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About Us

Rebecca E. Ritchey, Esq.REBECCA E. RITCHEY, Esq.
Rebecca Ritchey is a 2004 graduate of Juniata College in Pennsylvania and a 2009 graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, here in San Diego. Rebecca Ritchey earned many honors during her time at TJSL including Distinguished Honor Roll, CALI Award of Excellence, Witkin Award, and the Jeffersonian Medal in multiple subjects.

Rebecca Ritchey has gained valuable experience working with local veterans at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Veteran’s Clinic, as clerk at the Housing Opportunities Collaborative and volunteering with the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Rebecca Ritchey was admitted to the State Bar of California as a practicing attorney at the end of 2009 and she is a licensed Notary Public for the State of California, as well.

 

Pablo ZamoraPABLO A. ZAMORA, Esq.
Pablo Zamora has a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009. While attending Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Pablo Zamora served as the President of the Student Bar Association.  Additionally, he was the Vice President of the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Having worked in the legal field for over a decade, Pablo Zamora is dedicated to helping individuals as they navigate through the complex immigration laws and immigration court system.  He understands the urgent needs of undocumented individuals as well as those who hold a green card status.  Realizing that many individuals do not have the knowledge required to adequately represent themselves, he strives to educate individuals and organizations on the important areas of immigration law that apply to their cases.  Pablo Zamora has both worked and interned for various individuals and organizations in Arizona and California,  some of these include Marine Core Recruitment Depot, the downtown Family Law Courthouse of San Diego County, LawyersAtUrService.tv and for various attorneys throughout the region.

Pablo Zamora was admitted to the Federal Bar in Washington D.C. as a practicing attorney in 2011 and he is a registered Notary Public in the state of California.  Pablo Zamora is not a California licensed attorney, but is an attorney licensed in another state or territory of the United States (Washington D.C.) and is authorized by federal law to represent persons before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

ALICE GALADJIAN

Alice Galadjian is a 2010 graduate of the University of California, Irvine and a 2013 graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Cum Laude, in San Diego.  She earned many honors during her time at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, including Distinguished Honor Roll, CALI Award of Excellence, Witkin Award, and the Jeffersonian Medal in multiple subjects.

Alice Galadjian has gained valuable experience helping local victims of domestic violence in matters relating to Family Law as an intern at the YWCA.  Alice has also worked as an intern at the Public Defenders Office, as an extern for the Honorable Justice Patricia Benke of the California Court of Appeal, and as an intern for The San Diego County Juvenile Court.

Alice spent her last year of law school as a certified law student under the supervision of Rebecca Ritchey at Scales of Justice, LLP.  As a certified law student, Alice handled many pro bono cases for father’s seeking to get into their children’s lives through proceedings in Family Court. Alice was admitted to the State Bar of California as a practicing attorney in 2013 and is an Associate at Scales of Justice, LLP practicing in the area of family law.   

 

Scales of Justice, LLP Affiliations/Accomplishments to Date

California Bar

Washington D.C. Bar

American Bar Association

San Diego Bar Association

Young Lawyers Division

National Association of Professional Women

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA)

San Diego Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association

AILA Dream Defenders

AILA Military Assistance Project

AILA San Diego LGBT Committee

San Diego County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service: Modest Means Program – Family Law

Telemundo Immigration Phone Bank

Legal Commentator for Lao Champa TV

Presentation: Insolvency 101  at the Money Summit 2011
                            Smart Taxes Event at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, January 2012
                            Fiesta del Sol (2011) in San Dieog, CA : Immigration issues
                            Fiesta del Sol (2012)
                            National City Mariachi Festival and Competition (2013)
                            Fiesta del Sol (2013)
Courts:
Federal Southern District Court
California State Courts
Washington D.C. Court of Appeals
Immigration Court
Family Law Court
Non-Profit Affiliations:
   Turning the Hearts Center
   Moving Forward
   The Tabernacle African Caribbean Refugee Association
REFERAL NETWORK: Often times Scales of Justice, LLP will work with our attorney colleagues to assist an individual with their legal case.  Some of these attorneys include:
Michael J. Runkle, Esq.
Michael Runkle graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with an emphasis in metaphysics and logic. Michael then went to Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated in 2009. In his studies at Thomas Jefferson, he received two Jefferson Medal awards for academic excellence in trial practice and global workplace law.

Michael has worked in the legal industry since 2007 and has experience in criminal defense, DUI, business litigation, drafting and reviewing contracts, wrongful termination, unlawful detainer and general civil litigation.  Michael Runkle is a partner at the Seneca Law Group.  The Seneca Law Group website address is: http://www.senecalawgroup.com/

Practice Areas:
Business Litigation
Business Formation
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense/DUI
Contracts
Property Law (Landlord Tenant)
Medical Marijuana

 

Don Chairez, Esq.

Don Chairez is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada.  Mr. Chairez is a former Prosecutor and District Court Judge.  His practice areas include Appellate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Immigration Law.  Don Chairez has been practicing for over 32 years in both California and Nevada.

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All the services relating to immigration and naturalization provided by the firm or corporation shall be provided by an active member of the State Bar or by a person under the supervision of an active member of the State Bar. Pablo Zamora is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. Pablo Zamora is not an attorney licensed to practice law in California but is an attorney licensed in another state or territory of the United States and is authorized by federal law to represent persons before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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