Transforming Conflict into Resolution
Choosing the best family law lawyers, mediators, and legal professionals to represent and guide you through your family law issue can have a major impact on securing a favorable outcome in your case. At Lewellen | Strebe Family Law Firm we build relationships with our clients on trust and integrity with a commitment to professionalism, civility, and open communication.
Family law attorneys Kimberly Lewellen and Michael Strebe founded our law firm in San Francisco to serve Northern California families by bringing together the best practices in family law with a high functioning team of attorneys, mediators, and legal professionals. We combine this mix of knowledge and experience with a human-centered approach, creative strategies, and unwavering determination to provide clients just like you with the best legal representation possible.
Understanding legal issues that involve your family can be a confusing and highly stressful time in your life. We take the time to listen to your situation, explain the legal landscape and process so you fully understand your options and can make informed decisions. We detail a range of options and explain the pros and cons for each, because there are always legal options with family law issues.
Meet the Legal Team Who Will Fight for You
After practicing law at one of the largest legal firms in the country, Kimberly and Michael joined forces to create the Lewellen | Strebe Family Law Firm to provide clients with a more personalized and hands-on legal representation.
When you choose to partner with Lewellen | Strebe, you meet directly with Michael and/or Kimberly from your initial consultation. From that first meeting, you can rest assured you and your attorney will maintain a direct line of communication and they will be the person working directly on your legal strategy and representation.
Attorney Kimberly Lewellen
California Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Mediator, Shareholder
Family law attorney and founding partner Kimberly Lewellen is a Northern California native and graduate of San Francisco State and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. In addition to her legal degree, she is also certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Her direct, no-nonsense reputation in and out of the courtroom landed Kimberly the list of 2020 Super Lawyers by her colleagues. She was also recognized by San Francisco Magazine on their list of Outstanding Young Women in Law.
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Attorney Michael R. Strebe
A founding partner and family law attorney Michael Strebe was born and raised in Northern California. He is a proud alumnus of the University of California, Berkley and the University of California Hastings College of Law.
In the courtroom, Michael has amassed a reputation for aggressively pursuing and defending restraining orders in cases involving domestic abuse. He also leads complex financial cases involving high net worth estates. His unwavering dedication to his clients contributed to a group of his peers naming Michael to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
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Attorney Jason P. Hopper
Jason Hopper’s career as a domestic relations attorney with ample experience in all stages of family law litigation from initial negotiations and temporary hearings to and through trial, and appeal. He is an alumnus of Wabash College, Indiana and the Western Michigan Cooley Law School.
Jason is a licensed member of the California Bar, the Indiana Bar, and the United States Supreme Court Bar and has practiced domestic relations nearly exclusively throughout his legal career.
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Attorney Theresita Perez
Esq., Senior Attorney
Theresita Perez is a senior counsel attorney with over ten years of experience helping her clients navigate divorce, child custody matters, post-judgment issues and domestic violence restraining orders.
She is a proud alumnus of Stanford University and the DePaul University College of Law. Theresita utilizes her knowledge of complex family law cases and passion for helping families through difficult times when approaching each case.
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Attorney Laura Matsie Chickering
Esq., Senior Counsel
Laura Matsie is Senior Counsel attorney at Lewellen | Strebe | Hopper Family Law Group who finds personal and professional fulfillment in assisting families through their most difficult moments.
Laura joined the firm’s Bay Area office led by partners and family law attorneys Kimberly Lewellen and Michael Strebe, representing clients primarily in San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Napa, and the surrounding counties in Northern California.
Laura’s focus is family law litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
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Attorney Morgan L. Montoya
Esq., Associate Attorney
Morgan Montoya Esq. is an associate attorney who possesses an empathetic nature and strongly believes in accountability. Montoya’s undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis in early childhood development from UC Berkeley makes her a particularly compelling and effective advocate in child custody and visitation disputes.
Montoya received her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.
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George M. Lewellen
J.D., CPA, CVA, Consultant and Mediator
George Lewellen brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and versatility to the team at the Lewellen | Strebe Family Law Firm. A lifelong Californian, George’s education and experience are second to none, including past service in the United States Marine Corps, and degrees from San Jose State University and San Francisco Law School.
As part of our legal team, George primarily serves as a fair and balanced mediator and expert consultant in forensic accounting. With past experience as a San Francisco IRS Agent, he can provide clients with specialized financial research including business valuation and forensic accounting.
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Chera Tesolin grew up in Sacramento and has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Philosophy with emphasis in Applied Ethics and Law. She then went on to obtain her paralegal certificate from UCLA in 2005 and has over 10+ years of family law experience working for private firms and at the Alameda Superior Court. She lives in the Northbay with her husband and 4-year-old son. She enjoys travel, crafts, concerts, and classic films.
Family Law Services We Provide
Family law cases cases can vary due to many factors including children, finances, and abuse just to name a few. Our family law attorneys and professionals provide our clients with an exceptional depth of experience handling cases involving a wide range of legal issues, including: