Dolores Contreras

Partner
Location:
San Diego, California
Phone:
619-908-1495
Fax:
619-342-3166
Email:

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.

Ms. Contreras is fluent in both English and Spanish.


Important Litigation Involvement

Jury trial representing developers in a cross-border litigation lawsuit involving over $30 million. Based on the evidence and procedural strategies, the verdict was in favor of the developers after a three-week jury trial. Attorney Contreras has been featured on San Diego's Channel 10 news for her work defending this case.

Bio in Spanish

Las soluciones creativas son la especialidad de la Sra. Contreras cuando se trata de ejercer derecho civil y familiar. Como socia y fundadora de Contreras Law, la Sra. Contreras ha enfocado sus habilidades y amplia experiencia en las áreas de litigios comerciales, derecho inmobiliario y derecho familiar. La Sra. Contreras tiene experiencia acreditada en juicios y litigios y representa a entidades comerciales e individuos en una amplia gama de asuntos legales.

Inicialmente, la Sra. Contreras comenzó su carrera como abogada con su enfoque en litigios civiles, lo cual incluye asuntos comerciales, de bienes raíces, y bancarrota. Durante este tiempo, varios de sus clientes comerciales buscaron su asesoría sobre asuntos de derecho familiar, específicamente divorcios donde están involucrados negocios y asuntos complejos. Sus clientes encontraron estratégicamente beneficioso tener un abogado con experiencia en negocios, bienes raíces y experiencia de juicio para ayudarlos con sus necesidades de derecho familiar. La Sra. Contreras descubrió que todas estas áreas se entrelazan y que es importante tener un amplio conocimiento en cada una de ellas para mejor asesorar a sus clientes. 

La Sra. Contreras habla inglés y español con fluidez.

Participación importante en litigios 

Juicio con jurado que representa a desarrolladores en una demanda de litigio transfronterizo que involucro más de $ 30 millones. Basado en la evidencia y las estrategias de procedimiento, el veredicto fue a favor de los desarrolladores después de un juicio con jurado de tres semanas. La abogada Contreras ha aparecido en las noticias del Canal 10 de San Diego por su trabajo en la defensa de este caso.  

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Cross Border Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Califonia, San Diego
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • The Daily Transcript’s Young Influentials Nominee, 2014
  • Latino Champion Awards Business Leader of the Year Nominee, 2014
  • Orange County Business Journal Women in Business Award Nominee, 2013
  • Women Who Move the City Award Finalist, 2013
  • Top Attorney Corporate Litigation Nominee, 2013
  • Top Attorney Real Estate Litigation Nomine, 2013
  • San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year Finalist, 2013 - 2014
  • National Latina Business woman Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2009
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
  • Top Attorneys in San Diego Rising Star, 2015 - 2018
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates Family Law, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40, 2017
  • Woman of the Year, 2017
  • Top Females Shaping the City’s Future, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • National Latina Business Women Association
  • San Diego Realtors Association
  • National Association of Realtors
  • La Raza Lawyers Member
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates Family Law

Pro Bono Activities

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish