Professional Affiliations

Professional Licenses

State of California

District of Columbia

State of Wyoming

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Founded in 1962, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is a national not-for-profit membership association composed of the nation’s leading matrimonial lawyers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, totalling over 1600 Fellows. My involvement in the AAML includes:

  • National Technology Committee, National Webinar Committee (former vice-chair)
  • Board of Managers – Northern California Chapter, 2012 to 2017
    • Past President – Northern California Chapter, 2017
    • President – Northern California Chapter, 2016
    • President Elect – Northern California Chapter, 2015
    • Treasurer – Northern California Chapter, 2014
    • Secretary – Northern California Chapter, 2013
    • Northern California Chapter Symposium Chair, 2012

International Academy of Family Lawyers

IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries. Being an IAFL Fellow is quite an honor. There are less than 800 of us worldwide. I have had the privilege of attending IAFL programs around the world, including:

  • Bordeaux, France
  • Seville, Spain
  • Lisbon, Portugal

Association of Certified Family Law Specialist (ACFLS)

ACFLS membership is limited to those California family law lawyers who have passed the examination, met the experience requirements, and satisfied the peer review standards required to be certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California board of Legal Specialization.

  • Judge Pro Tem with the Alameda County Superior Court
  • Alameda County Bar Association (Family Law  Section, Executive Committee 2009-2010)
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Eastern Alameda County Bar Association (Past Board Member, 2006 President)