Fransina Savusa was drawn to the practice of law through its commitment to service to others. She pursued this profession as a way to help others needing the benefit of legal solutions. Assistance to others has always been her career goal.
In law school, Ms. Savusa interned at the Family Law Facilitator’s Office where she assisted self-represented individuals navigate through some of the most challenging moments of their lives. It was after this experience that she decided to concentrate on family law. As a law clerk at two local family law firms, she gained invaluable experience in legal drafting, legal research, discovery, and overall case management and progression. She spent her last semester at law school in a clinical internship program in Hawai’i where she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Bode A. Uale of the First Circuit Family Court. While working for the Hawai’i State Judiciary, she also worked in the Legal Research Unit and the Temporary Restraining Order Unit.
With a wide range of experience in both the governmental and private sectors of the family law field, Fransina has obtained a well-rounded grasp on this area of law. She approaches every case creatively, strategically, and with empathy. Her mindset is one of collaboration, but she is more than willing to litigate if needed.
In relating to clients, Fransina is a firm believer in the importance of both building and maintaining trust and rapport with clients. In handling cases, she works by first understanding and assessing the “big picture” before focusing on the minute legal issues. With each case comes a different story and a distinct set of facts, to which she offers an individualized approach based on her clients’ needs. In a potentially high-conflict field of practice, she has learned that it is imperative to maintain a balance between being the voice of reason and a zealous advocate for clients.
Fransina’s personal and legal skills include being personable, passionate, and proactive. Her genuine desire to help is easily observed by her clients at an early stage in the attorney-client relationship. She maintains good client contact and strives to be proactive and efficient to encourage case resolution. Her detailed preparation allows her to understand every aspect of a case. She helps clients identify their goals while educating them about the law and how it applies to their situation.
Fransina was born and raised in Hawai’i, on the island of Oahu. She relocated to San Diego for law school where she currently resides. She loves to spend time with her family and travels back home where most of her family members still reside.
- San Francisco State University--Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
- California Western School of Law-- Honors in Child, Family, and Elder Law Concentration
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of Hawai‘i
- San Diego Family Law Bar Association
- Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
- Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Areas of Practice
- Family law: Dissolutions, support issues, child custody and visitation, and domestic violence restraining orders.
- Dean’s List
- Academic Achievement Award—Family Law
- California Western Admissions Academic Scholarship (all 3 years)
- Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego & Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego Scholarship Recipient