Attorney at Law
Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

750 B Street, Suite 2100
San Diego, CA  92101

Phone:  (619) 685.3042
Fax:  (619) 702.6855



Professional Organizations and Offices:

  • State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist since 1980; Chair, San Diego CFLS Committee 1996
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow since 1981; President, Southern California Chapter 1987; National Officer 1989-2005, 2008; President 2002; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow since 1989
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Diplomate since 1994
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, One of Founders 1972
  • California State Senate Subcommittee on the Administration of Justice, Advisory Commission on Family Law 1978-1979
  • Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of the Court, Elkins Family Law Task Force 2008-2010

Mediation, Arbitration, And Judicial Training And Experience:

  • Family Law Arbitration/Mediation Panel, Alternatives to Litigation 1973-1996
  • Arbitration Training and Certification: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and American Arbitration Association at Stanford Law Center 1988; Faculty of AAML Arbitration Training Program 1989-1993
  • Mediation Training: University of San Diego Law School and American Arbitration Association 1984; Center for Understanding in Conflict (40 hours) 2011
  • Negotiation Training: Harvard Law School and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2008
  • Certified Collaborative Law Attorney 2010
  • Superior Court Judicial Training Program 2012
  • Judge Pro Tempore Juvenile Court: 1975-1980
  • Judge Pro Tempore Family Law Division: 1977-1999
  • Settlement Judge Family Law Division: 1981-2004

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in San Diego, San Diego Magazine 1983 to date
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1995 to date
  • Super Lawyers in Southern California, and Top 25 San Diego Women Lawyers, 2007 to date
  • San Diego Family Law Attorney of the Year, Best Lawyers in America 2010
  • Top 25 Lawyers in San Diego, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine 2010
  • Best Lawyers-First Tier Law Firms US News and World Report 2010 to date
  • Best Matrimonial Firm of the Year, USA, Finance Monthly 2011 to date
  • Family Law Attorney of the Year, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter 2004