Elaine D. Ryzak Fraser

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Burlingame, CA

Harris & Fraser
 | 1220 Howard Avenue, Suite 250
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-401-8080
Fax: 650-401-5656
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    As an attorney at Harris & Fraser, Elaine D. Ryzak Fraser is committed to representing clients in San Francisco, Burlingame and San Mateo County, California. She focuses her practice on handling family law cases that involve the following matters: litigation, , divorce/dissolution, child custody, child support, spousal support/alimony, property/asset division,  and prenuptial agreements. Ms. Fraser also offers her role as a mediator, mediation consulting services and Collaborative Practice--Collaborative Divorce.

    In 1974, Ms. Fraser earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University Long Beach. She later chose to pursue a career in law, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1984 from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

    Helping families through complex issues such as divorce and child custody requires a deep knowledge of the law as well as a sense of compassion. Treating clients with respect, Ms. Fraser works toward achieving the best possible outcome for a case. Whether she is guiding them through mediation or litigating on their behalf in the courtroom, she always has their interests in mind. Thanks to a track record of success, Ms. Fraser has earned an Avvo "Superb" rating.

    Active in the legal community, Ms. Fraser is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Collaborative Practice California, The State Bar of California's Family Law Section, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County and the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, where she serves on the board of directors. In addition to her work with clients, Ms. Fraser serves in a variety of family law roles with the Superior Court of San Mateo County on a pro bono basis.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

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    About Elaine Fraser

    Admitted: 1984, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.harrisandfraser.com/Attorney-Profile/Elaine-R-Fra...


    • Avvo--Top Attorney Award-Divorce, Avvo Rating, 2020
    • Avvo--Top Attorney Award-Divorce, Avvo Rating, 2021
    • Annual list of 5% of the top attorneys in Northern California, Super Lawyer--since 2010, Super Lawyer, 2021

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Family Law Section Member, San Mateo County Bar Association
    • Mediation Panelist for San Mateo County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, 2015
    • Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County (CPSMC), Member
    • Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County-Executive Committee
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • California, 1984
    • San Mateo County Superior Court, the Judicial Arbitration Panel and Advisory Committee
    • Judge Pro Tempore for the Superior Court of the County of San Mateo
    • San Mateo County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee
    • Co-Chair, Collaborative Practice Group of San Mateo County, 2013 and 2014
    • Board of Directors, San Mateo Collaborative Practice Group
    • Member, State Bar of California, Women's Law Section
    • San Mateo County Superior Court, the Alternative Dispute Resolution MAP Oversight Committee
    • Arbitrator, San Mateo County Superior Court
    • Member, State Bar of California, Family Law Section
    • Chairperson, San Mateo Collaborative Practice Group, Public Education Committee, 2011 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018,
    • Director Emeritus and Past President, San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
    • Consumer Attorneys of California
    • San Mateo County Superior Court, Family Law Advisory Board
    • San Mateo County Superior Court, the Civil and Probate Advisory Committee
    • Member, San Mateo County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Served as a scorer in San Mateo County's High School Mock Trial Program
    • Volunteer at Samaritan House Pantry to cook and prepare meals for people in need as well as sorting and preparing food items for care packages., 2021
    • Volunteer Attorney, Community Law Night for San Mateo County Bar Association and San Mateo County Law Library., 2020
    • Volunteer in Lawyers in the Library program in the San Mateo County Public Library System; Volunteer for Samaritan House (food distribution for the community)
    • Fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    • Volunteer, San Mateo County Lawyers in the Library program
    • Volunteer, Family Law Department of the San Mateo County Superior Court
    • Selected Mediator for the Family Law ADR Referral panel-San Mateo County Superior Court, 2018
    • Selected to mediate cases for the Family Law Pro Bono Alternative Dispute Resolution On Site Mediation Panel for the San Mateo County Superior Court
    • Volunteer Mediator, Superior Court of CA, County of San Mateo, ADR Section 
    • University of San Francisco Alumni Mentor, 2016

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presenter at Divorce Options Workshops for the San Mateo Superior Court Multi-Option ADR Project--How to Be Effective in Judicial Arbitration, Attorney Presenter, Presenter at Divorce Options workshops--Public Outreach
    • Panelist, San Francisco Superior Court Pre-Arbitration Settlement Conferences
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    Office Location for Elaine D. Ryzak Fraser

    1220 Howard Avenue
    Suite 250
    Burlingame, CA 94010

    Phone: 650-401-8080

    Fax: 650-401-5656

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