Family Law Attorney Patricia Santamaria - Family & Divorce Lawyer for All California Family Law Matters
Ms. Patricia Santamaria joined Yanez & Associates as an associate attorney. She grew up in Orange County, California where she attended the California State University at Fullerton, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development.
During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Santamaria worked for a non-profit organization providing a wide range of services to underprivileged men and women, at-risk youth, foster youth, veterans and survivors of domestic violence, and drug & alcohol recovery from various ages and diverse backgrounds.
Patricia Santamaria understands the importance of giving back and helping others. This desire for helping others combined with her personal experiences is what steered her towards a career in law. She comprehends the difficult and emotional process involved with immigration and family law matters and will assist you through the process with dignity and compassion.
Ms. Santamaria attended Whittier Law School, where she received a Juris Doctor degree in 2016 and graduated with honors, Cum Laude. She served as a fellow with the Center for Children and Families and as an Article Editor for Whittier’s Journal of Child & Family Advocacy.
After her first year at Whittier Law, Ms. Santamaria participated in a study abroad program accredited by the American Bar Association in Nanjing, China. While in Nanjing, Ms. Santamaria attended courses in Contemporary Problems in Family Law, International Adoption Law and California Child Custody practicum. Upon graduating from Whittier, she received the Center for Children’s Rights Certificate.
She interned with the Legal Aid Society’s Family Law Clinic and worked alongside the Orange County Office of County Counsel – Child Protection Unit.Ms. Santamaria has a passion for the law with experience in Immigration, Family Law matters dealing with child custody and visitation, guardianships and limited conservatorships and is bilingual.
She is a recipient of the Wally Davis Scholarship offered by the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association.
Ms. Santamaria is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law section and Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
Undergrad: California State University of Fullerton
Law School: Whittier Law School
Admission Date: 2017