Whipple, Mary C. CFLS
Address: 2430 Camino Ramon Suite 325, San Ramon, CA 94583
Lawyer Firm: Whipple, Mercado & Associates, LLP
|Areas of Practice||Family Law|
Mary C. Whipple opened her first law practice in the summer of 2008. She previously was an associate attorney at the Law Office of Cummins & Holmes, a full-service civil litigation law firm in San Ramon. The majority of her experience is in family law, which includes divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements and domestic-violence restraining orders. Certified by the California State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization, she is a specialist in the area of family law. Mary has also represented clients in a variety of non-family-law cases, including juvenile dependency, probate, breach of contract and employment disputes, to name a few.
Mary also previously worked as a contract attorney for O’Melveny & Meyers in San Francisco while simultaneously volunteering at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Volunteer Legal Services Program, representing defendants in unlawful detainer actions. The program acknowledged Mary with an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award in 2006 for her efforts in providing access to justice.
A seventh-generation Californian, Mary is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Science in criminology at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Contra Costa County Bar Association.
Mary is active in her community as a member of the Ambassador’s Committee for the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce; a volunteer at the Alameda County Superior Court, where she acts as a settlement referee assisting self-represented litigants in completing their divorces; and a member of Divorce Angels, where she provides information regarding family law matters to members of the community. Since 2007 she has been a volunteer judge for Alameda and Contra Costa County’s Annual High School Moot Court Competitions. She is a member of the Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary Club and California Women Lead; she was the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Person of the Year; and she is a graduate of the 2012 class of Leadership San Ramon Valley. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women, which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. She is a proud member of Los Californianos.
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