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Mr. Raskin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1988, and later earned his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of San Diego, School of Law. In law school, he earned several awards for academic excellence and outstanding advocacy, including the Order of the Coif, San Diego Law Review, Merit scholarships, "Child Advocate of the Year (2000)" by The Child Advocacy Institute, and academic awards in subjects such as: Intellectual Property, Civil Procedure, and Child Rights and Remedies.


Upon completing law school, Mr. Raskin became an associate one of San Diego's top law firms. His responsibilities included managing all aspects of litigation from inception to conclusion, and post verdict matters, covering nearly all areas of law. This experience laid the foundation for Mr. Raskin's excellence in advocacy, legal research, and confidential client counseling.


Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Raskin was a Special Operations Officer in the United States Navy. He graduated at the top of his class in both specialized dive training, and also in an intensive 52-week explosives and demolitions training program. He led teams specially trained to defeat all explosive devices on land and undersea. He personally conducted and directed demolition, closed-circuit diving, and hazardous ordnance render-safe procedures in the Middle East, East Asia, and the United States. He planned and conducted numerous missions in support of the United States Secret Service protection of the President, and other VIPs. He received combat decorations in Operation Desert Storm, currently holding the rank of Commander in the Navy Reserve.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 75%
    14 years, 200 cases
  2. Divorce: 10%
    14 years, 200 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    14 years, 50 cases
  4. Military Law: 5%
    14 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($250/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Raskin Law Office

1901 First Avenue.
Suite 265
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in San Diego - Semi FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Top Family Law Attorneys in San Diego, Semi-FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2008
Top Family Law Attorneys in San Diego, Semi-FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2006
Order of the CoifNational Order of the Coif2000
Top Student - Intellectual PropertyUSD Law School/CALI2000
Top Student - Child Rights and RemediesUSD Law School/CALI2000
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of San Diego School of Law2000
Deans Merit ScholarUniversity of San Diego School of Law2000
Child Advocate of the YearChild Advocacy Institute2000
Deans Merit ScholarUniversity of San Diego School of Law1999
Top Student- Civil ProcedureUSD Law School/CALI1998
Dean's Merit ScholarUniversity of San Diego School of Law1998
Dean's Merit ScholarUniversity of San Diego School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRaskin Law Office2003 - Present
Legal Intern- appointed counsel for childrenUniversity Of San Diego School Of Law Child Advocacy Institute2000 - 2000
Associate AttorneySeltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, A Law Corporation2000 - 2003
Summer AssociateSeltzer Caplan Wilkins & McMahon1999 - 1999
Special Operations Officer (EOD)U.S. Navy1989 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2005 - 2008
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2000 - 2003
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Moveaway-Foreign CountryMother's request to relocate the child was granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Trial Bar News, March Edition"Representing Military Members in Domestic Violence cases under The Lauterberg Amendment "2009
San Diego Trial Bar News, October Edition"Words Create Prejudice"2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Southern CaliforniaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Judes' Orientation Program for New AttorneysPractice in Family Court2014
Judges' Orientation Program for New AttorneysRepresenting Clients in Family Court2013
Judges' Orientation Program for New AttorneysHandling Military Divorces2012
On-camera Interview for "The Turko Files" - Investigation of Improper ConductDepartment of Child Support Services2005
On-camera Interview for "The Turko Files"Rights under CA Civil Code 895 et Seq.2004