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Sabrina C. Fernandez

Family Attorney at Laguna Hills, CA

4.8   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
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I have more than 16 years of experience practicing in the areas of Domestic/Family Law, Criminal Defense and Restraining Orders and more than 25 years of experience in the legal field.  Right out of high school I pursued my interest in law by working as a legal assistant continuing up to, and including, law school.   Upon being licensed by the State of California, I went into solo practice and never looked back.  I do what I love, which is helping people through their toughest times and that is why my practice is focused in everything domestic and criminal.


The Law Offices of Sabrina C. Fernandez
25283 Cabot Rd Ste 225
Laguna Hills, CA, 92653

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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2017
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Sabrina and Vicki
Divorce is difficult, to say the least. Sabrina and Vicki were my support while I was unable to stand up for myself. They are real with you and will fight for you. Highly recommend this team.
Posted by Kim Critchlow | May 23, 2016
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was wonderful as was her assistant, Vicki; my divorce went on for 2 1/2 years due to my first attorney not doing his job; my ex-husband was horrible through this process, hiding assets, imputing me with the money, they managed to get my money for me and get my own personal assets into Morgan Stanley and T. Price Rowe, they saw this divorce to its conclusion. I would recommend Sabrina highly.
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Posted by HECFRI | April 24, 2016
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Fantastic Attorney and a Great Caring Person
First time I worked with Sabrina C. Fernandez, Esq. was during my divorce settlement in 2004. The way she managed the case and her caring touch seeking the true best interest of my beloved child and the parties involved (fairly, intelligently and justly) sold me on her services. Since then. I have been put in the unfortunate situation to have to revisit custody matters due to a lack of cooperation from the other party and a reasonable meeting of minds among the parties involved seeking what is truly best for our minor child. Because of this reason, I have been recently in the need to work again with Sabrina. I personally would choose her every time as there is no other attorney I would trust as much as her handling these type of delicate family matters. A great caring attorney who truly understands the love of a Father and how much (individuals like me) care for the true well being of our children and how much it means to be part of their lives... In my experience, Sabrina is one of the best attorneys in the field and by now a great friend as well. HF
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Posted by P.D. | April 18, 2016
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Family Law Lawyer
I have been dealing with Family Court Custody/Visitation issues with a difficult other parent for about 12 years. Over the years I have been traumatized by lawyers that have represented me and sucked me dry financially but mase no difference in my case. At a point, I was giving up on hiring another lawyer, but a friend recommended Sabrina Fernandez because she heard great and fair outcomes from a friend who hired Sabrina as an Attorney in Family Law Court. Sabrina Fernandez helped me in a dark time and in a short time! She is understanding, knowledgable, and respected in the courts as I have learned from other top lawyers! She was easy to talk to, is professional in approach, and overall has given me a positive light and reminder that there are truly caring lawyers out there! the outcome of my case cannot be better than what Icurrently have now... And Im glad that I concluded so many years of battle with Sabrina Fernandez representing me and being by my side. I truly recommend her to anyone who needs representation in Family Law Court...100%! And in any case.. (Hopefully not tho) if I need her represntation... She would def be hired by me again! Thanks Sabrina Fernandez!
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2016
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Family law
Recently I needed a child custody order of modification written and submitted to the court. Sabrina was prompt and answered all of my questions. Sabrina made it very easy for me so that I did not have to worry about anything. I would recommend Sabrina to anyone that needs a family law attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2016
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Best Attorney I've Dealt With.
Sabrina was recommended to me by a family friend as I needed a specialist in family law. She was always prepared, answered all my questions and responded immediately during the week and even weekends to emergencies that I had and she kept me completely updated. Sabrina helped negotiate a very favorable agreement for me. She is an outstanding attorney and a true professional.
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Posted by Harry | April 14, 2016
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By far the best attorney I have had the pleasure of dealing with
Sabrina was referred to me from one of the most prominent attorneys in Southern California since his case load was full. Immediately, I knew she was the right attorney for me. She was kind, compassionate, and always responded in a timely manner. She successfully defended me in a Home Owners Association Case , and later, a domestic case where she managed to have all charges dropped by the judge. I consider her not only one of the best and most diligent attorneys I have ever met, but also a friend. She is honest, reasonable, and will fight for your rights. I can't recommend her highly enough. Thanks for all that you have done Sabrina!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2015
I have used Sabrina's services several times and have never been anything but happy with my outcome. She is a wonderful lawyer in court and outside of the court house. She listens and is always on your side. Even when I felt the worst was going to happen she assured me she was going to take care of me to the best of her ability and made me feel secure in my decision to have her as my representation. I trust Sabrina with any case i may have in the future so much so that I even referred a good amount of my friends to her, and they all had great outcomes as well. Sabrina has never let me down and she genuinely cares about each one of her clients.
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Posted by K Carreon | August 12, 2014
Great Divorce Attorney
Sabrina Fernandez represented me in a divorce where my soon to be x was requesting high spousal support, money for HIS bills and to have me removed from my own home. To make a long story short, Sabrina made a fool of him and his lawyer and we walked out victorious and he walked out with a lousy 3k that he spent 10k getting. I was only ordered to pay his temp support at 600.00 per month for only 5 months. Had I not used Sabrina I am confident I would be paying 1500.00 per month to that deadbeat for the rest of my life. She was awesome to watch!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2013
Guardianship Help
I was referred to Ms. Fernandez by a friend whose grandchildren's Guardianship Ms. Fernandez handled and won. I found Ms. Fernandez to be experience and thorough throughout the case. She knew the process so it made it less stressful during such a trying time. I would absolutely recommend Ms. Fernandez to anyone who is looking for an experienced guardianship lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2013
Sabrina Fernandez, Awesome Criminal Defense Attorney
My family used Sabrina on a couple of cases involving our children. Not only is she professional, knowledgeable, and knows her courts, she is also caring, patient, and understanding. She walked us through each case step-by-step. She got us the best deal on each case that we feel we would not have had we hired another attorney. I can't tell you what a relief it was to have Sabrina in our corner. I would hire Sabrina again, and I recommend her to anyone who needs help in the criminal court system. Don't try and go at it alone. I know had we done that things would not have turned out as they did. Thanks again to Sabrina.
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Posted by Rosemarie Kimberly | February 5, 2013
Sabrina Fernandez is an excellent attorney.
I had previoulsy worked with 2 attorneys on a paternity case. The father owns his own nightclub/resturant and is what is known as a, "professional hider". Sabrina was absolutely amazing!! Not only did she handle my case and get me the support I was justified in receiving she got our daughter the visitation which was in her best interest. She also corrected the many errors the previous attorneys left me to clean up.
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Posted by KCarr | October 19, 2011
Great Lawyer!
Sabrina represented me in a domestiv violence case, both criminally and in family law. She was very knowlegable in both areas of law and I couldnt have been more happy with the outcome of my case.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2011
Great Attorney
Choosing a lawyer is hard. I received a referral for Sabrina and I was extremely pleased. She always responded to my calls/questions, is very smart/quick to act, and won my case. We have been working with Sabrina for over 3 years now for multiple issues and I couldnt be happier with her! Fantastic!
Posted by jan | July 1, 2011
BEST attorney
Ms Fernandez is the best attorney I have worked with. She is very smart, hard working, knows the law, does what she says she will do and has integrity. I started my divorce trial with an attorney who showed up with no documents, no plan, no preparation and allowed me to be cross-examined by my ex! Thank God I found Ms. Fernandez. She was able to pick up my case at a very difficult point in time, digest the facts and make sense of a senseless situation. She was able to bring my 3 1/2 year case to conclusion and was proactive in getting the best judgements possible for myself and my daughter. With Ms. Fernandez, I finally had a voice and a partner in my case. I wish I had hired her from the beginning!
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2009
Very professional attorney!
Sabrina has a very keen insight into the Orange County family court system. Everything she said was going to happen...happened in the exact timeline she said it would. She seems to know people, also. Sometimes I wonder if attorneys really know what they take on when they represent a client. Sabrina does. She could see right through the stories...and what's more, she knew which judges would, also. She was invaluable. She was actually my brother's attorney, so I don't know the retainer fee or hourly rate, but I would definately pay for her skills.
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Posted by Vladimir | November 9, 2022
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Don't be fooled. Bills like the big boys without the results.
Underwhelming, understaffed, underachieving and unprepared sums it up. Oh and micro transaction billing. As if your 12 second email reply is worth $87. She will nickel and dime your deposit down to nothing before you even see the judge with erroneous questions via email instead of asking all questions about once, she will happily let you respond to her emails that she will will bill each one individually for. Just wasted efforts, wasted back and forth. $900 for an income and expense declaration... Stay away from the small time lawyer that bills you out the wazoo and then gets upset when you question where $5k went and only produced two forms to the court and hasn't accomplished anything. I went into my last hearing without an attorney and got the same results which in my opinion says quite a bit about any skill you thought you were paying for. Totally unprepared in the child support hearing, distracted even, working from home. Lackluster skill and performance. Do your homework and set expectations.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Sabrina C. Fernandez
  • 2002 - Present


  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • University of Southern California
  • Undergraduate
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  • Orange County Bar Association
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  • Italian American Lawyers Association
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  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Sabrina
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A strong advocate for her client while always professional and courtesy to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sabrina is a well-respected attorney in our community. She is personable, professional, passionate, and knowledgeable. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"The drop down box only permits one area for endorsement. I endorse this lawyer for both criminal and family law areas. Ms. Fernandez is very articulate and hard working attorney. She cares about her cases and anyone who retains Ms. Fernandez is in good hands."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sabrina is my first referral for people when I have a conflict. I also refer all guardianship and criminal matters to Sabrina. Clients often call me when their matters have been concluded to rave about Sabrina and her staff."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Fernandez is a great attorney. She has a high acumen when it comes to family law and she is well liked among her peers and judges. I highly endorse Ms. Fernandez."
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Laguna Hills Family Lawyer Sabrina C. Fernandez
Sabrina C. Fernandez
Family Attorney
Laguna Hills, CA
Licensed for 22 years