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Christina Marie Sherman

Family Attorney at San Rafael, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Christina

Learn Christina’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family

    167 cases

  2. Child custody

    14 years, 64 cases

  3. Child support

    14 years, 59 cases

I am a devoted family law attorney, a mother, and wife. I offer personalized service, and sensitivity to my clients' goals and needs both financial and personal.

I amactively involved in all of my clients' cases from inception through resolution. I work with clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to produce solutions to fit each client's unique situation, whether facing issues involving prenuptial agreements, dissolution (divorce), custody and visitation, child and spousal support, paternity matters, or same sex partner cohabitation and dissolution.


I understand that marital contracts (pre-and post-nuptial agreements), divorce, child custody, as well as all other family law matters can be very complicated, tenuous and emotionally charged. It is my goal to alleviate as much stress and confusion as possible in guiding my clients through this process.

In order to effectuate these objectives I take the necessary time to ascertain my clients' priorities and devise legal strategies to achieve these goals. I will also carefully explain the realities and intricacies of the California legal system in order to ensure clients have an accurate view of their situation and understand each step in the chosen action or process.

I believe that a comprehensive negotiated settlement is usually the most economical and streamlined path. However, when a client's interests are best served in court, I provide aggressive and effective representation in court.


Law Office of Christina Sherman
1010 B Street, Suite 203
San Rafael, CA, 94901-3128

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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
“Dynamite Lawyer”
Christina is a Woman of Strong Conviction and Stands Firm in her Moral Ground, Genuine Compassion, Strength, Knowledge and Fortitude to See it through. “Dynamite Lawyer”
Posted by Thomas | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Sherman Attorneys Law Group
Christina is the Mike Tyson of divorce attorneys! She is so good at what she does that I almost felt bad for my ex...almost!:) She saved me a lot money, she was aggressive and even had to whip the opposing counsel into shape. I was extremely impressed with her skills, organization, overwhelming knowledge, sincerity, and her awesome staff. She made me feel like I was the only client she was representing. She cut the time of my divorce in half which help to saved my hard earned money and informed me of all my options while steering me to choose the best. Almost every time I spoke with her I was excited to hear the news. Christina or her staff would returned every phone call and every email in a timely manner no matter how minor the question. During my hearings she remained calm, professional, and stayed on point. Winning!!! I would without a doubt highly recommend her to all my friends going through a divorce. She enjoys what she does and that's what makes her the best attorney in my opinion. She has a passion and will help you reach a better and brighter future. I've heard many horror stories from others that have divorced. She literally made my divorce easy and I felt empowered by the whole process. Not only did I somehow enjoy the divorce but I've learned so much and how to protect my rights as a parent. Wonderful experience!
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Posted by Sarah K. | July 11, 2013
A lawyer that cares
Christina was a huge help while dealing with my divorce and custody case. I was living in Colorado and the divorce was taking place in California, she handled everything out there for me saving me a ton of money in travel expenses and she was able to have the divorce resolved with the best possible out come for my son. I am so grateful to have been introduced to her and have her on my side.
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Posted by Aaron | February 4, 2013
Child Custody
Christina Sherman has provided me with a very clear and understandable breakdown of pros and cons on both sides of our family conflict. Since meeting her, she has made herself personally available to me very frequently and made it her duty to keep me in the loop with all proceedings as well as keeping me very informed on all the steps the process would involve. In short Christina was the perfect person to help me through our legal conflict
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Posted by Jean Paul | January 8, 2013
Marriage divorse
Christina Marie Sherman- In my meetings with Christina Marie Sherman I found her to be very proffessional, I presented my problem we discussed it into details and found the solution,I found her very articulate in explaining the situation in a very clear and accurate matter,she is in sum a very gifted laywer and I would recommend her to all me friends for her services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Office of Sylvia Shapiro
  • 2011 - 2013


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Univ of Oregon
  • Architecture
  • 1995


  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • N/A
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Civil Procedure
  • CALI award
  • 2010
  • Remedies
  • Witkin award
  • 2010
  • Monroe Seifer Scholarships
  • Monroe Seifer Scholarships
  • 2009
  • Catherine Sherburne-Thompson Scholarship
  • Catherine Sherburne-Thompson Scholarship
  • 2008
  • Community Property
  • CALI award
  • 2008
  • Community Property
  • Witkin Award
  • 2008
  • Business Associations
  • CALI Award
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • Solutions for High Conflict Custody Cases
  • 2017
  • Harbor Side Rotary Club
  • Ways to save time, money and heartbreak in a divorce
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (25)
Endorse Christina
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina is always a very pleasant person to work with. I've also always found her to do things efficiently and diligently. She advocates for her clients and gives reasonable advice. All of these things makes for a great family lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina cares deeply for the people she represents and will go above and beyond to help her clients succeed. Her personable style and enthusiasm as well as her dedication make Christina a great choice of attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is an amazing attorney. As a fellow attorney, I know she always does the right thing for her clients. Sometimes the right thing is to zealously advocate in court. Other times, it is to reach an out-of-court settlement. Christina is able to consider the different factors effecting each of her cases, and make that tough call. Christina is also very sharp. She is a board certified Family Law Specialist, and holds a Master's degree in Taxation. I highly recommend The Law Office of Christina Sherman."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christina is very knowledgeable and experienced in family law as a Certified Family Law Specialist and a long-time practitioner . She is a strong advocate who fights for her clients with proven strategy and expertise in family law."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Christina provides quality representation for her clients."
Child custody Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Other
"Her contributions show she has an excellent understanding of what judges want to hear and not want to hear in family law matters. She is not afraid to tell the truth to a client even if that is not what the potential client wants to hear. That displays her commitment to ethics."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is well versed in her field and a great ability to meet your needs. She is diligent and hard working."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I am working with Christina on a number of family law issues, and in every instance, she has demonstrated a high level of professionalism as well as understanding and compassion towards all of her clients. She is knowledgeable on a wide range of family law issues, and is devoted to providing effective advocacy. I absolutely endorse this lawyer!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I had the pleasure of meeting Christina during an intensive family law training. I was impressed by her enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication to family law. I do not hesitate to refer clients to her.."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina is a professional and a caring attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I have known Christina for several years and find her to be very professional, ethical and an asset to the legal community. I strongly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is a top-notch attorney - attentive, professional, and (most of all) empathetic to the specific needs of her clients. If you are looking for a great family law specialist, they don't get any better than this."
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