Law School/Year: USD, 1985
College/Year: USD, B.A., Political Science, 1982
Family & Domestic Relations
Christenson has handled numerous high-asset cases, including several with estates worth more than $40 million. She also has handled many high-conflict custody cases.
Christenson is a founding member of Ashworth, Blanchet, Christenson & Kalemkiarian, and has been practicing law since 1985. She provides a full range of family law services, from prenuptial agreements to post-judgment modifications of prior court orders. Prior to co-founding ABC&K in 2000, Christenson started a Family Law Department at the San Diego law firm of Hillyer & Irwin, where she was elected the firm’s first woman partner. Prior to focusing exclusively on Family Law, Christenson practiced commercial and business litigation and construction law for 15 years. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named in the 2008 through 2010 editions of Super Lawyers. She also was a Top Attorney for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Christenson is a former member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego County Bar Certified Family Law Specialists. She also is a past board member of Lawyers Club of San Diego. She has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Small Claims Court and has been a speaker for California Women Lawyers, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the La Jolla Bar Association. She speaks and writes on the topics of Family Law and business development.