Gina N. Policastri

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Jose, California

Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, PC
Gina N. Policastri
Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, PC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2003

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012

Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, PC

1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126 Visit website


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

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2003, California

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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
  • 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 (Case Results):
  • 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

Office location for Gina N. Policastri

1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: 408-852-0466


11 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012

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