Law Offices of Kristi Cotton Spence

1777 Borel Place, Suite 204

San Mateo, CA 94402

(650) 350-1110

KRISTI COTTON SPENCE

Education

Admitted to Practice - California State Bar 1981

Stanford Law School, JD, 1981

Stanford University, BS, 1963

Family Law Experience

Law Office of Kristi Cotton Spence, 2004 to present

Partner, Berra Spence, 1993 - 2004

Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson and Horn, 1981 – 1993, Partner from 1986

Professional

Certified Family Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization 1994 - present

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 1995 - present

President, San Mateo County Bar Association 1997

Chair, Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association 1986

President, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County 1987-1989

Honors

Lawyer of the Year: Family Law Mediation Specialist for San Francisco Area 2015

The Best Lawyers in America every year 1995 to present

Super Lawyers 2005 to present, including Top Lawyers in Northern California 2009 to present

San Mateo County Bar Association William Nagle Jr. Award 2012

San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame 2000

National Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers

AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell – awarded for highest level of legal expertise and ethical standards

Selected Community Service

Crystal Springs Uplands School Board of Trustees: Life Trustee

Pacific School of Religion Board of Trustees: 1985-1993, 1999-2009

San Mateo Library Foundation Board of Directors: 2002-2006

President Northern California Association of Adoption Agencies: 1976-1978

Children's Home Society Adoption Board


Office Staff

~  Brooksley Wylie, Attorney.  JD Stanford Law School 1991, BA Duke University 1986.  Brooksley consults regarding stock option analysis and other complex financial instruments.

~  Melissa Stewart, Legal Assistant.  Melissa assists clients with the gathering of information necessary to proceed with a mediation including forms, documents, and the preparation of pleadings.

~  Cheryl Burnett, Administrative Assistant.