Nanette S. Stringer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Palo Alto, CA

Law Office of Nanette S. Stringer
 | 2100 Geng Road, Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-812-1800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1978
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Nanette Stringer devotes her practice to all aspects of family law but with an emphasis on family law mediation, mediation consultations, premarital agreements, and representing individual clients in private judge matters.  She assists clients in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties.  Her primary office is in Palo Alto.  

Ms. Stringer graduated from Harvard University in 1974 and earned her law degree from Stanford Law School. She has focused her practice on mediation and family law since 1980 and is a certified specialist in family law. She has been licensed to practice law since 1978.

Ms. Stringer’s several decades of dedication in the legal realm has been recognized by many respected organization and outlets. She has been awarded the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and is also featured in the organization’s register of pre-eminent women. She has also consistently been listed in the “The Best Lawyers in America” and her office is listed among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News.

Active in her professional and local communities, Ms. Stringer participates in various roles for a variety of groups. She has held roles in legal organizations including the Palo Alto Area Bar Association, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, The State Bar of California as a member of the Family Law Advisory Commission.   She is a member of the Santa Clara and Marin County Family Law Sections and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. She has also served on the pro bono panel of California Lawyers for the Arts.

Ms. Stringer serves on the board of directors of the independent film organization Pelican Media and previously sat on the board of directors for Stanford Professional Women.  

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2011 - 2017

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About Nanette Stringer

Admitted: 1978, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in the 2016 U.S. News Best Law Firms ranking
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • AV-rated (5.0 out of 5.0, Preeminent), Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Superlawyers for 10 years
  • Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for Family Law annually since 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate in Horticultural Therapy from the Horticultural Therapy Institute at Colorado State University
  • Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution subcommittee, Santa Clara County Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee
  • Family Law Section, Marin County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Northern California
  • State Bar of California Family Law Advisory Commission, 2011-2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • LL of Palo Alto
  • Board of Directors, Pelican Media (independent film), 2010 to present
  • Board of Directors, Stanford Professional Women, 2008-2009

Representative Clients:

  • Senior management and spouses at Silicon Valley companies including Google, Intel, Cisco, eBay, Hewlett Packard, Applied Materials
  • Stanford and Santa Clara University senior faculty, vice-provosts, administrators

Educational Background:

  • Harvard University, B.A., Honors: With Honors, 1974

Industry Groups

  • Board Of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Specialist
  • Family Law
  • State Bar Of California
  • Office Location for Nanette S. Stringer

    2100 Geng Road
    Suite 210
    Palo Alto, CA 94303

    Phone: 650-812-1800


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