Finalist

Puja Sachdev

Law Offices of Julia M. Garwood

Young Attorneys 2010: 3-5 years

Puja Sachdev practices family law with the Law Offices and Mediation Services of Julia M. Garwood APLC handling dissolution, child custody, child and spousal support, and property division matters in addition to temporary and permanent domestic violence restraining orders.

Sachdev graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California with her J.D. in 2006 and obtained her B.S. in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno with a dual major of marketing and management and a minor in Japanese in 2000. She completed her M.S. in business administration with a concentration in financial and tax planning at San Diego State University in 2009 and received the certificate for personal financial planning from San Diego State University in 2009. Sachdev is the only family law attorney in the greater San Diego area with the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. With an extensive business and financial background, Sachdev has a distinct advantage in understanding the financial issues in a family law matter.

As well as being a member of numerous organizations, Sachdev is the treasurer of the South Asian Bar Association and the chair of seminars of the 2011 Women’s Resource Fair Task Force of Lawyers Club. She is also actively involved in the Ethnic Relations and Diversity Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Standing Committee of the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar. 

Prior to her career in law, Sachdev worked as a research analyst for Franklin Templeton Investments. She is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing and received the Certificate in Law and Social Justice. She has volunteered for the Family Law Facilitator, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and the Princess Project of San Diego.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2010

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2010 Finalists

1-2 years

Erika Anderson

GCR LLP

Robert Bello

Berman & Riedel LLP

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Shawn Cobb

Latham & Watkins

N. Ben Cramer

Mulligan & Banham

Ahmed Diab

Law Offices of Robert A. Stutman P.C.

Dawn Fonseca

Littler Mendelson

Renee Galente

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Eric Ganci

Galente Ganci APC

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Kimberly Kirkpatrick

The Law & Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck

Araceli Martinez

Law Offices of Araceli Martinez

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Mhairi Ransom

Allen Matkins

Geoffrey Spreter

Law Offices of Alex Schack

3-5 years

Cecilia Brennan

GCR LLP

Marissa Dragoo

GCR LLP

Kriste Draper

Children’s Advocacy Institute, USD School of Law

Andrew Gregor

Foley & Lardner LLP

Ben Howard

Neil Dymott

Michael Kinslow

Zalkin Law Firm PC

Maureen Mueller

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Justine Phillips

Baker & McKenzie

Puja Sachdev

Law Offices of Julia M. Garwood

Jason Schingler

Worden Williams APC

Daphne Skogen

Herold & Sager

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

Shawn Tafreshi

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Ben Wagner

Mintz Levin

Colleen Warren

Lewis & Warren APLC

6-7 years

Andrew Abrams

Fish & Richardson

Elizabeth Barros

Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.

Graham Buccigross

Sheppard Mullin

Courtney Bunt

Duane Morris LLP

Ted Fates

Allen Matkins

Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Lara Garner

Fish & Richardson

Jennifer Hansen

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC

Jeremiah Moffit

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Ronson Shamoun

RJS Law

Joshua Sonné

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP

Matt Steiner

Morrison & Foerster

Tamera Weisser

Jones Day

David Zachry

Procopio

Bryan Ziegler

County of San Diego

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Important Dates

Nominations Open: September 15
Nominations Close: October 20
Nominees Announced: November 3
Finalists Notified: November 5
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Publication Date: December 15

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