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Rebecca E. Ritchey

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Rebecca E. Ritchey
Location: San Diego, CA
Phone: (858) 717-8040
Being a lawyer is more than just practicing the law. We understand the importance of actively participating in our community. We encourage our staff to volunteer in the San Diego community, invest their time in learning and implementing new technologies at the firm, and network with non-lawyers.

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 - May 2009
  • Honors: magna cum laude
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 to Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Business Networking International, Member, 2012 to 2018
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Soroptomist International of La Jolla, Nonprofit Board Member and Treasurer, 2014 to Present
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Volunteer Attorney, 2015 to 2017
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Volunteer Attorney and MCLE Instructor, 2013 to Present
  • San Diego Dads Corps, Volunteer Managing Attorney and Attorney Presenter, 2012 to 2015
  • Housing Opportunities Collaborative, Volunteer Law Clerk, 2009 to 2009
  • TJSL Veteran’s Clinic, Volunteer Law Clerk, 2008 to 2009
  • TJSL VITA, Tax Clinic, Site Coordinator, 2007 to 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 Juniata College.
  • Studied in Italy at Syracuse University Florence while attending TJSL.