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Michael Finein

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Same-Sex Family Law


I attended law school at the University of San Francisco on a faculty merit scholarship graduating in May, 2001 and became a licensed attorney in November, 2001.

During law school, I focused on becoming a litigator through coursework, including an intensive advocacy program, as well as interning and working at two San Francisco law firms.  I assisted the attorneys in a variety of types of legal matters, including in a murder trial and a death penalty appellate case.

Immediately after becoming a licensed attorney I began representing clients in court.  From 2001 to 2004, I represented clients in personal injury, immigration, family law and bankruptcy cases.

In 2004, I moved to an Oakland law firm to focus solely on family law matters taking over the firm’s entire family law case load.  I continued focusing on family law cases when I moved to an Alameda law firm in 2009.

Prior to law school, I had a successful 15 year career in sales and marketing, including a position as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a company in New York.  My sales/marketing experience included making hundreds of presentations and negotiating multi-million dollar contracts. 

My experience making presentations and in business negotiations directly benefits my family law clients.  I know how to present your case and how to effectively negotiate your settlement. 

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney at Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 05/2001
    • Honors: Faculty merit scholarship
  • SUNY Cortland , Cortland , New York
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Physical Education