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Barbara E. Scramstad has been a member of the California Bar since 1992.  Prior to obtaining her law degree, Ms. Scramstad earned bachelor’s degrees in both French and Political Science from California State University, now Cal State East Bay, spending a year abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France.  In May 1992, she graduated from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.

From 1997 until 2010, Ms. Scramstad was an owner and principal in the firm, Scramstad & Bryan, P.C., Martinez, California.  In addition to her current practice in Martinez, California, Ms. Scramstad is now associated with the law firm Neal & Associates, in the Montclair District of Oakland.

Ms. Scramstad is a member of the Contra Costa County and Alameda County Bar Associations, as well as the Trusts & Estates and Family Law Sections of the State Bar.  She volunteers her time at the Contra Costa County Family Law pro per workshops, teaching family law litigants without attorneys how to prepare the legal paperwork to obtain a divorce.  She also accepts appointments by the court to act as Minor’s Counsel, representing children, primarily in family law cases.  Ms. Scramstad has lectured on issues of dissolution, domestic violence, and child custody.  In addition to family law matters, she handles trusts & estate matters, including drafting estate plans, trust administration, guardianships, and probate litigation.

Always community conscious, Ms. Scramstad has been a volunteer staff member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program since 2003.  As a member of Team in Training’s S.F. Bay Area Walk Team, she has completed numerous marathons and half marathons, while raising funds benefitting those persons and their families who are battling blood cancers.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    23 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%



Hourly ($375/hour)

Payment types:

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649 Main Street
Suite 108
Martinez, CA, 94553


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesThe State Bar of California1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Team in TrainingVolunteer for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2003 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Alameda County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificPolitical ScienceN/AN/A
California State University, HaywardFrenchN/AN/A