A native San Diegan, Ms. Clemens has devoted her legal career exclusively to the area of family law, guiding people through every aspect of family law cases. Ms. Clemens has experience in both settling and litigating all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to, child custody and support issues, spousal support matters, division of property (including community businesses), domestic violence restraining orders, domestic partnerships and navigating through extremely high asset, complex family law matters. Ms. Clemens is a dedicated and compassionate attorney with a strong work ethic that makes her a successful litigator. However, Ms. Clemens understands the emotional and financial difficulty of divorce and works hard to settle cases amicably and efficiently. Ms. Clemens strongly believes that every client deserves individual attention and strong representation.
Ms. Clemens received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside in 1994. She then attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where she received her Juris Doctor in 1997.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Clemens began her career working at the Center for Community Solutions, a non-profit firm, where she assisted victims of domestic violence in obtaining restraining orders and dissolutions. Ms. Clemens then transitioned to the San Diego District Attorney’s office where she worked for two years in the Department of Child Support Services division. In February of 2001, Ms. Clemens joined the Law Offices of Sandra Joan Morris where she was mentored by one of San Diego’s leading family law attorneys, Sandra Joan Morris for the next 14 years of her career. In 2005, Ms. Clemens attended the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Trial Advocacy Institute in Houston, Texas where she received the highest of accolades from the staff on her closing argument.
Professional Affiliations & Admissions
- San Diego County Bar Association (Family Law Division)
- State Bar of California
Ms. Clemens also believes strongly in paying it forward, and as part of that commitment, has volunteered and participated with the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego’s Annual Read-In at Central Elementary School for the last 8 years. Ms. Clemens has gathered donations of backpacks and other school supplies and basic necessities for these children in need.
Professional Awards & Honors
Recipient of the 2018 YWCA of San Diego County TWIN Award