Member Description


Gregory Abel


Gregory C. Abel is a partner in the law firm of Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP.  He has substantial experience in complex California family law litigation and the preparation of premarital agreements. Greg is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers® each year since 2005. Only 5% of lawyers in Northern California were selected. He has served as Judge Pro Tem for the Contra Costa County Superior Court and is past President of the Family Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and Kids Turn (a non-profit organization that delivers “kid-centric” programs throughout North America, helping families through parental separation). Greg has published several articles in the legal professionals’ magazine Contra Costa Lawyer. He has also presented several continuing legal education programs for the Contra Costa County Bar Association and CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar, California) on topics including marital agreements, parental relocation, protecting the record in family law writs and appeals, and “Year in Review” for Family Law Practices.

Areas of Practice

Collaborative Practice, Litigation, Mediation, 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




University of California, B.S. (1987)

Law School Education

University of Oregon, J.D. (1991)

Professional Activities


AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to California Super Lawyers Magazine list each year since 2005

Professional Organizations

Association of California Family Law Specialists
Contra Costa County Bar Association (President, Family Law Section, 2004)
Alameda County Bar Association
California State Bar
American Bar Association
American Inns of Court
Contra Costa Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 2005


CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar): participation as a panelist to present Year in Review in Family Law Practice (2013)

Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine: contributor: 1997, 1999, 2000; Guest Editor, 2001

Oregon Law Review: Associate Editor, 1991 and Staff Editor, 1990