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About me

I help caring parents spare their children the pain of a bitter divorce through mediation and settlement focused litigation. No one wins in a divorce, but you can minimize the impact on your children, your self, and your pocket book. I have years of trial experience that allow me to negotiate fair settlements for my clients and to facilitate parties in mediation to create setttlment agreements that are meaningful for the individuals involved. I volunteer as a settlement commissioner in Alameda County in order to stay up to date with changing rules and changes in bench officers.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
    2 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    7 years
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%



Hourly ($325/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephanie Hall Kobesky

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Amanda when we were opposing counsel on a matter several years ago. Throughout the case she was professional, courteous and responsive. Her cooperative and respectful approach is an asset to her clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend her.


    Stephanie Kobesky Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ernest Allyn Cardona

    Although we've never met in person, Amanda and I have worked together to put together two prenuptial agreements and she has been a pleasure to work with. Always cooperative, always friendly, responds swiftly via phone and email. Overall, a welcome addition to the Bay Area legal community. I enjoy working with Amanda and recommend her to other attorneys and potential clients without hesitation. It's good to find an opposing counsel who is reasonable and responsive. Makes it much easier to get things done for my clients and, I'm sure, for hers.


    Ernest Cardona Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Jarratt Law Firm

111 Deerwood Road, Ste. 200
San Ramon, CA, 94583


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Witkins AwardGolden Gate University2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney OwnerJarratt Law Firm2006 - Present
AssociateAlbini Law Group2006 - 2006
AttorneyLaw Offices of Richard J. Vaznaugh2005 - 2010
Legal InternLeonard Carder, LLP2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
CVMCMember2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Marriage of DoeVerdict was favorable to my client. As required by the bar, I must say that this result is not typical and is not a guarantee of outcome in your case.
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Publication nameTitleDate
BloggerThe Co-Parenting Crusader2014
Golden Gate University Law ReviewCustomizing the Reasonable-Woman Standard to Fit Emotionally and Financially Disabled Plaintiffs is Outside the Scope of the Civil Rights Act' s Prohibition on Sex-Based Discrimination: Holly D. v. California Institute of Technology.2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
California State University, SacramentoEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sing! Sing! Sing!10 Commandments for a Successful Marriage2012
Eric Lolfholm Sales and Rick Silva Networking SeminarNetworking2012