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Svetlana V. Couture

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ICODR The International Council For Online Dispute Resolution Full Member


Svetlana V. Couture has been practicing law since 1997.  She is the founder and owner of Couture Law Practice based in northern San Diego suburb of Carlsbad, California, focusing on families’ needs encompassing real property, estate planning, fraud and fiduciary duty violations, unresolved family law matters and complications that arise in between these areas of practice.  With over two decades of hands-on experience, she has been a champion of the smaller clients, the underdogs—small business owners, individuals, and families.  Over the years the law practice evolved into a comprehensive and wholesome 360-degree approach to any given client’s legal issue encompassing family, realty, estate and insurance issues.  Svetlana is the Carlsbad lawyer who takes care of her people, a community-minded coastal attorney with a passion for problem-solving, on a mission to right the wrongs and help people of her locality.  Svetlana is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian, and has a working understanding of Polish and German languages.  As a result of her international background, she represents many clients with diverse backgrounds.


  • New College of California School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Graduating at the Top 10% of her Class, 1996
  • Cherkassy State University, Cherkassy
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Foreign Languages and Linguistics
    • Minor: Child Psychology

Past Positions

  • Miller, Clark, Calvert & Obenour, Intern


  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Professional Associations

  • ABA, Member, 1997 to Present
  • ICODR (Online Dispute Resolution Council), Member - Pending Certification, 2020 to Present
  • SDCBA, Member - Multiple law sections, 2014 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Chief Legal Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law & Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Online Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1997


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