Ilona Antonyan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Antonyan Miranda, LLP
 | 402 W Broadway, Twenty-First Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-696-1100
Fax: 619-696-1171
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Ilona Antonyan is a founding partner of Antonyan Miranda, a litigation trial attorney, and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Ms. Antonyan became the youngest person in California to become a Certified Family Law Specialist, after achieving the rigorous requirements in only five years of practice.

Having immigrated to the United States in 1992 as an Armenian refugee, Ms. Antonyan is fluent in English, Russian, and Spanish, and is collaterally licensed as a real estate broker, and also obtained Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Ms. Antonyan focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters, specializing in high-net worth cases and those which generally involve complex areas of law and litigation. Given her diverse cultural background, Ms. Antonyan regularly represents international businesspersons and large marital estates with an international nexus. Prior to co-founding Antonyan Miranda, Ms. Antonyan managed her own successful family law and civil litigation practice, where she achieved multi-million dollar jury verdicts on behalf of her plaintiff clients.

In recognition of her substantial family law and trial accomplishments, Ms. Antonyan was named as a Super Lawyer® in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and has also been selected as a Top Attorney by the San Diego Daily Transcript.

Concurrent to the practice of law, Ms. Antonyan serves as an Adjunct Professor of Family Law at California Western School of Law, and also volunteers as a Judge Pro Tem in both the Family Law and Small Claims divisions of the San Diego Superior Court. Ms. Antonyan previously served three years as a Director for the San Diego County Bar Association's Board of Directors, from 2012 through December 2015.

Ms. Antonyan graduated from Case Western Reserve University with honors in only two-and-a-half years with two majors and two minors, including a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science, and received her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law.

State Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Federal Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
    San Diego and Imperial Counties
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
    Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Ilona Antonyan

Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage:


  • 2017 Nation's Top One Percent of attorneys in the United States, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2011 San Diego Top "Young Attorneys" Award, the San Diego Daily Transcript

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization, 2011
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Possesses both Series 7 and 66 securities licenses

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals., 2015
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego, 2015
  • U.S. District Court-Southern District of California, 2005
  • Director, San Diego County Bar Board of Directors
  • California Supreme Court
  • San Diego Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • (CASD) Consumer Attorneys of San Diego,Member
  • (ACFLS) Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
  • SDCBA Certified Family Law Specialist Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Adjunct Professor of Family Law at the California Western School of Law , 2015
  • Judge Pro Tem in San Diego Superior Courts (Family Law and Small Claims), 2014
  • Volunteering though the San Diego County Bar Association.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Founding Partners, Ilona Antonyan, CFLS and Timothy Miranda, CFLS, join NBI faculty for a two-day MCLE program that covers trial preparation, custody, support, asset division and tax considerations. Ilona's lecture topics cover - Marital Settlement Agreements: Pitfalls, Drafting Tips and More, and The Divorce Hearing and Trial, Faculty, 2018


  • Ms. Antonyan obtained a $1,025,324.00 verdict in a premise liability, and assault and battery case of Yousif v. Gibo. The Premise Liability Case settled for a confidential amount before trial. The Assault and Battery was tried resulting in the aforementioned verdict amount, which included $350,000.00 in punitive damages.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Holds a US patent for an invention


Educational Background:

  • Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, B.A., Majors: Psychology and Political Science., Minors: Philosophy and Spanish as minors., Honors: cum laude, 2002


  • “Ms. Antonyan is a diligent, intelligent, crafty and aggressive advocate for her clients. She is the primary person we refer cases to in San Diego for family law issues without hesitation.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Ilona Antonyan

402 W Broadway
Twenty-First Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-696-1100

Fax: 619-696-1171

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Last Updated: 11/8/2018

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