Julie Marie K. Cepeda

Ms. Cepeda is an emerging attorney in the family law arena. An April 2013 graduate of California Western School of Law, Ms. Cepeda aspired to practice family law while attending California Western and has been involved with the practice of family law with The Law Offices of Jon D. Rigney since January 2013. She has handled many cases with this office, including simple paternity matters, complex divorce matters, highly litigious custody and visitation matters, international premarital agreements, and high asset estate planning. Her past legal experience includes work with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program Special Immigrant Juvenile Status program and Guardianship clinic.

Hailing from the small island of Guam, Ms. Cepeda’s island roots and values keep her active in the community. She continues to contribute volunteer time to the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and has been the humble recipient of the SDVLP Distinguished Service Award, SDVLP Standout Award, and Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services. During her years at California Western School of Law, she was also a recipient of the Pro Bono Honors Society Award.

In her undergraduate years, Ms. Cepeda served as both the Secretary and President of the University of San Diego Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, Pre Law Fraternity. She is a May 2010 graduate of the University of San Diego, with a major in Psychology and double minors in English and Business Administration.