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Start From A Position Of Strength

For almost 30 years, we've successfully represented Bay Area clients in complex family law disputes and civil litigation. We work extremely hard for our clients, providing personalized service far beyond what our clients expect.

California Family Law And Litigation

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Legal Solutions For Challenging Times

When families are broken apart and traumatized, Viola Law Firm digs in to reduce that trauma while guiding our clients through the maze of legal processes they face. With more than 80 years of combined legal experience, our collaborative approach is founded on a deep and diverse base of expertise in family law. Divorce and family law issues are extremely personal. As your lawyers, we can provide much-needed perspective while working hard for your best interests.

Client Testimonials

“Lawrence is one of those rare lawyers with a sterling reputation for being trustworthy, credible, and brilliant. As a fellow lawyer, I’ve referred Larry often. Not once in all the years we’ve worked together have I regretted sending a client to him. He always follows through. He always solves the problem. He always delivers value.”

– Marty Collins, fellow attorney & client

Our Litigation Experience Can Help Your Case Succeed

Many family law issues can be resolved through negotiation or mediation. Whether or not your case seems likely to go to trial, we prepare it as if it will. Preparing for trial helps us uncover the strengths and weaknesses of our case, as well as the other side’s, which allows us to negotiate from a position of strength.

In addition to our full-service family law practice, our attorneys have successfully litigated personal injury cases arising from serious injury or death, as well as real estate and business disputes.

Client Success

Family Law
Property Characterization and Division Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements

Personal Injury
Multi-million dollar settlement of personal injury case against multiple defendants, including the employer…
Business Litigation
Pretrial settlement of defamation and interference claims against local promotional business…
Real Estate
Jury verdict exceeding $500,000.00 against broker in San Mateo County, for negligence in real estate transaction….

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Let’s Discuss Your Future

When you work with our firm, you can expect clear communication, accessibility when you need our counsel and honest guidance grounded in decades of experience. We will fight hard for you while also giving you realistic expectations about the process and the challenges ahead.

Call 650-532-9389 or send us an email to learn more about how we can assist. With an office in San Mateo, we serve clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Our firm also offers private judging services.

We will help you work towards a brighter tomorrow. Call 650-532-9389 to get started today.