Member Description

Name

Ellen Stross

Introduction

Ms. Stross is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Northern California Super Lawyers named Ms. Stross a Super Lawyer from 2005 to 2016, one of the top fifty women lawyers in Northern California from 2007-2008 and 2010-2016, and one of the top one hundred lawyers in Northern California from 2005-2016. Ms. Stross received an AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell.  She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America from 2010-2016. She is currently the President of the Northern California Chapter of the AAML.

Areas of Practice

Litigation, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Consulting

Areas of Specialty

Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Enforcement, Parentage, Property, Relocation

Practice Counties

San Francisco, CA; San Mateo, CA, Santa Clara, CA

Member Since

2008-10-07

Contact Information

Email

estross@bswfamlaw.com

Firm Name

Berra Stross & Wallacker

Address

155 Bovet Road, Suite 202

City

San Mateo

State

CA

Zip Code

94002

Telephone

(650) 349-9920

Fax

(650) 349-9907

Website

http://www.bswfamlaw.com

Education

Education

Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley 1988 High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
Northwestern University School of Law, 1992

Professional Activities

Honors

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2015
Dorothy M. Wolfe Award for Outstanding Service, 2006 Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America in 2010 -2016

Professional Organizations

Member, Assn. of Certified Family Law Specialists 3/1/03 to date
Member ABA, Bar Assn. of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties
Co-chair, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, Justice for All Luncheons, 2007-2011
Co-chair, Kids’ Turn Fundraiser, 2009-2012
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Northern California Chapter Board of Managers, 2010-2016

Publications

Murphy Brown v. Mike Brady, Mary Poppins and a Known Donor: Advice for Women Who Want to Become Single Autonomous Birth Mothers, ACFLS Newsletter Spring 2008