Holt, California Family Lawyers

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Angeles Susi Carrion
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Colusa, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(530) 458-2950 P.O. Box 35
317 5th St
Colusa, CA 95932
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
CAL Northern School of Law

Angeles “Susi” Carrion grew up in the local area before serving in the U.S. Army. After completing her military service, Ms. Carrion became a Court Clerk in the North Las Vegas Municipal Court. Later, she became a State Certified Spanish Court Interpreter in Nevada, where she interpreted both criminal and civil cases. Ms. Carrion has also interpreted for various law enforcement agencies. Ms. Carrion is the only private attorney in Colusa County that is able to communicate directly with her Spanish speaking clients without the use of an interpreter.

Ms. Carrion attended Cal-Northern School of Law in Chico, California where she...
Debra Schoenberg
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 834-1120 575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Family and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law
DEBRA R. SCHOENBERG, ESQ., HAS A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED CAREER.
More than thirty years ago, she established her own firm, which has vast experience and expertise in the highly sensitive and complex practice of family law. Ms. Schoenberg has established a professional reputation for thoroughness, strategic thinking, keen attention to detail, loyalty, and dedication to client service.

Today Ms. Schoenberg handles cases that range from complex financial issues and extensive marital estates, to high-conflict custody matters. Adept at negotiating resolutions as well as aggressively pursuing litigated outcomes, she also handles straightforward family law cases, pre- and post-marital agreements, and marital settlements. Ms....
Ariel Sosna
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She is certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Sosna has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sosna was an associate at a well-known San Francisco law firm. She was co-chairperson of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco...
Jeffrey Castleton
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Merced, CA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(209) 580-4685 530 W. 21st Street
Suite B
Merced, CA 95340
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
San Joaquin College of Law
Jeff earned his Juris Doctor Degree from San Joaquin College of Law where he graduated with Distinction. During his time there, he was published in the school’s San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review and later served as its Executive Editor. He also received awards for Best Brief Finalist and Best Oral Advocate Finalist in the George A. Hopper Moot Court Competition. He received multiple Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Moot Court, Professional Responsibility, and Legal Analysis.

While in law school, Jeff gained extensive experience clerking for distinguished lawyers and judges in the Central Valley. He served as a clerk for the...
Sarah Van Voorhis
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Stanford Law School
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(650) 401-8080 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
With more than 25 years experience in family and personal injury law, I bring a seasoned expertise to both the conference room and the courtroom. As an experienced trial lawyer in all phases of litigation, I can successfully navigate diverse disputes across a range of legal areas. My expertise as a collaborative practitioner means that I am equally effective in mediating or negotiating a resolution that, when appropriate, does not involve litigation. I also assist clients as a mediator or a mediation-consulting attorney. I understand that every individual circumstance – every dispute – is unique...
Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 242-5280 2211 Park Blvd, Suite 9
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Francisco School of Law
Nancy M. Martinez is a California native. She grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend college. Nancy is a native Spanish speaker. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys photography, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Martinez attended the University of California-Berkeley where she earned a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History. After Cal, Ms. Martinez worked as a paralegal for several years in the areas of business litigation, antitrust, class-actions, and intellectual property.

Ms. Martinez attended the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she earned a Certificate of Concentration...
Kevin C Boileau
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(408) 442-2983 1999 S Bascom
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
H. Yvonne Seeley
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(650) 347-9111 411 Borel Avenue
Suite 603
San Mateo, CA 94002
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
San Francisco Law Sch
Ms. Seeley is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Seeley’s practice focuses on dissolution cases involving high asset and complex financial issues such as the division of interests in closely-held businesses, real estate, and equity compensation, including stock options and RSU’s. Ms. Seeley also has extensive experience with high-conflict custody matters and relocation/ move-away cases. Ms. Seeley brings over 30 years of civil litigation experience to the firm and represents clients through all phases of family law litigation before private judges and in public...
Traci Pickering
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University
Traci is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2000 and was admitted to the bar in December of that year. During her tenure at Santa Clara, she was the Sr. Technical Editor of the Computer Technology Law Journal and received a Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. After graduation, Traci was recruited by a top corporate law firm. She worked at Gray Cary (now DLA Piper) from 2000 - 2002 as a securities and corporate transactional attorney. She was involved in...
Julie S Levy
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Santa Rosa, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(707) 523-1515 100 Stony Point Road
Suite 265
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Empire College School of Law
Julie S. Levy and Zachary A. Carroll have practiced law since 2008 in solo practices. In 2009, they began sharing an office and collaborating on certain cases. This duo has turned their collaboration into Levy Carroll Law and as strong litigators, they provide a strong and determined focus for fair outcomes in their client's cases. Choose Levy Carroll Law for their strong, honest, caring representation for bankruptcy, divorce, custody, guardianship, or personal injury. Look no further as you have found a team that has your best interests at heart
Jessica A. Pellerin
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jessica joined Mello & Pickering LLP in January 2015. In 2011 Jessica received her undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College of California where she majored in political science. After graduating from Saint Mary’s, she received her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2014. She was then admitted to the California State Bar in December 2014, after passing the state bar exam on her first attempt. During her law school education, Jessica gained extensive experience in family law working for the Department of Child Support Services, the San Francisco Bar Association’s family law project and a solo family...
Jennifer Mello
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of California - Santa Barbara and Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She earned a B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her law degree from Santa Clara University. Jennifer is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Jennifer has lectured at multiple seminars for the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and Santa Clara University School of Law,...
Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(408) 915-8043 155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Jeffrey M. Moore has 20 years experience assisting consumers and small business in Silicon Valley. He was raised in Santa Clara County, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Santa Clara Leavey School of Business (MBA). Mr. Moore is a recognized authority in family, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant law. Visit our website for information on how we can assist you with your legal issue.
Sarah Arnott
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Sarah Arnott is an Attorney at Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. Ms. Arnott was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2015, and served as the chairperson of the family law section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2013.

A native of New York and North Carolina, Ms. Arnott moved to California to attend Santa Clara University School of Law, from which she received her J.D. Ms. Arnott has exclusively practiced family law since 2008. She is well-versed in all areas of family law, including dissolutions, custody,...
Erin Patricia Farley
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Petaluma, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(707) 776-4772 775 Baywood Drive, Suite 117
PO Box 7331
Petaluma, CA 94954
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."

Erin Farley brings over 19 years of legal experience to the firm. She is well-respected in the community for her work and was voted in 2013 and 2015 as the Best Attorney in Petaluma by the Argus-Courier's People's Choice Awards.


Ms. Farley's work focuses on dissolutions, child support, child custody, spousal support, post-judgment support, comprehensive property division, and prenuptial agreements. Ms. Farley brings experience, insight, and compassion to what is likely the most emotionally difficult of court proceedings.
John K. Hinely
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Colusa, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(530) 458-2950 P.O. Box 35
317 5th St
Colusa, CA 95932
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
CAL Northern School of Law
After 14 years in Law Enforcement, and working under contract for the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Hinely was determined to become a Criminal Defense Attorney.

Mr. Hinely returned to school at California State University-Chico, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, with an emphasis on Legal Studies; then continued his education at Cal-Northern School of Law in Chico, California.

Upon completion of law school, Mr. Hinely sat for the California State Bar exam and passed on the first attempt.

Mr. Hinely opened a private law practice, while also serving as a Contract Public Defender. During this time, Mr....
Paul Henry Nathan
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Tiburon, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 341-1144 72A Main Street
Suite 800
Tiburon, CA 94920
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Paul Nathan has built a practice based on giving women the representation they deserve in matters of divorce and custody cases and representing the injured. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco then attended and graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law. Paul honed his skills a a trial lawyer at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. A fifth generation San Franciscan, Paul was named "Top Attorneys in California by San Francisco magazine and also named "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers in 2013-2017.
Stacey Poole
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Lindsay R. Torgerson
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Napa, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(707) 669-0841 2045 Jefferson St, Ste E
Napa, CA 94559
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
William Howard Taft University
Family Law services including divorce, child custody, visitation, and support matters in Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties. Experienced bankruptcy lawyer filing chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy for individuals and small businesses in Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Napa and the surrounding areas. Check out client testimonials on our website www.winecountryfamilylaw.com
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7602 582 Market, Suite 1007
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Jacob Harker is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney. Mr. Harker has set up and run his law practice in a cost-effective and practical manner. He has done so in an effort to pass on the savings to his clients. As an attorney, Mr. Harker sees his practice as taking the lead in a new era of legal services.
Kim Tuyet Ma
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(916) 288-9099 7801 Folsom Blvd #108
Sacramento, CA 95826
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Kim Ma graduated with High Honors from UC Davis with a degree in Managerial Economics. She went on to attend the Santa Clara University School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate. After graduating from Law School and passing the bar exam, Kim was hired by the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office. Kim worked as a Deputy District Attorney where she developed impressive trial skills. Kim went on the work for one of best criminal defense firms in California before eventually joining making the shift to family law. Kim is now a practicing family law attorney who can be...
Lorilee DeSantis
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Santa Rosa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(707) 542-2889 3333 Mendocino Ave
Suite 202
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lorilee DeSantis is an attorney whose passion for helping families protect their loved ones and their assets shines through to all who work with her. Lorilee’s clients often comment that her ability to deeply listen and understand their concerns makes it very easy for them to talk to her about difficult subjects. Her clients also appreciate that Lorilee explains complex legal concepts in ways that are easy to digest so that clients fully understand their legal options. Lorilee’s dedication to helping people with family-oriented legal issues stems from personal experiences. When Lorilee was growing up, she saw...
Kristen Goodwin Alexander
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Auburn, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(530) 888-3848 1519 Lincoln Way
Suite A
Auburn, CA 95603
Family and Divorce
University of California - Davis and University of California - Davis
Practice limited exclusively to family law, specializing in complex financial cases. Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Daniel Beck
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Petaluma, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(707) 992-5404 755 Baywood Drive
Second Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Employment
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Attorney Daniel Beck is a lawyer with more than 35 years of family law, employment law, labor law, criminal law, medical marijuana law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate, and business law experience. Mr. Beck has practiced before the Superior and Appellate courts of California and the Federal Courts of Nevada, Idaho and Washington D.C. He is a member in good standing with the California Bar Association. Beck Law P.C., headquartered in Santa Rosa California provides legal services to Sonoma County, Mendocino County and Lake County California including Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Kenwood, Glen Ellen,...
Michael Edwin Marquez
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 343-2611 1500 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I was born and raised in San Francisco and have been a San Mateo County resident for the past 34 years. I have been practicing law for over 20 years and understand the difficult time one goes through in a break up. No one can do better than I in achieving your goals and wishes.
Natalya Kalinovskiy
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Roseville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(916) 290-7778 333 University Avenue
Suite 200
Roseville, CA 95825
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Hi! I am Natalya, and I began my career after receiving my Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with concentrations in trial advocacy and criminal litigation. Since joining Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C. I have practiced exclusively in family law including divorce, domestic violence restraining orders, child custody, child support, spousal support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. My focus is on bringing compassionate and results to each client I represent.

Fun Fact: I am fluent in Russian
Matthew Scott Crider
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(916) 229-8844 330 University Ave Ste 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
South Texas College of Law
Matthew Crider formed Crider Law Group so he could help individuals and business owners by providing creative solutions and be their trusted advisor and legal counselor. Matthew provides services in the areas of estate planning, family law, and business advisory services. Matthew’s estate planning practice focuses on personalized estate planning and administration for individuals, couples and families, and includes wills, revocable living trusts, family business entity planning, and co-tenancy arrangements. His family law practice focuses on assisting families in a dissolution matters, including divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and parental rights. ...
Sara Sturtevant
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Valley Springs, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(831) 280-0214 PO Box 305
Valley Springs, CA 95252
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
New College of California
Sara Sturtevant is a licensed California attorney specializing in mediation and family law. She was the Associate Dean at Monterey College of Law and ran the school’s Practical Lawyering Program. Before joining Monterey College of Law, Sara worked at the court’s Self Help Center in Monterey. As an attorney and mediator, Sara believes that people have their own best solutions to any problem they face. This is as led her to help create programs in community mediation and self-help legal education to provide resources for people to access when facing legal problems. Sara believes that mediation should be...
Michael John Apicella
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Petaluma, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 377-1580 10 Fourth Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
I've always had a passion for law and justice. As such, I gave up a business career in my mid thirties to obtain a law degree. I graduated from law school in 2001. While in school, I received multiple awards and honors, including top 5% of my class in the first year, as well as a merit scholarship. I received special training in trial work, earning certificates in litigation, public interest law, and mediation. My law practice began in commercial litigation, where I had certain aptitudes and strengths due to my business background....
Stephen W. Penn
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 776-1525 16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Glendale College of Law
Stephen W. Penn is a Certified Family Law Specialist who has been in private practice since 1991. He received a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Los Angeles and his law degree from Glendale College of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and Master of Arts from John F. Kennedy University in Counseling Psychology.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Penn served as Vice Chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District and Director of Finance and Chief Business Officer of California State University...
Kimberly A. Madigan
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Redwood City, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(650) 482-8480 3 Lagoon Drive
Suite 190
Redwood City, CA 94065
Family and Divorce
Univ of Alberta
Kimberly Madigan is a founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, family law firm representing clients throughout the Bay Area. She is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California. Ms. Madigan was named a "Rising Star" in family law by Super Lawyers on the basis of peer recognition and professional achievement for years 2012-2014. In 2014, Ms. Madigan was named as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Northern California by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). She is serving as the 2015 chair of...
Lauren Pruett
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Concord, CA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(916) 290-7778 1320 Willow Pass Rd Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Lauren Pruett is a Partner and shareholder of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C.. Laurennoversees our Family Law Department. She focuses exclusively on family law issues including: divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, guardianships, adoptions, grandparent visitation.

Lauren dedicated her focus to family law from the start of her legal studies, taking courses dedicated to the field such as family law, community property, family law trial skills and juvenile law. Additionally, she clerked for the Honorable Thadd Blizzard for one year at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse and worked as a certified law student for a local...
Andy Chen
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Modesto, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(209) 643-2436 610 15th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Esther R. Lerner
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
Paul W. Thorndal
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 648-3097 88 Kearny Suite 1475
San Francisco, CA 94108
Family, Appeals and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Paul W. Thorndal is a partner at Wald & Thorndal. He specializes in divorces of all kinds with an emphasis on gay divorce. Mr. Thorndal is a Certified Family Law Specialist (The State Bar of California Legal Specialization). Wald & Thorndal's practice areas include: Divorce, Dissolution & Contested Parentage Actions for all families; Custody Disputes; Mediation; Marvin Actions. Legal services provided at both the TRIAL and APPELLATE level. Assisted Reproduction; Adoptions of All Kinds; Family Contracts; Parenting Law including Surrogacy; Donor Contracts for Egg and/or Sperm Donations; Pre-Nupital Agreements; Co-Parenting Agreements; Domestic Partnership Agreements; Name Changes.
Lindsey K. Terry
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sonora, CA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(209) 206-0543 P.O. Box 4986
sonora, CA 95370
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lindsey K. Terry was raised in Tuolumne County and graduated from Summerville High School. She attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Lindsey K. Terry graduated in the top 3% of her class and was awarded several academic honors for top marks, including the highest grades in Criminal Litigation and Trial Advocacy. She was also the winner of the Appellate Advocacy competition. Lindsey K. Terry is a member of the Jesse Carter Honor Society, a graduate of the Honors Lawyering Program, and graduated summa cum laude from Golden Gate.

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Anne Gyemant Paris
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 513-5502 2193 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Family
UC Hastings COL
Anne has dedicated her career as an attorney to serving families with compassion and a strong emphasis on public service. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Hastings College of Law, Anne has specialized in public interest law through her work in immigration, domestic violence and family law. Anne began her career as a Presidential Management Intern working on the area of international adoption and immigration-related family violence issues. She went on to launch two successful legal services programs focused on the family. She has continued to serve families through her practice in family law,...
Dana Lynn Santos
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Aptos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(831) 207-6850 P.O. Box 2182
Aptos, CA 95001
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Family Law Specialist, certified with the California State Board of Legal Specialization. I enjoy assisting clients with all their family law needs including custody, support, division of property and paternity. I have acted as minor's counsel for several years, both private and appointed by the court, and have provided mediation services for 15 years.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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