The San Diego-based law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek announces that Marianne Barth has been certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
The State Bar Legal Specialization program provides a rigorous process for attorneys to earn a certified specialist designation in 11 specialty areas of law, including family law. To qualify for family law certification, an attorney must pass a comprehensive written examination testing her knowledge of family law, demonstrate broad-based and extensive practical litigation and settlement experience in the specialty, complete a higher requirement of continuing education hours in the specialty, and be vetted by and obtain favorable evaluations from attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney’s work in family law.
“Marianne works at the highest level of competency in family law, demonstrating both excellent trial and litigation skills, as well as a thorough knowledge of the legal issues, the law and the unique challenges parties face when going through an emotional and difficult legal process,” says Sandra Joan Morris, head of SCMV’s Family Law Department. “She is able to thoughtfully balance her knowledge and experience with understanding and compassion to help our clients bring their cases to a satisfactory resolution. This designation confirms her commitment to providing the best in legal service and solutions.”
Of counsel at SCMV, Barth has more than 29 years of legal experience in family law as well as civil and business litigation resolving highly-complex financial and child custody matters commonly present in domestic cases.
Barth’s commitment to serving includes working with the Lawyers Club of San Diego to help women, minorities and teens address gender-discrimination issues, and with the City of San Diego’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force to reduce youth access to prescription medications. She also serves on the San Diego County Bar Association’s legal ethics committee and volunteers as a Superior Court pro tem judge helping families resolve issues without court intervention.
She received her J.D. from California Western School of Law and B.A. from Villa Maria College.
About Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek
Founded in 1948, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is dedicated to excellent client service while providing a full range of business and litigation legal services. A mid-sized firm with nearly 50 attorneys, located in downtown San Diego’s Symphony Towers, Seltzer Caplan is ideally positioned to deliver the highest quality service to clients, regardless of the complexity of the legal issue.
The firm’s diverse areas of practice include: Appellate, Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions, Complex Trial Litigation, Corporate and Business, ERISA & Employee Benefits, Estate Planning and Taxation, Family, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Land Use and Environmental, Professional Liability, Real Property Transactions and Litigation and Specialized Criminal Defense.
SCMV’s clients are large national and international firms, mid-size companies and small business enterprises. They include families and individuals, financial institutions, commercial and residential real estate developers, manufacturers, hotel owners and operators, major retailers, contractors, architects and other professionals, including accountants and attorneys.
For more information, please visit www.scmv.com.