Carla Boyd Terre

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Santa Rosa, CA

Terre Family Law
 | 575 West College, Suite 105
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-867-0404
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Carla Boyd Terre, Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, is a Family Law Attorney and Mediator at Terre Family Law, a boutique law firm located in Santa Rosa, California that provides legal advice and representation in all aspects of family law. Carla Boyd Terre works with two Associate Attorneys, two Paralegals, a Legal Secretary, and a Law Clerk to provide excellent legal services to the firm's clients.

Carla served as the President of the Sonoma County Bar Association (SCBA) in 2015 and served as President of SCBA Family Law Section in 2009.  She also served as a Commissioner on the State Bar Family Law Advisory Commission from 2012 through 2016.

Carla Boyd Terre graduated in the top 25 percent of her class from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2003 and was admitted to the California Bar Association later that year. She worked as an Associate at the Law Offices of Bruce H. Schwartz until 2007, when she started her own firm.

Carla Boyd Terre has been recognized by several organizations throughout her schooling and professional career, including: Northern California Rising Stars, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 CALI Award for Excellence, Family Law, 2003, CALI Award for Excellence, Community Property, 2002, CALI Award for Excellence, Children's Rights, 2001.

Family Law is a very complex area of law and Carla Boyd Terre believes that she can be the most beneficial to her clients by keeping updated on the frequent changes in the law and by being organized and prepared in all aspects of each client's case. She is an experienced mediator, negotiator, and trial lawyer. She has represented her clients' interests numerous times before the California Court of Appeal in San Francisco and the Superior Court in Sonoma, Lake, Marin, Napa, and Mendocino counties. Carla believes that compassionate and assertive representation goes a long way in family law cases to obtain the best outcomes for her clients and their families.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Carla Boyd Terre

Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.familylawsonomacounty.com/Attorney-Profile/Carla-...

Honors and Awards:

  • Family Law, CALI Award for Excellence, USF School of Law, 2003
  • Community Property, CALI Award for Excellence, USF School of Law, 2002
  • Children's Rights, CALI Award for Excellence, USF School of Law, 2001

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Board of Legal Specialization, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Family Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California, 2015
  • President, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2015
  • Family Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California, 2014
  • Vice President, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2014
  • Family Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California, 2013
  • Treasurer, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2013
  • Secretary, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2012
  • Board of Directors, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2011
  • Board of Directors, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2010
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2009
  • President, Family Law Section, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2009
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2008
  • California, 2003
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2009 - 2011
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), 2007 - 2010
  • Participating Member, Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE), 2007 - 2010
  • Member, Sonoma County Women in Law, 2009-present
  • Family Law Representative on the Board of Directors, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2008
  • Member, Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, Family Law Court and Bar Committee, 2005 - 2009
  • Secretary, Family Law Committee, 2007
  • Vice President, Family Law Committee, 2008
  • President, Family Law Committee, 2009
  • Officer, Board of Directors, Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE),  2008 - 2010
  • Member, Family Law Best Practices Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer at Superior Court, Family Law Department - 2007 to Present
  • Volunteer for Legal Aid, 2006 - 2007

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Temporal Severance and Exclusion of Time in Determining the Economic Value of Regulated Property, 36 U.S.F.L.R. 793, Spring, 2002

Educational Background:

  • Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2000
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Office Location for Carla Boyd Terre

575 West College
Suite 105
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-867-0404

 

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Last Updated: 2/16/2018

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