Amy N. Paul

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Pierson, Coats, Palash & Paul LLP
 | 500 Sansome Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-495-4499
Fax: 415-495-3202
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Amy N. Paul is a partner at Pierson Coats Palash & Paul, LLP. Amy devotes her practice to listening to clients and working with them to educate them about their rights, obligations and options for resolving their disputes.  Amy is a keen problem solver and enjoys helping clients find and create solutions that are best for their family.  With offices in San Francisco, Oakland and the ability to meet remotely, Amy works with clients throughout California.

    Amy is an accomplished litigator and mediator and utilizes collaborative divorce techniques as part of her practice. She built the success of her practice on strong committment to clients, decades of experience, and investment in continued development of new skills through challenging programs such as the Harvard Negotiation Institute, the National Family Law Trial Institute, the Rocky Mountain Child Advocacy Training Institute and Steven Rosenberg Mediation Training.

    Recognized for her accomplishments, Ms. Paul is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. She and Pierson Coats Palash & Paul, LLP, have also been listed among the “best lawyers” and “best law firms” by U.S. News and World Report.

    Amy obtained a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings, College of the Law. 

    Amy is a board member of the Alameda County Family Law Association and the San Francisco Collaborative Practice Group.  She is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and a Certified Legal Specialist.

    We have these offices to serve you:


    Pierson, Coats, Palash & Paul, LLP

    1999 Harrison Street, 18th Floor

    Oakland, CA 94612

    PH: 415-527-0685

    San Francisco

    Pierson, Coats, Palash & Paul, LLP

    500 Sansome St. Suite 200

    San Francisco, CA 94111

    PH: 415-495-4499

    *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
    • 50%Family Law
    • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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    About Amy Paul

    Admitted: 1998, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • U.S. News and World Reports, Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Tier 1
    • Super Lawyer
    • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review and Judiciary Rating of AV

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Legal Specialist

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • San Francisco Collaborative Practice Group, Board Member
    • Alameda County Family Law Association, Board Member
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

    Educational Background:

    • Dickinson College
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    Office Location for Amy N. Paul

    500 Sansome Street
    Suite 220
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    Phone: 415-495-4499

    Fax: 415-495-3202

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    Last Updated: 4/22/2020

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