Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

6-7 years

Puja A. Sachdev is a Certified Family Law Specialist and practices exclusively in family law handling dissolutions, child custody, child and spousal support, and property division matters in addition to temporary and permanent domestic violence restraining orders.

Sachdev is also noted for her extensive background in the finance and business field. She received her B.S. in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, in marketing and management. She completed her M.S. in business administration in financial and tax planning at San Diego State University and obtained the Certificate for Personal Financial Planning. Prior to her career in law, Sachdev worked as a research analyst for Franklin Templeton Investments. With an extensive business and financial background, Sachdev has a distinct advantage in understanding the financial issues in a family law matter. She became the first family law attorney in San Diego to obtain the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a designation primarily held by financial professionals, and founded the Law Office of Puja A. Sachdev to provide legal services with integrity and financial consciousness.

As well as being a member of numerous organizations, Sachdev is presently chair of the Ethnic Relations and Diversity Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association, co-chair of the Diversity Fellowship Program, Chair of Social Media for the 2014 Women’s Resource Fair Task Force of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. She is also an active member of Lawyers Club of San Diego, the South Asian Bar Association of San Diego having served two terms as treasurer, the San Diego Standing Committee of the Family Law Executive Committee of the California State Bar, the San Diego Family Law Bar Association, and Hera Hub. Sachdev has also been a panel speaker for the San Diego County Bar Association and Lawyers Club and volunteers for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2013

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 2013 Finalists

1-2 years

Ben Aguilar

Law Offices of Ben Aguilar

Jessica Blas

The Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Tyler Campbell

Foldenauer Law Group

Ben Coughlan

Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys

Michael Dallo

Dallo Law Group

Jeremy Evans

California Sports Lawyer

Michael Fullam

Parker Straus LLP

Kristen Gonzales Roberts

San Diego Law Firm

Melissa Laugle

Heggeness Sweet Simington & Patrico

Jing Li

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Aastha Madaan

Brownstone Law Group P.C.

Jacob Stipp

The Ellis Firm

Brooke Tabshouri

Fisher & Phillips

Geoff Thorne

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Alisha Wood

Law Office of G. Cole Casey

3-5 years

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Ankur Garg


Michael Healy

Fredrickson, Mazeika & Grant LLP

J. Patrick Hicks

Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP

Tim Johnson

Ogletree Deakins

John Landay

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

Michael Leonard

San Diego Corporate Law

Jessica Mackaness

McKenna Long & Aldridge

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Caroline Perry

San Diego Padres

Karen Potter

McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Scott Salmu

Salmu Law Firm APLC

Travis Stewart

Provide Commerce Inc.

6-7 years

Sigurd Carlson

Sempra Energy

William Concidine

East Village Law Group

Greg Del Gaizo

Robbins Arroyo LLP

Heather Ferbert

Christensen & Spath LLP

Brian Findley

Mulligan & Banham

Angela Jae Chun

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

James Mann

Latham & Watkins

Lindsey Mercer

Law Offices of Lindsey B. Mercer

Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

Alexandra Selfridge

Law Offices of Kenneth N. Greenfield

Ashley Teague

Teague Law

Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Harold Trimmer

Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch and Pott

Kyle Yaege

Galuppo & Blake

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Important Dates

Nominations Open September 11
Nominations Close October 31
Nominees Published November 8
Finalists Notified November 11
Sponsorship/Advertising December 9
Publication December 18



Timothy Hutter, Allen Matkins

Associate at Allen Matkins San Diego, Timothy Hutter's drive and passion for law have earned him recognition as a top Young Attorney for 2012 by The Daily Transcript.

Past Events

Young Attorneys reception

Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.