Rebecca E. Ritchey

Rebecca E. Ritchey

San Diego, California

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Mediation
  • Court Appearances
  • Consulting Services
  • Property Division
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Attorney Fees & Costs
  • Post-Judgment Modifications
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Temporary Orders (Request for Orders)
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marital Agreements
  • Discovery (Demand for Production, Special Interrogatories, Request for Admissions, Depositions, etc.)
  • Trial preparation
  • Motions to Compel
  • Pre- and Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Marital Settlement Agreements (MSAs)
  • Dissolution (Divorce) of Marriage (and Domestic Partnership)
  • Legal Separation of Marriage (and Domestic Partnership)
  • Nullity of Marriage (and Domestic Partnership)
  • Settlement negotiations

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • District of Columbia, 2010


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctor magna cum laude - May, 2009
  • Juniata College
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - May, 2004
    • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Major: IT
  • Université Catholique de Lille
  • Syracuse University Florence

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Business Networking International, Member, 2012 - 2018
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Soroptomist International of La Jolla, Nonprofit Board Member and Treasurer, 2014 - Present
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Volunteer Attorney, 2015 - 2017
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Volunteer Attorney and MCLE Instructor, 2013 - Present
  • San Diego Dads Corps, Volunteer Managing Attorney and Attorney Presenter, 2012 - 2015
  • Housing Opportunities Collaborative, Volunteer Law Clerk, 2009
  • TJSL Veteran’s Clinic, Volunteer Law Clerk, 2008 - 2009
  • TJSL VITA, Tax Clinic, Site Coordinator, 2007 - 2009

Legal Experience

  • Over 10 years of experience as a family law attorney. Areas of expertise and substantial experience include settlement negotiations, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, post-judgment modifications, high-asset dissolution cases, representing parents seeking to obtain equal access to their children in custody matters, division of retirement accounts, temporary and permanent spousal support orders and modifications, child support orders and modifications, and court appearances.
  • Represents underserved litigants through the SDCBA’s (San Diego County Bar Association) LRIS (Lawyer Referral and Information Service) Modest Means Panel
  • Represents service members on deployment under the SCRA (Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act) as a court-appointed volunteer attorney
  • Represented victims of domestic violence, including immigrants, and provided low cost legal services to them through a program at the Turning the Hearts Center

Fun Facts

  • Enjoys yoga, trying out new restaurants, and traveling to wineries with friends and family
  • Favorite job (before becoming an attorney): Personal Trainer
  • Studied in France at the Université Catholique de Lille while attending Juanita College
  • Studied in Italy at Syracuse University Florence while attending TJSL