More Than On Your Side – We Are By Your Side.

Compassionate. Trustworthy. Effective.

Protecting Your Future By Protecting Your Dignity 

Located in Oakland, Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C. provides exceptional legal representation to individuals throughout the Bay Area. Committed to addressing the issues that affect your family and your life, our expert team of legal professionals offers superior, comprehensive family law services.

Our attorneys, mediators, and staff approach each case as allies and advocates for our clients and their families’ highest and best purpose in separation and healing. We strive to use our legal knowledge and conflict resolution skills to facilitate and guide decision making with integrity and a commitment to achieve the best resolution possible.

Our Practice Areas

CHILDREN

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

FAMILY LAW ACTIONS

Earning Trust Through Compassionate, Effective Representation

Founded in 2007, we have built our practice upon the firm belief that our role as lawyers goes beyond applying technical solutions to legal problems. We take the time to hear our clients, understand their situation, and address the fears and concerns that are on their mind. When clients come to us, we know that they are grappling with some of life’s most challenging issues and may not always be at their best. We help each client analyze their situation objectively and navigate the legal process step by step towards a positive and expeditious resolution.

Team work is the difference you will experience at Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group. We work to give clients the tools they need to become active participants in deciding important matters in their case. We educate our clients on the law and collaborate with them to keep them informed every step of the way. We strive to establish a partnership of committed participants willing to work towards a creative solution for our clients’ legal problems.

Our attorneys provide the highest degree of personal care and attention. We invest time and energy in nurturing close client relationships and establishing open lines of communication with clients, counseling them as they strive to achieve a positive result.

 

 

 

Committed To Addressing The Issues That Affect Your Life

Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C. stands alongside our clients with integrity, compassion, and dedication. We work with you towards fairness informed by the law, and safekeeping for you and your loved ones.

Family law cases most often involve legal entanglements that accompany periods of tremendous change, transition, and growth in one’s most intimate personal life. We understand that your case is not just about the divorce, custody disputes, establishing paternity, or obtaining restraining orders. Rather your case involves foundational changes to perhaps your most significant personal attachments; the nature of your ability to parent, guide, protect and share time with your children; access to your fair share of the financial security you and your spouse built over the course of your marital lifetime; and questions of basic personal safety from physical abuse and emotional harm for both you and your children. These foundational changes impact the basic building blocks upon which your life is based, and when they are in upheaval, life itself can feel daunting and uncertain.

Our first efforts will be to safeguard your welfare. Towards that goal, and when possible, we work with you collaboratively to accomplish mediated cost sensitive resolutions that allow you to move on and rebuild going forward.  Unfortunately, agreements are not always plausible in the face of strategic legal action used against you to inflict ongoing damage. When reasonable mediated resolutions are out of reach, we will tenaciously seek Court intervention to ensure your rights and those of your loved ones are preserved and protected.

 

 

Meet Our Experienced Team

Partners

Attorneys

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Monica S. Lee

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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Lauren McCaffrey

ASSOCIATE

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Jessie Slafter

ASSOCIATE

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Riena Yu

ASSOCIATE

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Sagit v. Ziskind

OF COUNSEL

Staff

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Rachel Patterson

PARALEGAL

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Fatima Rodriguez-Ortiz

JUNIOUR PARALEGAL

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Emily Sanchez

PARALEGAL

Nicole H. Korpell

OFFICE MANAGER/LEGAL SECRETARY

Our Focus Is On Your Life

Any divorce can be difficult and emotional. Add to this the breakup of a business or a marriage that involves charges of domestic violence and the stress skyrockets.

At Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C. we understand this. We know that there are a lot more issues that often meet the eye when it comes to the dissolution of a marriage, the custody of children or the paying of spousal support.

Our attorneys are compassionate, committed, and dedicated to our clients’ needs. If you or your family is confronted with a legal challenge and are unsure how to proceed, call our main offices in Oakland at 510-617-0479 .​ Or contact us by email to explore your options and help you make the choice that is right for you.

 

 

10 Best Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 2016
ACFLS | Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Super Lawyers 2019
San Mateo County Bar Association
The State Bar of California | July 29th 1927
ACBA | Promoting Excellence-Seeking Justice
American Institute of Trial Lawyers - Best Law Firm 2024