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Lydia Ellen Crandall

Family Attorney at Palo Alto, CA

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About Lydia

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Lydia E. Crandall is an associate in the Family Law Group.  Lydia began work with the Family Law Group in 2004 as a law clerk. She clerked with the firm throughout law school and became an associate of the firm in 2007.

While completing her law degree, Lydia served as senior editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review and was a member of the law school’s Moot Court Board. She was also selected to participate in the intensive Honors Lawyering Program.

Lydia handles a variety of family law matters including dissolution of marriage cases, post-judgment support and custody modifications, as well as premarital and postmarital agreements.  She has been trained as a mediator and in Collaborative Practice.

Lydia has been named a Northern California Rising Star every year since 2009 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She served as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association in 2010 and as Chair in 2011.  She is currently co-chair of Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County and the Family Law Section of the Palo Alto Bar Association.  Lydia has also co-authored articles on disclosure obligations and attorney’s fees and sanctions in family law cases.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Crandall studied abroad in Australia and volunteered in Bahia, Brazil.

Licensed for 15 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Lakin Spears, LLP
2400 Geng Road
Suite 110
Palo Alto, CA, 94303

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Posted by Sabrina | August 6, 2015
My Voice of Reason & Saving Grace
The divorce process is nasty, gross, and beyond emotional. Lydia's hard work, persistence, expertise, understanding, and kindness got me through. She's is extremely detail oriented and will not miss a beat. My ex put me thru the ringer and would have gotten away w unscrupulous things if it weren't for Lydia. She worked closely w my divorce financial consultant (Jason Crowley of DCP....also a must have) and came up w the best possible outcomes. I feel like I 'won' my divorce (if there is such a thing). Thank god I had her!
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Posted by Sabrina | August 6, 2015
My Voice of Reason & Saving Grace
The divorce process is nasty, gross, and beyond emotional. Lydia's hard work, persistence, expertise, understanding, and kindness got me through. She's is extremely detail oriented and will not miss a beat. My ex put me thru the ringer and would have gotten away w unscrupulous things if it weren't for Lydia. Thank god I had her!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Palo Alto Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Collaborative Practice San Mateo County
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2011
  • San Mateo County Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Moot Court Board
  • Golden Gate University
  • 2005
  • Honors Lawyering Program
  • Golden Gate University
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lydia for over two decades and can personally vouch for her character, intelligence and commitment to her clients. Not only is she a fantastic person, she is razor sharp and quick-witted - the exact combination of qualities everyone should want in their lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lydia is an outstanding advocate for her clients. She knows the law inside and out."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lydia is a person of unquestioned integrity, and a vigorous advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Palo Alto Family Lawyer Lydia Ellen Crandall
Lydia Ellen Crandall
Family Attorney
Palo Alto, CA
Licensed for 15 years