Member Description


David Fink


David graduated from U.C. Berkeley and Golden Gate School of Law (with highest honors), and has practiced Family Law since 1989. David has been Certified by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist since 1993 and became a Fellow of the Academy in 2000. After 20 years of litigation experience, David’s current practice emphasizes mediation, Collaborative Practice and private dispute resolution. The focus of his work as an attorney and mediator has always been to assist clients to create their own solutions to dissolving – and forming or re-forming- marital and non-marital relationships. David has been selected to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2004. He is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, and in 2008 served as President of the Northern California Chapter of the Academy. In 2012-13, David served as President of Collaborative Practice California, a statewide organization of interdisciplinary Collabporative Practice groups. Since 1992, David has received the highest rating, “AV,” by the Martindale-Hubbell law directory.

Areas of Practice

Collaborative Practice, Mediation, Private Judging, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Consulting

Areas of Specialty

Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Family Owned Business, Inter-state actions and jurisdictional issues, Marital Settlement Agreements, Property, Same sex couples, Spousal Support

Practice Counties

San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara.

Contact Information


Firm Name



291 Geary Street Suite 600


San Francisco



Zip Code



(415) 399-8380


(415) 399-8390


Secondary Address

3402 Hall Lane

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BA Anthropology, University of California Berleley (1983)
JD with Highest Honors, Golden Gate School of Law (1987)

Professional Activities


Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (1993)

Eureka Award, Collaborative Practice California (2007)

Distinguished Service Award, Family Law Section, State Bar of California (2007)

Top 100, Northern California Super Lawyers (2004-2010)

Northern California Super Lawyer (2004 to present)

Professional Organizations


AAML Northern California Chapter President (2008)
President, Collaborative Practice California (2012-13)
Member, Board of Directors, Collaborative Practice California (1996-2015)
Chair, Family Law Section Executive Committee, State Bar of California (1999-2000)
Co-Chair, Council of State Bar Sections, State Bar of California (2000-2001)

Community Service

Collaborative Practice San Francisco

Collaborative Practice East Bay

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

The Non-Defensive Voice International

The Center for Separating and Divorcing Families