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A native of the Bay Area, Ms. Lowe attended college at Sacramento State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in small group and interpersonal communications and a minor in Music. After graduating summa cum laude, she entered law school at UC Davis, where she was selected as a member of the Trial Court Honor Board.


While in law school, Ms. Lowe spent one summer as an extern for the Solano County Counsel's office, working closely with the Court staff and assisting with pro per litigants applying for domestic violence restraining orders. During this time, she was also able to learn about family law from the Court staff's perspective and become acquainted with the family law bench. Additionally, she found the time she spent helping the litigants themselves to be very rewarding.

Ms. Lowe also interned for Hawaii State Representative David Pendleton while in law school. One of her proudest achievements during her internship was organizing a domestic violence awareness day. The experience only fueled her desire to practice family law.

Upon graduation, she returned to Solano County, and based on the recommendation of one of the family law judges, she began practicing family law as an associate attorney. Working in a small and friendly county allowed her to gain invaluable and extensive courtroom experience not only in Solano County, but also in Napa and Yolo counties. She eventually relocated to the San Ramon firm of Cummins, Holmes & Geraldi, honing her legal research and writing skills and familiarizing herself with Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco counties.

After gaining enough experience, Ms. Lowe set out to open her own firm and practice law her own way. Practicing law is more than a job for her. She loves having the privilege of being able to help others through some of the most difficult times of their lives. One of the most common comments she hears about her profession is that it is stressful and difficult. While this is true at times, Ms. Lowe's job also consists of assisting with adoptions, protecting children from domestic violence, and helping good people start over with their lives. One of her most memorable cases was reuniting a father with his daughter after her mother illegally moved her out of state. While cases like that don't come along every day, it's always rewarding when she is able to help anybody, especially children, and better their lives.

Ms. Lowe is a member of the California Bar Association and the Contra Costa Bar Association. She regularly volunteers for Contra Costa County's Pro Per Clinic, assisting self-represented litigants with their dissolutions and is active in various organizations in her community.

Outside of work, Ms. Lowe enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, cooking, baking, and training her Golden Retriever Murphy in Rally and Obedience.



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    10 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    10 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    10 years
  4. Family: 20%
    10 years, 560 cases
  5. Mediation: 15%



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Contact info

Law Office of Cristin M. Lowe

4000 Executive Pkwy Ste 220
(Bishop Ranch 8)
San Ramon, CA, 94583-4337

Law Office of Cristin M. Lowe

22320 Foothill Blvd Suite 520
(Plaza Center)
Hayward, CA, 94541-2719

Law Office of Cristin M. Lowe

1652 West Texas Street, Suite 133
(California Business Center)
Fairfield, CA, 94533-6080



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2012
"A" Business AccreditationBetter Business Bureau2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Cristin M. Lowe2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyCummins, Holmes & Geraldi2008 - 2010
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Susan E. Christiansen2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2011 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Pro Bono SectionCo-chair2011 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2010 - Present
Lawyer in the LibraryAttorney Member2010 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Barristers/Young Lawyers SectionMember2008 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage of MorrisonClient obtained sole legal and physical custody.
Father vs MotherMother agreed to an equal timeshare and to remain in California.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bar Association of San Francisco BulletinFamily Law Code Changes2011
Family Lawyer BlogATROs - Automatic Temporary Restraining order2010
Family Lawyer BlogMediation2010
Family Laywer BlogHow to Pick and AttorneyN/A
Family Lawyer BlogTo Fault or Not to FaultN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, SacramentoN/AundergraduateN/A
UC Davis SOL King HallN/AlawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pro Per ClinicStarting Your Dissolusion2011
Lawyer in the Library, Livermore CaDivorce2011
Lawyer in the Library, Oakland CaDivorce2010
Lawyer in the LibraryDivorce 1012010
Contra Costa Bar Association, Pro Per ClinicCompleting Your Divorce2010
Contra Costa Bar Association, Pro Per ClinicStarting your Divorce2010