Member Description

Name

Gretchen Wallacker

Introduction

Ms. Wallacker is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Wallacker has practiced all aspects of family law since 1993. She has substantial experience litigating and settling complex family law cases that involve custody, support and property. She also devotes an increasing portion of her practice to Collaborative Practice and mediation, two highly effective forms of alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Wallacker was named a Northern California Super Lawyer in years 2005-2013 and was also named one of the top fifty women lawyers in Northern California in 2009 and 2010. Ms. Wallacker received an AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America since 2011. Ms. Wallacker was previously associated with the law firms of Esther R. Lerner and Schapiro-Thorn, Inc., in San Francisco, California. Ms. Wallacker is a current member of the San Francisco and San Mateo County Bar Associations, Collaborative Practice San Mateo County and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a current member of the San Mateo County Multi-Option ADR Project (MAP), and Family Law ADR Panel Advisory Committees, and was recently chosen to serve on the Mediation Referral Panel. Ms. Wallacker has chaired the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association and Collaborative Practice San Mateo County. She is a volunteer mediator in Department 19 at the San Mateo County Superior Court. In addition, Ms. Wallacker was a member of Custody and Property North, sub-committees of the Family Law Section of the California State Bar. Ms. Wallacker presented a Webinar on Effective Case Management Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Family Lawyers in October 2010. She also presented at a 2008 Loco Parentis Luncheon on Work/Life Balance in the Legal Profession and presented at the State Bar Spring 1998 Section Education Institute on Disclosure Duties. Ms. Wallacker received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1992, after graduating cum laude from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1988.

Areas of Practice

Collaborative Practice, Litigation, Mediation

Areas of Specialty

Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Property, Relocation

Practice Counties

San Mateo, CA San Francisco, CA

Contact Information

Email

gwallacker@bswfamlaw.com

Firm Name

Berra Stross & Wallacker

Address

155 Bovet Road

City

San Mateo

State

CA

Zip Code

94402

Telephone

(650) 349-9920

Fax

(650) 349-9907

Website

http://www.bswfamlaw.com

Education

Education

B.A. Cum Laude – University of California at Davis
J.D. – University of Michigan

Professional Activities

Honors

Northern California Super Lawyer in years 2005-2011
Top fifty women lawyers in Northern California in 2009 and 2010

Publications

Presented a Webinar on Effective Case Management Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Family Lawyers in October 2010

Presented at a 2008 Loco Parentis Luncheon on Work/Life Balance in the Legal Profession

Presented at the State Bar Spring 1998 Section Education Institute on Disclosure Duties

Community Service

Mediation referral panelist: San Mateo Superior Court

Volunteer mediator in Department 19: San Mateo County Superior Court

Member of the San Francisco and San Mateo County Bar Associations

Member of the Collaborative Practice San Mateo County

Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Member of the San Mateo County Multi-Option ADR Project (MAP)

Member of the Family Law ADR Panel Advisory Committees

Chaired the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association and Collaborative Practice San Mateo County

Former member of Custody and Property North, sub-committees of the Family Law Section of the California State Bar