Elena Smolina is an attorney originally from Moscow, Russia. Elena is passionate about family law and is committed to making a meaningful difference in her clients’ lives through her work. Her diverse legal background and analytical skills enable her to think outside the box and find simple solutions in complex issues. Elena has a successful track record in resolving high conflict matters in her clients’ favor and continues to zealously advocate for her clients.
Experience & Education
Smolina earned her LLM in Comparative Law from the University of San Diego School where she received an Academic Scholarship. Prior to joining Fleischer & Ravreby, Ms. Smolina worked for a large family law firm in San Diego. Ms. Smolina also has prior experience in civil litigation, having practiced in state and federal courts throughout the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas. While in Moscow, Ms. Smolina practiced law since 2004 when she obtained her law degree. Working as a transactional attorney for a large financial corporation, Ms. Smolina focused on corporate governance and compliance with federal tax and antimonopoly regulations.
In the Community
Ms. Smolina volunteered as a pro-bono attorney for San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program on domestic violence and guardianship cases. In addition, Ms. Smolina, who is bilingual English-Russian and received her MA in English Translation and Interpretation from Moscow Pedagogical University, volunteers as a pro-bono interpreter and translator for Casa Cornelia Law Center, victims of crime program.
In 2019, Ms. Smolina contributed over 100 hours in legal work as a pro-bono attorney for Casa Cornelia Law Center and for San Diego Volunteer Lawyer program helping clients who could not afford to pay for legal representation. Her contribution was recognized by the award of 2019 Wiley W. Manuel Certificates for Pro Bono Legal Services.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- California Divorce
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division
- San Diego County Bar Association
- American Translators Association
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