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Michele Marie Bissada

Michele Marie Bissada

Practice areas:

Family

About Me

I am  a Certified Family Law Specialist, a distinction assigned by the State Bar of California, and am a named partner of the firm Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP.  My practice includes litigation of custody and complex financial matters.  My practice also includes mediation, both as a consulting attorney and as the mediator.  I am also trained in and practice collaborative law.  


 


I am proud to announce that in October 2013, I became a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).


 


I regularly serve as a Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court and as an Arbitrator in fee disputes in San Mateo County.


 


I am a member of the State Bar of California and belong to the San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Palo Alto Bar Associations, and the American Bar Association.  I have served as President, Treasurer and Board Member of the San Mateo County Bar Association, a current Delegate since 2000 and past Chair of the Conference of Delegates representing San Mateo County, and a member of Collaborative Practice San Mateo County since 2001, where I also serve on their Membership Committee.  I also volunteed with the YMCA and served on the Board of Managers for the Peninsula Family YMCA from 1999 through 2007.  I was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program – Class of 2002. 


 


I am a graduate of University of California at Davis (B.A. Degrees in International Relations and in French, 1989); and have my Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, 1994. At California Western School of Law, I earned a highest possible score in Trial Advocacy.


 


My interests include spending time with my family, traveling, and international cultures.

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Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Family: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • David Carter Erb

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    David Erb Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Rolf Kruger

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    Rolf Kruger Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP

120-B Santa Margarita Avenue
Menlo Park, CA, 94025

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney & Owner/PartnerFlicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP2003 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Mateo County Bar AssociationBoard Member; 2009 Treasurer2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers SectionN/AN/A
Collaborative Practice San Mateo CountyMembership Committee MemberN/A
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/AN/A
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1994
University of California - DavisInternational Relations; French2 Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Seminar on Family Law Issues for the Financial AdvisorDissolution Cross-Over Financial Planning and Mortgage Issues2008
San Mateo County Bar Association - Family Law SectionLong Term Spousal Support2008
Annual Traning for Family Court Services MediatorsChild Custody Move-Away Cases2008