Nancy Stassinopoulos APC


Biographical Info


  • J.D. cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY
  • B.A. in Fine Arts, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  • Mediation training: San Diego Mediation Center; Northern California Mediation Center; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; Collaborative DivorceTraining
  • Bar Admission Date: California 1980; New York 1975


  • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, since 1987

Practice Specialties

  • Family Law: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Property Division; Divorce Mediation; Collaborative Divorce

Membership & Honors

  • Past Chair, Family Law Section, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Past Chair and Two Terms as Member of the Executive Committee of the Certified Family Law Specialists Committee, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Family Court Services Subcommittee and Counsel for Children Subcommittee of the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member, Executive Committee, California State Bar Family Law Section, 1996-1999
  • Judge pro tempore in Superior Court, Family Law Division, 1987 – present
  • Member of American Bar Association Family Law Section; San Diego Lawyers Club; California Women Lawyers

During her career in family law, Ms. Stassinopoulos has represented both men and women in family law matters, and she has also represented children when appointed by the court in high-conflict cases. She has incorporated Collaborative Divorce into her practice with the hope that it will reduce the negative effects of litigation on children and families.