Broaden Law LLP

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Serving the Community since 2015

About Broaden Law LLP

Our History

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.

Chula Vista's Best Divorce Lawyers

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

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.

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OUR PRINCIPLE

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.

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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 Solomon Esq, Broaden law LLP, Chula Vista

NAIMA B. SOLOMON, ESQ.

SuperLawyers.com Badge | Naima SolomonNaima 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 Nahale Esq, Broaden Law LLP, Chula Vista

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, Broaden law LLP, Chula Vista

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, Partner, Broaden Law LLP

RODOLFO HERRERA, ESQ.

Rodolfo Herrera is a San Diego native and has been practicing family law for over 15 years. Mr. Herrera gained extensive experience handling and litigating family law matters during his time managing his own law practice.

As a partner at Broaden Law, Mr. Herrera’s practice includes representing clients in all aspects of their family law matter including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, paternity matters and domestic violence restraining orders. Mr. Herrera graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2006. In his spare time, Mr. Herrera enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters and their golden retriever.

Vanessa Jimenez-Brown Esq | Broaden Law LLP

VANESSA N. JIMENEZ-BROWNE, ESQ.

Senior Family Law Associate

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.

John B Sturges IV | Chula Vista CA | Broaden Law

JOHN B STURGES IV, ESQ.

Senior Estate Planning Associate

With an extensive background in estate planning and a passion for helping individuals protect their assets and secure their legacies, Mr. Sturges is dedicated to providing personalized legal solutions to clients. His expertise and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable member of the Broaden Law team.

Andrea Zamora ESQ, Broaden Law LLP, Chula Vista

ANDREA ZAMORA, ESQ.

Family Law Associate

Ms. Zamora is a Bay Area native who came to San Diego to learn the practice of law. She graduated from law school with honors and competed on the TJSL National Trial Team, for which she now enjoys volunteering as a coach for new law students.

She knew that family law was her dream goal from a very young age, and is devoted to helping families in San Diego County with family matters of all kinds. Ms. Zamora joined Broaden Law in 2023.

Jacob York West esq, associate attorney, family law, broaden law llp

JACOB YORK WEST, ESQ.

Family Law Associate

Mr. York joined the family law team in 2023.

Michael Hawkins Esq | Broaden Law LLP

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.

Desteny Johnson | Client Services Manager | Broaden Law LLP

DESTENY JOHNSON

Client Services Manager

Desteny Johnson leads Broaden Law LLP’s client services team.  Ms. Johnson has been with the firm since 2016.

Alejandra Alonso | Receptionist | Broaden Law LLP

ALEJANDRA CONSTANTINO

Director of Public Relations

Alejandra Constantino manages the reception desk at Broaden Law LLP.  Ms. Constantino has been with the firm since 2019.

Anna Celiceo, Broaden Law LLP, Chula Vista

Anna Celiceo

Paralegal

Anna supports Broaden Law LLP’s team by assisting in all client matters such as handling all legal documents for attorney review and case preparation. Ms. Celiceo joined Broaden Law in 2023.

Carlos Flores | Paralegal | Broaden Law LLP

CARLOS FLORES

Paralegal

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.

Ana Paula Muñoz, Broaden Law LLP, Chula Vista

Ana Paula Muñoz

Records Clerk

Ana supports Broaden Law LLP’s team by performing clerical duties such as organizing files & retrieving client paperwork. Ms. Muñoz joined Broaden Law in 2023.

Vanessa Jimenez-Brown Esq | Broaden Law LLP

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 Hawkins Esq | Broaden Law LLP

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.

John B Sturges IV | Chula Vista CA | Broaden Law

John B Sturges IV, ESQ.

Senior Estate Planning Associate

With an extensive background in estate planning and a passion for helping individuals protect their assets and secure their legacies, Mr. Sturges is dedicated to providing personalized legal solutions to clients. His expertise and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable member of the Broaden Law team.

Jacob York West esq, associate attorney, family law, broaden law llp

Jacob York West, ESQ.

Family Law Associate

Mr. York joined the family law team in 2023.

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