There is no “one size fits all" method to resolve family law issues.  The Law Office of Frann Setzer provides choices for our clients, by offering several different approaches to solving their family law matter.  Whether it be Mediation, Collaborative, Advocacy, Consultation or a combined approach, our firm has the experience and knowledge to assist you with divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, parentage, complex property division, premarital agreements, domestic violence or your other family law issue.  We work with financial, custody and real estate experts to get you the information and results you need and deserve. After a case is concluded, our clients have a plan as to the next steps they need to take to put their settlement into effect.  

Frann Setzer, CLS-F/MBA 

Frann Setzer, CLS-F/MBA
Ms. Setzer practices exclusively in the area of family law, advising clients in complex custody, child support, spousal support and property matters related to dissolution, as well as post judgment proceedings, paternity actions, domestic violence situations and the drafting or review of premarital agreements.  She also serves as Minor’s Counsel, representing minor children within the family court system. 

Besides having extensive practical experience, Ms. Setzer is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, which means that she sat for a second bar exam solely on the subject of family law.  She has also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has extensive experience in handling the the division of businesses in divorce.

Ms. Setzer has been a mediator since 2010 and has completed extensive training in Mediation, in addition to having hundreds of hours of practical experience. She has been certified as a Collaborative divorce professional since 2013 and has experience with high conflict custody cases and high conflict personalities. Since 2016, she began to serve as Minor's counsel, appointed by the court to represent children.
Ms. Setzer’s practice philosophy is that, while litigation is necessary at times, family law attorneys have an obligation to preserve relationships and conserve the client’s assets.  In her experience, Ms. Setzer finds that using mediation, negotiation and collaborative techniques before resorting to litigation often helps achieve these goals.  

Originally from New York City, Ms. Setzer graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton, received her MBA from New York University’s Stern Graduate School of Business and graduated from California Western School of Law. When she is not working Ms. Setzer spends time with family, enjoys hiking and travel.

Jessica Grynberg

Jessica Grynberg
Jessica Grynberg is Of Counsel at the Law Office of Frann Setzer.  She has a decade of experience handling family law matters. Jessica is passionate, compassionate, and zealously advocates on behalf of clients. She is an invaluable asset to the firm. 

Jessica has experience handling evidentiary hearings, trials, and complex family law matters, but is a firm believer that mediation is, more often than not, the best path to resolution. Jessica has been a mediator since 2013 and has taken several mediation trainings, including attending a week-long Mediating Disputes training at Harvard (2013); a Family Law Mediation training at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law (2014)and; in 2021, Jessica completed a High Conflict Mediation training with Bill Eddy. 

Jessica was born and raised in Mexico City and is a native Spanish speaker. Jessica and her family moved to San Diego in 1998, where she attended high school and, therefore, considers San Diego her hometown.  

Jessica obtained her JD from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City with concentrations in Family Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution, and Litigation.

Lois Richards

Lois Richards
Lois Richards joined The Law Office of Frann Setzer in October 2019, after gaining two decades of family law paralegal experience in Montana and in California.

Lois was born and raised in Montana and earned her ABA approved A.A.S.Degree in Paralegal Studies there in 1998. She worked for a well-respected law firm in Missoula, Montana for over 16 years. 

In 2016, she followed her dream and moved with her family to sunny California.  She loves San Diego and enjoys helping people during difficult times.  When she is not working, Lois spends time outdoors with her family.