Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Anna S. Encinias is an attorney at Contreras Law Firm who has dedicated her entire career solely to family law cases. She is Certified by the State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist, which is only achieved by approximately 1 in 200 California attorneys.
Aside from her dedication and vast knowledge in Family Law, her organization and attention to detail allows her to efficiently represent her clients through what can be the most difficult time in their lives. Her passion for Family Law over the last 7 years with Contreras Law has only deepened, driving her to focus on each case to make clients feel as though they are her only one. Further, her unmatched ability to communicate with the other side allows for an open dialog for negotiation and settlement. However, some cases do require court intervention to attempt to provide clients with the most opportune outcomes. In these cases, Ms. Encinias has a confident demeanor in the courtroom and prides herself in being respected by the San Diego Judicial Bench.
Ms. Encinias’ ability to speak fluently in both English and Spanish supports her communication skills with all clients allowing for a tailored analysis to be discussed and approved by each of her clients before implementation. She is sensitive to the needs of each client, especially when decisions are being made regarding creating a visitation schedule for children or helping clients to determine their new monthly financial situations. Ms. Encinias has adept knowledge in navigating both simple cases wherein potentially parties can agree via a negotiated stipulation, as well as complex divorces needing the experience of experts and evaluators to assist in completion of the case.
Attorney Encinias’ experience includes dissolution proceedings, child custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships, child support, spousal support, post-judgment modifications, mediation, preparation and review of marital settlement agreements, and both the preparation and defense of domestic violence restraining orders. Attorney Encinias is a member of the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Ms. Encinias attended the University of California San Diego where she graduated with a degree in Political Science. She then obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, now known as Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is a member of MANA De North County San Diego and the San Diego Bar Association.
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California
- Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
- Juris Doctor
- University of California San Diego
Professional Associations and Memberships
- MANA De North County San Diego
- San Diego Bar Association