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Daniel W. Cantrell

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Daniel’s practice focuses on the trial of complex family law matters concerning the characterization, valuation, and apportionment of business interests, pre-marital and post-nuptial agreements, the characterization and division of investment and retirement plans, and complex support issues. Daniel’s creative and insightful approach to the presentation of evidence at trial provides invaluable assistance to firm clients facing litigation. Daniel is a sought-after speaker and frequently lectures on topics common to family law trials including the presentation of expert testimony, trial advocacy, and advanced evidence related topics. Daniel’s breadth of trial experience developed over a period of two decades representing clients at trial in California courts. Daniel’s devotion to innovative trial work continues to greatly benefit our clients. Daniel represents clients in courts throughout California, and routinely provides consulting services to family law attorneys preparing for trials.


  • University of California, Berkeley, major in Legal Studies, 1996
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1999

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of California, 2000
  • United States District Court, Northern California, 2000
  • United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2000


  • Certified Specialist in Family Law from the California State Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Associations:

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association