Emiliza San Diego was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego and completed her undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

During law school, Ms. San Diego earned her Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services interning with non-profit organizations. Ms. San Diego’s experience in family law began with her internship with the Family Justice Center in San Diego. It was at this time that Emiliza realized her strong desire to assist families in her work as an attorney and has continued in the practice of family law for almost a decade.

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Ms. San Diego chose a career in family law to guide people through difficult times in their lives. She takes pride in explaining complex legal concepts in a straightforward manner and providing clients with comprehensive explanations and advice, to ensure they understand their rights and all of the options available to them.

Clients enjoy working with Ms. San Diego; she has a knack for putting people at ease and has a genuine desire to help take the stress out of an often-challenging process. She takes a proactive approach to representation and maintains contact with her clients through every step of their case.

Ms. San Diego’s approach ensures that clients are able to identify their goals and understand how the law applies to their individual situation. In order to achieve the best results for her clients, she comes to the table with civility and a cooperative approach but is fully prepared to litigate the issues in court with confidence and a sophisticated understanding of the law.

In September 2023, Emiliza San Diego earned the prestigious status of Certified Family Law Specialist, an honor by the California State Bar bestowed upon only approximately 10% of family law attorneys. 

When not at work, Ms. San Diego enjoys lounging in the backyard with her dogs Frank and Floki, listening to podcasts and audio books, and bookmarking new food joints to try with her husband.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2023

Bar Admission

  • California

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2023

Professional Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Filipino American Lawyers, San Diego

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