We Transform Conflict Into Resolution

Family law disputes are stressful and time consuming. In our experience, with the right attorneys and approach most cases can settle without entering the courtroom.

Our Team

Kimberly Lewellen

California Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Mediator, Shareholder

EDUCATION

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, 2005, J.D. California State University, San Francisco, California, B.S. Economics

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to practice law in the state of California and all California federal district courts.

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists San Francisco County Bar Association San Mateo County Bar Association Sacramento County Bar Association Scale Magazine, Field Editor (Fly Fishing Ambassador, Western United States)

Family law disputes are serious, and the stakes are high. You deserve a powerful advocate in the conference room and the courtroom. Kimberly is Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She is proud to offer counsel at all stages of a family’s transition, from formation through dissolution.

Kimberly takes pride in her firm’s client centered approach which focuses on each person’s goals and personal needs while controlling costs and emotional stress. She believes that with the proper information and counsel, each client can obtain resolution and move on to a more satisfying chapter of his or her life.

Kimberly handles all aspects of family law. Besides the garden variety divorces, and high wealth cases, she has been in the unique position of working for a top tier, national family law practice. As a result, she offers clients an exceptional depth of experience handling cases involving intrastate and international issues.

Kimberly frequently leads teams of experts to effectively handle complex family law matters. She has worked with top experts in all areas of family law: child custody; domestic abuse and the impact on children; business valuation; tax; bankruptcy; income available for support; residential and commercial real estate valuations; computer forensics; and causation and medical assessment in child abuse and domestic violence cases. She has developed solid relationships with  some of California’s best experts in nearly all areas of family law. Her clients deserve to have access to all of the tools available to them in order to obtain a favorable outcome in their case.

Kimberly prides herself on her ability to tell her clients’ stories in a compelling and effective manner. There are no guarantees in life, law, or your case, but Kimberly promises that she will be your caring and steadfast advocate.

Presentations:

Preparing and Litigating Pre-Nuptial Agreements, 2018 Seminar, Cordell College 200, In-House Education, Cordell & Cordell L.P., St. Louis, MO.

Divorce School 101, 2017 Public Presentation, Cordell & Cordell L.P., Burlingame, CA.

Divorce School 101, 2014 Public Presentation, Cordell & Cordell L.P., San Francisco, CA.

Family Law for Creative Artists, 2013 Presentation, California Lawyers for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Michael R. Strebe

Esq., Shareholder

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley, B.A. Legal Studies. University of California Hastings College of Law, Juris Doctorate

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to practice law in the state of California and all California federal district courts.

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

San Francisco County Bar Association San Mateo County Bar Association

Michael has worked as a criminal defense attorney, honing his skills as a trial attorney, developing a strong presence and having the knowledge and understanding of when to fight for a favorable outcome in the Courtroom and when to reach a fair resolution. He understands the wisdom of a negotiated resolution where both parties take ownership of the process and outcomes but has the instincts to perceive when that outcome is not possible.

While Michael has previous experience in civil litigation, criminal defense and prosecution of attorney malpractice, he currently devotes all of his current practice to family law. Michael specializes in domestic violence defense and takes inspiration from his previous experience as a criminal defense attorney. He knows the stigma and prejudice of a domestic violence accusation and has the unique expertise to litigate these matters to a successful and discrete conclusion.

Michael practices predominantly out of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco and Marin Counties and his relationships with the judges in the counties as well as the attorneys.

George M. Lewellen

J.D., CPA, CVA, Consultant and Mediator

EDUCATION

967 United States Marine Corps – Honorable Discharge | 1970 Bachelor of Science in Accounting, San Jose State University 1977 Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant | 1977 Doctor of Jurisprudence, San Francisco Law School 1977 California State Bar | 1979 U.S. Tax Court | 1992 Appointed a U.S. Trustee Panel of Chapter 11 2001 Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts Adjunct Instructor at Shasta College | 2008 Certified in Financial Forensics, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts | American Institute of Certified Public Accountants | California Society of Certified Public Accountants | 1991-1996 President of Shasta County Economic Development Corporation | 1979-1984 Redding Rodeo Association Drill Team 1984-1988 Asphalt Cowboys of Redding | 1988 Private Industry Council & Shasta County Development Task Force | Master Mason Reading Lodge #254 F & AM | Redding Commandery #50 Knights Templar | Shasta Chapter #9 | Royal Arch Masons | Nor Cal Shrine Club | Red Bluff York Rite Shasta Council #6 Previous President of Northern California Drag Racing Association | National Hot Rod Association – Competition License to 7.50

George has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1978. He is also a mediator, Certified Valuation Analyst and certified in Financial Forensics. He primarily provides mediation and consultation services on separately retained cases at Lewellen Strebe P.C.. Through initial experience as an IRS Agent in San Francisco, then 25-plus years in private practice and specialized training, including a member of the US Trustee’s Chapter 11 panel, he has developed additional specialized skills in business valuations and forensic accounting. He has served as an expert witness throughout Northern California. As a member of the California State Bar since 1977, with a graduate degree as Doctor of Jurisprudence, he is afforded a unique approach, understanding and communication in every aspect of his work as a CPA and CVA whether directly with a client matter or in the litigation arena.

George works as a consultant and mediator for Lewellen Strebe P.C. An additional retainer is required for George’s assistance, and his assistance is on discrete issues, as needed by a client, and specifically agreed upon by the client and firm.