Tot Law

We protect your most valuable commodity - Your child

Legal Services for Children, Parents and Prospective Parents

1901 1st Ave., Second Fl., San Diego, CA 92101
619.794.2018 •

Owner: Paul A. Swiller, Esq.

Tot Law is...

Tot Law is a law office focused on that which is truly important - Our children.  We believe that the legal system should ensure justice and fairness, that the role of an attorney is to serve as the voice for those seeking justice, and that there is no one more deserving of such justice as a child.  As a result, Tot Law was formed to represent children and parents in legal matters affecting children, and we specialize in helping families to overcome any legal obstacles standing in the way of a child reaching his or her fullest potential.

If we might be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call.  All initial consultations are free, and my pledge to you is that we will always be honest and upfront regarding your case, we will make every effort to accomplish your goals, and, should we be unable to assist, we will try to provide you with other avenues with which to continue advocating for your child.

We know how frustrating it can feel when your child has a problem that you cannot solve on your own, and we want you to know that we understand what you are going through, we care about you and your child, we want to help and we can help.

Your child's best interest is our business, and we fight every day to secure for our clients the brightest of futures. 

                                                                                                                                                                    Paul A. Swiller, Esq.
Tot Law

P.S. One of the most common complaints we hear about our clients' prevous experiences with other attorneys is a difficulty in communication - once the attorney was paid, the client could never get the attorney on the phone, to reply to an email or to set an appointment.  At
Tot Law, you won't have this problem.  To that end, I want to give you this number - 619.356.0848 - and this email address -  This is my personal cell phone number and my email address, and I give them to you and all of our clients so that the communication problems which have plagued them with other attorneys don't exist here at Tot Law.  Unless I'm in court or with my family, you'll be in contact with a Tot Law attorney immediately.  If you don't believe me, call me or send an email  - I'd be happy to speak to you right now.        

Protecting Parents

As a parent, you have rights.  The right to make decisions in your child's best interest, the right to visit with and spend quality time with your child, the right for your child to receive appropriate educational services and adequate medical care, and the right to help raise your child to become the best person he or she can be.

As someone who is not the biological parent but who cares deeply about a child (someone like a relative or stepparent), you too have rights, and you can utilize the legal system to ensure that a child is well cared-for and protected.

Fighting for Children

All children deserve to have safe, loving and supportive childhoods, and there are laws to ensure that children are given the opportunity to succeed.  A child must have access to appropriate education and medical care, must not be harmed, must be given the necessities of life, and, if old enough, has the right to provide his or her opinion as regards important decisions such as with whom that child will live or with whom that child will visit. 

If a child is the subject of legal proceedings, that child has the right to have a lawyer fight for his or her rights.

 Whether you're a child, a parent or a prospective parent, it's imperative to employ the services of a qualified attorney.  Facing just one legal issue without effective legal representation could significantly and detrimentally affect your child's future. 

Aggressive and Effective Representation

Payment Plans Available

We Represent Parents and Children in the Following Matters:

- Education and Special Education Disputes (Requests for Special Education Evaluations, IEP Requests and Disagreements, Expulsion Hearings, Removal of a Negative Notation from a Student's Academic Record, Lawsuits against Schools and School Districts, Bullying Issues, School Violence, Discrimination, etc.)
- Child Custody / Child Support Requests
- Adoptions
- Guardianships
- Juvenile Dependency Matters / Child Abuse Hearings (Representation of Parents, Foster Parent and Relative Advocacy, Defense in CACI Grievance Hearings, etc.)
- Juvenile Delinquency Matters
- Disability Proceedings
- Emancipations

If your legal issue does not appear on this list, please feel free to contact us so that we can refer you to a trusted colleague.  There is never any fee for an initial consultation, and we are here to help.
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If you have a question regarding your legal rights or the rights of your child, or if you would simply like to ask questions about the services we provide, please complete the form below and submit it to us.  A Tot Law attorney will respond to your inquiry within one business day.

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1901 1st Ave., Second Fl. San Diego, CA 92101 US
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