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Gina N. Policastri

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Jose, CA

Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, PC
1871 The Alameda, Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-852-0466
Fax: 408-553-0807
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed in California Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Gina N. Policastri is a partner with Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri law firm in San Jose, California. A highly rated and award-winning attorney with more than 17 years of total legal experience, Ms. Policastri focuses her practice exclusively on family law, and she provides invaluable counsel and dedicated support to clients across her region who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Board-certified as a Family Law Specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Policastri has the extensive skills, knowledge and resources necessary to help her clients make the best-informed decisions regarding child custody and support, property division, alimony and all other related matters, and she has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity when dealing with her clients during a very difficult and emotionally challenging time in their lives.

As an attorney, Ms. Policastri works hard to protect her clients' rights and interests at all turns as she aggressively pursues the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and outstanding client service, she has received consistent accolades and endorsements from her peers. She has also received "Superb" ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice award.

After graduating from Santa Clara University in 2000 with a degree in psychology, Ms. Policastri attended Santa Clara University School of Law, where she served as editor of the Santa Clara Law Review. While in law school, she received the Emery, Law Faculty and Public Interest Scholarships as well as several Witkin and CALI Awards. She obtained her Juris Doctor in 2003, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Policastri is also an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and she routinely volunteers her time and services to those less fortunate in her community.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2012

About Gina N. Policastri

First Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.lpeplaw.com/about/our-lawyers/gina-n-policastri/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Law Review, Editor, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2003

Educational Background

  • Santa Clara University, B.S. in Psychology, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • California, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Honors/Awards

  • The Witkin Award is awarded to the student designated by the school as attaining the highest grade in the course, Academic Excellence in Community Property, Witkin Legal Institute, 2003
  • Honored, AV Rated Law Firm, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008
  • The CALI Excellence for the Future Award is given to the student with the highest grade in the class as determined by the instructor or registrar, Academic Achievement in Community Property, CALI, 2003
  • Law Faculty Scholarships, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2003
  • Emery Scholarships, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2003
  • Public Interest Scholarship, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2003

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Worked as a pro bono trial attorney for a domestic violence victim, 2010

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Successfully argued a contempt motion for failure to pay support, ultimately resulting in jail time, 2010
  • Prevailed in complex paternity matter against the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services resulting in a finding of non-paternity/non-liability for support, 2005
  • Settled a complex, high asset divorce matter involving international asset division issues with use of private judge, 2011

Industry Groups

  • Family
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Office Location for Gina N. Policastri

1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: 408-852-0466

Fax: 408-553-0807

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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