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Ethan M. Weisinger

Divorce and separation Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
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Attorney Ethan Weisinger is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc., in Walnut Creek, California. Certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California - Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Weisinger has more than 11 years of experience representing clients throughout Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano and San Francisco counties, who have legal needs involving any of the following areas:

  • Divorce and Mediation
  • Child custody, support and visitation
  • Property division
  • Spousal support and alimony
  • Domestic violence

As one of only a handful of Contra Costa divorce mediators, Mr. Weisinger has achieved notable success helping his clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, stressful and time-consuming court battles. However, he also has extensive trial experience and will not hesitate to take his clients' matters to court when necessary.
Whether inside or outside the courtroom, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting the rights and best interests of those he serves, and he has gained a reputation for his compassion and integrity while helping his clients through a very difficult and uncertain time in their lives. He established his practice with a mission to deliver quality, experienced and highly effective legal counsel at affordable rates, and he is fully committed to delivering highly personalized representation and to helping his clients achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A 2006 honors graduate of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, Mr. Weisinger obtained his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law in 2010, with a concentration in trial litigation. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year, and he is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Family Law Section, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and other local, State and national legal organizations.

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The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger
1600 S Main St Ste 185
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596


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Posted by Angelo | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Par Excellence
I would agree with most positive reviews about Ethan and more. I have known his father Merritt professionally for a long time and I met Ethan years ago at their office. Ethan was a young sharp attorney then and he is a brilliant attorney now. My divorce was complex and difficult as it emanated from a foreign marriage. Ethan was not only prepared to deal with issues dealing with an ill conceived attempt at a reconciliation of marriage but also with issues stemming from a foreign marriage contract. He not only navigated through the reconciliation issues but also complex property issues, alimony, child support, custody and visitation aspects of the case. I couldn't have hired a more knowledgeable, aggressive and well prepared attorney. I could write a brief on Ethan. He is not only readily accessible but friendly and down to earth. There's no hint of arrogance or standoffish that you might find with other attorneys. I would say Ethan takes each case very personal and high professional. I cannot say enough to thank this young attorney. All in all, he is the best in his field. Thank you Ethan a thousand times thank you and God bless!
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Posted by Alisa | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Ethan to anyone. I have been going through a complex high conflict divorce and Ethan has been handling it with skill and professionalism. I was worried and cautious about which attorney I could trust in a difficult situation, now I am so glad I chose Ethan. Highly recommended! Alisa.
Posted by Eileen | November 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Court Settlement - QDRO
I never thought I would ever find a lawyer who could assist collect a divorce settlement awarded to me six years ago. It was easy to speak with him over the phone, as it was in person, in his office. My first impression was, he is bright, experienced and skilled in family law, sincere, and will definitely protect my interest as his client. During my visit in his office, I did not have a second thought at all to hire him and represent me. And during the process, he was always available to receive or return my calls to answer further questions, inquiries, or clarifications. He was way on time during the court set date. At the court, he was very focused, steady, so professional during the back and forth negotiation with the other party. And he has explained to me his back-up strategies if things do not turn out exactly as he intended. Guess what, Ethan had successfully make the other party reveal his assets, present recommendation to the presiding Judge, and best of all, immediate payments of QDRO judgement. Again, I thank the Lord for my neighbor friend who highly recommended Ethan to me, and who also Ethan had helped successfully with her divorce settlement. And based our experiences, I highly recommend Attorney Ethan with his knowledge and skills in family law. He will protect your interest as his client, and he also becomes a friend. He is a rare young lawyer in the field of Family Law.
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Posted by Bob | November 4, 2016
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I have used Ethan's services for several years, and have always found him to be responsive, knowledgeable and effective. I will continue to rely on his expertise.
Posted by Dr. Doug | June 27, 2012
A Lawyer with passion
I am a Pastor and Educator from Texas and I needed a Lawyer in Contra Costa County. After calling over 10 lawyers in Contra Costa County I was re-leaved to speak with Ethan. It was clear from our initial conversation that he had passion and enthusiasm for my case. Ethan is plain spoken and gets to the point, (being from Texas I like when a man speaks his mind clearly without beating around the bush). Ethan fought for me and went above and beyond the call in the service of his client. When we arrived in California and met for the first time in person we were able to see that the friendly and professional voices we had grown to admire. The whole team at the Family Law Center were kind and friendly and extremely helpful. Karen his paralegal was professional and kind and very helpful. Ethan mother arrived for a visit at the office and she helped my wife find a hotel close to where we needed to be since we were not familiar with the area. You can tell when people are kind and really care about other people. Everyone in their office loved my wife's East Texas accent and made us feel welcome. That's what you will find if you have Ethan fight for you. When we went to court I felt well represented that our best interests were being fought for and that we were the top concern during our case. This will be my lawyer firm in California from here on out and I will be promoting and referring them to anyone else who wants highly professional and competent lawyers with passion. My wife and I feel truly blessed that God had brought us to Ethan and Merritt Weisninger's Law firm. Pastor[removed by avvo staff] [removed by avvo staff]
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Posted by Teri Manning | November 29, 2011
Good lawyer
He is professional and responsive to all issues and questions I have on my complicated and tiring child custody battle with my ex husband.
Posted by Deborah | July 10, 2011
Review of Ethan Weisinger
Ethan Weisinger is a young, aggressive and charming lawyer. He knows family law, handles himself professionally in court, and has the patience to actually hear what I was saying. Unlike his father Merritt Weisinger who has more experience and less patience, he is a people person who was able to relate to me as a person with problems rather than as a piece on a chessboard. These attorneys work together well but I prefer Ethan who is easlier to work with.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 395-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger
  • 2017 - Present
  • President
  • Walnut Creek Family Law Center
  • 2010 - 2017


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lambda Legal
  • LGBT Divorce
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (9)
Endorse Ethan
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ethan Weisinger is a very knowledgeable and hard working attorney who represents his clients with passion and great skill. He is an admirable opponent in the court room yet settlement oriented and realistic in his approach to his cases. Our firm does not hesitate to refer him cases we cannot accept due to conflict."