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Dolores A Contreras

Litigation Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.3   11 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Dolores

Learn Dolores’s areas of practice.

Creative solutions is Ms. Contreras’ specialty when it comes to practicing law. As a partner and founder of Contreras Law, Ms. Contreras has focused her skills and extensive experience in the areas of business litigation, real estate law, and family law. Ms. Contreras has reputable trial and litigation experience and represents business entities and individuals in a wide array of legal matters.

Ms. Contreras initially began practicing law with her focus on civil litigation matters, including business and real estate matters, and bankruptcy. During this time, several of her business clients sought advice from her on family law matters, specifically divorces where businesses and assets are involved. Her clients found it strategically beneficial to have an attorney well versed in business, real estate and trial skills to assist them with their family law needs. Ms. Contreras found that all of these areas intertwine and that having extensive knowledge in each one of them is important and beneficial to her clients.

Although a litigator, Ms. Contreras understands that litigation is not always the answer. Although she is known to excel in the courtroom, she understands the importance of creating a strategy that is most beneficial to her client, whether that be negotiating a settlement or attending formal mediation to reach a peaceful resolution. Even when settlement is the ultimate goal or the best course of action for the case, Ms. Contreras understands that this too requires strategy and must be done at the right time in a case.

Aside from her legal skills, Mr. Contreras’ honesty, integrity and ensuring that her clients understand their legal process, logic and strategy that is being formulated on their behalf is what sets Mr. Contreras apart. She prides herself in being able to use her experience in creating effective solutions to create exceptional results.

Ms. Contreras is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

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Location

Contreras Law
402 W Broadway
Suite 1200
San Diego, CA, 92101

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Shawn | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An absolute beast of an attorney
My main attorney was unavailable for my 2nd full day of a restraining order trial. I chose Delores as my pinch-hitter. She will shoot you straight & will. crush if you are in the right. Would never recommend an an attorney above her.
Posted by Rogelio Guerrero | January 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I needed a consult for an upcoming hearing so I needed to schedule an appointment ASAP. She agreed to see me the next business day on such very short notice! She put me at ease, she had a listening ear, passionate and knowledgeable. She didn't rush me nor did she appear bored during our meeting. I think it is important in every case to have an empathetic lawyer who will put themselves in your shoes and will advocate for you. Thank you for your expertise Ms. Contreras! I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Elvira | December 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Potential Client
I went in for a consultation regarding my case and I was able to get my questions answered. Dolores was very helpful and attentive as to my situation and she gave me resourceful advice. She definitely knew what she was talking about in legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Happy with results
It was a great experience from start to finish. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, every time I had questions or concerns they will addressed them in a very efficient way. Thank you for everything and I would not hesitate in recommending you.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars!!
Dolores Contreras is of quality character. She excels in transparency and honesty. It is quite a pleasure to collaborate with Dolores on professional projects and I believe that as a young, upcoming legal professional: this level of talent is to be admired in the legal community. Additionally, it is without question that her dedication to excellence and her clients will earn her an esteemed, highly regarded reputation in the community! 5 stars!
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Posted by Brenda | December 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very satisfied
I came across Dolores and I’m so glad I did! She’s an amazing attorney and gets the job done, the staff is very helpful and are always available to answer any questions or concerns.
Posted by Syra | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly satisfied!
I am highly satisfied with Contreras Law Firm! They are very competent attorneys with professional staff who truly care about the client. All of my expectations and needs were met in a very proficient and timely manner. There is no doubt that the attorneys are client focused, very courteous and experienced, you can count on their expertise and excellent client management skills. Whether you are dealing with a difficult divorce or child support, you can expect the highest caliber of attorneys from this firm. My desired outcome was achieved and If need arises I would use this firm again without a doubt!
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Posted by Zilah | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped Me at Every Step
Typically I don't write reviews, but it was hard to find an attorney, and I think my experience might be helpful to others. I hired Contreras, particularly with Dolores Contreras and Anna, to help me with my divorce. They were always respectful towards me, gave me complete honestly, and helped me understand the whole process. The most important aspect from the whole experience is that I felt that they really cared. They always answered my calls, reassured me when I was stressed out, and answered any questions or concerns no matter how simple or complex. I can't thank them enough for being there through such a hard time. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Shane | November 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
All I can say thay were pretty good, they got my case thrown out and over with at I time I really needed it.
Posted by Charlotte | August 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business law
Hired Dolores in January 2017. She took a month to write a demand letter and gave the opposing party 20 days instead of the 10 days she told me. There was no follow up or communication with me to give me updates. The deadlines passed without any consequences or follow up. Attorneys are difficult to speak with. My case was turned over to Rene DeGolier, who was better and wrote the complaint but no one informed me that she was assigned to my case. Payment however was demanded on time and was the only time that communication was not at my instigation. I spent thousands of dollars and almost 9 months and never got any further than when I first contacted them. The only reason that I gave a fair rating is that the complaint was well written but it was never filed because they were afraid that I could not afford to move forward.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Only thing she is good at is sending out bills and collecting money
Paid her a fortune, i was unable to go to trial because she did not take the time to investigate or understand the evidence. She assigned my case to three different lawyers and then told the judge she was the only one who worked on it. Had to settle out of court due to her incompetence. Paid her a fortune, she did not disclose to me that she had conflicts of interest.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Contreras Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Boyd Contreras, APC
  • 2010 - 2014

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of California - San Diego
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marvin Action
  • Favorable Court Judgment

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Woman of the Year Finalist
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2014
  • Business Leader of the Year Nominee
  • Latino Champion Awards
  • 2014
  • The Daily Transcript's Young Influentials 2014 Nominee
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Woman of the Year Finalist
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney Real Estate Litigation
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney Corporate Litigation Nominee
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
  • Women Who Move the City Award Finalist
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2013
  • Women in Business Award Nominee
  • Orange County Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • National Latina Business Woman Association
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Abriendo Puertas
  • Real Estate and Bankruptcy Issues
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Endorse Dolores
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Contreras brings to the courtroom experience and style. She has the skills to effectively manage a case with finesse. San Diego is very lucky to have such a skilled litigator. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Contreras is a gifted attorney. I recommend her without qualification."
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San Diego Litigation Lawyer Dolores A Contreras
Dolores A Contreras
Litigation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available