William F. Whiting

Divorce Attorney William F. Whiting of Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP
California Board of Legal Specialization
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
William F. Whiting is the senior partner and founder of the law firm of Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist and he was certified by The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, in 1980 with the first group of CA attorneys to be so recognized. He practices exclusively CA family law. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Whiting is a past president of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. He has been selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers® each year since its inception in 2004. Only five percent of lawyers in Northern California are selected each year. He was also included in the list of the Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California by Super Lawyers® in 2006. He was privileged to be named a “Best Lawyer” in the practice area of family law in 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers, and is listed in Who’s Who of American Attorneys. He was born in Richmond, California.

Mr. Whiting has been a presenter regarding complex financial issues related to divorce. Recently, he presented regarding the “extraordinary high earner” exception to guideline child support (Family Code section 4057(b)(3)) and the treatment of equity compensation, such as stock options, as “income available for support.”


Stanford University, A.B., 1962
University of California School of Law, Berkeley, J.D., 1965


1965, California Bar
1966, U.S. Court of Military Appeals
1979, U.S. Supreme Court


Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.


Association of California Family Law Specialists
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
International Academy of Family Lawyers (Fellow)
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Alameda County Bar Association
American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
California State Bar Association
Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association (President, 1983)
Phi Delta Phi (Distinguished Member)

Reported Cases

Valley Bank of Nevada v. Superior Court (1975) 15 Cal.3d 652
Burger v. Superior Court (1984) 151 Cal.App.3d 1013.


Compulsory License in Copyright Law Revision, 53 California Law Review, 1520, 1965.


Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, active duty 1965-1968, including service in the Republic of Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V.”

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.

Located in Walnut Creek, CA, Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP, provides expert legal counsel to clients throughout the state of California, including the Counties of Solano, Alameda, and Contra Costa, including the cities of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Piedmont, Berkeley, and Oakland, as well as the communities of Kensington, Montclair and Rockridge. Experienced in all aspects of divorce and family law, Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP, also serve the region of Lamorinda as well as the San Francisco Bay Area.