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Ronza Jenfiaf Rafo

Family Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   8 reviews

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The art of negotiation and compromise is significant in the practice of law and such skills are almost always required in order to benefit the client's case.  Fortunately I posess the  skills of arbitration, mediation, negotiation, etc.  During law school, I was a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Team where I learned to advocate for a client.  I also spent an entire semester as a mediator at the El Cajon Small Claims court where I learned to be neutral while facilitating an agreement between the parties involved. 

 

My ability to communicate well with clients from a variety of different backgrounds and languages enables clients to be comfortable with me.  I serve clients that range from different ethnicities, social classes, economic backgrounds, and education levels.  I strive to help my clients in any way I can, even making myself available during "time off."  

 

I can asist with divorce and separation, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal alimony, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence and restraining orders, and paternity.  Many times family law cases overlap with immigration and criminal legal issues which I can simultaneously assist you with as well based on my experience in criminal and immigration law.

 

 

If I cannot personally help you, I am always more than happy to send you in the right direction towards appropriate helpful resources.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Substantive Case Law
Licensed for 9 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/12/2022

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

Contact Ronza

The Law Office of Ronza J. Rafo
101 W. Broadway
Suite 1770
San Diego, CA, 92101

Reviews

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Posted by AW | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine hardworking sincere
Ronza was my 3rd lawyer after my own first two supposedly "good" lawyers sucked me dry of money in my divorce case. Despite all the skepticism towards lawyers I regained trust, thanks to Ronza, at least in some lawyers out there. Ronza rightly says in her profile that she will guide you in the right direction early on, wherever she thinks someone else may be in a better position to help her clients. That is the biggest thing a client can hope from a lawyer. Apart from her sincerity, she is aggressiveve and gives full attention to her clients case, is very clear on where it would cost how much. Works with you in helping to cut cost where possible. Gives a clear picture, grim or solid, whatever it maybe. No sugar coating or unnecessary fear mongering which some corrupt lawyers use to milk their clients. Would have givenher 5.5 stars if that was an option :) Thanks Ronza!!! Hope you win more and more cases and stay the same as you were with me
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Posted by Geny | February 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
child custody, child support, divorce
I saw 3 attorneys before seeing Ronza. From the first time, Ronza made me felt like I can trust her, she understood and she was caring. She took my case , she explained me the process, she guided me, she is super patient. She responds my phone calls and emails and I truly feel like she has my back. I am at ease now through this process thanks to her. I know she'll fight for me. Thank you Ronza
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Posted by Eric | October 13, 2014
Best Family Attorney in town!
Before Ronza I had very little direction from all 3 of my previous divorce lawyers. They all wanted me to settle for their best interest but Ronza made me feel like she really cared and did not let me settle for anything less than i deserved. She made sure i was not being taken advantage of by my ex wife and her team of attorneys. I highly recommend her to anybody going through any family difficulties.
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Posted by T.Pipkins | September 1, 2014
Looking for proficient attorney ? I vote #TeamRonza
I found myself in a terrible situation with my husband going through a custody battle and divorce. I only knew the basics of law based off a couple of law tv shows I watched and a business class I took college. I was referred to Ronza through a friend. I gave her a call & set a appointment for a free 30 Min Consultation within the week. Her prices are reasonable. Ronza is very thorough with her cases. She made me feel very comfortable while breaking down how the law intertwined with my case. Always got back to me in a timely matter. My case is still underway but it looks very positive. I would refer her to someone else & if you need a lawyer I recommend Ronza :)
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Posted by Marco | March 28, 2014
Immigration Lawyer San Diego
Ronza Rafo has been my Immigration attorney for the last 3 months and has been doing a wonderful job. She Sure has the passion for what she does. She took my case when i needed it most, helped me with all my paperwork and explained to me exactly where i stand and broke down each step that she took to insure i understood it in simple language. Her Spanish is also a key factor to help me understand some of the documents. My case was such a mess to begin with, i had an attorney prior to Ronza and he just had little knowledge about how things work, she really has paid close attention to all the details and made sure everything was filed properly. I would recommend Ronza Rafo to all of san diego and future people that are in my situation and need professional help with their immigration paper work. Thank you so much Ronza. You really help me understand the law better and made me feel at ease.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2014
child and spouse support
Judge ordered a crazy amount of child support and spousal support to be paid to my ex wife!! (an amount that left me with less than 200 of spending money every month). Everything went downhill from there and I even had to move back in with my mom. I couldnt afford an attorney but I wish I would have hired attorney Ronza sooner because it turns out I filled all the forms out wrong and messed everything up. She helped me with the fees and was very understanding.
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Posted by Audriana | March 20, 2014
Family Law Lawyer
Ronza is a professional in every sense of the word. She advised me on my case and was always prompt in answering my questions. She is smart, caring, and most importantly, trustworthy. I highly recommend her services to anyone seeking any attorney for family law.
Posted by Tony | March 19, 2014
Ronza got my life back, my kids!
I was referred to Ronza by a close friend of mine who insisted that I go and consult his attorney before I completely lose my custody battle to my lovely ex wife. Upon contacting her I was scheduled for a free consultation where I was pleased to deal with the attorney herself, rather than just a paralegal. Ronza immediately made me feel at ease by quickly pointing out all the key points to my case before she had even studied it, that showed me how experienced and quick to pick up details she is. To sum it up, I was pleased with her professionals, representation, and always responded to my questions and inquiries in a timely manner. I would recommend this law office to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • ABA Immigration Justice Project
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Investment IB, Inc.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Small Claims Attorney
  • Superior Court San Diego
  • 2014 - 2014
  • General Counsel
  • San Diego Luxury Limos
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Contract Work
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Mediator
  • Superior Court San Diego
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Mann Orlansky & Pollak
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Sony Electronics, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Univ of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Custody Battle
  • Sole Custody Obtained
  • Personal Injury Claim
  • Case dismissed
  • Child Support/Paternity
  • Request granted

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Middle Eastern Law Students Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2014 Young Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Campaign for Dignity
  • Pro Bono Representation for ICE Detainees
  • 2015
  • Center for Solo Practitioners
  • The Qualities of Referral
  • 2014
  • Center for Solo Practitioners
  • Business Development
  • 2014
  • "Going Solo"
  • Look inside Solo Practitioners' Law Practice
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (16)
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronza is a hardworking, passionate, and well versed attorney. I admire her confidence, patience, and genuine compassion for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronza is a very intelligent and hard working attorney. She is extremely professional and truly cares about each and every client."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronza is a fierce advocate and I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronza is professional and has a great work ethic. I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Rafo's dedication to her clients is unmatched. She goes the extra mile to make sure her clients receive the representation they deserve. Ms. Rafo will exhaust all means to ensure the best outcome I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ronza is fantastic. She is an excellent choice for any looking for a hard working, conscientious attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronza is a tenacious advocate for her clients, who really cares about the outcome and situation. I have referred clients to her in the past and have heard nothing but praise. I definitely recommend her for strong and unbiased representation."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronza works diligently to provide the best services to her family law clients. She speaks several languages and is a great asset to the Arabic and Chaldean speaking communities in San Diego. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ronza is dedicated to his clients and will work hard for the best possible outcome."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When my own clients have family law problems I often refer them to Ronza Rafo. Ronza has always been attentive and responsive to the needs of her clients and, while she represents both men and women, she is especially aware of the unique issues concerning men’s rights in the family law system. Ronza’s understanding of family law is superb – she has great experience in RFOs, long cause hearings, evidentiary hearings, and trials – and she is well respected by other family law attorneys and the court. I wholeheartedly endorse Ronza Rafo."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Rafo is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hard-working attorney who takes her responsibilities to her clients extremely seriously. She is responsive, loyal, and dedicated. She has developed a reputation for stepping into cases that were mishandled by prior attorneys and bringing clarity and straightforward solutions to difficult situations."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Rafo is a professional criminal defense attorney who passionately represents her clients. She takes the time to get to know her clients on a personal level. Ms. Rafo provides personalized service and attention to each and every one of her clients. I endorse Ms. Rafo for her knowledge and skills as a criminal defense and family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronza is dedicated to the cause of her clients and advocates for them well. I would not hesitate to hire her."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ronza is a talented speaker and very personable. I've had the pleasure of working with her on a family law matter and would not hesitate to recommend her."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ronza is a hardworking, dedicated attorney. She will always work with her client's best interest in mind and strive to bring the best results."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronza is amazingly pleasant and incredibly detailed and hardworking. She is easy to work with and has been open to assist with any questions I've had."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ronza is an amazing ally to have on your side. She cares about each one of her clients and works diligently to ensure the best possible outcome for each case she takes on. She is knowledgeable about family law and is professional and courteous every step of the way. I highly recommend her!"
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