Serving the Community since 2015
About Broaden Law LLP
Broaden Law LLP was founded in 2015 by Marisa E. Nahale and Naima B. Solomon to establish a new type of law firm based on the best interests of their clients. They eliminated surprise billing and give each new client a candid assessment of potential outcomes.
Clients feel comfortable reaching out to the attorneys at Broaden Law LLP again and again for legal advice. Broaden Law LLP is a women-owned and operated boutique law firm representing individuals, families, small business owners, and nonprofit boards.
We broaden the way people see their law firm, both within the company and with our clients. We focus on building a meaningful team dynamic and incorporating a strong work/life balance to help our attorneys provide our clients with the best possible service.
Honesty, integrity, and respect—these are the core principles we apply to our clients. Whatever the case, the team at Broaden Law LLP, will stand by your side and make sure you have access to all the information and guidance you deserve.
KEY OF SUCCESS
Broaden Law LLP was created to expand legal representation and to offer a new model for the practice of law. We’re innovative, open-minded, and care about our team members as much as our clients. Our diverse backgrounds and passion for practicing law allow us to provide every client with the care, compassion, and dedication the client deserves.
MEET THE TEAM
NAIMA B. SOLOMON, ESQ.
Naima B. Solomon began her legal career working at a mid-sized law firm in downtown San Diego, where she had the opportunity to work as part of a sophisticated team of business lawyers. Ms. Solomon is a member of the Probate Attorneys of San Diego and currently serves on the Probate Handbook Committee.
Passionate about efficiency in all things, Ms. Solomon co-founded Broaden Law LLP to combine her entrepreneurial spirit with the field of law. Ms. Solomon’s approach is to identify various strategies based on the client’s situation and unique goals to ensure her clients are involved in the decision-making process in a meaningful way.
MARISA E. NAHALE, ESQ.
Marisa E. Nahale began her legal career working as an in-house attorney at a Fortune 500 company in the Bay Area. After relocating to San Diego, Ms. Nahale co-founded Broaden Law LLP. She is dedicated to helping people who are going through difficult matters and minimizing legal fees.
Ms. Nahale’s practice areas include uncontested divorces, mediation services, and collaborative divorce. In 2015, Ms. Nahale established a nonprofit called The Kokua Foundation to give back to her local community. The purpose of the Kokua Foundation is twofold: fulfilling underprivileged children’s wishes during the holidays and instilling in our children the importance of giving back.
SARA L. IMSDAHL-JOHNSON, ESQ.
Ms. Johnson has represented clients in the Eastlake/Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista for over 14 years. She has extensive experience in family law and civil litigation. Ms. Johnson has also defended litigants in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases.
Ms. Johnson’s trial experience and reputation for zealous advocacy lead clients to seek out her services. Ms. Johnson recognizes that our clients may be experiencing some of the most difficult periods in their lives and she approaches each case with grace, compassion and honesty.
RODOLFO HERRERA, ESQ.
Attorney Herrera graduated from Thomas Jefferson Law School in 2007, and has been practicing Family Law since 2007. Rodolfo previously operated Herrera Law Firm in San Diego, CA, and joined the Broaden Law team in 2023.
VANESSA N. JIMENEZ-BROWNE, ESQ.
Ms. Jimenez-Browne represents clients in family law matters, including divorces, legal separations and support actions. Ms. Jimenez-Browne joined Broaden Law LLP in 2017.
MICHAEL L.S. HAWKINS, ESQ.
Mr. Hawkins focuses on domestic violence restraining orders and criminal defense. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Hawkins to our team of client advocates at Broaden Law LLP.
CHELSEA N. HEAD, ESQ.
Ms. Head’s practice focuses on estate planning and probate law. Ms. Head joined the Broaden Law team in 2022.
Client Services Manager
Desteny Johnson leads Broaden Law LLP’s client services team. Ms. Johnson has been with the firm since 2016.
Director of Public Relations
Alejandra Alonso manages the reception desk at Broaden Law LLP. Ms. Alonso has been with the firm since 2019.
Carlos Flores supports Broaden Law LLP’s team by assisting in all client matters such as gathering & arranging evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation.
Jessica Taylor supports Broaden Law LLP’s team by performing clerical duties such as organizing files & retrieving client paperwork.