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Lisa Janine Mendes

Child custody Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Mendes Law, PC

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Lisa is also known for her aggressive defense of her clients as well as her knowledge of the law and how it pertains to their situation. She advocates for the rights and well-being of her clients and that of their children and the elderly. She has a reputation for being a very fair negotiator and communicator with other lawyers and judges, which streamlines and expedites the process.

Lisa acts with compassion and understanding, while detailing in great depth the reality of the legal process and true expectations of the court process. She hopes that by being open and honest and communicative, her clients can move past this often difficult and emotional process efficiently to live the life they were meant to lead.

Lisa is a licensed attorney, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language and Literature. She has litigated multiple bench and jury trials in civil and criminal court.  Lisa is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), specifically in the Family Law, Women’s, Tax and Estate Planning Sections. Lisa has written multiple articles for the Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine. She is a member of the Robert G. McGrath Inn of Court. Lisa advocates for proposed legislation and new laws as a member of the Contra Costa County Delegation of the California Conference of Bar Associations.

Location

Mendes Law, PC
1990 N. California Blvd,
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Joel | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Harassment
My partner and I have used Mrs. Mende's twice now, once for a Civil Harassment from a neighbor and once for a restraining order case. Both times Mrs. Mendes made the process so much better. She sent one letter and we haven't been harassed in over a year by the neighbor. We wanted someone that would be sensitive to the homophobic nature of the harassment and she handled the entire thing perfectly. We can't recommend her or her staff enough.
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Posted by Ramin | January 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Top LAWYER in the planet earth!
Hello, My name is Ramin. My divorce case is still with this office and I am extremely glad I picked this office, Specially LISA Mendes and her assistant Monica. Very hard working and Very professional. They have handled my case exactly the way I expected and we are winning! I recommend this firm to whome seeking legal help. Thank you LISA and MONICA!
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Posted by Shams | April 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best Lawyer Ever
I highly recommended Mrs. Mendes for everyone who has any family Law Case. She is extremely smart, understanding, study all the details, remember everything very well and follow up day by day till you win the case. From the first day I met her she took my case seriously and explained clearly all the steps that we may go through with it. Thank you Mrs. Lisa I really appreciate all your Assisting and help.
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Posted by Lonnie | December 13, 2013
Best lawyer
Mrs Mendes was really great so took care of my issue I had and I must say this women knows her stuff and any one one who use her is great hands and does not need to worry at all she handles it all and keeps you updated at all time hell I might stay in trouble just to see her all the time but she is really great will use her every time
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2013
Strongly recommend Lisa Mendes
Lisa is a great lawyer and I would hire her again in a second. I hired her to help me with an important case of mine that was time sensitive and she was amazing! Worked very hard to get everything done and made sure the paperwork had everything and more to portray my character on paper and ensure success. Lisa always kept me informed, offered words of wisdom and comfort in stressful times and was very understanding of my personal situation. I would recommend Lisa to anyone. It is hard to come by honest people now-a-days...to find a lawyer that is not only trustworthy, but caring of their clients is priceless.
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Posted by Jenna | December 6, 2013
Need a divorce?
I hired Lisa to help me through my divorce. Her wages are lower than many you will find in the area and she does an excellent job. I love her no nonense, fiesty attitude! She isn't out to destroy lives but she wants to give you what is fair and deserviing. She is very responsive and doesn't talk down to you like many other attorneys I originally consulted with do. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Horrible
Lisa proved to be totally incompetent throughout my entire process. I was forced to find new representation 10 months into the process. She continued to assign new associates to my case so i was constantly having to repeat myself (at my expense of course) The associate that i was working the most with early in the process left the firm and i was not notified for over a month that she had left. I spent over 60k in fees and my case didn't move forward at all. She showed a complete inability to negotiate with opposing counsel, went back and forth on her advice on what to do and clearly cared more about billing than helping me get the case resolved. If you want your case destroyed, by all means hire her. If you don't, I suggest looking elsewhere
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Response from Lisa Mendes January 4, 2022
It is common for opposing litigants to make false online statements about attorneys. For example, an attorney may successfully defend against a request for an order, even if the request was warranted. An anonymous individual drafted this post. False reviews, such as this one, are commonly posted as anonymous or with a fictitious name.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Attorney
  • MENDES LAW, PC
  • 2012 - 2017

Education

  • John F Kennedy Univ SOL
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2011
  • Golden Gate University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2008
  • San Francisco State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Women's Section
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (19)
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Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an excellent and knowledgable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa works hard for her clients and she gets the job done."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is dedicated to her clients and a powerful advocate. She is organized, hardworking, and has a personality ideally suited for calming her clients as she helps them navigate their complex legal issues."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is smart, diligent, and kind. Any potential client who needs an attentive and compassionate attorney to help him or her through an emotionally-charged family law issue should look no further."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is a young, vibrant and intelligent attorney. I firmly believe she will work hard for her clients and provide excellent representation."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Walnut Creek Child custody Lawyer Lisa Janine Mendes
Lisa Janine Mendes
Child custody Attorney
Walnut Creek, CA
Licensed for 11 years