Carlsbad Family Law Attorneys

Guiding You to a New Beginning

There are two types of lawyers; those who want to help and those who want to help themselves. Our attorneys are passionate and dedicated to helping clients transition into the next phase of their lives. 

Attorneys Catie E. Young, John N. Griffith, and Amy J. Lass smiling at the camera
Attorneys Catie E. Young, John N. Griffith, and Amy J. Lass smiling at the camera
ACFLS Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
The State Bar of California July 29 1927
ACFLS Member 2023
State Bar of California California Board of Legal Specialization
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Carlsbad Divorce Attorneys

Compassionate Family Law Attorney in San Diego County

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Providing Calm Through the Legal Storm

Family law issues are tough for everyone involved. Our goal is to provide you with a fresh perspective and a smooth transition into the next phase of your life.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Over 100 Five-Star Reviews Throughout Our Social Media Platforms

Why GYL?

Turn to a Team that Does It Best

  • We’re Leaders In Our Field

    From case planning to preparation, to superior courtroom presence, our clients can be sure that they will walk into the Courtroom prepared and with the best chance of success.

  • Client Centered & Results Oriented

    Our representation is tailored to the unique circumstances of each client. We deploy the GYL strategic case trajectory dynamic to ensure the best chance at success at the most reasonable cost.

  • Brilliant, Hard-Working & Honest

    We don’t believe in wasting our client’s time and money. Helping people is what drives us to excel at our craft. We first identify the goals and interests of each client, we then develop an efficient and effective case plan aimed at achieving those goals.

  • Responsible & Ethical Practices

    We believe in a responsible and ethical practice and stick to our values regardless of the situation. We’re transparent and don’t just tell our clients what they want to hear, unless it’s what we believe, even if it may deter them from moving forward. We stand by our team’s expertise and will always be upfront and honest with our clients.

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Meet Our Team

John N. Griffith, Esq., CFLS


John Griffith has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2009. John is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified as an expert in the area of family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to opening Griffith, Young & Lass, he worked as the managing partner of one of the largest family law firms in North County San Diego.

Catie E. Young, Esq., CFLS


Catie E. Young excels in child custody cases and move-away trials. She has a unique approach to child custody cases and clients of Griffith, Young & Lass tend to gravitate toward her in these cases. Since joining the firm, she has continuously brought her zeal and compassion to representing clients in child custody and domestic violence cases, and in December 2011, she became a partner at Griffith, Young & Lass.
Amy J. Lass, Esq., CFLS


Amy Lass, a certified family law specialist, was born in New York and raised in San Diego, California. Amy graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Enterprise Accounting. Amy went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2006.

Noelle J. Slattery, Esq.


Noelle J. Slattery, Esq. has a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts/Acting from Emerson College in Boston and a Juris Doctor …

Eric Cowdery, Esq.


Eric Cowdery earned his bachelor’s and Master’s degrees before earning his JD from Golden Gate University as part of the Honors Lawyering Program. He was admitted to the California Bar Association in 2013 and has been working diligently in the field ever since. Taking a personalized approach to each case, Eric Cowdery is committed to working with clients to help them through the often confusing and complex legal process of divorce.

Joshua Yee, Esq.


Attorney Joshua Yeereceived his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, from the University of California, San Diego. Joshua went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from University of San Francisco. His experience working with a local Certified Family Law Specialist solidified his desire to become a family law attorney. Since becoming an attorney, Josh has exclusively practiced in family law.

Lea Trojanowski, Esq.


Lea Trojanowski is an attorney with Griffith, Young, and Lass, joining the firm in March 2021. Her pragmatic and level-headed approach to family law has allowed her to be successful in even the most emotional family law cases. Lea has effectively represented clients in a wide range of family law proceedings, but is particularly drawn to domestic violence restraining order cases.

Greyson Sharp, Esq.


Greyson Sharp received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Fresno. After …

Brittany Van Ryder, Esq.


Brittany Van Ryder joined Griffith, Young, and Lass as a Bar Clerk in September 2022. She became an Associate Attorney at the …

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