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.)

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

  • Handled over 300 legal matters representing victims of domestic violence and parents seeking to obtain equal access to their children, with substantial experience in retirement, high asset dissolution cases, post-judgment modifications, settlement negotiations, discovery, 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