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The Law Offices of Michael E. Finein, A Family Law Firm, handles all aspects of divorce and family law cases, including property division, complex and high asset cases, contentious child custody/visitation and moveaway cases, as well as child and spousal support matters.


As an experienced family law attorney my goal is to effectively represent my client's interests and protect their rights under the law.


Family law cases and divorces can be high conflict and high stress.  My preference is to try to minimize both the conflict and stress through negotiations if possible.

I have over 25 years experience negotiating settlements both as an attorney and in business.


I am also an experienced litigator.  When needed I will aggressively protect my client's rights in court.



Contact info

Law Offices of Michael E. Finein

1946 Embarcadero
Suite 100
Oakland, CA, 94606

Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
    14 years
  2. Divorce: 20%
    14 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    14 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    14 years
  5. Alimony: 20%
    14 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Brief Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of San Francisco1999
Faculty Merit Scholarship AwardUniversity of San Francisco1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael E. Finein2013 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Susan L. Jeffries & Associates2009 - 2013
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael Cohen2004 - 2006
Associate AttorneyMendelson & Associates2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaFamily Law Section2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
State University of New York, College at CortlandN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1978