David A. Fink

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Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Oakland, CA

Fink Family Law
 | 1425 Leimert Blvd, Suite 402
Oakland, CA 94602
Phone: 510-422-3276
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (70%),
  • Family Law (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    David A. Fink works to guide families through difficult transitions with compassion and respect. As a believer that most families can, with the right kind of help, settle their disagreements out of court, he works toward consensual dispute resolution using his 33 years of experience in family law. His services are often less time-consuming, less stressful and less expensive than taking a case all the way through litigation in family court. Mr. Fink serves families throughout California via video conferencing.

    Mr. Fink primarily serves families as a neutral temporary judge, mediator, referee, and arbitrator for families experiencing what is often a difficult life transition. In the role of a neutral, Mr. Fink taps into a depth of wisdom that only comes from decades of practice and long experience working constructively with parties, attorneys and experts. He supports parties to stay in control of their individual life situations by resolving and negotiating issues outside of court.

    In addition to neutral services, Mr. Fink serves a small number of individual clients as a settlement consultant and as an advising attorney in mediation, collaborative law and other consensual dispute resolution processes. 

    Mr. Fink was admitted to practice in the state of California in 1987, after earning a Juris Doctor earlier that year. Mr. Fink was certified by The State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist in 1993 and became a Certified Fellow by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in 2000. Mr. Fink served as chair of The State Bar of California Family Law Section and as president of the Northern California Chapter of the AAML. Mr. Fink has also been selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list every year since its inception in 2004.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 30%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Arbitration, Mediation, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

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    About David Fink

    Admitted: 1987, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.finkfamilyadr.com


    • 2007 Eureka Award, Collaborative Practice California
    • Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers list, 2004 - 2018    
    • 2007 Distinguished Service Award, Family Law Section, State Bar of California

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2000
    • Certified Family Law Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2008
    • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 1993

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Chair, Council of State Bar Sections, State Bar of California, 2001
    • Member, Board of Directors, Collaborative Practice California, 2006-2015
    • Member, Ethical Standards Rewrite Task Force, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2014-2017
    • Chair, Family Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1995
    • Co-Founder (1998) and President (2009-11), Collaborative Practice San Francisco
    • Board President, Collaborative Practice California, 2012-2013
    • Chair, Executive Committee, Family Law Section, State Bar of California, 1999
    • President, Northern California Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2008
    • Member/Advisor, Executive Committee, Family Law Section, State Bar of California, 1996-, 2007
    • California, 1987  

    Educational Background:

    • Anthropology, U.C., Berkeley, B.A., 1983
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    Office Location for David A. Fink

    1425 Leimert Blvd
    Suite 402
    Oakland, CA 94602

    Phone: 510-422-3276

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    Last Updated: 4/12/2021

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