Lana L. Norris

Lana L. Norris is recognized for her thirty years of experience and expertise in family law. Her practice emphasizes complex cases involving business and professional practice valuations, venture capital and private equity interests, stock options and other compensation structures, as well as child custody and move-away issues, spousal and child support, the preparation of premarital agreements, and serving as consulting attorney to clients choosing mediation.

Ms. Norris is a Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. She is AV rated, the highest rating given by Martindale Hubbell for legal expertise and ethics. She is listed in the National Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Ms. Norris obtained her J.D. summa cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1980. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and Past President of the Northern California Chapter. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year for the past fifteen years. She has been named a “Super Lawyer” by San Francisco Magazine, one of the top 50 women lawyers in Northern California, and has been selected by the San Francisco Business Times for inclusion in its list of "Best Lawyers in the Bay Area".

Ms. Norris’ professional and community activities have included service as Judge pro tempore in the San Mateo County Superior Court; past Chair of the San Mateo County Family Law Section; member of the Board of Directors, Family Service Agency of San Mateo County; member of legislative advisory committees for family law; and service on numerous committees of state and local bar associations.

Ms. Norris has lectured in continuing education seminars and programs for attorneys and other professionals for such organizations as the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the California C.P.A. Society, the Rutter Group, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the San Mateo County Bar Association. She has spoken on a wide range of legal topics such as the expansion of fiduciary duties between spouses, business and professional goodwill, ethics in the practice of family law, the expanding law of financial disclosure in divorces, vocational and employment issues in support cases, property transmutation issues, and trial practice skills.

 

Carol A. Zweifel

Carol A. Zweifel has 25 years of experience in Family Law and has worked in the Civil Litigation field with exposure to Probate and Transactional Law.

Ms. Zweifel obtained her Paralegal Certificate from California Polytechnic State University and successfully completed the examinations required for certification as a Certified Legal Assistant through the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Ms. Zweifel’s professional affiliations include the Central Coast Paralegal Association where she served as President for two terms, and the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations where she served as Vice President of Administration.  In addition, Ms. Zweifel taught in the Legal Studies Program at California Polytechnic State University and was a mentor for students in the program.

While living in San Luis Obispo County she was appointed to and served on an Advisory Committee for the Superior Court and was involved in drafting and updating local court rules.