Ms. McNamara first began working in family law in 1997. While attending both college and law school, Ms. McNamara worked with various family law and child advocacy attorneys in Orange County and took specialized courses to prepare for this particular area of the law. Ms. McNamara obtained a mediation certificate and earned a Witkins award (for the highest grade) in Family Law and Bankruptcy. Before opening her private practice in 2014, Ms. McNamara worked as an associate for two predominate family law litigation firms in Orange County. She has practiced family law exclusively since she obtained her license in 2008 and has litigated several complex custody and financial issues before most of the judicial officers in Orange County.
Ms. McNamara continues to expand her education, experience and service work. Ms. McNamara taught Community Property as an adjunct professor at Western State College of Law and often is a guest lecturer on the topics of family law, child support, domestic violence and drug/alcohol abuse. In 2015, Ms. McNamara graduated from the National Family Law Trial Institute and became a California Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law in 2016. Ms. McNamara holds a quarterly clinic for victims of domestic violence and has served as the treasurer for the Orange County Lavender Bar Association since 2013.
Ms. McNamara has the experience and dedication needed to provide you with both high quality and compassionate services. Ms. McNamara practices in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Teresa McNamara was recommended to me by a Los Angeles County Attorney as the ONLY Orange County family law attorney that he would recommend to me for assistance in a post-dissolution matter. Ms. McNamara did not disappoint! In court, she was highly professional and knowledgeable. She came prepared and secured the order I was seeking. Her fees were reasonable and I highly recommend her to anyone needing assistance in family law matters.
Jeannette M. Aliso Viejo
I was fortunate to be referred to Teresa from a close friend. Teresa was very open to explaining the steps, requirements and situations that may arise in my divorce proceedings. She is very knowledgeable about not only the process, but legal strategies that will assist you in getting the best possible outcome for settlement. She takes the time to explain every document, and procedural step with the courts. Without her guidance I truly don’t know how I would have achieved the financial results attained in my settlement. Teresa’s professionalism, knowledge, and compassion for what I was enduring was very appreciated. I highly recommend Teresa if you are considering hiring legal counsel.
I was referred to Teresa McNamara, by a friend, to help me with my divorce. Teresa helped me every step of the way. She was patient, professional and understanding. She took the time to explain every form, order and stipulation, and was straightforward in dealing with any issues that came up. She assessed every angle of the situation in order for me to get the best possible settlement. Teresa was not only a professional with me but also with all of her correspondence to the opposing counsel. I have already recommended her to another friend who is in need of her services. I highly recommend her across the boards.
Teresa is without a doubt one of the best family law attorneys I have met. She has been able to walk me through some very difficult child support and visitation issues. I was referred to Teresa by a colleague after my original family law attorney allowed the family court to walk all over me. Teresa took on my case and explained all my options after she researched the issues at hand. I truly appreciate how thorough she is and how she can get answers to questions quickly. She also has a gift of walking me through issues and not letting the noise get in the way. I highly recommend Teresa!
Paul Orange County