direction of a case/dispute. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is a top notch attorney. She is one who will go above and beyond her duties for her clients to ensure that she provides excellent representation. I highly recommend Rebecca for family law cases."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Encinitas Child custody Lawyer Rebecca Margaret Medina
Rebecca Margaret Medina
Child custody Attorney
Encinitas, CA
Licensed for 14 years