Attorney Annie Greenleaf Reliable. Dependable. Capable. Experienced.

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.

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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 California 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.

Annie remains committed to public interest work, representing parents, children, and their caregivers in child welfare proceedings. 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.


We are committed to servicing small and growing businesses. From entity formation to licensing to developing internal policies, we are experienced in all stages of business growth and succession.


We are committed to helping create and strengthen families. We represent relatives, foster youth, and foster parents in complicated juvenile dependency matters.

Frequently asked questions

We recommend, at a minimum, that business owners 1) settle on a name; 2) decide on a business structure; 3) have a working idea of start-up and 6 month operation costs; 4) know who will be the owners of the business; 5) settle on who will be the officers, if any, or managers of the business; and 6) have a short, working business plan.

After completing these initial items, there are still several other steps necessary to complete the incorporation process. Additional information may be found on the California Secretary of State website at

We recommend that every business take a look at their business succession plan every two to three years.

It depends on the individual business, industry, and size of the business. We recommend a privacy policy, terms of use agreement for any website, and a system for tracking and maintaining intellectual property. Other policies that may be appropriate include employment, company equipment, social media, or other specific industry-related policies.

A name matters. Researching an appropriate name early not only helps with the company’s branding in the long run but helps prevent issues later. If an owner discovers early on that the business’ proposed name is too similar to a competitor or may infringe on another’s intellectual property, the owner can make an adjustment rather than having to rebrand and face the possibility of a lawsuit. 

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Ph: (619)-770-0353


Address: 1350 Columbia Street Suite 303 San Diego, CA, 92101

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