Gina Policastri is a Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and partner at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, where she has worked since graduating from Santa Clara University School of Law. Gina was one of the firm’s first associates and, during her 15 year tenure, has been instrumental in growing the firm into one of the largest family law firms in California.
Gina obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2003, where she earned a place as an editor of the Santa Clara Law Review by writing a legal comment on the Barry Bonds divorce case and the prenuptial agreement legislation it subsequently sparked.
Gina has been certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist since 2011. To obtain this certification, an attorney must: 1) be an active member in good standing of the State Bar of California; 2) pass a written examination covering California family law; 3) have substantial experience in the field of family law; 4) complete State Bar of California approved legal education requirements applicable to the family law field; and 5) be favorably evaluated by judges and/or other attorneys concerning his or her knowledge, ability and experience in the practice of family law. A Certified Family Law Specialist maintains and improves his or her knowledge and competence in the family law field regularly.
Gina handles all areas of family law including high conflict custody and domestic violence cases, complex business valuation and asset division issues and complicated child and spousal support matters. Gina also draws from her extensive network of family law professionals including forensic accountants, appraisers, vocational and child custody evaluators, parent coordinators, and mental health professionals to assist her in efficiently moving each case toward resolution.
As Gina’s 5-star AVVO reviews reflect, she handles all of her cases with care, compassion and attention to detail. She uses her persuasive writing skills, familiarity with the Santa Clara County family court system and psychology background to effectively litigate what are often emotionally driven matters, but is also cognizant of the financial burden of litigation and assists clients in making the best cost-effective decisions along the way. Gina finds that her psychology background is particularly useful in understanding the underlying dynamics in a family law case, as well as in effectively analyzing the other side’s litigation tactics.
Gina is a California native and has lived in Silicon Valley for over twenty years. She enjoys spending her free time in Lake Tahoe as well as in her community in Willow Glen with her husband, daughter and son.
Gina is a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. She is also a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (including the Family Law Section).