Carla Boyd Terre

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Santa Rosa, CA

Terre Family Law
 | 575 West College, Suite 105
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-575-7765
Fax: 707-284-1390
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    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 one Associate Attorney, two Paralegals, and a Legal Secretary 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, 2017, 2018, and 2019, 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
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 10 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019

    Certificates and Credentials

    California Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Carla Boyd Terre

    Admitted: 2003, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.familylawsonomacounty.com/Attorneys-and-Staff/Ca...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Community Property, CALI Award for Excellence, USF School of Law, 2002
    • Family Law, CALI Award for Excellence, USF School of Law, 2003
    • 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:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/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: 707-575-7765

    Fax: 707-284-1390

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