Sherry J. Peterson

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Pleasanton, CA

Law Office of Sherry J. Peterson
 | 5700 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 925-833-6990
Fax: 925-833-6993
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Focusing her practice exclusively on family law matters, Sherry J. Peterson is the founder of her eponymous law firm in Pleasanton. Representing clients throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties, she has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. Ms. Peterson has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 1995.

    The primary portion of Ms. Peterson's family law practice involves her furnishing assistance to people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are thus having to deal with such related legal issues as the division of complex assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. A forceful courtroom advocate for her clients when negotiations have broken down and litigation becomes necessary, she has an extensive background in mediation, and this often allows her to help some of her clients come to an accord on these matters through the use of that method of alternative dispute resolution. In addition to her divorce practice, Ms. Peterson represents clients whose marriages have already been dissolved and who are now seeking modifications to or the enforcement of existing parenting and support orders. Her successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned her a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Ms. Peterson is a former chair of and now an adviser to the executive committee of the Family Section of the California Lawyers Association, and she has also occupied several executive positions with the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she pursued her legal education at John F. Kennedy University College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor.

    *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
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    California Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Sherry Peterson

    Admitted: 1995, California

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Specialist

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Advisor to the Family Law Executive Committee for State Bar of California Education Director for Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), 2015
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    Office Location for Sherry J. Peterson

    5700 Stoneridge Mall Road
    Pleasanton, CA 94588

    Phone: 925-833-6990

    Fax: 925-833-6993

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    Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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