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I am  a Certified Family Law Specialist, a distinction assigned by the State Bar of California, and am a named partner of the firm Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP.  My practice includes litigation of custody and complex financial matters.  My practice also includes mediation, both as a consulting attorney and as the mediator.  I am also trained in and practice collaborative law.  

I am proud to announce that in October 2013, I became a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

I regularly serve as a Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court and as an Arbitrator in fee disputes in San Mateo County.

I am a member of the State Bar of California and belong to the San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Palo Alto Bar Associations, and the American Bar Association.  I have served as President, Treasurer and Board Member of the San Mateo County Bar Association, a current Delegate since 2000 and past Chair of the Conference of Delegates representing San Mateo County, and a member of Collaborative Practice San Mateo County since 2001, where I also serve on their Membership Committee.  I also volunteed with the YMCA and served on the Board of Managers for the Peninsula Family YMCA from 1999 through 2007.  I was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program – Class of 2002. 

I am a graduate of University of California at Davis (B.A. Degrees in International Relations and in French, 1989); and have my Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, 1994. At California Western School of Law, I earned a highest possible score in Trial Advocacy.

My interests include spending time with my family, traveling, and international cultures.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%

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Contact info

Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP

120 Santa Margarita Avenue
Suite B
Menlo Park, CA, 94025

Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP

2010 Crow Canyon Place
Suite 170
San Ramon, CA, 94583



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dorothy M. Wolfe AwardLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney & Owner/PartnerFlicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2013 - Present
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo CountyBoard Member2012 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationFee Arbitrator2009 - Present
Collaborative Practice San Mateo CountyMembership Committee2007 - Present
San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers SectionMember2007 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Collaborative Practice San Mateo CountyMember2001 - Present
Conference of California Bar AssociationsDelegate2000 - Present
San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
Conference of California Bar AssociationsChair2012 - 2015
San Mateo County Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2011
Conference of California Bar AssociationsBoard of Directors2010 - 2013
San Mateo County Bar AssociationTreasurer2009 - 2009
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2014
San Mateo County Bar AssociationBoard Member2002 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California - DavisFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
University of California - DavisInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceWorking in the Minefield: Advanced Issues in Intervention with High Conflict Families2014
Presentation to non-Family Law AttorneysSeparation and Divorce: What Attorneys Should Know2013
Graduate Student ProgramFamily Law Crossover Issues2013
2013 SymposiumHow To: Practical Tips For Incorporating Premarital Agreements Into Your Family Law Practice2013
Graduate Student PresentationFamily Law Crossover Ethics in Psychology2012
Funky Credit Day XVIIEthics in Family Law2012
San Mateo County Women LawyersLearning from My Mistakes2011
Seminar on Family Law Issues for the Financial AdvisorDissolution Cross-Over Financial Planning and Mortgage Issues2008
San Mateo County Bar Association - Family Law SectionLong Term Spousal Support2008
Annual Traning for Family Court Services MediatorsChild Custody Move-Away Cases2008