Hadeel Abutouk


“Every client deserves the utmost respect, empathy, and fiercest of advocacy behind them during their divorce. In such a tumultuous time, your attorney should be your beacon of light at the end of what seems to be a very dark tunnel.”

Hadeel Abutouk

Hadeel Abutouk is an associate attorney at Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell, LLP.  At an early age, Hadeel knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her life positively changing the lives of others. She was always particularly drawn to helping the most vulnerable of populations, families and their children.

Her path to becoming a licensed attorney was unique. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education in 2015 with the special distinction of Magna Cum Laude honors with the goal of becoming a teacher. In her capacity as a teacher, her dedication to creating opportunities for her students and advocating on their behalf did not go unnoticed. She quickly climbed the career ladder garnering a position as Director of a middle school program in Santa Clara County. However, even in her capacity as Director, she realized that her position of power did little to allow her to create the positive, impactful, and lasting changes that were so desperately needed for her students.

Frustrated, she pursued law school to gain the knowledge and skills needed to fundamentally effect positive change in the lives of others. In 2020, she received her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law, with Dean Scholar distinction and a certification of specialization in litigation. She is licensed and admitted to practice in California at both the local and federal district court levels.

Prior to her time at our firm, Hadeel practiced both Family and Civil litigation. She has experience in handling a diverse array of matters involving complex family issues, contentious child custody and visitation issues, parentage actions, Marvin claims, adoptions, restraining orders, Federal RICO schemes, trust and estate disputes, corporate formation, and entity dissolutions. She also interned at both the San Francisco and Contra Costa County Public Defenders offices, securing the rights of indigent clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges.

Hadeel’s passion for family law litigation comes from her background as an Educator and her firsthand experience with the need for fierce advocacy for young children. Her determination, knowledge of the law, litigation skillset, ability to problem solve creatively, and her empathy for her clients allow her to be the best advocate for them at a time that can be extremely tumultuous and emotional.


  • Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D., 2020)
  • Fresno Pacific University (B.A., 2015)


  • 2021, State Bar of California


  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Lawyers Association – Family law section

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

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