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        I am a Certified Family Law Specialist, with over twenty years of experience in  the areas of Family Law, Mediation, Collaborative Law, Guardianships, Juvenile Law, Arbitration, Private Judging, Adoption and Custody matters.


       I am a certified family law specialist, having received my certification from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in 2001.  My practice has been focused in the area of family law for over 20 years, including custody matters arising in guardianship, juvenile dependency and related actions.


       Admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the United States Supreme Court. I have also participated in both basic and advanced training in the practice of collaborative law, and am a member of the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group. I am also trained as a mediator, having participated in and completed the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, Mediation Training.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Mediation: 25%
  4. Divorce: 15%
  5. Guardianship: 10%



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  • Peter John Marek

    Brenda's 28years of family law practice is what we refer to as experienced. Her knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in her pro bono contributions here. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with her. If your lucky she might just agree to represent you.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Russo & Prince, LLP

1 Harbor Center #230
Suisun City, CA, 94585


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney MediatorLaw Offices of Russo & Prince, LLP2000 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Russo & Prince, LLP1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Solano County Collaborative Practice GroupN/A2013 - Present
Sacramento Collaborative Practice GroupMember2012 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
California State Bar, Board of Legal SpecializationCFLS2001 - Present
Solano County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Voir DireEditor in Chief, Legal Journalist2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John F. Kennedy University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Toledo College of LawPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
John F. Kennedy UniversityFamily Law2009