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Michael Edwin Marquez

Family Attorney at Burlingame, CA

4.5   8 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Child custody Spousal Support, Child support, Community property issues

    35 years, 153 cases

  2. Family
    Divorce, Child custody Spousal Support, Child support, Community property issues

    35 years, 284 cases

  3. Child custody

  4. Estate planning
    Will & Trusts

  5. Trusts

  6. Wills and living wills


I was born and raised in San Francisco.  Upon returning from the University of Denver, I have made the Penninsula my permanent home and raised my two children here.

After being a prosecutor for the SanFrancisco District Attorney's office I started my own privae practice in Burlingame.  It is a small boutique practice with the emphhasis of Family law issues, Probate, and real estate.  

I recognize that such matters have lifetime consequences and very important to my clients and therefore I take these issues quite seriously.  I am experienced in the most complex and sensitive conflicts as well as the simplist and will devote my best efforts in resolving your issues.

You will always be able to reach me elctronically or at my office and I will allways be honest with you.




Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice


Law office of Michael Marquez


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  8 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by E.G | May 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Attorney
I will start saying; hiring a lawyer is not always easy and end results are always painful and we most likely will not be happy. However, I want to start with thanking Michael for all his patience, guidance, understanding me through this hard 4 years that we worked together and all his hard work. We put a hell of a fight against a team that was dishonest, disorganized, and not well intended, but he always managed to keep me well-rounded in difficult times. Thankfully, I am pleased to say this chapter of my life is finally over and it is that time to move forward with life. Thank you Michael for everything and for your help on closing this painful chapter of my life. If you are looking for a professional, compassionate, and good guidance Michael Marquez will be the attorney for you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Mike for both Personable and Legal Skills
What I really liked about Mike was that he was able to talk to me on my level about the legal process. Being able to easily communicate with him was very helpful and comforting throughout our work together. At the beginning, I was very nervous about going to court (even for a "simple" settlement) and his personable style made a big difference getting me started in the important steps I had to take. His professionalism and knowledge gave me confidence when in the courtroom, and after each step he would provide insights about the proceedings which I had not picked up. He was encouraging and offered great guidance on a range of issues. Mike always knew what to do, and yet never took action before I clearly understood and agreed on everything. I am very happy that I could work with Mike throughout the whole process, winning both my original case and a lengthy appeal by my opponents. In addition to getting what was owed to me, Mike also got back legal costs and fees from frivolous motions filed by the opposing side. Mike is a professional and he cares about his clients. He represented me as though he was representing himself.
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Posted by Scott | October 25, 2012
Superb Attorney!!
Upon meeting Mr. Marquez, I was initially impressed with his genuine sense of interest and understanding in my dilemma (custody case). Without getting into too great of specifics; this review cannot possibly capture the intense level of professionalism, understanding, and caring he put into representing not just myself, but the interests of my children. He was in constant contact, bringing very effective, fluid communication to me at every possible juncture. Not only did he do a superb job of preparing my case; he went out of his way to ensure that I was completely comfortable before each hearing or event. Never have I felt so strongly represented by someone that so genuinely cared about the best interests of myself as his client; and more so - my children. His fee structure is more than reasonable; and the value of his services have long since far outweighed his fees. Because of the service he's provided, my relationship with my children has never been better. The time the children and I get to spend together is of the highest quality it's ever been. I can't begin to quantify the effect and impact his representation of me has had on our lives. I can't thank him enough, and would proudly endorse and recommend him to anyone in need of first rate representation.
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Posted by Dianna Washington | May 7, 2010
Great awesome Attorney
Mr. Marquez got me through a very complicated and mind numbing child custody case. He was always calm,mild mannered but always on top of his game. Everything went in my favor because of his excellent legal skills. I would reccommend him to any and everyone. Thank you so much Michael and Michelle you guys ARE THE BEST!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Explains and works well
Through my experience with Michael, he was easy to work with and affordable, compared to most lawyers. Goes with you with the process and what to expect. Would recommend.
Posted by ren | March 27, 2012
Good lawyer for child custody
He helped me from difficult situation with custody. Now I can relocated back to my family for a while.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2010
Was of Help to Me
Mr. Marquez took a very difficult case for me in 2008 and was able to guide me through the local law enforcement and family court arenas with skill and speed. He was minimal on talk but high on action, and the outcome was the better than I expected regarding legal considerations. After the case he followed up with timely financial liability counsel and even re-adjusted my estate. In my family's particular case, I would say I got the most legal service for the money spent.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2009
Good man to have on your side
Mr. Marquez displayed good legal skills and was competent in the courtroom. He can be quiet, but his actions resulted in good results for me and my family. Unlike many legal professionals, he appeared to be genuinely concerned with the well being of my family. His fee structure wasn't outrageous either. Overall I felt I received good representation at a fair price.
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • District Attorney
  • San Francisco
  • 1995 - 1996


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • San Francisco State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Judicial Liasion
  • 2004 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Juri Prudence
  • Publisher
  • 1994
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Thompson Corporation
  • 1993

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Family Attorney | Oct 28
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"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a solid attorney. I have had multiple cases with him."
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Burlingame Family Lawyer Michael Edwin Marquez
Michael Edwin Marquez
Family Attorney
Burlingame, CA
Licensed for 28 years
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Virtual consultation available