Legal TeamAll firm members are actively engaged in the management of your family law case
creating efficiency and providing you with real-time responses.
We leverage new perspectives from our young talent bridged by our seasoned attorneys to the wisdom of our founder with 37-years of expertise. As a result, you receive a unique mix of support and advice that brings fresh ideas to your family law case.
Meet Our Attorneys
Elizabeth M. Brown
Attorney & Partner, CLS-F*
As a Certified Family Law Specialist with more than 15 years of experience in negotiating resolutions and pursuing litigated outcomes, Liz has been recognized as an award-winning top San Diego Divorce Attorney. Her nuts-and-bolts approach to family law mediation and negotiated settlement transforms chaotic dissolutions, parenting conflicts and complex issues into manageable processes. As a leading female divorce attorney, Liz is exceptionally skilled in narrowing down the legal issues for out of court resolution, promoting efficiency and keeping costs down.
Liz chose to specialize exclusively in family law and believes that her fields of study in Social Welfare and Political Science from UC Berkeley taught her to look at the divorce decisions and process through a broader lens.
Senior Associate Attorney
Adrian has been practicing law for six years and has developed a deep passion for divorce litigation, specifically child custody and visitation, and San Diego fathers rights issues. Throughout his life, he has excelled, from academics to athletics, and that commitment of discipline and performance carries over loud and clear to his family litigation work representing clients in divorce situations. Adrian understands how emotionally difficult family law matters can be, which is why he is dedicated to the efficient management of his clients’ cases. While he always works to achieve settlements through negotiation when possible, he aggressively litigates to protect his clients’ interests when necessary.
When not being an attorney, Adrian has been learning how to play golf especially now that he is in San Diego.
Lauren B. Liberman
Lauren brings a powerful mix of psychology education and paralegal experience, giving her a distinctive perspective on family law matters understanding the personal nature and emotional impact on her clients. As a San Diego female family law attorney with more than eight years of experience in the legal field in various roles, Lauren has a strong sense of legal processes tempered with compassion, with a particular interest in LGBT family law and domestic partner dissolution.
In her free time, Lauren is a member of Junior League of San Diego where she volunteers for projects focused on creating positive influence on the lives of San Diego foster youth transitioning into their adult lives, and raising awareness of human trafficking in the community and its connection to the foster care system.
Michele Sacks Lowenstein
Attorney & Founder, CLS-F*
Michele Sacks Lowenstein combines her 35-years of future-based strategic skills as a litigator with her negotiation skills as a mediator on every family law matter. As the Founder of Lowenstein Brown, she has built a unique integrated systems approach that delivers a different kind of family lawyering in: Negotiated Settlement, Mediation, Collaborative Law Process, Prenup / Postnups, Litigation Consulting, and Litigation Attorney family law services.
Michele has had extensive experience practicing before the Superior Court, as well as the Court of Appeal, representing parties in eight published decisions. Michele has also been interviewed by leading publications such as U.S. News and World Report, has appeared on television and radio as an expert in divorce related issues, and lectures on the topic of family law to peers.
Explore Our Legal Services
- Negotiated Settlement
- Divorce Litigation
- Family Law Mediation
- Collaborative Divorce
- Pre-nups / Post-nups
- Limited Scope
Negotiated Settlement services typically apply to situations where the parties reach agreements between themselves with the assistance of their attorneys. This is done in the privacy of a conference room and outside of a public courtroom.
Divorce Litigation services are for when the parties and their lawyers are unable to bring resolution to their issues for various reasons, the case must be managed by a judge. This is what is known as a “litigated divorce” or “family litigation”. Even when a divorce is litigated there may remain options for settlement out of court. It is also true that the case may need to go to trial to be resolved.
Family Law Mediation is a process for people seeking non-confrontational and private alternative resolution on issues like: child custody, post-judgement, an entire divorce, registered domestic partnership, pet custody, etc. It is done with guidance and help from a neutral, experienced mediator.
Collaborative Divorce is a divorce method in which clients resolve their settlement outside of court with a team of specialists around the negotiating table. The essence of Collaborative Divorce is to provide a new way for a divorcing couple to work as a team with trained professionals to resolve disputes respectfully without going to court.
Pre-nups / Post-nups Services are for people who enter into pre-nuptial agreements to pre-plan the distribution of their estate upon death or divorce before marrying vs. allowing the law of the state they live in to govern the distributions in those situations. Whereas, post-nuptials are entered into after the parties have been married with a similar intention.
Limited Scope Services are when our team support you in a limited scope capacity in various family law matters. Through hourly work we can be here to answer questions and assist with portions of your family law matter. This can provide support to advise you on issues, appearing in court and other services. We can assist in resolving both out of court and in court matters.