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Gina Nicole Policastri

About Me

Gina Policastri is a Certified Family Law Specialist and partner at Lonich & Patton, LLP, where she has worked since graduating from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2003.

Ms. Policastri obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2003, where she earned a place as an editor of the Santa Clara Law Review by writing a legal comment on the Barry Bonds divorce case and the prenuptial agreement legislation it subsequently sparked.

Ms. Policastri is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a family law specialist. To obtain this certification, an attorney must: 1) be an active member in good standing of the State Bar of California; 2) pass a written examination covering California family law; 3) have substantial experience in the field of family law; 4) complete State Bar of California approved legal education requirements applicable to the family law field; and 5) be favorably evaluated by judges and/or other attorneys concerning his or her knowledge, ability and experience in the practice of family law.  A Certified Family Law Specialist maintains and improves his or her knowledge and competence in the family law field regularly.  

Ms. Policastri uses her persuasive writing skills, familiarity with the Santa Clara County family court system and psychology background to effectively litigate cases on behalf of her clients.  She handles all areas of family law including high conflict custody cases, complex business valuation and asset division issues and complicated child and spousal support matters. 

Ms. Policastri loves to travel and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, daughter and her family, who live on California’s Central Coast.

Ms. Policastri is a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. She is also a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (including the Family Law Section) and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. 


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    11 years, 300 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Family: 15%
    11 years, 300 cases
  5. Alimony: 5%



Hourly ($338-450/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Jeffrey David Curl

    Gina is my "go-to" attorney for referring clients for family law matters in the South Bay. She is one of the smartest and most diligent attorneys I know in an area of law that is complex and emotional. She must hold the record for clients sending her candy, flowers and thank you notes for consistently helping clients in need.


    Jeffrey Curl Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeena Jeehyun Cho

    Gina has handled several business dissolution cases for us. Excellent attorney. I highly recommend her.


    Jeena Cho Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lonich & Patton Attorneys at Law

1871 The Alameda, Suite 475
San Jose, CA, 95126-1755



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40The American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Women Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2011
Academic Excellence in Community PropertyWitkin Legal Institute2003
Academic Achievement in Community PropertyCALI2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLonich & Patton, LLP2003 - Present
Law ClerkLonich & Patton, LLP2001 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2013 - Present
World Wide Who's WhoMember2012 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2011 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2007
Santa Clara University Law ReviewEditor2003 - 2003
State Bar of Californiamember2003 - Present
U.S. District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DCSS v. John DoePrevailed Against DCSS in Paternity Action
International Custody Dispute Resulting in Return of Child to ChinaPrevailed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Santa Clara UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center - Small Business SeminarHow to Start a Small Business2002