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Daniella Todorova Felix

Family Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   36 reviews

also known as Daniella Felix, Daniella T. Felix

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniella

Learn Daniella’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorce and separation, child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, summary dissolution, uncontested divorce.

    9 years

  2. Litigation
    50%
    Legal disputes between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions.

    9 years

CLIENT-CENTERED APPROACH. AFFORDABLE PRICING.

Daniella’s approach is simple – ensuring that each of her clients feels like her only client. Thus, Daniella is committed to providing client-centered representation that is also cost-effective. She is dedicated to keeping clients informed every step of the way. Phone calls and emails are usually returned within 24 hours. From preparatory research to courtroom presentation, Daniella’s diligence, devotion, and comprehensive strategy allow her to continuously execute on what matters most: her clients’ success.

Daniella’s refreshingly authentic approach to both client interaction and courtroom delivery allow her to deliver results in an accelerated and cost-effective manner. Though her expertise encompasses family law litigation and civil matters, Daniella also holds a track record of success in resolving numerous civil litigation and personal injury matters. Daniella’s extensive courtroom experience includes appearances and trials in numerous courts throughout California, and successfully arguing an appeal in the Second District Court of Appeal. Daniella has also volunteered hundreds of hours on pro-bono matters, advocating on behalf of litigants who cannot afford legal representation.

Daniella began her legal career in 2011 as a paralegal, where she built up experience and expertise on complex family law matters including prenuptial agreements, custody, support, property division, and more. Daniella’s experience in local law offices gave her a strong command of civil litigation and transactional work as well. Though her approach is to negotiate and settle whenever possible, Daniella’s client-centric mindset and passionate courtroom advocacy help her get results for her clients again and again.

Born and raised in Europe, Daniella is completely fluent in Bulgarian. A passionate world-traveler, she enjoys seeing new sights and experiencing the fresh perspectives that different world cultures and settings provide. Additionally, Daniella enjoys cooking and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Daniella earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science with Emphasis on International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated with high honors. Earning her J.D. from the Santa Barbara College of Law, Daniella graduated at the top of her class. She is admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of California and is a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Location

Felix & Killen
1114 State St Ste 232
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Reviews

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Posted by Tina | October 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniella is amazing!
An attorney friend referred me to Daniella Felix when I was ready to file for divorce, and I could not be more pleased with her work. Daniella was empathetic, very clear in her explanations, and really went above and beyond in making the divorce process as low stress as something like that can be. Her rate was competitive, and the final cost was well within her original estimate. I would recommend her to anyone considering divorce, separation, etc.
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Posted by Crisk | September 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent attorney
Daniella Felix is an amazing Family Law attorney. She has a beautiful, warm personality that was so understanding of the problem I brought to her attention for help in finding a solution and find it she did! I have the utmost respect for this lady who knows the law and knows how to apply it. She is not only very knowledgeable and professional but very honest, patient and a great listener. I cannot say enough positive things about her and the very favorable outcome she negotiated for me. I absolutely recommend her highly like 100%.
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Posted by Ben | May 15, 2023
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Outstanding!
My experience with Felix and Killen was nothing short of amazing. Daniella fought for me relentlessly. Throughout the process, Daniella remained composed and absolutely professional. I felt that she genuinely cared and was determined to resolve my issue. In the end, her perseverance, knowledge and effectiveness allowed me to come out with the results that I sought. I can not say enough good, or more highly recommend the team at Felix and Killen.
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Posted by Lee | May 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Daniella Felix, a good lawyer
I used Daniella Felix to end alimony payments in a California marriage that ended in 1996. I had paid the stipulated amount of alimony from 1996 until the present (2023) but when I retired one year ago the alimony became increasingly burdensome. My original attorney had told me numerous times that “there was no way” alimony could be modified, but when he retired I sought an second opinion from Ms Felix. She reviewed my case and gave me a different opinion. She thought it was “highly likely” that I could get alimony stopped. I then hired her, and in just 3 months she got the alimony to stop. So I would say that Ms Felix is very thoughtful, she didn’t rush into anything, but once she gives her opinion it is highly likely to be correct. In my case she was able to talk reasonably with my ex-wife, and we reached an agreement without going to court. The case unfolded exactly as she said, so I consider her to be very reliable. And her fees were not high, in the usual range for this type of work. I would recommend Daniella Felix without reservation. Lee Shershow
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Posted by Craig | January 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
My family had some complicated documents that needed to be completed within a quick time frame and after reading the many raving reviews of Daniella Felix, we decided to give her a call. She immediately offered to handle the situation, stating that she could help us in an efficient and cost-effective way. Daniella could not have done a better job. She worked with our turnaround time, guided us through the preparation of the documents, diligently reviewed our work, making changes as necessary, and stayed in touch with us beautifully throughout the process. Daniella was always caring, professional, pleasant and truly cared that our documents were the way we wanted. We highly recommend her.
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Posted by Kelly | August 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Daniella is a winner!
I just recently finished working with Daniella Felix from the law firm of Felix and Killen. I'd luckily never had to hire a lawyer before in my life and I was worried about what the experience would be like. I had someone well respected in the SB Law community recommend Daniella to me. We spent a minimum of 18 months together before my divorce proceedings were finally brought to a conclusion IN MY FAVOR and that's all due to Daniella. She is very intelligent, hard working, patient, classy, empathetic, and funny too. Her paralegal was extremely sweet and patient and her partner Mr. Killen is a gentleman. She fought hard for me but with class and dignity. I recommend her and her law firm 100% and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2022
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Highly recommend!
After researching and interviewing other family law attorneys, I knew I had found the right attorney for me after speaking to Daniella. She is extremely knowledgeable, energetic, confident, and experienced. I felt listened to and I knew she would have my back and stand up for me when having to take my ex back to court. She is so kind, personable, passionate, and professional, and she made the whole process so much easier than I had anticipated. She was always quick to get back to me whenever I had a question or when there was an update regarding my case. She is very detailed and explained the whole process to me, so I understood what was most likely going to happen. She laid out all the information crystal clear for the judge and she got me everything that I had asked for. It is very clear she knows family law. This was the best experience I have ever had with an attorney. I have no doubt that I would hire her again if needed. I highly recommend Daniella Felix and her team.
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Posted by Richard | June 23, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Daniella
Daniella is amazing. She was very prompt and understanding of my case. She made me feel confident and protected of my rights with the issue that i was experiencing. She gave me time and options to think about before i made my decision. Everyone should be as dedicated as she is. My case was solved quickly and concisely. Will go to her again if i ever have questions. Thank you so much
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Posted by Dan | May 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Family Law Attorney!
Let me be clear right up front ... if you're going through a divorce, or another family related legal matter, you absolutely want Daniella Felix as your attorney! She is the epitome of a professional and had the necessary expertise, dedication, patience and toughness to successfully handle my extremely complicated and contentious divorce case. Daniella knows family law at the expert level and she guided me through the cumbersome and emotionally charged divorce process with care, patience, and ease. Her guidance was always straightforward, honest, and spot on, and her legal briefs were incredibly powerful, thorough, effective and of the highest quality. She was always receptive to and prompt in answering all of my questions and welcomed mutually open discussions, feedback and additional points of view for consideration. Additionally, Daniella was cool and calm in multiple high-pressure courtroom proceedings. She used her extensive legal knowledge to successfully counter and outmaneuver opposing counsel resulting in an optimal outcome for me. And, perhaps as equally important, Daniella genuinely cared about me as a person and has the highest of moral standards; she stands out as a shining example of what an attorney should be! Prior to hiring Daniella, a close friend of mine advised me to do two things when selecting an attorney ... hire the best one you can find and follow their guidance. Very quickly I knew that I could completely trust Daniella to handle my case with the perfect balance of expertise, professionalism, honesty, and integrity. Without a doubt, Daniella is the best family law attorney out there and I lucked out in selecting her, and the entire Felix & Killen team, to represent me in my divorce. I highly recommend you retain Daniella Felix as your attorney ... you won't regret it!
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Posted by Kim | April 7, 2022
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Best Attorney in Town!
We were referred to Daniella from another attorney in town and we could not have been happier with our experience! Daniella is always so pleasant to work with and was extremely attentive to anything and everything that came up during the process. We ended up getting stuck with a judge known for being unfair in her rulings so we weren't sure what to expect. Daniella laid out our case so crystal clear to the judge and actually got us everything we asked for awarded in our favor! We would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a family law attorney, she is the best in town!
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2022
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I had a very complicated, atypical case and she turned it into a happy ending for me.
Daniella Felix is the best lawyer I could have ever accidentally picked. I went off of her reviews so I know they can be powerful. If I could recommend her, as well as her partner, to everyone needing a lawyer I would. My experience going through something normally considered the worst time of your life was actually pretty pleasant and decent. I always had a timely response from her, felt heard and understood and was never shocked by a bill. I feel like I am the only person I've heard of who still loves their lawyer after working together for nearly 3 years. And most importantly she knows what she is doing. I had a very complicated, atypical case and she turned it into a happy ending for me.
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Posted by Fatima | February 18, 2022
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Absolute best!
I would like to take a minute to express my gratitude towards Daniella Felix and her team. Daniella is hands down the best Attorney anyone can have, I am very honored to have had her help me when I needed help most. Daniella became my go to person, anytime I had any questions Daniella was always there to answer them. Daniella will go far and beyond to get you the best results. She is extremely knowledgeable, reliable and is as professional as it gets. She is someone who is experienced and someone you can definitely trust. She takes the time to go over in detail any questions you may have. She brings everything to the table and takes your case personally. I could have not asked for a better attorney, she really is the best. Daniella and her team will really be there for you without a doubt.
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Posted by Thankful Client | February 3, 2022
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Thankful for lawyers like you!
Daniella Felix helped me go through my divorce in a very professional but also caring and compassionate way. She was available to answer my questions and to help me understand all the legal details. Daniella managed to make something as unpleasant as our divorce into something easier and more bearable. I was her client, being the petitioner, but my ex husband, being the respondent, was also pleased with how smooth she made the process of resolving our situation. I really appreciated her knowledge and ethics, her help, and her warmth; and her paralegal Stevie, was also very nice and helpful.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
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Professional and Personable!
Daniella was truly amazing throughout this entire case. She helped my mother through the grueling process of taking my father back to court after he had refused to pay spousal support for the last 12 years. Daniella did everything in her power to help my mom overcome every obstacle faced throughout this case, both professional and personal. Even when my mother was in the hospital dealing with health complications while the case was going on, Daniella went above and beyond to reach out to me, her client’s daughter, to let me know that I could reach out to her if we needed anything. Not only will you receive professional service, you will also know that the attorneys tending to your case actually care. Highly recommend their services!
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Posted by Roni Owens | October 4, 2021
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A Godsend!
Daniella was truly a godsend for me! I was given a list of possible attorneys to call and after my first consultation I knew she was the right attorney for me. I never looked back. I felt listened to and respected. Daniella was very realistic, direct while still somehow miraculously being kind about some very difficult aspects of my protracted divorce. She proved her expertise in family law multiple times! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Spaska | August 28, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
dental malpractice
In my experience, Daniella Felix is exceptionally good at her profession. She is patient, well prepared professionally, and very caring toward her clients – a combination rarely encountered nowadays. After problematic dental work, I obtained/acquired persistent facial and jaw problems. Ten months later, the dentist who caused my suffering, filed a claim with his insurance and told me that I have to seek legal help. I talked to more than 50 lawyers who politely declined to work with me, saying that such a dental malpractice case was impossible to win in court (which the dentist must have known when directing me to seek legal help). I gradually realized that in addition to the injuries I had sustained from the faulty dental work, I was facing prolonged and very expensive treatment which I could not afford. An acquaintance of mine recommended that I contact Daniella Felix. She called back soon after I left a telephone message for her. And then she proceeded to make the impossible possible! Not only did she encourage me to not abandon my grievances, but she assisted me to file a successful claim directly with the dentist’s insurance. This resulted in financial compensation covering my medical expenses related to the problematic dental work I had endured. Therefore, I am very grateful to Daniella Felix and highly recommend her legal services.
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Posted by Arthur | June 30, 2021
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Efficient, Personable
I had a very difficult divorce case with me. I had battled for years. Without the help of Daniella, I know that I would not have had the successful outcomes I have had. I would recommend Daniella from FELIX KILLEN LAW firm. Thank you again Daniella for absolutely everything!
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service once again
I’ve used the legal services of Felix and Killen Law Firm for second time now. I can say that both times, Daniella, has delivered outstanding results. Very professional, understanding, and most importantly, very passionate and dedicated about her work. She always strive to do the right thing for her clients and truly cares about their situations! I highly recommend the professional services of Felix and Killen Law Firm for any family law matter and beyond.
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Posted by Robert | March 24, 2021
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SATISFIED CUSTOMER
In March of 2020 I was struck by a vehicle and severely injured while crossing the street at a crosswalk. To seek justice concerning this matter I was referred to Daniella Felix of Felix & Killen-Attorneys at Law of Santa Barbara. A year after my accident the matter was resolved by Felix & Killen and I am very satisfied with the outcome. I am thankful to Felix & Killen, and in particular to Daniella, for all their hard work and professionalism in bringing this matter to a positive conclusion, and hope others who find themselves in a similar situation will be wise enough to choose Felix & Killen as their attorneys!!
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Posted by Dawn | March 17, 2021
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Simply the Best Human
Over 7 years, I had gone through several attorneys in town. Most of them took large amounts of my money and accomplished little to nothing. Other attorneys refused to take the case as they didn’t believe grandparents have any rights in California and most of them wouldn’t even return my calls. On my final effort to protect my relationship with my granddaughter, I reached out to Felix and Killen Law office. Their very kind paralegal Stevie took my information and said he would give the information to the attorneys there and they would contact me if they felt they could take on the case. After being denied and let down by so many other attorneys in town I was losing hope. At 11:00 pm that night I woke to an email from Daniella Felix. This wonderful woman had never met me. She went on to explain that she read the history of my case and promised to fight for me and my granddaughter. Daniella went to work on my case immediately and never ceased. My own family did not even help or show the concern in this situation as much as Daniella did. She has a huge heart. Most attorneys do not. My granddaughter and I were not dollar signs to her. She truly cared. We cried together at the court’s failures. We cried together at the victories, which were many, as soon as Daniella took over my case. There was never a day that I had to wonder if my attorney was actually working on my case. I often received Dropbox notifications and emails from her into the midnight hours. At one point I was getting weak emotionally as well as physically over the court’s inability to see the truth in the case and rule accordingly and when I thought I couldn’t go on Daniella called me up and said, “ We are not giving up”. I now have my granddaughter back in my life and we are re-bonding from the 7 years that was taken from us. There is no way I can explain what Daniella has done for us. I will forever be grateful with my entire heart and soul. I soon discovered that Daniella’s partner in the firm is a corporate attorney. I was in the midst of opening a business while fighting for my granddaughter, which was extremely stressful. Daniella introduced me to her partner, Bryce Killen and that business relationship began! Daniella Felix and The Felix and Killen Law office will be my attorneys for life. Anyone looking for truth and justice mixed with caring and kindness will find that in this firm. These amazing human beings are angels on earth! Thank You Daniella and the entire firm at Felix & Killen Law!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Bycel & Felix
  • 2015 - 2016

Education

  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tesfamichael v. PMB Stock Co., Inc.
  • Court of Appeal reversed in our client's favor.

Associations

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bulgarian

Speaking Engagements

  • Experience at SBCOL
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Daniella
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Daniella and they are extremely satisfied with her services. She is honest and truly cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the good fortunate of working closely with Daniella on a number of cases. Besides knowing the law and how to apply it, she is superb with clients. She is an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing. While a strong advocate for her clients, she works well with opposing attorneys to resolve cases. I recommend her without reservations to any potential client."
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Santa Barbara Family Lawyer Daniella Todorova Felix
Daniella Todorova Felix
Family Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available