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About me

Upon graduating with honors, I have been representing clients in family law and general civil litigation matters since 2003, all over the San Francisco Bay Area.  My practice is now focused on family law matters and on mediating disputes both in the family law context as well as other areas (business, employment, real estate, elder care issues, contractual disputes, neighborhood disputes and more.)

Clients find me competent, straightforward, professional, trustworthy and communicative.  I am focused on resolving conflicts for my clients, while always keeping their best interest in mind.

My goal is to help clients confront their conflicts with courage,
confidence, and foresight.  This is especially important in family law
matters where avoiding conflicts or engaging in destructive ones can affect many lives for years to come.  It is also important in matters
involving relationships among neighbors, roommates, co-workers, business
partners, and others sharing space or common interests.  In these situations, conflict often simmers and causes significant damage over time when it is not carefully confronted and dealt with appropriately.

I pride myself on my dedication, the personal care and
attention I give to each client and each matter, and for my ability to serve
legally and holistically to help them find
resolve and success through facing those conflicts.

I have handled numerous lawsuits to
conclusion in such areas including breach of contract, fraud/misrepresentation,
construction defect, business partnerships, real property, real estate,
employment discrimination/harassment, family law, child guardianship, civil restraining
orders, contempt allegations, personal injury, professional negligence and
insurance coverage.  I have litigated matters in state court and appellate court, and have handled
proceedings throughout various administrative agencies including the DFEH,
DSLE, EEOC and CSLB.  I have also been a
judicial extern at the Northern District Federal District Court and a legal intern
with the San Francisco Public Defender.  I graduated law school from U.C. Hastings in the top 10%.

experiences, along with ongoing continuing legal education and
mediation clinics, has provided me with both an especially broad and
deep understanding of the nature of conflict and methods to resolve it.  Sharing the fruits of this experience and the skills I have gained to help others benefit is the ideal my business is founded upon.




Practice areas


  1. Family: 85%
  2. Mediation: 10%
  3. Litigation: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Douglas Stein

    I manage Liaise Divorce Solutions, a company that strictly mediates matters for families. Mae is on my short list of referral attorneys when my clients are looking for a review of their proposed agreement. She delivers a moneys worth service.


    David Stein Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christina Marie Sherman

    Mae is a very experienced family law attorney. She is able to both help bring parties to come to an agreement, or diligently advocate for her clients in the court room when need be. I highly endorse this attorney.


    Christina Sherman Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Family First Legal

870 Market St., Suite 1046
San Francisco, CA, 94102


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Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Ohio State University, ColumbusPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawGeneral ArtB.F.A.1999