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About Annie T. Greenleaf

Annie T. Greenleaf

Annie T. Greenleaf

Attorney at Law

Annie Greenleaf’s commitment to personal service and promotion of justice is reflected through her work with individuals from all walks of life and vast social, economic, cultural and financial backgrounds. Annie has represented businesses as well as individuals through difficult and challenging circumstances, and has advocated to advance their interests and create opportunities whenever possible. Her practice includes representation in civil, criminal and juvenile matters in California.

Since 2009, Annie has made hundreds of court appearances, conducted trials, prepared briefs, and she served as counsel for individuals engaged in multi-party litigation. Throughout that time, she has represented businesses, individuals, mothers, fathers, children, and relatives of children involved in juvenile and family court proceedings. She has successfully collaborated to negotiate settlement agreements, including dismissals and other resolutions to protect her clients’ dignity, preserve their rights, and promote long-term success. However, if a trial is on the horizon, Annie enthusiastically embraces the challenge and steadfastly moves forward.

Annie attended UCLA, graduating with a bachelors degree in Political Science, specializing in International Relations. Once in law school, Annie began her legal career working with the Innocence Project, assisting in the exoneration of individuals wrongly convicted of crimes. After being admitted to the California State Bar in 2009, Annie worked with Bay Area Legal Aid, representing individuals faced with housing crises. She later moved to San Diego, where her work focused on representing individuals in child welfare/dependency proceedings. She has represented hundreds of individuals involved in all aspects of child welfare proceedings, from the inception of the case through its completion.

After forming Connective Legal Services, Annie remains committed to public interest work, representing parents, children, and their caregivers in child welfare proceedings as well as in family law matters. Applying the same work ethic, devotion and mindset, she has broadened her current practice to encompass the entire spectrum of challenges confronted by families throughout their lifetimes. With extensive legal experience in issues arising out of allegations of domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse/neglect, and child custody, Annie has since expanded her practice to include criminal matters, protective orders, guardianship/permanency planning for children, and child custody matters in family law cases.

Because Annie enjoys the challenges faced in an ever-growing and changing environment, her current practice also includes representing and working with businesses through various aspects of growth – from formation, developing operation agreements, contracts, to restructuring and dissolution.

On her free time, Annie takes advantage of the array of outdoor activities San Diego has to offer, and you can often find her rock climbing, enjoying Balboa Park, or training for her next marathon.

Practice Areas


Business Formation/Creation, Operation Agreements/Modifications, Dissolution

Contract drafting, review and enforcement

Document Review/Consultation, Document Preparation

Copyrights & Trademarks

Families with Children

Child Abuse/Neglect, Juvenile Dependency, Child Welfare Law, De Facto Parent and Relative/Non-Relative Caregiver representation, 388 modification petitions, Dependency Guardianship Requests and Termination

Adoption Petitions, Step-Parent or Guardianship Adoption Petitions, Termination of Parental Rights/Declare Free Petitions

Guardianship Petitions, Termination of Guardianships

Custody Order Requests and Modifications, Visitation, Parenting Plans, Child Support, Claimants in Child Custody Cases, Step-Parent Visitation Requests and Modifications

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders/Protective Orders


Civil Harassment/Domestic Violence Restraining Orders/Protective Orders

Landlord/Tenant Disputes and Unlawful Detainers

Criminal Defense, including DUI and related DMV Proceedings, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession



Finding the right lawyer isn’t easy, but Annie helped provide knowledgeable and empathetic guidance within the often overwhelming and stressful court system. She went above and beyond to patiently explain every aspect of our case, assist with paperwork, and help with in-person delivery of court documents. If you’re looking for someone who is personable, ethical, no-nonsense, and highly professional, Annie is the lawyer for you.


As an intellectual property and entertainment production company, legal expertise is a high value commodity. Annie’s attention to the details we’re often working to fast to think about makes our work possible.


Annie has got to be the most down to earth and honest attorneys I have ever known. She has been more than helpful with the services she provided and sent me some solid referrals to other specialist. Thanks Annie, will definitely use you in the future!


Annie was extremely helpful in getting my branding trademarked! And just in the knick of time as I had a challenge only a week after filing. If not for her pushing me to submit my application, I would have been out of luck!


Contact Us


(619) 770-0353


704 J Street, Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92101

Consultation by appointment only.