Gina N. Policastri

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Jose, CA

Lonich & Patton LLP
 | 1871 The Alameda, Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-553-0801
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Lonich & Patton LLP, Gina N. Policastri assists people in San Jose and Silicon Valley, California, with their domestic issues. She works entirely in family law, handling child custody, child support, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, modifications, divorce, visitation, asset division and business evaluation.

After graduating in 2000 from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology, Ms. Policastri decided to pursue a career in law. She attended Santa Clara Law, earning several scholarships and academic awards. She also worked as an editor on the school's law review. Ms. Policastri received her Juris Doctor in 2003.

Ms. Policastri is a certified family law specialist through The State Bar of California. In order to become a specialist, she had to pass an examination in writing, receive a fair evaluation by a group of attorneys and judges, show that she was active and held a good standing with the bar, and prove that she had ample experience with family law. She utilizes her degree in psychology to understand her clients' struggles and to defend their rights in negotiation or litigation. Ms. Policastri is member of The State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Involvement in the legal community is important and Ms. Policastri is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. When Ms. Policastri is not helping clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Her travels have taken her to other countries and around the U.S.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2012

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About Gina Policastri

Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.lonichandpatton.com/gina-policastri.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Honored, AV Rated Law Firm, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008
  • 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
  • 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
  • Public Interest Scholarship, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2003
  • Law Faculty Scholarships, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2003
  • Emery Scholarships, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Settled a complex, high asset divorce matter involving international asset division issues with use of private judge, 2011
  • 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

Educational Background:

  • Santa Clara University, B.S. in Psychology, 2000
Office Location for Gina N. Policastri

1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: 408-553-0801

 

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Last Updated: 3/29/2017

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