Rita Wagner

Rita Wagner is a Paralegal at JWB Family Law. In her role, she supports the team and assists with cases from start to finish. This includes drafting pleadings, propounding and responding to discovery requests, preparing settlement and trial briefs, and preparing cases for hearings and trial.  

Rita has over 40 years of experience in the legal field, with extensive time working in various family law offices in San Diego.

In her free time, Rita enjoys Nascar, baseball (she is an avid San Diego Padres fan), and taking long walks with her dog.

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.