Dolores A. Contreras

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Contreras Law Firm
 | 402 West Broadway, Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-238-0616
Fax: 619-342-3166
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Family Law (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As founder of the Contreras Law Firm, Dolores A. Contreras offers legal services to people and companies in San Diego, California. She focuses her practice on business litigation, handling cases involving contract disputes, unfair business practices, cross-border disputes and partnership issues. Additionally, Ms. Contreras also represents clients in divorces and any other family law matter, business transactions and general civil litigation.

After Ms. Contreras graduated from the University of California San Diego with a bachelor's degree in political science, she attended the California Western School of Law and earned a Juris Doctor.

Facing a business dispute or an issue that requires litigation is often stressful as the business' success may depend heavily on the outcome. Ms. Contreras understands this and works with clients to help them understand where their case stands and the costs associated with the litigation process. She has a reputation for listening to her clients' concerns and has been praised for the respect and care she shows them. As an experienced litigator, Ms. Contreras does research on the other party to determine their financial standing. This gives her the ability to see whether the other party will be able to drag her client into a lengthy court case or pay the damages her client is seeking.

Over the last several years, Ms. Contreras has been nominated for several awards and was the recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the National Latina Business Women Association. Her legal comments have been sought by local media outlets and she is a member of several associations, including The State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, the National Association of Realtors and the La Raza Lawyers Association. Ms. Contreras also speaks Spanish.

Practice Areas
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Business Litigation (70%): Non-Compete Agreements

Family Law (30%)

Focus Areas

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Dolores Contreras

Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Latino Champion Awards Business Leader of the Year Nominee, 2014
  • The American institute of Legal Advocates Presented to Dolores Contreras the Elite Advocate recognition on Family Law on 2018, Elite Advocate , American Institute of Legal Advocates , 2018
  • Top Attorney Corporate Litigation Nominee, 2013
  • National Latina Business Woman Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2009
  • Orange County Business Journal Women in Business Award Nominee, 2013
  • Top Attorney Real Estate Litigation Nominee, 2013
  • San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year Finalist, 2014
  • The Daily Transcript’s Young Influentials 2014 Nominee, 2014
  • Women Who Move the City Award Finalist, 2013
  • San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year Finalist, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Realtors
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Realtors Association
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • California Bar Association
  • National Latina Business Women Association
  • La Raza Lawyers Member
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Orange County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Las Valientes Legal Speaking Event, September 27, 2014 - 2015
  • Abriendo Puertas, Speaking Events throughout San Diego


  • Ms. Contreras and Mr. Reznik recently obtained a full defense verdict in a cross-border business litigation matter after a one month jury trial. 

Educational Background:

  • University of Califonia, San Diego
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Office Location for Dolores A. Contreras

402 West Broadway
Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-238-0616

Fax: 619-342-3166

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Last Updated: 1/29/2019

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