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As a family law attorney, I use my expertise and experience to guide client’s through their family law matter.  I am a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, which means that I took a second bar exam only in family law. 

In addition to a law degree, I also have an MBA.  But just as important as my credentials is the fact that I have personal experience in family matters.  I have stood in my client’s shoes.   I think that the best approach to solving family law issues is mediation or negotiation.  These approaches best preserve family relationships and are more cost effective than litigation.  That being said, litigation is sometimes necessary, but I discuss all options with clients.

I am also very aware that every client has different values and priorities.  I listen to my client’s needs and use my expertise to suggest a course of action to meet them, within the parameter of the law.  And when the case is over, clients leave the office knowing their next steps.  


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paula J. Goforth

    I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposing counsel on several matters with Ms. Setzer. She works zealously for her clients but in manner that reduces the need for litigation and promotes settlement. This keeps costs and emotions to a limit.


    Paula Goforth Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael Shemtoub

    Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!


    Michael Shemtoub Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lewis, Warren & Setzer, LLP

12625 High Bluff Drive
Suite 111
San Diego, CA, 92130


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Certified Family Law SpecialistState Bar of California2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLewis, Warren & Setzer, LLP2013 - Present
Attorney /PrincipalLaw office of Frann Setzer, APLC2012 - 2013
Senior associateFleischer & Associates2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
TVIABoard Member2014 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Family Law Specialist2013 - Present
Collaborative Family Law PractitionersMember2013 - Present
San Diego Family Law Bar AssnMember2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoBoard Member2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
New York UniversityN/AOther - Masters1990
State University of New York, BinghamtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Third SaturdayOverview of Issues and Procedure in Dissoluton2015
State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Governing CommitteeImmigration Issues for the Family Law Attorney2015
Divorce Workshop for WomenOverview of the Divorce Process2015
On-Line CLETop Financial Considerations in Divorce2013
Divorce Workshop for WomenOverview of the Divorce Process2013
Work-Life Family Care ConferenceConflict, Co-Parenting and the Law2012
Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Planning & RemarriagePremarital Agreements2011