Brigeda D. Bank

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Fox & Bank LLP
 | 2033 North Main Street, Suite 1000
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-933-9000
Fax: 925-933-1926
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California since 1999, Brigeda D. Bank focuses her practice exclusively on those types of matters. A co-founder of Fox and Bank LLP, located in Walnut Creek, she provides advice and counsel to area residents who are contemplating or going through a divorce, assisting thme with related matters such as the division of complex assets and debts, child support, alimony, and child custody and visitation. A forceful advocate for her clients, Ms. Bank is also trained in mediation and collaborative family law, and when appropriate, she helps her clients to reach an accord on some of these issues through those alternative dispute resolution methods. She also prepares and reviews prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Ms. Bank attended Connecticut College in New London and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. She subsequently decided that she wanted to become an attorney, and she relocated to California and enrolled at the University of California, Davis School of Law. After being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1990, Ms. Bank served a year's clerkship with a judge on the Supreme Court of Nevada. She joined a private nonprofit law center that provided family law and probate assistance for low income families. After that, she spent four years at a San Francisco firm where she handled family law matters.

Admitted to practice before all California state courts, Ms. Bank co-founded her current firm in 1999. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and she is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Highly regarded by her peers, Ms. Bank has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2008.

 
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

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

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Brigeda Bank

Admitted: 1991, California

Professional Webpage: http://foxandbank.com/attorneys/detail/biography/Brigeda-D-B...

Honors/Awards:

  • Named One of San Francisco’s Best Lawyers, 2009
  • Top 50 Women Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2010
  • Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers, 2006-2009
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2004-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008-present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer, Co-Chair, AAML Pre-Symposium, 2015
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, Northern California Chapter, 2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President-Elect, Northern California Chapter, 2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Treasurer, Northern California Chapter, 2011
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary, Northern California Chapter, 2010
  • Collaborative Practice Group of Contra Costa County, Member, Judicial Liaison Committee, 2006
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Symposium Chair, 2005
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Symposium Chair, 2005
  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Guest Editor, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • State Bar of California, 1999
  • California, 1991
  • Law Center for Families, Member, Board of Directors, 1997-2000
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • California State Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2007-2012
  • Collaborative Law Association of Contra Costa County, Founding Member
  • Collaborative Practice Group East Bay, Member, Social Committee, 2009-2010
  • Collaborative Practice Group East Bay, Member, Protocols Committee, 2007-2008
  • Art in the Courthouse, Committee Member, 2007-2008
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member, Amicus Committee, 2005-2008
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Treasurer, ACFLS Board of Directors, 2002-2003
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member, ACFLS Board of Directors, 2000-2004
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Director North, 2001-2002
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Co-Chair, AAML Northern California Chapter Mentoring Committee, 2011-2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer, Co-Head, AAML East Bay Mentoring Program, 2009-2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member, Northern California Board of Managers, 2006, 2007, 2009-2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, "'By Virtue of Her Position as Wife' Goodwill in Divorces: How California Law Has Been Shaped by Inconsistent Logic to Address Antiquated Societal Notions of Marriage," Contra Costa Laywer, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 22, Feb 2007
  • Panelist, AAML Northern California Chapter's Trial Practicum 2006: Trial Preparation
  • Panelist, Contra Costa County Family Law Section Seminar: Evidence, June 2010
  • Panelist, AAML Pre-Symposium: Full Metal Jacket: Making your Premarital Agreement Bullet Proof, May 2013
  • Co-Author, "Don't Worry--Be Careful: Liability Issues in the Drafting and Reviewing of Premarital Agreements," Contra Costa Lawyer, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 16-21, May 2000

Educational Background:

  • Connecticut College, BA, 1984
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Office Location for Brigeda D. Bank

2033 North Main Street
Suite 1000
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-933-9000

Fax: 925-933-1926

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Last Updated: 11/30/2018

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