Maya Galicia-Canto, Esq.

Family Law Associate

Family Law Associate

Maya Galicia-Canto, Esq. is an associate attorney with Skarin Law Group who has worked on a wide range of family law matters including divorces, parentage actions, and domestic violence restraining orders. She has assisted with obtaining child and spousal support orders where opposing parties have attempted to misrepresent their financial situations, represented clients to obtain their requested child custody and visitation orders in high conflict situations, and negotiated property division in high asset divorces. Maya has a passion for zealously representing her clients through well-articulated arguments in both her pleadings and her representation in court. 

Maya has substantial experience that predates her admission to the bar. While attending San Francisco State University for her undergraduate studies, Maya worked with the AmeriCorps program, JusticeCorps, assisting self-represented litigants at the San Francisco and Long Beach self-help centers. Maya also completed a one-year fellowship with the JusticeCorps program at the Compton Self-Help Center, where she organized and led workshops on divorce, child custody, and international service. 

While attending the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly the University of California, Hastings College of the Law), Maya was an extern for the San Francisco Unified Family Court and clerked for several non-profits, including the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, where she assisted low-income communities with family law matters. Maya was an articles editor for Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and a board member of the nationally ranked Hastings Moot Court team. She competed in multiple moot court competitions, including the Dominick L. Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition in New York. 

Since graduating and passing the bar, in her spare time, Maya has continued to participate with Hastings Moot Court team by coaching the family law competition team. Maya has also written articles for the Domestic Violence Report, which is the leading professional report in domestic violence law and prevention. 

Maya is committed to providing the best service to her clients, whether by thoroughly researching the law for their unique issues, ardently representing their interests in court, or being an empathetic ear during a challenging time. Maya ensures that she is readily available to communicate with clients and prioritizes offering the best possible solutions for the variety of issues that can accompany family law matters.


“Domestic Violence in the Music Industry: The Case of R. Kelly” – Domestic Violence Report, Volume 25, Number 4, April/May 2020

“Film Review: ‘And So I Stayed’” – Domestic Violence Report, Volume 27, Number 3, February/March 2022

Bar Admissions


Professional Associations
& Memberships

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Family Law Section

Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
Family Law Section