University of San Diego School of Law
Lesa Christenson has handled numerous high-asset cases, including several with estates worth more than $40 million. She also routinely handles high-conflict custody cases, including move-away trials.
Christenson is a founding member of ABC Family Law, 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 her current firm 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 2012, and 2014 and 2015 editions of Super Lawyers. She also was named a Top Attorney in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Christenson is a former member of the executive committee of the San Diego County Bar Certified Family Law Specialists. She is a past board member of Lawyers Club of San Diego. She 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. She also offers to local law firms a free MCLE presentation called, “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Family Law.”
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