Carla Boyd Terre

Top rated Family Law attorney in Santa Rosa, California

Terre Family Law, Inc
Carla Boyd Terre
Terre Family Law, Inc

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2003

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019

Terre Family Law, Inc

575 W College Ave
Suite 105
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Visit website

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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 works with three Associate Attorneys, two Paralegals, and a Legal Secretary to provide excellent legal services to the firm's clients.  Carla is an experienced and trained mediator and her practice focuses on both individual representation and providing mediation services to her 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 currently serves on the Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Steering Committee.

Carla 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: Sonoma Magazine Lawyers of Excellence Award 2021, Northern California Super Lawyers in 2020, 2021, and 2022, 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 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.  Carla currently uses her breadth of experience by focusing her practice on mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2003, California

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

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
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Board of Legal Specialization, 2010
  • Sonoma County Superior Court Parenting Coordinator Panel Member, 2022
Honors/Awards:
  • , Lawyers of Excellence, Sonoma Magazine, 2021
  • , Lawyers of Excellence, Sonoma Magazine, 2022
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Steering Committee, 2021
  • Family Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California
  • President, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2015
  • Family Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California, 2015
  • Family Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California, 2014
  • Vice President, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2014
  • Treasurer, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2013
  • Secretary, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2012
  • Officer, Board of Directors, Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE)
  • Board of Directors, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2011
  • Board of Directors, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2010
  • President, Family Law Steering Committee, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2009
  • Member, Sonoma County Women in Law, 2009-present, 2009
  • Member, Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, Family Law Court and Bar Committee
  • California, 2003
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2009
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2008
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2009 - 2011
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), 2007 - 2010
  • Secretary, Family Law Committee, 2007
  • Member, Family Law Best Practices Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Participating Member, Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE), 2007 - 2010
  • Vice President, Family Law Committee, 2008
  • 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, 2022
  • Volunteer for Legal Aid, 2006 - 2007

Office location for Carla Boyd Terre

575 W College Ave
Suite 105
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-575-7765

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
10 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019

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