Barbara May has lived in the Monterey Peninsula nearly all of her life. She is a graduate of local Monterey High School and Monterey College of Law, and attended Monterey Peninsula College and Sonoma State University. Before receiving her juris doctorate and admission to the California Bar in 2002, she was a legal secretary and paralegal for over thirty years in Monterey County.
Before forming the Law Office of Barbara J. May, she was a partner in the firm of May & Garibay, LLP, and worked as an associate attorney at the Monterey firm of Bohnen, Rosenthal & Dusenbury, where she practiced civil litigation, family law, probate, conservatorship, and estate litigation.
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I met Barbara May in 1998 and she is an extremely competent, conscientious and hardworking lawyer who goes above and beyond for all of her clients. Anyone with family law issues would be well advised if they consulted with Barbara.
Patricia Boyes Real Estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've known Barbara for more than 20 years. It's no surprise to me that she's built up a successful family law practice since graduating from Monterey College of Law. Not only is she smart and hard-working, but she's truly compassionate. A good lawyer with heart! I highly recommend her services.
Jane Bednar Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California State Bar||2014|
|Acheivement Award||West Publishing||2001|
|Owner||Law Office of Barbara J May||2006 - Present|
|Partner||May & Garibay||2004 - 2006|
|Associate||Bohnen, Rosenthal & Dusenbury||2002 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Harmony at Home||Board Member||2014 - 2015|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Monterey County Bar Association Family Law Section||Member||2006 - Present|
|Monterey County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Monterey County Women Lawyers Association||Past President||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2002 - Present|
|Marriage of Simmons||Court ordered a change of custody to father|
|Jaramillo v. J.H. Real Estate Partners||Won at trial court level and decision upheld on appeal|
|Marriage of Myers||Mother allowed to move with children|
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|barbaramaylaw.com||Can Your Child Testify in Court?||2014|
|barbaramaylaw.com||California Move Away and Relocation Cases||2012|
|Monterey COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Girls, Inc.||Career Choices||2008|