Member Description


Renee R. Ross


When it comes to protecting the security and futures of families, few attorneys have accomplished as much as Renee Ross, Esq. She practices family law exclusively in the East Bay, including both Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Since 2005, she has provided families with a knowledgeable, effective, and experienced ally in all types of family law cases, from prenuptial agreements to complex property division issues.
Distinguishing herself from other attorneys in the state, Renee is a Certified Family Law Specialist, as designated by the California State Bar. This means that she has been recognized by the Bar for her exceptional ethics, skill, experience, and knowledge—enough for California to offer its seal of approval and specialization, an honor awarded to only 3% of practicing attorneys in California. Renee applies her excellent skills and legal expertise to all family law cases, including child custody, spousal support/alimony, paternity issues, stepparent adoptions, and more.
What also makes Renee such an effective ally for her clients is her continuous involvement in the legal community as a divorce attorney and family lawyer. In addition to being a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, one of the profession’s most prestigious professional organizations, she also belongs to the Alameda County Family Law Association, the Family Law section of the California Bar Association, and others. Her activity outside of work also includes contributions to the community and legal field, such as serving as a volunteer mentor for the Alameda County Bar Association and as a volunteer scorer in local high school mock trial competitions.

Graduating cum laude in 2000, Renee attended Mount St. Mary’s College as a political science major while minoring in pre-law studies. She then attended Golden Gate University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude again with a juris doctorate. While attending Golden Gate, she was an intern for the California Supreme Court, achieved publication for her legal writings, and was honored with multiple awards for her research and writing work. Renee has been working in litigation since August 2002.

Areas of Practice

Litigation, Mediation, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Consulting

Areas of Specialty

Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Enforcement, Marital Settlement Agreements, Parentage, Property, Relocation, Same sex couples, Spousal Support

Practice Counties

Alameda/Contra Costa

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Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California

J.D. cum laude – 2003
Honors: Awards for Excellence in Research and Writing
Honors: Recipient of Merit Scholarships
Honors: Dean’s List: Fall 2000; Spring 2001, 2002, 2003; Summer 2001
Law Review: Golden Gate University Law Review, Assistant Editor, and Contributor

Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California

Cum laude graduate
Recipient of Merit Scholarships and Political Science Department Scholarship

Law School Education

Golden Gate University School of Law, graduated cum laude with a juris doctorate

Professional Activities


American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist

Earl Warren Inn of Court

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
California Bar Association
California Bar Association, Family Law Section
Alameda County Bar Association
Alameda County Family Law Association
Contra Costa Bar Association
California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA), Board of Directors
Section of the California State Bar, 2011 – 2015
California State Bar, Elected Chair, Communications Committee, 2012
Eastern Alameda County Bar Association
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, LGBT Bar Association, Member; Board Member, 2002 – 2003
Alameda County Earl Warren American Inns of Court, Treasurer, Member and Board Member
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers San Francisco and East Bay Mentoring Programs

Community Service

Settlement Commissioner and Volunteer Attorney, Alameda County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 2008 – Present
Volunteer Mentor, Alameda County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 2008 – Present
Tri-Valley Youth Court Judge, Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice, Pleasanton, CA
Volunteer Attorney Scorer, Alameda County High School Mock Trial Competition