ABOUT Suzuki, Zandovskis & Yip, LLP

Our La Mesa Legal Team

Our team of La Mesa attorneys has years of experience working both in and out of La Mesa courtrooms, with clients of all backgrounds and ages. We specialize in Criminal Law, Civil Law and Family Law but handle cases of all types.

You can always count on us to take the time necessary to clearly explain your case's procedures and status so that you are up to date on every development at all times. As we understand that charges and matters of the law are often unplanned and happen without notice, we always ensure that someone is available to take on your case and dedicate his or her time. The sooner you have an attorney on your side, the easier it is to build a strong case and come to a successful resolution.

Genevieve A. Suzuki, Partner

Genevieve A. Suzuki is a firm believer in protecting the family unit by facilitating an amicable resolution between parties. Suzuki began practicing family law after deciding to pursue a childhood dream of working with families to achieve positive results for parties who are going through some of the toughest times in their lives.

She has been nominated as one of San Diego’s top young attorneys by the San Diego Daily Transcript and was named one of San Diego Metro Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. Suzuki recently was named to San Diego Business Journal’s Best of The Bar.

Suzuki participates in San Diego County Bar Association’s Modest Means program for low-income applicants and often offers the same low rates to her clients. She has also received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for her pro bono work with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Suzuki is also a member of the Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court, San Diego Family Law Bar Association, Lawyers Club, an organization that promotes women in the law, and Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego.

Suzuki, who has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, maintains her journalistic chops as a columnist for La Mesa Courier. She sits on the boards of the San Diego Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation, and serves as a commissioner for City of La Mesa’s Community Services Commission.

Suzuki’s work in journalism led her to write a children’s book, The Original Poi Cats on O’ahu, which was published by Mutual Publishing in 2005.

Erik Zandovskis, Partner

San Diego native Erik Zandovskis aims to provide proficient and affordable representation for the Southern California community. Zandovskis has devoted much of his time to help men, women and children during family crises in which they needed Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO).

Zandovskis’ legal work in the community has earned him the Wiley W. Manuel Award from 2010 through 2015. The San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program has also given him the Distinguished Service Award for his “Outstanding Contributions of Legal Services.”.

Zandovskis earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, San Marcos and has a J.D. from California Western School of Law.

Benjamin Yip, Partner

Attorney Benjamin Yip is licensed to practice law in California and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School where he served as the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. He was a recipient of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association Scholarship and interned with Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (formerly Asian Pacific American Legal Center).

Attorney Yip attended the University of California, San Diego where he received his Bachelors of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience with a minor in Health Care and Social Issues. After graduation he worked as research analyst at a local biopharmaceutical company before going to Loma Linda University where he earned his Masters in Public Health. He then worked for Kaiser Permanente at their Southern California headquarters in Pasadena.

He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and contributed to the community through various philanthropic activities. He was also a three year member of the UCSD Men's Lacrosse Team. He is currently a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the North County Bar Association. He is a recent recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for his Pro Bono legal work from the State Bar of California.

He is a devoted family man who volunteers with the San Diego Chinese Academy. He is an avid Chargers and Padres fan and loves to take advantage of the San Diego weather when he can by surfing, mountain biking, or golfing.

Resa Berry, Associate Attorney

Resa Berry was recently admitted to the California Bar after receiving her Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2016. During her time at Thomas Jefferson, Berry received the Wiley W. Manuel certificate in recognition of her pro bono efforts at the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic. She also served as the co-president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.

Berry grew up overseas in Japan and Korea as a child in a military family until her dad relocated the family to Hawaii. She recently returned to military family life in 2016 when she married Lt. James Berry.

Berry attended the University of Hawai‘i in Manoa, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and History. She was also an avid member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, serving in various leadership positions including president. Berry received her Master’s in Education with a Montessori Credential from Chaminade University and spent a few years teaching Montessori Preschool in Hawaii prior to moving to San Diego to pursue a legal career.

Berry has always been an advocate for the children and believed she could accomplish a different type of impact by becoming an attorney.

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Our La Mesa Law Offices

The law offices of Suzuki, Zandovskis & Yip, LLP have been proudly serving San Diego communities for many years. We are extremely proud to be able to offer legal advice, legal counsel and representation in most any area of the law, and to most any client, from individuals to corporations and government bodies.

Suzuki, Zandovskis & Yip, LLP welcomes your call or visit regardless of your legal situation or budget. Depending on the case and specific situation, we offer very competitive or discounted rates for our legal services. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling us for more information.

At Suzuki, Zandovskis & Yip, LLP, our utmost priority is to support and represent our clients. No case is too big or too small for our team of San Diego attorneys. We are happy to take on any case, from marital dissolution to child custody and visitation to child support to restraining orders, and we guarantee that we will not stop working on your behalf until we are satisfied that we have done absolutely everything in our power to resolve your case.

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