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Yvonne M. Rizzo

Family Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Yvonne M. Rizzo Esq. APC, Yvonne M. Rizzo, CFLS

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 18 years
    California - CA 22 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Yvonne

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I have been practicing law since 2001.  My office is located in downtown San Diego and my practice is dedicated to Family Law.  I practice in all San Diego County Courts and I handle cases involving divorce, separation and annulment, child custdy, child support, spousal support, move-away requests and much more.  I invite you to visit my webstite at for more information about me and my practice areas.  


Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice


Yvonne M. Rizzo, Esq.
11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92130


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Steve | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney who cares for her clients
Yvonne is awesome. She was prepared, on time, and she was thorough. She went in and she made us feel secure in her ability and the way she presented our case. She brought all of our concerns to the judge's attention and were able to get more physical custody and 100% legal custody. We were ecstatic with our results. I would highly recommend her to help you with your case. In the future if we have any concerns, we will be using her again.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney
Great service. I highly recommend Yvonne Rizzo to anyone looking for a family law attorney. Knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with. Yvonne is an expert in her field. She explained the issues and made me feel confident about my case. I felt so lucky to have her on my side.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer!
Yvonne Rizzo met with us, explained the process, and provided the necessary paperwork and advice to obtain a divorce. She is very professional and understands the situation we are in. I have referred her to my friends who have also been satisfied with her services.
Posted by Roberto | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney .
I had a very difficult case, where no matter who I hired my voice was not being heard. I would go months with out seeing my daughter, due to false allegations or just because mom wanted it that way. She is the only attorney that I had, that has truly put not, just my needs, but my family's needs first. She has an outstanding work ethic, professionalism, and is courteous. To show the broadness of her expertise, just the tip of the iceberg, my case involved CWS, child abuse allegations, child sexual abuse allegations, SART exams, forensic interviews, minor’s council, legal/custody battle, attorney fess, child support, and court assigned child’s therapist. All in which she guided and advised me in. Before Yvonne, I was lost, confused and ready to give up. I had been battling my daughter’s mom since 2013 over the same issues, in pro per and represented, but to no avail. The truth was not coming to light. Her ability to maintain constants communication and follow up whenever I had any questions lets me know that she values her client’s well-being as she understands the stress we go through. Without her council, I know I still would not see my daughter consistently if not at all, but more importantly my daughter’s well being and needs would not have been met. She understands this is not just a case, but her client's life that she fights for. Having Yvonne represent me was the best thing that has not only happen to me, but probably the best thing that has happened for my 5 year old daughter. Now she can finally be a kid and enjoy herself. Be the five year old she deserves to be without the chaos, unstableness, and loyalty conflicts. She finally has a safe place to grow and thrive with both parents being as involved as they can, and more importantly with keeping my daughter's psychological, emotional, and physical needs met. Yvonne made my voice heard in an environment where I was mute and beaten down to be portrayed as a perpetrator. She gave me guidance when I was lost, and more importantly, she gave me hope.
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Posted by Ronnie | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatful for Yvonne's services!
With an overburdened schedule already, my divorce which I thought was settled with judgement, ended up back in court. Upon contacting Yvonne, my case was simplified and Yvonne went out of her way consistently to not only settle my case in my favor but to provide legal services that were both stress free and successful.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid legal services
We received solid legal services from Ms. Rizzo. She informed us about our case at each step along the way. We did not have to call with questions because she was keeping us updated through emails and phone calls. We appreciated the professionalism and timeliness of her services.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/President
  • Yvonne M. Rizzo, Esq. APC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Deputy City Attorney, Criminal Division, Domestic Violence Unit
  • City of San Diego
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Best Best & Krieger
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Reed Smith
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk/Associate Attorney
  • Bonne Bridges Mueller O'keefe & Nichols
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California - Riverside
  • BA
  • 1992


  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE - San Diego Bar Association
  • How to Become a Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (3)
Endorse Yvonne
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Yvonne is a true professional and is well respected in the legal community. I endorse this attorney."