|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California State Bar||2014|
|Acheivement Award||West Publishing||2001|
|Owner||Law Office of Barbara J May||2006 - Present|
|Partner||May & Garibay||2004 - 2006|
|Associate||Bohnen, Rosenthal & Dusenbury||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Monterey County Bar Association Family Law Section||Member||2006 - Present|
|Monterey County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Monterey County Women Lawyers Association||Past President||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2002 - Present|
|Harmony at Home||Board Member||2014 - 2015|
|Marriage of Myers||Mother allowed to move with children|
|Marriage of Simmons||Court ordered a change of custody to father|
|Jaramillo v. J.H. Real Estate Partners||Won at trial court level and decision upheld on appeal|
|See all legal cases|
|barbaramaylaw.com||Can Your Child Testify in Court?||2014|
|barbaramaylaw.com||California Move Away and Relocation Cases||2012|
|Monterey COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Girls, Inc.||Career Choices||2008|
Posted by Christine
I approached Barbara May at the recommendation of another family law attorney to guide me in filing a petition for guardianship that I knew would be contested and fraught with emotion. Barbara and her staff exhibited such care and professionalism in handling our case; they calmed my nerves, met all the deadlines, and performed optimally in court. In sum, I felt I made an excellent decision in hiring Barbara and I'd recommend her firm to anyone needing legal advice for family matters.
Posted by Daniel
Let me suffice it to say, as an attorney, Barbara May is without peer. I came to her completely overwhelmed by the divorce process. As with many, I was confused, lost and emotionally distressed. Things were explained in a clear and concise manner, options outlined and questions patiently answered. I was kept well informed and all my queries were responded to in a timely fashion.
She is an excellent communicator and talks to you as an equal, not a subordinate. I appreciated her compassion and utter dedication to resolving every aspect pertaining to my divorce. Her preparation and skill as a lawyer resulted in my being able to save my house by protecting the inherited funds that had been invested into it. She is also supported by an excellent team, all of whom are highly approachable and exceptional in their abilities. I give the law firm of Barbara May my highest recommendation.
Posted by Estate of Edwin Harper
Barbara, including her legal team was focused, there were timely follow-ups with deadline, the preparation and presentation during trial was excellent. Barbara was personable, easy to speak, without the legal jargon. Barbara was available via email/phone for a response. The legal staff was professional, verbally and written. I highly recommend.