Christine De Santis is a Partner at HFM and is certified as a legal specialist in family law by the State Bar of California.

Ms. De Santis specializes in handling dissolution of marriage and paternity cases, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support, and division of assets and debts, and mediations. She also handles step-parent adoptions and child support cases through the San Diego County Department of Child Support Services.

Ms. De Santis was recognized by Best Lawyers in America© in 2021.  She has also been named a San Diego Super Lawyer® since 2018, an honor indicative of peer recognition and professional achievement. Ms. De Santis has dedicated her legal career to helping clients navigate the emotional and financial aspects of family law matters. She does so with compassion and dedication to her clients.®

Ms. De Santis graduated from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature. She received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 2000.

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© (2021)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers® (2018-2021)
  • Metropolitan Magazine's "40 Under 40"


  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Italian American Bar Association of San Diego, Secretary (2017-2019)
  • National Italian American Bar Association
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