Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Puja Sachdev is a Certified Family Law Specialist who focuses on divorce, custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and property division. She received her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating cum laude with her Juris Doctorate. She received her bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, in marketing and management with a minor in Japanese. Sachdev is noted for her extensive background in the finance and business field.
Prior to law school, Sachdev worked as a research analyst at Franklin Templeton Investments. After law school, she completed her masters of science in business administration in financial and tax planning at San Diego State University and obtained the certificate for Personal Financial Planning. She realized many people are not informed about how the decisions they make during their divorce may impact their independent financial future. Sachdev became the first family law attorney in San Diego with the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a designation primarily held by financial professionals, and founded Sachdev Legal Group, APC to provide legal services with integrity and financial consciousness.
Sachdev is a trained family law mediator. She received her training from the renowned Forrest “Woody” Mosten of Mosten Mediation in Los Angeles, who focuses on cutting-edge approaches to skill building and creative resolutions. Sachdev uses her mediation skills to volunteer her time with the San Diego County Superior Courts to serve as a settlement judge for court-ordered Mandatory Settlement Conferences.
Sachdev is widely recognized as one of San Diego’s top attorneys, receiving honors from The Daily Transcript, SD Metro Magazine, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program and Super Lawyers. She has been featured in the Alumni Spotlight by San Diego State University College of Business Administration, as a “Mover & Shaker” in Mission Valley News and quoted by Divorce Magazine. She has also been a panel speaker for the San Diego County Bar Association and Lawyers Club on work-life balance for new attorneys and solo practitioners, and has presented Continuing Legal Education courses to the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, San Diego Law Library and the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts.
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