Rosario Burgos Santoyo - A San Diego Divorce Attorney

Rosario Burgos Santoyo

Litigation Manager

San Diego Divorce Attorney Rosario Burgos SantoyoSan Diego divorce attorney Rosario Burgos Santoyo pursued a career in family law because she cares about helping families.

When clients come to her, they can trust that she genuinely cares about them and wants to help them through one of the most difficult periods of their lives.

“I am compassionate and care about people,” Ms. Santoyo said. “This trait helps people share their experiences and needs with me in a comfortable environment.”

Divorce is a very challenging life transition. Ms. Santoyo works relentlessly to make sure you can focus on the aspects of your life that are most important as you start this new chapter.

“This process will be long and difficult, but you are not alone,” she said. “It is important to me to make the legal aspect of this as smooth as possible so that you can in turn focus on building a new life for yourself after your dissolution is complete.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Santoyo is licensed to practice in California.


Ms. Santoyo received her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in Spanish from the University of San Diego. She earned her juris doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Santoyo owned her own firm and practiced in the areas of family law, bankruptcy and estate planning.


  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Latinas in the Law
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association


  • Outstanding Provision of Legal Services to Victims of Crime – from La Maestra Legal Advocacy Department
  • Best of La Mesa 2015 – Bankruptcy


"My lawyer contacts me and let's me know everything going on.  I'm extremely satisfied with the service she has been giving me. ... She has been nothing but helpful and caring, and I know my son and [I] will know each other now because of everything Rosario is doing for me."
"Rosario has been fantastic so far. She has a lot of great ideas on how to handle this case and is leading me in the right direction. ..."