Elizabeth Nigro worked for 10 years as a legal secretary at Orange County personal injury and civil litigation law firms, while raising the first two of her three children, to eventually attend Western State University as a ?special student.? Tenacity, a passion for the law, and hard work drove her to succeed in becoming an attorney in 1995. Ms. Nigro ?s compassion for others called her to focus her law practice on family law. She became a Certified Family Law Specialist, by the State Bar of California, in 2011. Ms. Nigro has a talent for understanding the wants and needs of parties to divorce and child custody proceedings. Whenever possible, she works with the parties and counsel to reach mutually-agreeable resolutions to challenging disputes over child custody, support and property rights. Her expertise includes complex child custody cases, including international child custody cases; high asset and income cases, including concealed asset and income issues. Ms. Nigro is also an experienced trial attorney, and provides the type of zealous advocacy clients want when there is no other option but to fight for their rights in court. Ms. Nigro has three children, one grandchild, and 3 dogs. She is an active member of both the Orange County and Los Angeles County Bar Associates Family Law Sections, and a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Nigro is an arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee. Her firm regularly volunteers services for Laura?s House. She enjoys being an amateur psychologist, and cycles and runs marathons in her spare time.