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Maria M. Rogova

Family Attorney at San Diego, CA

3.7   3 reviews

also known as The Law Office of Maria Rogova, Russian and English Speaking Family Law Attorney in San Diego

  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found

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About Maria

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Maria Rogova, Esq. is the founder of the Law Office of Maria Rogova. She currently represents clients in the majority areas of family law in San Diego, California. Having been born and raised in Moscow, Ms. Rogova is also fluent in Russian.
Being a competitive chess player starting as a child of just 6 years old, Ms. Rogova developed her strategic thinking and competitive mind set very early in life. Ms. Rogova has the mind of a chess player, who thinks multiple steps ahead.
One of the major challenges Ms. Rogova faced while playing chess was playing blindfold chess. Blindfold chess is when players have to play the game without a chess board, keeping the entire game in your head and writing down every move each player makes during the game. Everything in the field of law was a natural fit.
After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ms. Rogova continued to play chess for several years, but then decided to focus on her carrier in law.
In 1998, Ms. Rogova was admitted to the University of Foreign Languages and in 2004 she graduated with a Juris’ Doctor Degree in Jurisprudence.
After obtaining her law degree Ms. Rogova worked in different areas of law in Moscow. Eventually, she decided to focus her practice on Arbitration and Contract Law fighting for her clients’ rights at the Arbitration Court of the City of Moscow.
In 2007, Ms. Rogova graduated with a Master’s Degree in Economics from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
In 2011 Ms. Rogova made a tough decision and moved to the USA leaving her family, friends, and work achievements back in Moscow. Ms. Rogova had several goals in her mind, but the major ones were to obtain her LL.M. degree, pass the California Bar Exam and start her own law practice in Southern California.
All three major goals were successfully achieved.
Step by step, going through language schools, business marketing courses, internship in law firms in San Diego; in 2015, Ms. Rogova attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California and obtained her LL.M (Masters) degree in comparative law.
After graduation, and while preparing to pass the California Bar Exam, Ms. Rogova was honored to work at one of the largest law firms in San Diego and learned all aspects of family law.
Ms. Rogova was very grateful for guidelines and practical applications she obtained while working with her knowledgeable colleagues, but her mind never stopped dreaming about opening her own business.
In 2019 Ms. Rogova opened her own law firm and primarily focuses her practice on the following areas of family law: divorce, legal separation, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, premarital agreements, etc. She has an office in San Diego, California.

When she is not working, Ms. Rogova loves to spend her time with her boyfriend, his children, and her friends. She would love to spend more time with her family, but her parents, brother and nephews live in Moscow, she does her best to go to Moscow every year.
Ms. Rogova is passioned about challenging herself and achieving her goals.
Ms. Rogova’s recent achievements:
 2017 – Passing the California Bar Exam.
 2018 – Running Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon.
 2019 – Completing Ironman in St. George, Utah.
 2019 – Opening the Law Office of Maria Rogova.
 2021 – Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Ms. Rogova has many other personal and professional goals on her “To Do List”, which will be added here upon their completion.
If you have any questions related to your current or future family law case, please schedule a 30-minute complimentary consultation with Ms. Rogova at

State Bar Admissions
• State Bar of California

Professional Memberships

• San Diego County Bar Association
• San Diego Family Law Bar Association

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The Law Office of Maria Rogova
1901 1st Avenue, 1st Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101


3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissolution of Marriage
I had a great experience working with Maria - she took the time to explain my options, completed and filed all the required paperwork quickly, and overall made me feel calm and positive about the whole process. She returned calls and emails promptly and was available to meet in person if needed. I highly recommend her services and will definitely reach out to her in the future if I need assistance from an attorney.
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Posted by Inese | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
reliable and knowledgeable family- divorce attorney
Maria has assisted me with filing for my divorce. From our initial consultation, she helped me to strategize the case accurately, she explained all the possible scenarios and options. Also, she was very clear how long the divorce process may take. The most important part for me in this process was that I could ask the questions and receive the answers. It was important for me to understand each step. Maria was easily reachable; she has always found time to clarify my questions and concerns! I find her very professional, easy to connect to and reliable. These were the important matters for me. I am very grateful for her assistance.
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Posted by kimberly | August 29, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dissmissive, profiling, no empathy
Awful phone consultation experience. Divorce is a stressful experience but to have an attorney debate the abusive reality you experienced and be insentive to the concerns you have in regards to the other parent with young children was traumatizing. I felt belittled and dismissed . I expressedbriefly my abuse with my Russian husband as a black individual and was downplayed “ the courts don’t care about that unless you have proof” with out hearing me tell my full story. She then said well “I’m hearing your side and I don’t know what his side is so …” I’m reaching out to you to be my attorney it does not matter what his side is ! Maybe you don’t want to go against your own Russian people once you realized I’m a black person. She was asking me whether I was Russian or not that shouldn’t even be a factor !I do not recommend this lawyer and will be searching for another lawyer that can listen to my situation with out rudely interrupting me as I’m speaking.
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Response from Maria Rogova September 2, 2023
Ms. K, Attorneys represent their clients and their interests, but we must know the other parties’ allegations/statements/requests. In a 30-minute consulting call, you are not yet my client and it is important for me to understand as much about the details and evidence in order to proceed appropriately. This was not intended to question your honesty but to clarify the proof behind the claims/allegations I would ultimately be responsible for representing in the court. I asked if you are Russian, not because there was any intention of treating you differently, but because I was going to suggest switching our conversation to Russian for your convenience. Your last name is Russian, so I asked and you clarified. Race, gender or ethnicity aren’t relevant to my treatment of any potential clients, this is a rather unfortunate and unfounded conclusion that you jumped to. When I began answering your questions or offering my opinions on your case you did not let me finish and started talking over me, I felt I had to interrupt you in order to finish my explanations/answers. In a 30 minute phone call regarding a case that has already had multiple hearings and pleadings, time is of the essence to capture as much relevant information as possible. In no way did I interrupt you rudely, I am sorry that you took it that way. I sincerely agree with you that divorce is very stressful and I wish you the best of luck arriving at the solutions that you seek.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Law Office of Maria Rogova
  • 2019 - Present


  • California Western SOL
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • N/A


  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Maria
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is a knowledgeable, attentive, and professional attorney. Maria takes pride in getting to know her clients' individual needs and address their concerns. I highly recommend Maria."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rogova is an excellent advocate who takes the time to understand her clients needs and concerns. She has a lot of experience representing clients in many different matters including complicated divorce and child custody issues, as she worked at a big firm for many years. I refer my clients to her, and will continue to do so in the future. You deserve a lawyer who is smart, compassionate, and knowledgeable, so give Attorney Rogova a call. You won't be disappointed."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is a conscientious, hard-working, and brilliant lawyer. She understands the needs of her clients and achieves great results. Highly recommended!"
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Maria, is an intelligent, conscientious, and hard-working attorney who is thorough in the work she does and always has the client's bottom-line in mind. I endorse Maria completely."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Maria for a number of years and she is a great attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally know Ms. Rogova. I highly recommend her to any of my potential family law clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Maria Rogova to be an extremely knowledgeable attorney that works tirelessly to obtain excellent results."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Rogova is a dedicated attorney who prioritizes her clients, and prides herself in her work. I endorse her for any of your family law needs."
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San Diego Family Lawyer Maria M. Rogova
Maria M. Rogova
Family Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 5 years
Free Consultation