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You nominated, you campaigned, and you voted your hearts out. Now, reap the rewards and check out the 7 lawyers and firms whom you have decided are the best in San Diego. We've broken it down by category, so check out the best commercial lawyer, best criminal lawyer, best estate lawyer, and more! Then, be sure to vote for your favorite San Diego design company and to nominate your favorite wedding designers and venues in our upcoming April polls!

Best Family Law Lawyer in San Diego

Winner: Puja Sachdev of Sachdev Legal Group 

Puja A. Sachdev is a certified Family Law Specialist who focuses on family law, child support, and divorce cases.  Her degree is from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, graduating cum laude. As a Family Law Specialist, Sachdev met rigorous requirements set by the California State Bar, which includes fulfilling specific educational prerequisites and receiving favorable recommendations from colleagues and the judiciary. 

On top of her education, she is a trained family law mediator and received her training from Forrest Mosten of Mosten Mediation in Los Angeles, California. Their training focuses on skill building and creative resolutions. She uses these skills when she works with the San Diego County Superior Courts. Sachdev is widely recognized as one of San Diego’s top attorneys receiving honors from San Diego Daily Transcript, SD Metro Magazine, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Programs, and Super Lawyers. She’s been featured in the Alumni Spotlight by San Diego State University and has been on panel for the San Diego County Bar Association.

Best Commercial, Corporate, and Construction Lawyer

Winner: Erwin Shustak of Shustak Reynolds & Partners

Erwin Shustak is one of the founding partners of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, and he heads the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Department. His specialty is in litigation, trials, and appeals of complex business, securities and financial fraud disputes. He has represented public and private companies that include financial institutions, and government agencies, including the FDIC, the Resolution Trust Corporation, manufacturing firms, broker-dealers, hedge funds, and defrauded investors. His trial experience includes breach of contract, real estate transactions and disputes, employment disputes, unfair competition, non-compete and restrictive covenant cases, as well as  intellectual property disputes including copyright and trademark infringement. 

Shustak has been voted as one of San Diego’s “Best of Bar” in 2015 and 2014 and as Top Litigator of 2014 by American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines. Shustak began his career at the prominent firm of Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler in New York City. He now resides in Del Mar, California. His hobbies include sailing and skiing, but he is also active in a number of pro bono projects.

Best Criminal Lawyer in San Diego

Winner: Mary Prevost of Mary Prevost Law Firm

Mary Prevost graduated from The George Washington University in Washington DC in 1983. Her professional background experience is in working as an investigative reporter. She worked for The Washington Post and the WJLA-TV Channel 7. She spent years working in DC, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as a reporter where she covered subjects such as government corruption on the local and national level. 

This inspired her to go to law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California so she could earn a degree that would allow her to fight government corruption and misconduct. Presently, she runs her own practice where she represents people with murder cases, border crimes, drug and alien smuggling, sexual assault, robbery, DUI, and vehicular manslaughter. She also handles civil rights cases that include police brutality claims, sexual harassment, and racial and age discrimination.