Leslie A. Ryland

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Diego, California

Schaffer Family Law Group, APC
Leslie A. Ryland
Schaffer Family Law Group, APC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1989

Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Schaffer Family Law Group, APC

12520 High Bluff Dr
Suite 380
San Diego, CA 92130 Visit website


Leslie A. Ryland is a principal attorney at the Schaffer Family Law Group, APC, located in San Diego, California. She focuses her practice on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, highly contested matters, and complex financial issues, and she is certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

An experienced mediator, Ms. Ryland prefers to work out cases in a cost-effective and less contentious manner. She has successfully mediated many family law cases and handled collaborative divorces but will not hesitate to fight it out in court when necessary.

Empathetic and compassionate, Ms. Ryland understands what families go through because of her personal experience with divorce. She is passionate about fighting for her clients’ rights and liberties at every stage. She started her legal career taking on transactional matters, estate planning and bankruptcy cases, and later was driven to help individuals and families going through a difficult phase in their lives because of family law related matters.

Ms. Ryland is the president-elect of the Collaborative Practice San Diego, which is an organization comprised of attorneys, mental health workers and financial advisers, through which she encourages collaborative processes and resolving family law issues in an amicable manner. She also was a board of directors member of the North County Bar Association.

Graduating summa cum laude, Ms. Ryland has a bachelor’s degree in European history from the University of California San Diego. She studied law at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctor.

In recognition of her exceptional work in the legal field, Ms. Ryland has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law for six consecutive years. She has also received an “Excellent” rating on Avvo.


Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1989, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.sandiegofamilyattorneys.com/attorneys/leslie-ryl...

  • Named as Super Lawyer in 2020
  • Named to the Best Lawyers list every year since 2017
Educational Background:
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., Summa cum laude, 1985, 1985
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist – California State Bar, June 2011, 2011
  • Collaborative Practice California Conference XI: Flourishing in Collaborative Practice, 11th Annual Statewide Conference of Collaborative Professionals – April 29 to May 1, 2016 / Sofitel, Redwood City, 2016
  • Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group – Two-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training – January 22 to January 23, 2016 / Reno, NV, 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist – California State Bar, 2011
  • President-Elect of Collaborative Practice San Diego
  • Board of Directors of the North County Bar Association since 2018
  • Collaborative Practice San Diego, President, 2022

Office location for Leslie A. Ryland

12520 High Bluff Dr
Suite 380
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: 858-509-7907


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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