Broaden Law LLP

About Us

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. Chula Vista's Best Divorce LawyersBroaden Law LLP is a women-owned and operated boutique law firm representing individuals, families, small business owners, and nonprofit boards.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.  

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.

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

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

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Client Testimonials

  •   I feel like I got scammed. To start off, this woman claims she speaks Spanish, she doesn't. My mother hired her for her divorce thinking she would have a lawyer... read more

    thumb Michelle G.
    11/22/2021

      Marisa was professional and always answered my emails timely. The process went smoothly and I felt she really listened to my concerns and addressed them appropriately.

    thumb Janine P.
    10/30/2021

      Wow, wow, wow! I have nothing but great things to say about working with Broaden Law, and specifically Marisa. She was so helpful AND VERY RESPONSIVE in answering any questions... read more

    thumb Alexandra B.
    8/11/2021
  •   Responsive: From the start, Marisa and her team were very responsive. From the consultation to even after my hearings, they never let a question or concern slip by. Broaden Law... read more

    thumb Francis A.
    6/08/2021

      From start to finish they were amazing! I had a complicated divorce and they made sure I felt comfortable and had all my questions answered! Great communication and made everything... read more

    thumb monique r.
    6/02/2021

      If you are facing the prospect of an exceptionally harrowing divorce, Broaden Law  knows how to handle the most difficult cases.   Attorney Marisa Nahale helped me to negotiate the... read more

    thumb Patricia T.
    5/11/2021
  •   I called Broaden Law office and spoke with Desteny. I had a great first impression as she helped me make a same day appointment to speak with an attorney. It... read more

    thumb Dawn C.
    2/08/2021

      I had the pleasure of working with Marisa and what I really appreciated about her was she was straight to the point. She always gave me her her honest opinion... read more

    thumb Christine T.
    2/08/2021

      I would like to thank Marisa, Sara, Desteny and the rest of the Broaden Law team for helping me get through one of the most difficult times in my life.... read more

    thumb Rob K.
    2/07/2021
  •   I won't go into personal details, but I just wanted to take the time to show appreciated for Marisa and the team. They helped me out big time with a... read more

    thumb Brandon S.
    2/06/2021

      I have never had to get a lawyer before and am SO happy I found Broaden Law! Vanessa Jimenez-Browne helped me through my child custody and made the process as... read more

    thumb Ashley H.
    10/22/2019

      I have to say this law firm is amazing and affordable. Vanessa took excellent care of my case. Was very thorough, kind, professional, and made my frustrations completely go away.... read more

    thumb Heather R.
    8/12/2019
  •   I would absolutely recommend Marisa and her team at Broaden Law. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and empathetic. She gives you the best legal advice and options.   She's assertive... read more

    thumb Alicia R.
    5/13/2019

      I had received a free consultation with a lawyer there unfortunately it seemed she was more concerned about her license being taken away for malpractice rather then hearing my questions... read more

    thumb Nixie M.
    5/01/2019

      I am very grateful to have found Marisa and the team at Broaden Law (Desteny J. and John S. were amazing too!) to carry out various legal proceedings on my... read more

    thumb Conchita C.
    3/23/2019
  •   Thank you to Marisa and staff!! Each time I have contacted them regarding my case, they have been attentive and compassionate.  Their honesty regarding my case and my next steps... read more

    thumb Angie C.
    8/14/2018

      Highly recommend!! I contacted them after the attorney I used a few years ago (who didn't win my case) wanted to charge me 5k just for the retainer. Vanessa was... read more

    thumb Lisa M.
    8/11/2018

      I contacted Broaden Law Group on Friday, 7/27/18 and several other firms, needing representation at a meeting on Wednesday, 8/1/18.  Naima contacted me that same day.  They were the only... read more

    thumb Caryn F.
    8/03/2018
  •   Marisa helped me a lot ! she is an amazing lawyer , you feel like family they really treat you as a person and not as a paychek. DONT HESITATE GO THERE!

    thumb Sebastien B.
    7/16/2018

      They are wonderful. I loved Vanessa, she was a great attorney and helped me settle my child custody/support dispute purely satisfied. I definitely recommend this practice if you're looking for... read more

    thumb Rebecca N.
    4/25/2018

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