Frann Setzer, CLS-F, MBA
Ms. Setzer practices exclusively in the area of family law, advising clients in complex custody, support and property matters related to dissolution, as well as post judgment proceedings, paternity actions, domestic violence issues and the drafting of premarital agreements. As a Family Law Specialist, Ms. Setzer sat for a second bar exam solely on family law, making her certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and serves as Minor’s Counsel, represent minor children within the family court system.
Ms. Setzer has extensive experience in litigation as well as various methods of alternate dispute resolution. Her practice philosophy is that, while litigation is necessary at times, family law attorneys have an obligation to preserve relationships and conserve the client’s assets. In her experience, Ms. Setzer finds that using mediation, negotiation and collaborative techniques before resorting to litigation often helps achieve these goals.
Originally from New York City, Ms. Setzer graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern Graduate School of Business in 1990. She graduated from California Western School of Law.
Ms. Setzer is a member of the California State Bar, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Family Law Bar and the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego. She was a Board member of Lawyers Club from 2015-2018. When she is not working, Ms. Setzer spends time with family and friends and is an avid hiker and world traveler.
Email Ms. Setzer directly at Frann@SetzerFamilyLaw.com