Colleen A. Warren

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Diego, California

Genesis Family Law
Colleen A. Warren
Genesis Family Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2006

Education: University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

Genesis Family Law

2655 Camino Del Rio N
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108 Visit website


Colleen A. Warren is dedicated to serving clients with their family law needs in the San Diego, California, area. She focuses her practice on the areas of divorce and other family law matters, using an extensive background to defend parental and children's rights. She accepts a wide variety of cases, including marriage dissolution, collaborative divorce, property characterization and division matters, child custody and support, reimbursement claims and protective orders.

Ms. Warren graduated with a business administration degree from the University of San Diego in 2000. She worked as a family law paralegal for two years before entering law school. In 2005, she earned her Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific. Prior to opening her own practice, Law Offices of Colleen A. Warren, APC, she was a founding partner at a family law and mediation firm in San Diego.

She is certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Recognized for her excellent legal skills and ethics, Ms. Warren has earned the highest possible peer-review rating of AV-Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" rating from her peers through Avvo.

Volunteering her legal skills to her local community, Ms. Warren served as a legal advisory board member to Project SARAH at the Jewish Family Service of San Diego. She has also lectured students at California Western Law School on family law and career development topics. Ms. Warren is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the San Diego Family Law Bar Association (SDFLBA).  Ms. Warren currently serves on the Board of Directors for the SDFLBA and was President of the Board of Directors in 2020.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Top Lawyer in San Diego, San Diego Magazine, an achievement recognizing the “highest in ethical standards and professional excellence
  • Norby Award, SDFLBA, San Diego Judicial Officers, 2021
  • Michael C. Shea Award, San Diego Family Law Bar Association, 2020
  • "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Young Attorney, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2010, 2011
  • Nominated as the "Top Family Law Attorney" in San Diego, 2012
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Third Saturday Seminars, frequent speaker
  • Lectures at California Western Law School on career development, the practice of family law, and transitioning from school to private practice
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Project Sarah, Jewish Family Services, Volunteer, 2007
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Lawyer's Club of San Diego, Member, 2006 to present
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Judge Pro Tem/Mandatory Settlement Conference Judge, San Diego Superior Court, 2017
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, 2006 to present
  • Southern District Court of Appeal, Member
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association - Board of Directors; Co-Chair Minor's Counsel Committee, Co-Chair 2018 Summer Seminar, 2018 Member Bylaws Committee, 2019 Education Chair & President Elect, 2020 President, 2018
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2006 to present
  • Minor's Counsel Panel for the San Diego Superior Court, Member
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2005
  • University of San Diego, Bachelor’s degree, Major in Business Administration and Minor in Political Science, 2000
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, as certified by IDFA, 2018
  • Certified Legal Specialist - Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2012
Industry Groups:
  • ABA
  • Lawyer's Club
  • San Diego Collaborative Family Law Group
  • Second Saturday
  • Third Saturday

Office location for Colleen A. Warren

2655 Camino Del Rio N
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 858-275-2055


4 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

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