Barry D. Witt

Family Law Attorney

Summary: Barry has extensive experience in complex family law, high-conflict divorce and domestic litigation. He has successfully handled more than 500 evidentiary hearings and more than 20 trials. Barry’s practice focuses on complex family law matters, including interjurisdictional custody disputes involving parents located in different states. He has also expertise in high-net-worth divorce cases with extensive business, financial and property holdings.

Barry decided to primarily focus on family law while working as an extern for a former Alameda County Presiding Judge. He enjoys helping clients resolve their cases efficiently and economically, and he believes that preparation for success in the courtroom helps to achieve favorable settlements at the early stages. He works hard to reduce conflict among families and believes that the larger community benefits from the amicable resolution of family law cases.

In law school, Barry was an extern for former Presiding Judge Alice Vilardi, was on the Dean’s List and was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Legal Writing. After graduating from law school with honors, he worked as an attorney in the Family Law Department of the San Mateo Superior Court. Barry has also served as Legislative Liaison for the Family Law Section of the State Bar, assisting with professional commentary on proposed new laws and amendments.

Bar Membership: State Bar of California

Professional Activities: Member, Alameda and Contra Costa County Bar Associations; California State Bar Family Law Section; Alameda County Family Lawyers Association.

Education: Santa Clara School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2010; University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. Philosophy, 2001 (with an emphasis on ethics and public policy). 

Academic Honors: Dean’s List; CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Advanced Legal Writing.

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