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Deborah Lynne Dubroff

Divorce and separation Attorney at Oakland, CA

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Learn Deborah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce/Separation includes issues such as property division, spousal and child support, child custody, and many other matters.

    18 years

  2. Child custody
    Child Custody addresses who cares for children, when, and under what circumstances.

    18 years

  3. Domestic violence
    Whether you're seeking a restraining order or have been served with one, we can help.

    18 years

  4. Family
    Family law broadly stated refers to all practice areas listed here as well as many others.

    18 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials

I'm a certified family law specialist and have run my family law practice since 2005.  You can find reviews about me here:   

After many years in public health (in epidemiology and law), I began my family law practice.  I found it provided me with the ability to deeply connect with clients and help them when they found themselves in turmoil.   

I've been interviewed for my experience handling pet custody issues on KPIX television news and in the East Bay Express. 



Licensed for 26 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Posted by Megan | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I cannot recommend Deborah Dubroff enough. She is professional, articulate, knowledgable, assertive, and undeniably bright. She navigated me through an extremely trying divorce, one that began with the potential of mediation and turned into a high-conflict custody battle. She handled all of its phases brilliantly. She truly has her clients’ best interests at heart. In so many ways she took care to protect my financial bottom line, advising me which elements of s case were worth spending attorney time on—and which weren’t. Her knowledge of and experience with family law meant she knew what to fight for, where I was likely to prevail, and where I was not. She answered all of my questions clearly and thoughtfully throughout the process. She is a clever negotiator. She is well-respected by her colleagues, including judicial officiants. And in court she just shines. Ms. Dubroff’s tone throughout all our communication was professional and yet supportive. This lawyer cares. My divorce was the most difficult period of my life, but I now have a settlement that represents the best outcome for all parties, my child included. If you are going through this painful process, my heart goes out to you. And, I've got to tell you, Ms. Dubroff is an amazing ally.
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Posted by Brianna | April 19, 2015
Helped me through a nightmare divorce
Deborah Dubroff guided me through a very long, contentious divorce that involved all kinds of non standard stuff (QDROs, out of state moves, spousal support, even a contempt hearing). When I met her, I was immediately struck by her candor, razor-sharp wit, and her obvious generosity of spirit. What I mean by the last is that she took lots of time with me during our initial meeting and really listened to me. She made me feel like everything would be ok, and it was. I won the entire case, including a very large settlement. She strikes me as extremely honest. She always charged me very fairly. To sum up, I think that Deborah is sort of the antithesis of the lawyer stereotype. She really cares about her clients and their outcomes. She doesn't overcharge. She made me feel as though I got tremendous value for the money I paid to engage her services. I highly recommend her, without reservation.
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  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • Alameda County Family Law Association
  • Board member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alameda County Family Law Association
  • Former Chair
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Alameda County Family Law Association
  • Former Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2007
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2006
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award
  • UC Davis
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • VLSC
  • The Role of Pro Bono Activities in a New Practice
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deborah is an experienced and thoughtful attorney who works hard to reach a negotiated settlement outside of court. I recommend her if you are looking for a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deborah is not only sharp and quick-witted, she is also well-respected by the judges and her fellow family law attorneys. We often refer clients to Deborah and know that they will be well taken care of. I highly endorse Deborah and her firm."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Deborah is awesome. We worked together on several cases (all of which settled) and she is one of my go-to people when I have a question or need a second opinion. She gives you information straight-up. No sugar coating, and no fluff. I love that. She's reasonable, but tough. Perfect balance. I highly recommend."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Deborah is a fierce advocate for her client in and out of the courthouse. Her excellent command of the law combined with a practical approach to legal problem solving allows her to obtain favorable outcomes for her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deborah is a rare type of family law attorney. Extremely knowledgeable, patient, and with a practice ideology that I hope to emulate myself one day. If I were to hire a family law attorney it would be Debora. Beyond that she is a superior peer - someone who I will turn to first when seeking advice in the family law area. I cannot recommend Deborah's services enough."
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Oakland Divorce and separation Lawyer Deborah Lynne Dubroff
Deborah Lynne Dubroff
Divorce and separation Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 26 years