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

    Creative solutions is Ms. Contreras’ specialty when it comes to practicing law. As a partner and founder of Contreras Law, Ms. Contreras has focused her skills and extensive experience in the areas of business litigation, real estate law, and family law. Ms. Contreras has reputable trial and litigation experience and represents business entities and individuals in a wide array of legal matters. Ms. Contreras also has a real estate broker’s license.

    Ms. Contreras initially began practicing law with her focus on civil litigation matters, including business and real estate matters, and bankruptcy. During this time, several of her business clients sought advice from her on family law matters, specifically divorces where businesses and assets are involved. Her clients found it strategically beneficial to have an attorney well versed in business, real estate and trial skills to assist them with their family law needs. Ms. Contreras found that all of these areas intertwine and that having extensive knowledge in each one of them is important.

    Ms. Contreras prides herself in being able to use her experience in formulating effective solutions to create exceptional results.


    Practice Areas
    • 70%Business Litigation
    • 30%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Non-Compete Agreements


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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    About Dolores Contreras

    Admitted: 2008, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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
    • San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women Awards honor the dynamic female leaders who work tirelessly to affect positive change and enhance the community., Woman of the Year, San Diego Magazine, 2017
    • The National Advocates Top 40 under 40 are national, interconnected invitation-only professional honorary, networking, educational and leadership organizations composed of top attorneys from each state or Members of The National Advocates: Top 100 and The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty., Top 40 Under 40, The National Advocates, 2017
    • Latino Champion Awards Business Leader of the Year Nominee, 2014
    • San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year Finalist, 2014
    • The Daily Transcript’s Young Influentials 2014 Nominee, 2014
    • Top Attorney Corporate Litigation Nominee, 2013
    • Top Attorney Real Estate Litigation Nominee, 2013
    • Orange County Business Journal Women in Business Award Nominee, 2013
    • Women Who Move the City Award Finalist, 2013
    • San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year Finalist, 2013
    • National Latina Business Woman Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2009

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • State of California Department of Real Estate Broker's License.  Licensed issued June 2, 2009 and remains current.  , 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California Bar Association
    • San Diego County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • National Association of Realtors
    • San Diego Realtors Association
    • California

    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. , 2014
    • After a four day trial, Ms. Contreras successfully defended a Marvin Action and obtain a complete victory for her client.  A Marvin Action is a case where two people cohabitate, but are not married, and one of the parties sues the other claiming certain rights to assets and/or support based on the theory that the parties had an agreement. , 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Selected as Top 3 Business Lawyer in San Diego through Three Best Rated.  Three Best Rated selects top lawyers in each section of the law.  In selecting the top three lawyers for each section, the attorney faces a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence., 2019

    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: 9/14/2020

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