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Heidie Trautwein

Heidie Trautwein


Born: Tokyo, Japan
Admitted to State Bar of California, June 2010
U.S. District Court – Southern District of California, June 2010

Nominated for the 2013 San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Young Attorney Award
2014 – 2015 State Bar of California Wiley W. Manuel AwardPrior to joining Yelman & Associates, Heidie worked at a national firm in the civil litigation department working on high net worth family law cases. As a result, she understands the complexities involved in these type of cases as well as the sensitivity associated with related matters including but not limited to children and finances. Heidie is dedicated to her practice and focuses on achieving her clients’ goals with integrity, professionalism, compassion and attention to detail.


Sonoma State University, B.A. in Biology, minor in Chemistry, May 2005
Empire College School of Law, J.D., June 2009


California State Bar
San Diego Family Law Bar Association

Practice Areas

Family Law: Divorce, Legal Separation, Paternity, Child Custody, Visitation Rights, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Support Arrearages, Modifications, Enforcement of Judgments.


I first met the staff at Yelman and Associates the summer of 2013. I wanted to close an ongoing family law issue which I knew would be less than “fair and balanced” considering the tumultuous nature of my divorce from my ex in the past. Immediately after meeting with Tara for an hour, I knew I came to the right place. She guided me and prepared me through the process up to a year later, without issue.

We later discovered there was more legal territory to cover to properly close my case. This would of course cost more money and Tara had a plan for that too. My case was transferred to Heidie, another attorney in the Firm, and I couldn’t be happier. Heidie picked up where Tara left off and provided the same level of legal professionalism, aggression, and tact at a very fair price. Heidie is an invaluable and consummate attorney when it comes to properly handling family law affairs. I could not go wrong either way. She is very prompt with her updates and responses. Furthermore, she never left me in the dark through the entire process, regardless of how tense the situation became.

There isn’t much more to say for an all-in-one family law firm. You get 5-star care and treatment at Yelman and Associates. I will definitely request their services in the future, if needed. I recommend them 100%.

J.B. N.C.

I wanted to let you know how thankful I am to you for assigning Heidi to my case. She and I met before the hearing to go over some paperwork and to give me an idea of what to expect when in court and also about the judge. When we were called upon…..Heidie represented your firm very well. I met the Judge who wasn’t the easiest to work with, but Heidi was very professional, well prepared, and very well spoken. I was nervous at first, but those nerves left quickly when I saw how well she handled the Judge’s many questions. When it was all done we were very happy with the outcome and I’m very grateful for all the work she has put into my case and thankful to you for not giving up on me.

A.M. San Diego

Heidie, I want to thank you for your efforts in getting the release of the illegal lien on the transaction. Your quick action, and the “all guns blazing” approach was exactly the right way to get him to comply. His history, from what I have been able to observe, makes this a case of justice well served. Well done.

PH/JD San Diego

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