San Diego Family Attorneys - Firm Profile

Mr. Michael Fischer, Esq.

Michael Fischer, San Diego Family Lawyer

Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters. He is known for his ability to guide his clients through the tumultuous processes of family court in an aggressive yet compassionate manner.

Mr. Fischer graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph's College in Rensellaer Indiana with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a minor in Political Science. For twenty-two years he oversaw the growth of his photography studio and photo processing laboratory in Soldotna, Alaska as well as owning and operating commercial salmon fishing permit and beach site in Alaska's Cook Inlet. Mr. Fischer's experience as a business owner uniquely qualifies him to assist his clients through the financial turmoil a separation or dissolution may present.

After experiencing his own very contested divorce, he chose to go back to get his law degree in order to help others who have to go through the unwelcomed experiences of divorce. Mr. Fischer graduated with a Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento California. McGeorge is an American Bar Association accredited school and has been recognized as one of the top 100 law schools in the United States.

Mr. Fischer has raised a daughter who is a successful business person, a son who is a corporal in the Marine Corp as well as currently raising a two year old daughter with special needs and a one year old foster child with his wife of seven years. With his extensive business and financial background and his inimitable life experiences, Mr. Fischer's uniquely qualified to assist his clients with their family law matters with intelligence empathy and compassion.

Mr. Craig Van Thiel

Craig Van Thiel, San Diego Family Law Attorney

Craig Van Thiel is a licensed California attorney specializing in family law matters for over eight years. Specializing in complex family law matters, Mr. Van Thiel has built a reputation for bringing even the most complex family law matters to a just and cost efficient resolution.

Mr. Van Thiel Graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a bachelor's degree in political science. He continued his legal education at the University of San Diego School of Law and received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1998. He has also received a degree in Comparative Criminal Law and International Human Rights from the University of San Diego, Dublin Institute on International and Comparative Law.

Before entering private practice Mr. Van Thiel worked for the State Child Support Enforcement Unit and is uniquely aware of the inner workings of the enforcement unit as well as the complexities of child support establishment and enforcement. In private practice Mr. Van Thiel has asserted himself in the North County legal community as an expert in complex family law litigation. Mr. Van Thiel however, prides himself with his ability to bring even the most complex cases to an amicable agreement without the cost of litigation.

Samin Vali

Samin Vali, San Diego Family Law Attorney

Samin Vali is a licensed California attorney authorized to practice in both state and federal court. Her unique experiences in Family Law and Civil Litigation enable her to handle a wide spectrum of cases.

Ms. Vali graduated from the University of California, San Diego, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science specializing in Public Law. Thereafter, Ms. Vali continued her education at the University of San Diego School of Law. While at the University of San Diego, Ms. Vali developed her knowledge of Family Law by working at the Superior Court of California Family Law Facilitator's Office and the YWCA Legal Advocacy Center, where she assisted in pro per and modest means clients with their Family Law and Domestic Violence matters. As a result of her community service efforts and academic achievements, Ms. Vali was awarded a University of San Diego Community Service grant and recognized as an exceptional advocate in her class. Ms. Vali was also published in the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues for her work pertaining to the impact of dissolution on minor children.

After obtaining her juris doctorate degree from the University of San Diego, Ms. Vali entered private practice, where she handled hundreds of contested and uncontested Family Law cases. Ms. Vali briefly left Family Law to practice Civil Litigation, but quickly realized that her heart and interest was in Family Law. Ms. Vali has since happily returned to Family Law, where she continues to demonstrate her success in bringing her clients' cases to a just resolution.

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