Member Description


Andrew Ross


Andrew Ross is Managing Partner of Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, since 1994. Andy has a unique ability to assist clients in navigating through the many challenges of California divorce, including those with complex property issues, valuable business interests, complicated separate property issues, emotional custody disputes, establishment and modification of child and spousal support, and other aspects of California family law. Andy has significant trial experience and is a knowledgeable litigator.

Andy has been included in the Northern California Super Lawyers® list – an achievement he has attained every year since its 2004 inception. He was also designated on the Top 100 Attorneys list in Northern California Super Lawyers® in 2008 and 2009. In addition, he was proudly selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the specialty of Family Law for the years 2008 through 2014. Most recently, Andy was selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law for the Oakland metro area, including Contra Costa and Alameda counties.  Andy served for two years on the Contra Costa County Judicial Evaluations Committee. In 2012, he was Vice-Chairman and in 2013 he served as Chairman of the Committee. He acted as Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Clara County Municipal Court in 1980 through 1984 and for the Contra Costa County Superior Court in 1997 through 2009.

Areas of Practice

Litigation, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Consulting

Areas of Specialty

Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Enforcement, Family Owned Business, Marital Settlement Agreements, Parentage, Property, Relocation, Spousal Support

Practice Counties

Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano

Member Since


Contact Information


Firm Name

Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP


101 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 250


Walnut Creek



Zip Code



(925) 296-6000


(925) 296-6001




St. Lawrence University, B.A. (1967)

Law School Education

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (1971)

Professional Activities


AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to California Super Lawyers Magazine list each year since inception in 2004

Named a “Best Lawyer” in the family law edition of Best Lawyers 2008 through 2014

Professional Organizations

Association of California Family Law Specialists

Contra Costa County Bar Association, member; Board of Directors, 2003-2006; Family Law Section President, 2002; Editorial Board,

Contra Costa Lawyer, 1999 through present [Editor, Family Law Edition, May 2000; Editor in Chief, 2001, 2002, 2004]

San Francisco County Bar Association

California State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Brooklyn Law Review, 1970-1971


• “Family Law Court: New Players; New (Old) Rules” and “Family Court 2010” – Contra Costa Lawyer, April 2010
• “No (Easy) Exit: When Conservatorship and Marital Dissolution Procedures Collide” – Contra Costa Lawyer, April 2009
• “Changes in Family Law” – Contra Costa Lawyer, February 2008
• “Geriatric Divorce – A Harsh Road to an Estate Plan” – Contra Costa Lawyer, May 2007
• “Marriage of Delaney: Lessons to Be Learned” – Contra Costa Lawyer, May 2004
• Question Man column – Contra Costa Lawyer, February 2002

“Marital Standard of Living” – California CPA Education, Family Law Conference, October 2007.

“Trips and Traps of the Trial Scheduling Order” – Contra Costa County Bar Association’s 2006 MCLE Spectacular seminar.