Our Firm

Smith & Scatizzi, LLP is a San Diego family law firm founded by Marnie Smith and Rachel Scatizzi Thompson. With a combined 41 years of litigation experience between its attorneys, Smith & Scatizzi offers big firm expertise with small firm attention. Ms. Smith and Ms. Thompson – both certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization – recognize that every client’s needs are different and, with thoughtful advice and strong advocacy, strive to protect their clients’ interests inside and outside the courtroom. Smith & Scatizzi offers a full range of legal services, including divorce and custody litigation and family law mediation, all built on the backbone of their reputation for professionalism, compassion and effective representation.

Before founding Smith & Scatizzi, LLP, Ms. Smith and Ms. Thompson spent years representing family law clients in negotiations, mediation and litigation at one of San Diego’s finest law firms. Committed to approaching each case with the integrity and experience of a big law firm combined with the attention and dedication of a boutique practice, Smith & Scatizzi is uniquely positioned to handle even the most complex family law matters from start to finish.