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Exploring Life & Business with Elizabeth Gerbasi of Gerbasi Law Firm

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Gerbasi.

Hi Elizabeth, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about me. I am the owner of my own firm here in San Diego. I received my paralegal degree first, prior to receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. While earning my Bachelor’s Degree, I worked for attorneys in Phoenix in both Family Law and Criminal Law. I really loved the work but knew I wanted to play a larger role and be more directly involved with the clients and courts.

After moving back to my Southern California roots, I began law school at California Western School of Law. I was unlike my first-year fellow students in that I had a kindergartner when I started law school. I knew from day one I did not want to work 80 hours a week for a large corporate firm and wanted to hang my own shingle right out of law school, which I did. This opportunity has allowed me the flexibility and benefits or owning my own business and making my own hours. I started Gerbasi Law Firm right out of law school in 2010 and have been going strong ever since.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There have definitely been some struggles along the way, but I have never regretted it. I realized immediately I needed to get out in the community, meet fellow new lawyers, utilize mentoring groups and learn absolutely everything I could. The first year on my own, I signed up to take Modest Mean clients through the San Diego County Bar Association (which I still take), and this gave me a small stream of income while I built my business. My early networking substantially helped me build my own practice to where it is today.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Gerbasi Law Firm?
My law practice is comprised of Family Law and Estate Planning. I realize that hiring an attorney can be scary and any legal action can sometimes be overwhelming. I really try to provide my clients a clear timeline of events and realistic expectations in clear language. I am focused toward settlement and mediation because I strongly feel that, if possible, this is a better outcome for families going through a difficult time. I volunteer my time informing and educating the community on the process of divorce in the Second Saturday workshops in San Diego. I do private mediations in my own firm and often act as a neutral attorney in mediations with Divorce Help.


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