Born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Admitted to the California Bar in 1992, the U.S. District Court, Southern District in 1992, the U.S. District Court, Central District in 1993, and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2000.
Certified Specialist Legal Malpractice Law
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Ms. Preciado has been a litigator for over 23 years handling trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences, extensive law and motion, and discovery, including hundreds of depositions. She has 23 years’ experience representing and advising a wide range of clients in all aspects of litigation from inception through conclusion through dismissal, verdict, judgment, settlement, and/or disposition through pre-trial motions. She has both first and second chair bench trial and jury trial and arbitration experience obtaining favorable judgments for clients. Ms. Preciado has prepared, argued and won a significant number of motions, including numerous dispositive motions. She has also obtained favorable outcomes for clients at trial, settlement and appeal. For 23 years, she has been advising clients in connection with early and cost-effective pre-litigation resolution, complex issues, case merits, exposure, alternative dispute resolution, litigation strategy, deposition, mediation, and arbitration. Throughout her years of experience representing lawyers and law firms in professional liability defense cases, Ms. Preciado has handled countless claims involving underlying family law matters. Ms. Preciado has had experience with family law issues regarding Child Custody, Child Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Restraining Orders; Income available for Support; Interstate Jurisdiction; Community Property Division and Characterization of Property.
University of San Diego School of Law, Cum Laude 1992
Member of the San Diego Law Review
University of San Diego School of Law Merit Scholarship
American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
University of San Diego, Magna Cum Laude 1988, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish
Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
United States Achievement Academy’s Scholastic All American Award
Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
Phi Alpha Theta (International Honor Society in History)
Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society)
Fullbright Fellowship, 1988, Costa Rica, “Peace and Development in Central America”
State Bar of California, June 1992 to present
San Diego Family Law Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
Lawyers Club of San Diego
Hispanic National Bar Association
San Diego La Raza Lawyers’ Association
Wiley v. County of San Diego (1988) 19 Cal.4th 532 (co-author amicus brief)
Co-Speaker, “Zealous Representation and Ethical Considerations” Case Study: In Re Marriage of Davenport (2011) 194 Cal.App.4th 1507, Federal Bar Association, Inland Empire Chapter, July 2011
. . . you went above and beyond the call. You were experienced, clever and did your homework . . . You researched and obtained more in court than what we asked for and we won, won won. A million Thanks. [UCCJEA]
I am exceedingly pleased with the results. . . your diligent efforts on my behalf will benefit my family not only now but in the immediate and long term future. I was very selective when choosing an attorney . . . I realize now how important that decision really was. . .[Divorce]
San Diego, CA
I had been through two attorneys . . . I needed a powerhouse in my corner. . .The true test was when we [went] into court . . . I walked out of the court room amazed with her talent and care. . . My only regret is that I didn’t have her from the beginning . . .
I am extremely appreciative for all you have done and continue to do for me. I truly believe someone was looking out for me when I found you to represent me at that horrific time in my life . . . You and you entire staff are the dream team and I am thankful for all you do!! Thanks to every one of you!!
San Diego, CA
Although I never plan to be in this situation again, I would recommend Yelman & Associates to anyone going through a divorce. Of the many lawyers I have encountered within the courthouse . . [you are] . . . one of the most competent, intelligent, and genuinely caring attorneys . . .
My wife and I would like to say thank you for the outstanding work you did for us. Words cannot give our appreciation justice . . . Your service and knowledge was second to none . . . We will proudly recommend you and your firm to anyone we know who may be in need of legal assistance.
San Diego, CA
Charles Kim Jr.
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