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About Us

About Us

We are a woman-owned and operated law firm.  Both partners are certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization as Family Law Specialists and provide legal services to clients throughout Silicon Valley.

About Madigan & Lewis, LLP

Divorce is one of life’s most stressful events.  Having resolved hundreds of complex family law cases, we see ourselves as your guides, helping you to achieve your goals and successfully navigate this phase of your life.  We work to find creative solutions for our clients’ family law problems.  We are selective about the cases we accept, as we pride ourselves on delivering ethical and exceptional legal representation to our clients.  We are strong advocates and will champion your cause whether in public court or with a private judge.

We have regular attorney team meetings to review our cases.  Each of our attorneys bring their own insight and experiences to the table.  By discussing case strategy with the entire team, we ensure that our clients get the best possible solutions to their complex problems.

From traditional litigation to alternative dispute resolution, we handle all types of cases with the utmost sensitivity and discretion, including cases in public court, with private judges, mediated cases, and collaborative divorces.  Our firm has worked with a broad range of individuals, including general counsels, CEOs, scientists, software engineers, artists, physicians, restaurant owners, start-up founders, and stay-at-home parents.

Madigan & Lewis, LLP is committed to providing strategic, responsive, and solution-oriented advocacy for all of our clients.

Strategic

We are strategic in our approach.  Each case is different.  We take the time to get to know you and give your case the personalized attention it deserves.

At the outset of your case, we will assess which dispute-resolution vehicle is the most suitable for your case, whether it be mediation, collaborative divorce, litigation in public court or with a private judge.

We will work closely with you to develop a case strategy that takes into consideration the following variables: the issues at hand; the needs of your children, if applicable; the dynamics between you and your spouse; opposing counsel; the judicial officer assigned to your case; and, the nature of your marital estate, among others.  Our primary objective is to bring your case to conclusion in a way that preserves your financial assets and family relationships.  In complex cases, we work with forensic accountants, business attorneys and other professionals to assist where needed with issues such as business valuations, the creation of tax-advantaged support and property settlements, the apportionment of real estate interests, and the apportionment and division of stock interests, including RSU’s and stock options.

Responsive

We recognize that divorce and parenting during divorce are some of the most difficult and stressful life experiences our clients will face.

It is therefore of the highest importance to us that our clients feel empowered through this process, are kept apprised of case progress, and are part of and comfortable with the solution.  Telephone calls and emails are almost always returned the same day, if not sooner.  Our level of service gives clients the comfort of knowing they can stay focused on their children and work priorities.

Solution-Oriented

Again, our primary goal is to transition you to the next phase of your life without getting mired in expensive or unnecessary legal battles.  Unlike some law firms, we do not churn our files or perform unnecessary legal work.  Before filing motions or serving formal discovery, we engage in a cost-benefit analysis with our clients and help them to make the best decisions for their families.  We also recognize that in some cases, litigation is unavoidable and the most cost-effective solution for our clients.

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