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
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dorothy M. Wolfe Award||Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County||2010|
|Attorney & Owner/Partner||Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2013 - Present|
|Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Fee Arbitrator||2009 - Present|
|Collaborative Practice San Mateo County||Membership Committee||2007 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Collaborative Practice San Mateo County||Member||2001 - Present|
|Conference of California Bar Associations||Delegate||2000 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|Conference of California Bar Associations||Chair||2012 - 2015|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||President||2011 - 2011|
|Conference of California Bar Associations||Board of Directors||2010 - 2013|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Treasurer||2009 - 2009|
|Palo Alto Area Bar Association||Member||2003 - 2014|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Board Member||2002 - 2012|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Davis||French||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|University of California - Davis||International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Annual Conference||Working in the Minefield: Advanced Issues in Intervention with High Conflict Families||2014|
|Presentation to non-Family Law Attorneys||Separation and Divorce: What Attorneys Should Know||2013|
|Graduate Student Program||Family Law Crossover Issues||2013|
|2013 Symposium||How To: Practical Tips For Incorporating Premarital Agreements Into Your Family Law Practice||2013|
|Graduate Student Presentation||Family Law Crossover Ethics in Psychology||2012|
|Funky Credit Day XVII||Ethics in Family Law||2012|
|San Mateo County Women Lawyers||Learning from My Mistakes||2011|
|Seminar on Family Law Issues for the Financial Advisor||Dissolution Cross-Over Financial Planning and Mortgage Issues||2008|
|San Mateo County Bar Association - Family Law Section||Long Term Spousal Support||2008|
|Annual Traning for Family Court Services Mediators||Child Custody Move-Away Cases||2008|