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Puja A. Sachdev is a San Diego attorney and mediator who focuses on family law, child support, and divorce cases and is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.   She received her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law at San Diego, graduating cum laude with her Juris Doctorate. She is admitted to practice law in California and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.


 


Ms. Sachdev is a trained family law mediator.  Ms. Sachdev uses her mediation skills to volunteer her time with the San Diego County Superior Courts to serve as a settlement judge for court-ordered Mandatory Settlement Conferences.



Ms. Sachdev is widely recognized as one of San Diego’s top lawyers receiving honors from San Diego Daily Transcript, SD Metro Magazine, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program and Super Lawyers.  She has been featured in the Alumni Spotlight by San Diego State University College of Business Administration, as a Mover & Shaker in Mission Valley News and quoted by Divorce Magazine


 


 

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Contact info

Sachdev Legal Group, APC

2851 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 430
San Diego, CA, 92108

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 70%
    1 year
  2. Family: 10%
    1 year
  3. Mediation: 10%
    1 year
  4. Child Support: 5%
  5. Child Custody: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($345/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Dee Potter

    Puja's good character and competence is clear from the moment you meet her. It is obvious that she cares deeply for her clients and the work she does for them. I highly recommend Puja.

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    Mark Potter Employment and labor Attorney
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  • Michael Jonathan Leonard

    I highly recommend Puja Sachdev of Sachdev Legal Group, APC. In choosing an attorney to refer a client, it is important to me that I only refer to the best attorneys available, and that is Puja. Ms. Sachdev is not only an experienced family law attorney, but she is also certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California. This is not an easy certification to obtain. I have repeatedly referred my clients to Ms. Sachdev for representation in divorces and child support and child custody cases. Each client I have referred to Ms. Sachdev has reported back to me that she was an attorney of the highest caliber. If you are seeking representation for separation, divorce, child support, or child custody, I urge you to look no further than Puja Sachdev.

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    Michael Leonard Contracts and agreements Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Best Family Law Lawyer in San DiegoFINE Magazine2016
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2016
Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2015
Top Attorney Family LawSan Diego Daily Transcript2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top Young Attorney NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top Attorney Family Law Semi-FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2013
Mover & Shaker October 2013Mission Valley News2013
Top Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2013
40 Under 40SD Metro Magazine2013
Top Attorney Family LawSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2013
2012 Standout Award - Family LawSan Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program2013
Top Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Community Service Award - NomineeAsian Business Association of San Diego2012
Top Attorney - Family Law Semi-FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Best Lawyer in San Diego Family LawSan Diego Metro Magazine2012
Law Firm listed in 2011 Directory of Distinguished AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2011
Law Firm listed in 2010 Directory of Distinguished AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2010
Certificate in Personal Financial PlanningSan Diego State University2009
Certificate in Law and Social JusticeThomas Jefferson School of Law2006
Pro Bono AwardThomas Jefferson School of Law2005
Jefferson Medal for Legal Writing & ResearchThomas Jefferson School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, ShareholderSachdev Legal Group, APC2014 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Puja A. Sachdev2012 - 2014
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law Executive Committee of the State BarSan Diego Standing Committee Member2010 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Family Law Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar Association, Law Practice Management & Marketing CommitteeMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar Association, Financial Professionals Liaison SectionMemberN/A
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North American South Asian Bar AssociationMemberN/A
South Asian Bar Association of San DiegoMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar Association, Ethnic Relations and Diversity CommitteeMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMemberN/A
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - 2014 Women's Resource Fair Task ForceChair Social Media2013 - 2014
San Diego County Bar Association, Ethnic Relations and Diversity CommitteeCo-Chair Diversity Fellowship Program2013 - 2014
San Diego County Bar Association, Ethnic Relations and Diversity CommitteeChair2013 - 2014
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - 2013 Women's Resource Fair Task ForceChair Website & Social Media2012 - 2013
San Diego County Bar Association, Ethnic Relations and Diversity CommitteeCo-Chair Dialogue on Diversity2011 - 2012
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - 2012 Women's Resource Fair Task ForceCo-Chair Website, Publicity & Outreach2011 - 2012
South Asian Bar Association of San DiegoTreasurer2011 - 2012
San Diego County Bar Association, Ethnic Relations and Diversity CommitteeVice-Chair2011 - 2012
South Asian Bar Association of San DiegoTreasurer2010 - 2011
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - 2011 Women's Resource Fair Task ForceChair Seminars2010 - 2011
San Diego County Bar Association, Ethnic Relations and Diversity CommitteeCo-Chair Dialogue on Diversity2010 - 2011
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - 2010 Women's Resource Fair Task ForceCo-Chair Teen Center2009 - 2010
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Huffington Post8 Signs a Marriage Won't Last According to Divorce Lawyers2016
San Diego State University College of BusinessThe Business of Law; Women Entrepreneurs2015
San Diego State University College of BusinessAlumni Spotlight2014
Mission Valley NewsMovers & Shakers2013
NLD For the RecordYou're a Small Business Owner Now, so Start Thinking Like One!2013
Millionaire Girls' MovementDivorcing the American Dream2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Diego State UniversityFinancial & Tax PlanningMSBA - Master of Science in Business Administration2009
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Nevada-RenoMarketing, ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The College of Arts & Letters and Department of Political ScienceCareers in Law2016
Family Law Clinic MCLE SeriesMSCs & Beyond2015
Family Law Clinic MCLE SeriesDisso 2.0; Child Support & Spousal Support2014
San Diego Public Law Library - MCLE SeriesChild Support v. Spousal Support; Similarities & Differences2013
Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts; CE by the SeaDepositions and Testimony; Best Practices2013
Diversity Fellowship Program of SDCBAPractice Areas and Work Environments2013
Wine & Refine by Lawyers ClubHone Your Networking Skills2012
Expert Advice on Starting Your Own Practice by SDCBAWork Life Balance & Choices2012
Downtown "First Tuesday" Panel of Lawyers Club of San DiegoBalance from the Non-Firm Lawyer Perspective: Government and Solo Practice2012
Diversity Fellowship Program of SDCBAPractice Areas and Work Environments2012
Carmel Valley "First Tuesday" Panel of Lawyers ClubBalance from the Non-Firm Lawyer Perspective: Government and Solo Practice2012
Luncheon Facilitator, Women of Color in Law, Inc.Diversity & Balance2010
California Western School of LawAttorney Panel on Work/Life Balance2009