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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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||State Bar of California||2013|
|Attorney/Owner||Lewis, Warren & Setzer, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Attorney /Principal||Law office of Frann Setzer, APLC||2012 - 2013|
|Senior associate||Fleischer & Associates||2007 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|TVIA||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Certified Family Law Specialist||2013 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Practitioners||Member||2013 - Present|
|San Diego Family Law Bar Assn||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2007 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Board Member||2003 - Present|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|New York University||N/A||Other - Masters||1990|
|State University of New York, Binghamton||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Third Saturday||Overview of Issues and Procedure in Dissoluton||2015|
|State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Governing Committee||Immigration Issues for the Family Law Attorney||2015|
|Divorce Workshop for Women||Overview of the Divorce Process||2015|
|On-Line CLE||Top Financial Considerations in Divorce||2013|
|Divorce Workshop for Women||Overview of the Divorce Process||2013|
|Work-Life Family Care Conference||Conflict, Co-Parenting and the Law||2012|
|Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Planning & Remarriage||Premarital Agreements||2011|