REGINA M. FRANCO
Regina M. Franco After practicing in the Metro-Detroit areas of Michigan for several years, Regina M. Franco moved to San Francisco to pursue her yoga practice and to continue her career as a family law attorney. Ms. Franco handles all areas of family law including but not limited to divorce, custody disputes, domestic violence issues, and prenuptial agreements. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Franco offers limited scope services and has handled custody and visitation, support, and post-judgment matters on a noticed limited scope representation basis, as well as undisclosed representation for parties in mediation or proceeding self-represented. Family law issues concern matters of the heart and Ms. Franco’s compassionate and zealous approach to family law has proven to be effective as over the course of her career, the majority of her cases have been resolved through negotiated agreements.
Ms. Franco earned her juris doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Franco received her Bachelor of Arts from Albion College in Biology and French, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She graduated high school from Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and studied French at The American School in Switzerland. Ms. Franco believes in humanitarian efforts and giving back to the community. She's participated in several Medical Missions in the Philippines, sat on the Host Committee for SOMArts, obtained permanent resident status for an unaccompanied minor on a pro bono basis through the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, and most recently, volunteers at Access Institute, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that provides mental health care services to those in need and is on the Host Committee for the Spectrum Gala benefiting Access Institute. Ms. Franco is an avid indoor cyclist and enjoys her free time exploring the Bay Area with her poodle-mix, Coquette.
MERLYN N. HERNANDEZ
Merlyn N. Hernandez, Los Angeles, CA, is the founder of the Law Offices of Merlyn N. Hernandez. For over thirteen years, Ms. Hernandez has practiced immigration and family law. Her immigration practice focuses on family-based immigration, asylum, removal defense, administrative appeals, and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Hernandez has represented clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Fifth Circuits. Her family law practice focuses on cases involving dissolution, parentage, child support, spousal support, property division, pre-marital and post marital agreements. She also a mediator helping parties resolve their cases with alternatives to traditional litigation. Ms. Hernandez is a certified family law specialist. Ms. Hernandez is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee, a board member of the California Chapter of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”). She is involved in AILA as an advocacy/congressional liaison for the Southern California Chapter. She is also a member of AILA’s national committees: EOIR Liaison Committee as well as AILA’s Consumer Protection and Unlawful Practice of Law Action Committee. Ms. Hernandez has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2012-2016. She is fluent in Spanish.
FERNANDO M. LUNA
Fernando M. Luna is the principal of the Law Office of Fernando M. Luna, focused exclusively on family law matters. Mr. Luna has volunteered for the Los Angeles County Bar Pro Bono Domestic Violence Project, the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, served on the executive committee for the Southern California Family Law Inn of Court, and the Pasadena Bar Association Family Law Program Planning Committee. Mr. Luna also speaks at engagements and seminars throughout the country. He was acknowledged in Pasadena Magazine as one of the top attorneys of 2011-2014. Mr. Luna was further recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012-2016. He received his J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles.
SHANON K. QUINLEY
Shanon K. Quinley, CFLS is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She maintains a solo law practice in Pasadena, with an emphasis on family law. Ms. Quinley is a frequent lecturer and author on family law issues, and she served as a chapter author for five CEB publications including: California Child and Spousal Support: Establishing, Modifying, and Enforcing and Family Law Financial Discovery. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012–2018. Ms. Quinley received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. At Southwestern, Ms. Quinley was a member of the Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program where she received accolades for both her writing and oral argument skills. She was also a staff member of the Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas.
SANDRA I. SALINAS
Sandra I. Salinas, CFLS is a Certified Family Law Specialist practicing with Feinberg & Waller in Calabasas and Beverly Hills. She has extensive legal experience as a civil litigator and family law attorney. Ms. Salinas is a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono legal services from the State Bar of California. She is a member of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations, and a member of the family law section of the California State Bar and represents clients in all aspects of family law litigation including custody disputes and high net worth divorces. Ms. Salinas received her B.A. from Chapman University and J.D. from Western State University.
LISA R. VEIZADES
Lisa R. Veizades is Of Counsel to Canter Hagan LLP in San Mateo. Her practice includes collaborative practice, mediation, consultation, preparation of pre- and post-marital agreements, as well as litigation. She is a member of the Family Law Section of both the State Bar of California and the San Mateo County Bar Association. Ms. Veizades has served as a volunteer attorney for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, the Ask a Lawyer program on KALW Radio, the Lawyers in the Library program in San Mateo County, and has served as a mediator and temporary judge in the Santa Clara Superior Court. She also volunteers as a mediator and temporary judge for the San Mateo Superior Court. Ms. Veizades received her B.A. from Stanford University, her M.A. in Psychology from New College of California, and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).
MARSHALL WALLER II
Marshall Waller II, CFLS is a director and shareholder of Feinberg & Waller in Calabasas and Beverly Hills. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal Court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Claims, and all California courts. Mr. Waller taught family law as a professor of law for over 16 years and has often been a featured commentator on local and national television shows. He writes and lectures widely. He also serves as a volunteer mediator and a Judge Pro Tempore for the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Family Law division. He is an appointed member of the LACBA Family Law Section Executive Committee and serves on the Los Angeles Regional Standing Committee of the Family Law Section of the California State Bar. Mr. Waller received his B.S., with Highest Honors, from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo; his J.D. Loyola Law School; and Diploma in Taxation from the University of San Diego.