Andrew Ross

Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorneys at Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel
California Board of Legal Specialization
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Andrew Ross is Managing Partner of the law firm of Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, since 1994. Andy is a hardworking, seasoned professional, with a compassionate perspective and has a unique ability to assist clients in navigating through the many challenges of California divorce, including those with complex property issues, valuable business interests, complicated separate property issues, emotional custody disputes, establishment and modification of child and spousal support, and other aspects of CA family law. He is a quick study, able to define issues and options for settlement resulting in reduced negative impact, wherever possible. In high conflict cases, where litigation is required, Andy has significant trial experience and is a knowledgeable litigator. Among Andy’s accomplishments is his inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers® – an achievement he has attained every year since its 2004 inception. He was also designated on the Top 100 Attorneys list in Northern California Super Lawyers® in 2008 and 2009. In addition, he was proudly selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the specialty of Family Law for the years 2008 through 2014. Most recently, Andy was selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law for the Oakland metro area, including Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Andy served for two years on the Contra Costa County Judicial Evaluations Committee. In 2012, he was Vice-Chairman and in 2013 he served as Chairman of the Committee. He acted as Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Clara County Municipal Court in 1980 through 1984 and for the Contra Costa County Superior Court in 1997 through 2009. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. This highly regarded group of family law attorneys is recognized by both judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners, who exhibit a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Academy Fellows have met the stringent admission requirements of the national organization and enjoy a reputation of professionalism, competence and integrity.

Andy was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has lived in the Bay Area for more than 30 years.

Education

St. Lawrence University, B.A. (1967)
Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (1971)

Admission

1972, New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
1978, California
1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California

Membership

Association of California Family Law Specialists
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Contra Costa County Bar Association, member; Board of Directors, 2003-2006; Family Law Section President, 2002; Editorial Board, Contra Costa Lawyer, 1999 through present [Editor, Family Law Edition, May 2000; Editor in Chief, 2001, 2002, 2004]).
San Francisco County Bar Association
California State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Brooklyn Law Review, 1970-1971

Articles and Publications

• “Family Law Court: New Players; New (Old) Rules” and “Family Court 2010” – Contra Costa Lawyer, April 2010
• “No (Easy) Exit: When Conservatorship and Marital Dissolution Procedures Collide” – Contra Costa Lawyer, April 2009
• “Changes in Family Law” – Contra Costa Lawyer, February 2008
• “Geriatric Divorce – A Harsh Road to an Estate Plan” – Contra Costa Lawyer, May 2007
• “Marriage of Delaney: Lessons to Be Learned” – Contra Costa Lawyer, May 2004
• Question Man column – Contra Costa Lawyer, February 2002

Speaker/Presenter

“Marital Standard of Living” – California CPA Education, Family Law Conference, October 2007.
“Trips and Traps of the Trial Scheduling Order” – Contra Costa County Bar Association’s 2006 MCLE Spectacular seminar.

Contact Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP to discover more about how our expert California divorce attorneys can help you in all matters of divorce and family law.

The experienced CA family law attorneys of Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP, offer excellent legal counsel and divorce representation to clients from all over California. Located in Walnut Creek, CA, the talented team of attorneys serves residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Counties of Solano, Alameda, and Contra Costa, including the Lamorinda region.