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Richard Melone Bryan

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Francisco, CA

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also known as Richard M. Bryan, Richard Bryan

  • Licensed for 59 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1964
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Has handled hundreds of divorce and family law matters including property division, spousal and child support, and custody issues. Is an experienced family law mediator.

    49 years

  2. Trusts
    Handles trials, hearings, settlement negotiations and mediations in trust, estate, and probate matters. Is active trust litigation attorney representing both trustees and beneficiaries.

    54 years

  3. Mediation
    Has been a mediator and counsel for parties in mediation. Negotiated hundreds of settlements in family law, trust litigation, contract, real estate, and contruction litigation.

    59 years

  4. Litigation
    Handled hundreds of trials, hearings, and settlements in family law, trusts, commercial, construction, and business litigation cases. Acts as mediator and arbitrator in all fields.

    59 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials

    49 years


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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unorganized practice
Hoping to find a good attorney to help with my case, I was disappointed to learn that this attorney did not follow my instructions, did not remember my instructions, and charged me for repeating advice I had already been given and charging for it. Did not bill timely and could not verify charges for the work.
Response from Richard Bryan June 13, 2017
Based on the date, I believe this is a former client who either does not understand or for some reason wanted to dispute a billing. The specific complaints were addressed by me. The "duplication" was a separate meeting to obtain more details and support for a proposed motion. The failure to follow instructions was my action in repeating advice to use an inexpensive discovery process to obtain information. The client received a refund of an unused retainer.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Bryan * Hinshaw, a Professional Corporation
  • 1981 - Present
  • Partner
  • Farella, Braun & Martel
  • 1966 - 1981
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Alameda County Public Defender
  • 1964 - 1966
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Alfonso J Zirpoli
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • 1963 - 1964
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  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1963
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • CA
  • 1960
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • A.B
  • 1960


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1964 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Northern California SuperLawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Northern California SuperLawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Northern California SuperLawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Northern California SuperLawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 1995
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Elected As Associate
  • 1994
  • Elected as Director
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 1975
  • Elected as President
  • Barristers Club of San Francisco
  • 1974
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Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bryan is timeless and old school in that he truly cares about his clients. I have worked with Mr. Bryan for many years and have been both amazed and impressed with the level of respect the judges in the Bay Area afford to Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bryan also teaches many continuing legal education courses (CLE) to attorneys and is respected by many of his peers. Mr. Bryan is also a designated "SuperLawyer.""
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San Francisco Divorce and separation Lawyer Richard Melone Bryan
Richard Melone Bryan
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 59 years
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