Member Description

Name

Tanya Prioste

Introduction

Tanya E. Prioste is a partner in the Family Law Group at Lakin Spears, LLP in Palo Alto, California and a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice is devoted exclusively to family law. In addition to being a litigator, Ms. Prioste also mediates and acts as collaborative counsel in Collaborative Practice cases and as a consulting counsel to mediations. She also prepares and negotiates premarital and postmarital agreements. Ms. Prioste is rated AV preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. She has been selected by her peers as among the top family lawyers in Northern California every year since 2004 and was named one of Northern California’s “Top 50 Women Lawyers” across all practice areas in 2009, 2010, 2012-2016 (as surveyed by San Francisco Magazine and published in the Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine). In addition, Ms. Prioste was named one of the top 100 lawyers across all practice areas in 2010 and 2013-2015. Ms. Prioste has co-authored several articles on topics including international custody move-aways, child support, reimbursements, imputation of income in support cases, attorney fees and disclosure obligations. Ms. Prioste has presented on numerous family law topics, including premarital agreements, employment benefits, reimbursement rights, transmutation and separate property contribution issues, fiduciary duties, the fundamentals of family law, and custody move-aways.

Areas of Practice

Collaborative Practice, Litigation, Mediation, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Consulting

Practice Counties

San Mateo, Santa Clara

Member Since

2008-08-22

Contact Information

Email

tprioste@lakinspears.com

Firm Name

Lakin Spears, LLP

Address

2400 Geng Road, Suite 110

City

Palo Alto

State

CA

Zip Code

94303

Telephone

(650) 328-7000

Fax

(650) 329-8925

Website

http://www.lakinspears.com

Education

Education

Arizona State University, 1991, BA in Psychology and BA in English
Golden Gate University, School of Law, 1994

Law School Education

Golden Gate University School of Law, class of 1994

Professional Activities

Honors

Named as one of Northern California’s “Top 50 Women Lawyers” across all practice areas in 2009, 2010 and 2012 – 2015, surveyed by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters.

Named as one of Northern California’s “Top 100 Lawyers” across all practice areas in 2010 and 2013-2015, surveyed by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters.

Certified Family Law Specialist as of 2002

Professional Organizations

Admitted to the California State Bar in 1994
Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County
Bar Association of San Mateo County
Santa Clara County Bar Association

Board member of Collaborative Practice California

Publications

Statutory Authority for Attorney’s Fees and Sanctions in Your Family Law Cases (co-authored with Lydia Crandall), ACFLS Newsletter, Spring 2014, No. 2

Disclosure Obligations Roadmap (co-authored with Lydia Crandall), ACFLS Newsletter, Spring 2012, No. 1

Updated — Charting Income and Imputation Territory (co-authored with Terry Baynes), ACFLS Newsletter, Summer 2009, No. 2

Charting Reimbursement Territory (co-authored with Terry Baynes), ACFLS Newsletter, Summer 2007, No. 7

Using Laches to Defend Against Child Support Collection (co-authored with Shane Ford), Family Law News, Spring 2001, Volume 24, No.1

The Condon Conundrum: New Legal Hurdles and Practical Considerations in International Move-Away Cases (co-authored with Belinda Hanson), Family Law News, Spring 2000, Volume 23, No.

Community Service

Volunteer for San Mateo County Superior Court status conferences
Presenter at Deborah’s Palm, Divorce Workshop