Rachel Scatizzi is an associate at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek where her practice emphasizes general civil litigation and family law, with a focus on high asset dissolution cases and contested custody and paternity matters.
In addition to a growing practice in adoption and assisted reproductive technology, Scatizzi regularly assists clients with mediated settlement agreements, negotiation of pre-marital and post-marital agreements, drafting and review of parentage agreements, domestic violence restraining orders, and post-dissolution modifications of custody and support.
Prior to joining Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek in 2007, Scatizzi was an associate at a law firm in St. Louis, Mo., where she served as the firm’s pro bono coordinator.
Scatizzi also worked as a law clerk to Michael J. Reagan, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, and as a mock trial coach at Washington University School of Law.
During her tenure in St. Louis, Scatizzi received the Milton F. Napier award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Scatizzi currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Junior League of San Diego, where she directs all of the fundraising efforts of the organization.
As a member of the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, Scatizzi has served on the Women’s Resource Fair Task Force for the past three years, with principal responsibility for recruiting and managing more than 300 community volunteers to staff the annual outreach event for homeless, recovering, abused and indigent women. Scatizzi also serves as an alumnae member of the advisory board for the Zeta Rho chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of California, San Diego.
Scatizzi received her Bachelor of Journalism, magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri in 2001.
She earned her juris doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005.
While in law school Scatizzi was an associate editor of the Global Studies Law Review, interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois, was the recipient of awards for excellence in oral advocacy and participated in several national trial competitions.
Scatizzi is admitted to the State Bar of California, State Bar of Missouri, State Bar of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association.
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|Nominations Open:||September 14|
|Nominations Close:||October 26|
|Nominees Announced:||November 2|
|Finalists Notified:||November 4|
|Publication Date:||December 21|
Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.