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.
Languages spoken: French
|Attorney & Owner/Partner||Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Board Member; 2009 Treasurer||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section||N/A||N/A|
|Collaborative Practice San Mateo County||Membership Committee Member||N/A|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||N/A||N/A|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Palo Alto Area Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Davis||International Relations; French||2 Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Seminar on Family Law Issues for the Financial Advisor||Dissolution Cross-Over Financial Planning and Mortgage Issues||2008|
|San Mateo County Bar Association - Family Law Section||Long Term Spousal Support||2008|
|Annual Traning for Family Court Services Mediators||Child Custody Move-Away Cases||2008|