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About me

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 switched to family law.  I found it provided me with the ability to deeply connect with clients and help them when they found themselves in turmoil.  While it can be stressful work, the deep meaning it affords completely balances out any negative aspects.


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


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    11 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    11 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    11 years
  4. Alimony: 10%
    11 years
  5. Family: 10%
    11 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alice Pak-Yan Cheng

    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.


    Alice Cheng Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lilian Cassandra Epstein

    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.


    Lilian Epstein Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Deborah Dubroff

1939 Harrison St.
Suite 750
Oakland, CA, 94612

Law Offices of Deborah Dubroff

1939 Harrison St Ste 750
Oakland, CA, 94612-3529



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono ServicesState Bar of California2007
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2006
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service AwardUC Davis1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Alameda County Family Law AssociationFormer Chair2011 - 2014
Alameda County Family Law AssociationFormer Treasurer2008 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of California - BerkeleyCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VLSCThe Role of Pro Bono Activities in a New Practice2006