Alaina Lynch

Alaina Lynch is a Graduate Law Clerk at JWB Family Law. Alaina earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from SUNY Cortland in New York. Alaina has always wanted to live in California, and in 2019 she moved across the country for law school and sunshine. Alaina graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law this past May and is awaiting admission to the State Bar of California. In her role as a Graduate Law Clerk, Alaina conducts legal research and writing, drafts pleadings, appears at procedural court hearings, and assists the supervising attorneys in managing cases at all stages.

In her free time, Alaina enjoys playing basketball, watching the latest documentaries, going to drag shows, and catching up with her family.

The Importance of the CFLS Designation

A Certified Family Law Specialist, or CFLS, is an attorney who has obtained certification in the standards of California family law and demonstrated optimal legal competence. Attorneys who obtain this certification have specific expertise in all aspects of family law, which includes divorce or the dissolution of marriagechild and spousal support, child custody, and temporary restraining orders, among other areas of emphasis.

Not every attorney practicing family law has obtained this certification. In fact, the designation remains relatively rare—there are fewer than 2,000 CFLS attorneys in California and fewer than 200 in San Diego.