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Dawn M. Saenz

Family Attorney at Riverside, CA

4.8   66 reviews

also known as Dawn M. Saenz

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
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YOU DON'T JUST NEED AN ATTORNEY...YOU NEED THE RIGHT ATTORNEY. CALL US TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE.

You don't just need an attorney...you need the right attorney!

You need a tough litigator that does not back down. Read reviews from clients below and see what happens when clients follow Ms. Saenz'  legal advice. Things can turn around, but you need an attorney that will tell you what you are doing wrong. You need someone that is honest, agressive, and direct.

Your children are on the line. You are about to lose half of your pension...maybe more. The other side wants you to pay all of the debt. You have been abused in a violent relationship and you need out. Or worse, you have been falsely accused of domestic violence in an effort to game the system and take your children away from you. It's time to act. You cannot delay. Each day that you wait is another day that you are not fighting for what you should have under the law.

Call the office. Set an appointment. Start getting the help you need with your case today. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2020 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2022,2021,2020,2018,2017,2015,2014
Top Contributor
2022 2021 2020 + 4 ...

Location

The Law Office of Dawn M. Saenz

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  66 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Shakishia | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victory Win!
I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude, she came through as promised, everything she said she was going to do she did, and then some, she approached my case with concern, and challenged all area’s that needed to be addressed, this is truly a Victory Win!
Response from Dawn Saenz April 2, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Christopher | December 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Best lawyer I have ever used. Saved me a ton of $$$ did not charge me the lawyer rate for everything, saved so much cash using her and the results were way above expected. This lawyer is super good!! Thank you so much for helping me get custody of my baby.
Response from Dawn Saenz April 2, 2019
Thank you for trusting my office with your legal needs. We appreciate you allowing us to assist your family during this difficult time! Dawn M. Saenz I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Travis | November 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Dawn Gets It Done
Dawn has been very responsive, beyond professional, and has the fight you need to win. I recommend Dawn hands down, without a doubt. You won't be disappointed.
Response from Dawn Saenz November 16, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2023
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besemer case
she helped my brother with his divorce and was easy to work with and a huge help recommend to any one going thru family court!
Response from Dawn Saenz September 21, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters
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Posted by Stephanie | September 19, 2023
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Review for Dawn M Saenz attorney at law.
I appreciate everything Dawn M Saenz attorney at law firm did for my son. I am truly grateful. She is very knowledgable and professional. She was the voice for my son in court. I would definitely recommend Ms Saenz.
Response from Dawn Saenz September 20, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Stephanie | September 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You get what you pay for
If you want to win, this is the attorney for you. If you want someone to dominate the court room and put the ball in your court, this is the attorney for you. Divorce and custody is not pretty. Dawn will tell you the good, the bad and the ugly no matter how much it stings to hear. Just know that there is a method to her way and she’s got your back 100%. Her billing is transparent and on time. It’s a beautiful thing to sit back in court and watch the magic happen.
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Response from Dawn Saenz September 11, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Marc | June 13, 2023
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Marc Clomera Client
Dawn is an excellent attorney. She was well prepared for Court and my trial. She was organized and did not back down from ex-wife's attorney who was reported to have a good reputation. She presented my case well to the Court and she has a great Court presence. If I had to deal with Family Law Court again, I would definitely rehire her. She saved me from having to pay a lifetime of child support to my adult daughter. She had a great understanding of the family law code 3910. Thank you Dawn for everything you did.
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Response from Dawn Saenz June 14, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Krystal | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best!!
Words cannot describe how amazing Ms. Dawn and her dream team are. The level of professionalism, organization and expertise has been phenomenal! She is very knowledgeable and hardworking. Nobody works as hard as Ms. Dawn for her clients. She has surpassed every single expectation I had. I walked into this situation scared, alone, in doubt and I came out victorious! If you’re looking for the very best here she is! I would recommend her to all my family and friends. Thank you so much for everything!
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Response from Dawn Saenz November 6, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Thomas | August 18, 2022
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Dawn is the right attorney
Dawn was the RIGHT attorney for my case! Dawn battled through covid and lockdowns and court closures and two opposing counsels to finally negotiate the best outcome for my divorce case!
Response from Dawn Saenz August 18, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Cynthia | August 12, 2022
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Better than I could've even imaged outcome
Ms Saenz is an extremely honest and upfront. Owns the courtroom when she walks in, and gets the job done. Stay patient and follow instructions, and you will come out with the ABSOLUTE BEST OUTCOME POSSIBLE!
Response from Dawn Saenz August 13, 2022
“Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.”
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Posted by Mark | May 3, 2022
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Dawn is relentlessly effective and well worth the investment.
I say investment because the money and time I've spent having her represent me will benefit my family and my sanity for years to come. She will jot candy coat a single thing and is brutally honest with her clients. She will not let you down
Response from Dawn Saenz May 4, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Arianne | April 28, 2022
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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
I can not express how much Ms. Saenz and her Law firm has changed our lives! After a 3 year long battle, Ms. Saenz and her team really showed up for us each and every time. I will never regret the day I called Ms. Saenz asking for help with my fiancés case. She is dedicated and determined and our out come couldn’t have happened without her! Thank you so much The Law Office of Dawn Saenz for everything you have done!!
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Response from Dawn Saenz May 4, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Ron | April 15, 2022
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Best Lawyer ever, you will prevail
Ms. Seanz did an excellent job in representing my daughter. Everything goes a lot smoother when you know all the court protocols as she did, unlike other opposing lawyers did not. This can make the court run more efficient and keeps the judge happy. Very professional yet compassionate lady. Like I said before you will prevail. Good job !
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Response from Dawn Saenz May 4, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2022
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An attorney who is worth it.
When I was losing faith and many lawyers told me they wouldn’t pick up my case I was referred by a coworker to call her. Dawn M. Saenz She was everything I expected and more from a attorney since day one. I made an appointment and after reviewing my case she excepted the challenge to represent me. Having little hope I allowed her to take the wheel. Never would I of imagined, once again I would have the opportunity to be able to provide the stability our children needed. I was always treated with respect and although I was nervous when entering the court room she always made me feel comfortable. She became the guardian angel our children needed along this journey. Yes, it’s true you do get what you pay for, and in my case she was worth every cent.
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Response from Dawn Saenz May 4, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Christina | April 4, 2022
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Greatest Lawyer Hands down
I acquired Mrs Saenz for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order referred by my Family Law Attorney and she went up and over and beyond for me. Mrs Saenz is extremely fair and did help me out by reducing several fees and hours from my bill. As a result of her excellence we won the case and got a 3 year restraining order as well as winning for prevailing fees. If you want to win go with Dawn.
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Response from Dawn Saenz May 4, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by ChristinaG | March 3, 2022
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STRONG LAWYER
Ms Saenz is a fearless lawyer! She will fight hard for you in court. I'm very thankful she took my case. Seeing her in action in the court room was AMAZING!! She is a strong fighter that will not back down from helping you in the court room.
Response from Dawn Saenz May 4, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.
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Posted by Shawn | November 14, 2021
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Recent Client
To Whom it may concern: When looking for an attorney, or any type of specialist for that matter, I generally look for someone who has a strong character. Someone, in my opinion, who has a good moral and ethical compass. Someone whos very efficient in what they do, who won't look down on you, or tell you something is impossible. I look for someone who's well rounded and most of all, humble. Shortly after being referred to this Attorney from another great Attorney, I had the opportunity to work with counsel on defending my rights as a father; Best decision I've ever made. With her impeccable regard for the law. I only hope that if I ever need a new attorney, that they will be just as amazing, and hard working as Ms. Saenz Law firm and her amazing legal team. Often times it's overlooked just much work and dedication it takes for a team to be great in what they do, and I'd refer this legal team to any of my friends, family, or collogues. I hope this review helps to whoever is reading, you're in great hands.
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Response from Dawn Saenz November 15, 2021
“Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.”
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Posted by Janis | September 2, 2021
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Got the job done
Ms Saenz got the restraining order I need for my safety and peace of mind. I would highly recommend her.
Response from Dawn Saenz November 15, 2021
“Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.”
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Posted by Andre | January 15, 2021
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An attorney that you need by your side
Dawn gets right to the point, no nonsense. She will fight for you and definitely has your back. She took over my DCSS case immediately and always provided me reassurance that I will win my case. She is a fighter for father's rights. If you need an attorney that is well experienced and will fight til the end then look no further and call Dawn right away for a consultation.
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Response from Dawn Saenz January 20, 2021
“Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.”
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Posted by Janet | November 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Mrs Saenz Has proven her self over and over on how both parents are just as important. She has really fought for equal time. We want to thank her for her hard work work and dedication for our families custody battle. Dawn Saenz is fighter for father’s right. Thank you
Response from Dawn Saenz January 20, 2021
“Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you trusting my office with your legal needs. I appreciate my clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: I cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes I have achieved in past legal matters.”
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dawn M. Saenz
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • California Southern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • Riverside County Mock Trial Competition
  • Scoring Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Olive Crest
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Riverside County Bar Publications Committee
  • Committee Member/Writer
  • 2014 - 2016
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2020
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Presentation 2021-2022 Season
  • Leo A. Deegan American Inn of Court
  • 2022

Publications

  • Riverside Laywer Magazine
  • Opposing Counsel: Greg Rizio
  • 2016
  • Riverside Lawyer Magazine
  • On the Record with Saenz: Robert Deller
  • 2016
  • Riverside Lawyer Magazine
  • On the Record with Saenz (Honorable Chad Firetag)
  • 2015
  • Riverside Lawyer Magazine
  • Be Civil to All
  • 2014
  • Riverside Lawyer Magazine
  • Oye, Oye, Oye
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court
  • Demystifying Implict Bias
  • 2024

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (20)
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Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Ms. Saenz are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is a sensational attorney who offers spirited and effective advocacy for her clients. She fights and wins."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is a skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn Saenz tells it "like it is" while showing compassion and shrewd legal thinking. With a sense of humor. It doesn't get any better than that. I enthusiastically endorse Dawn Saenz and am grateful for her service to the community at large."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this fine attorney. Dawn goes beyond 100% for her clients. I had referred a family law client to another attorney and the client was not happy with the lack of communication. Dawn went to Hawaii to meet with this client. His mother is a member of my Church and now everyone in the Church knows about Dawn being a 110% +++ attorney. You will be lucky to have her services."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Saenz and I collaborate quite often. She is not afraid to be creative and use out of the box strategies to get the optimum result for her clients. Plus she has a heart of gold, which is rare in this field."
Family Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers to questions asked on AVVO are thoughtful and accurate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is a knowledgeable, experienced and effective advocate for all her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"No matter what kind of legal issues you face throughout your life, it is important to have an experienced and trustworthy lawyer on your side. This attorney is one."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Top Contributor 2022
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Riverside Family Lawyer Dawn M. Saenz
Dawn M. Saenz
Family Attorney
Riverside, CA
Licensed for 11 years
Virtual consultation available