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Lesa Christenson

Of Counsel & Board Certified Expert in Family Law

Lesa Christenson is a top-tier attorney who practices with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. She has earned a reputation for being a heartfelt advocate for her clients. Lesa’s client-centered approach has made her an instant favorite with the people who trust her with their family law needs. Lesa takes the time to explain the legal process to her clients which empowers them to set realistic goals for their specific cases, leading to greater client satisfaction.

Lesa has spent almost four decades honing her legal skills in and outside of the courtroom. This family law veteran has earned a reputation for advocating for the best possible results for her clients, whether through mediation or litigation.

Extensive Professional Recognition

Lesa is honored with an “AV” rating, the highest possible rating Martindale-Hubbell gives to practicing attorneys. Less than 5% of attorneys in the United Starts are given this distinction. To receive this ranking, attorneys must be reviewed and recommended by their peers, members of the bar and the judiciary. Only attorneys with the highest ethical standards, in depth legal expertise and communication skills are given this designation.

From San Diego Super Lawyers to Daily Transcript Top Attorney honors, Lesa’s legal prowess has been recognized by the most respected rankings in the industry.

This trailblazer became the first female partner in the 81-year history of Hillyer & Irwin where she focused on civil litigation involving business, construction and real estate disputes.

Lesa makes the most of her decades of experience by mentoring and training young attorneys through her emerging business, New Attorney Secrets.


In her time outside of the office, Lesa enjoys design from decorating her home with vibrant colors to sewing one-of-a-kind garments. From yoga to meditation, mindfulness training is an essential part of her daily routine. This consummate student of life enjoys exploring the world as a travel “hacker,” an expert on traveling on award points and miles. She just returned from navigating her way through her 32nd country!


  • University of San Diego University
  • University of San Diego School of Law Graduate School

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