Genesis Family Law

Chula Vista Office: (619) 422-7722 | Mission Valley Office: (858) 275-2055

Chula Vista Office: (619) 422-7722

Mission Valley Office: (858) 275-2055

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, we have expanded our options for remote consultations. Please contact our office to discuss whether a full phone consultation or video conference is appropriate for your situation.

Educating clients to not only survive a divorce, but to move past it by meeting fact-based expectations

Amy E. West

Of Counsel

Location: 2655 Camino del Rio North, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 619-422-7722

Amy West


Juris Doctorate • California Western School of Law, Cum Laude

B.A. in Political Science & History • University of Arizona, 4.0 GPA

Professional Licenses

Attorney & Counselor at Law • California Bar (#230260) • 2004 – Present

United States District Court, Southern District of California • 2004 – Present

United States District Court, Central District of California • 2004 – Present


California Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law • 2016

Professional Experience

Senior Litigation Attorney • Primus Family Law Group, LLP • October 2019 – April 2023
Family, Criminal, and Limited Civil Law

  • Lead Attorney for 100-plus Contested Bench Trials, Evidentiary Hearings, Request for Order Hearings, Motions
  • Lead Attorney for Three Criminal Jury Trials
  • Lead Attorney for Four Appeals — Child Custody, California Family Code section 3044, Evidence, and Civil Restraining Order
  • Minor’s Counsel Appointments

Judge Pro Tem • San Diego Superior Court • December 2019 – Present

  • Conduct Family Law Mandatory Settlement Conferences in Central, East, South, and North County Courts

Senior Litigation Attorney • Klueck & Hoppes, APC • July 2017 – October 2019

Owner, Managing Partner, & Litigation Attorney • West Maldonado Law Group • June 2015 – July 2017

  • Litigation Attorney
  • Managed Law Firm Daily Operations
  • Supervised Staff of Attorneys, Law Clerks, Paralegals, and Administrative Assistants

Owner, Partner, & Litigation Attorney • Rhoads & West • September 2004 – June 2015


California SuperLawyer Award Recipient • 2020 – 2022

Professional Associations

California State Bar Association

San Diego County Bar Association

San Diego Family Law Bar Association • Education Co-Chair• 2021, 2022

Education Committee Co-Chair • Foothills Bar Association

Professional Presentations

Presenter“Domestic Violence: Unintended Consequences in Family Law” • San Diego Family Law Bar Association • December 2022

Presenter“Discovery without Discovery” • San Diego Family Law Bar Association • November 2022

Presenter“Justice Costs Money and Your Client Doesn’t Have Much” & “Cross-Examining the Expert on a Budget” • San Diego Family Law Bar Association • May 2021

Moderator“Visitation & High Conflict Custody Cases” • San Diego Family Law Bar Association • March 2021

Presenter“Coercive Control Comes to California (Domestic Violence – SB 1141)” • San Diego Family Law Bar Association • February 2021

Presenter“Domestic Violence: Family and Criminal Law Crossover” • Foothills Bar Association • March 2019

Presenter • Family Law Seminar: Updates in Family Law – “Litigating Domestic Violence Cases – Where is the Evidence?” • San Diego County Bar Association • August 2017

Family Law

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) or Assisted Reproduction

Child Custody and Support

Divorce / Domestic Violence

Juvenile Dependency

Mediation and Discovery Referee Services

Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements

Spousal Support

High-Net Worth Divorce

Complex Property Division

Dividing Retirement And Investments

How Is A Business Divided In A Divorce?

Uncovering Assets

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Chula Vista Office

660 Bay Blvd.
Suite 212
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Chula Vista Law Office Map

Mission Valley Office

2655 Camino del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Mission Valley Law Office Map

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