Berkeley Office

Hours / Monday - Friday / 9am - 5pm

Call us now (510) 644-3360

We continue to offer consultations over Zoom or the telephone during the shelter in place.
Please call the office line at (510) 644-3360 and leave a voice mail with your contact information.  Or,  email Andrea B. Goldman at  We will respond within one business day to set up a consultation.
Our office is following the Alameda County Superior Court and Contra Costa County Superior Court’s availability closely, and we inform you of what is possible at this time.

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The Law Office of Andrea B. Goldman is a boutique law firm located in the arts district of downtown Berkeley.  Our forte is efficient, detailed oriented and individualized representation of our clients in all areas of family law.

Ms. Goldman focuses her family law practice on disAndrea Goldman Family Lawyersolution matters and complex child custody issues. Ms. Goldman counsels clients in all aspects of family law, including pre- and post-marital agreements, custody issues, enforcement and modification of previous orders, and post judgment matters. She has represented parties regarding the community property copyrights of books and music. Ms. Goldman has developed an expertise in the issue of child support when income derives solely from a trust and/or investment income. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Goldman also consults with clients involved in the mediation process, and offers mediation services. Prior to practicing family law, she practiced criminal law, at the trial and appellate levels, for ten years. During that time, she conducted numerous contested hearings and jury trials.

Ms. Goldman is a member of the following professional organizations:  the California State Bar Family Law Section, the Alameda County Bar Association, the Alameda County Family Law Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  She served on the Alameda County Bar Association’s Family Law Executive Committee from 2007 to 2018 (except for 2014 and 2015), as the chair of this section for the 2012-2013 calendar year, and as the co-chair in 2018.  Ms. Goldman served as Minor’s Counsel in Alameda County for two years, and currently volunteers as a Pro Tem judge.  She taught Legal Writing and Research in the International LLM program at Berkeley Law School for the summer and fall semesters in 2013.  She  has served on the Economic Development Committee for the City of Albany since 2016.  Ms. Goldman attended Swarthmore College and U.C. Hastings College of Law.

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Expertise in all areas of family law.
Best law practices
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Results you deserve
Jury trials
24 +
Years in practice
Family Law Cases
Contested family law hearings

Client Testimonial

"Andrea Barr Goldman is an exceptional and caring lawyer. She has worked with us in our child custody over the last few years. She is kind, trustworthy and conscientious on both a personal and professional level. Andrea is a mother of two herself and is very knowledgeable about what is best for the child(ren) involved and has always been sensitive to all people involved in the custody. I highly recommend Andrea as a family lawyer."

Client Testimonial

"I wholeheartedly recommend Andrea Barr Goldman in Berkeley. I've referred numerous friends to Andrea over the years to assist with divorce and custody proceedings, as well as mediation agreements related to family law. She is a kind, compassionate lawyer, who always looks for a fair solution while keeping her clients' best interests at heart."

Client Testimonial

"It’s been said that winning is everything; but it isn’t when victory is achieved through ruthless and unprincipled means. Andrea Goldman is different. In lieu of tabloid fodder and dramatic histrionics to present a case, her airtight logic, exhaustive research (along with impeccable preparation) to cite cold, hard facts and mettle-tested grit from two decades worth of courtroom experience provide a tenacious and determined voice on your behalf. Family is at the forefront of Ms. Goldman’s ethos -- herself being a wife and mother -- and the compassion and integrity she brings to her clients always mean you are a part of her family."

Client Testimonial

“Very skilled. Thorough and efficient!”

Client Testimonial

"I’m quite happy . . . Just that it feels like things are how they should be and it looks like we might stay out of court for a while. ... Thank you for all the hours you have toiled and brain space that you have given to this outcome. ... You were an absolute bad ass in court. Despite all our time in court, I’ve never had the whole “give your arguments” experience . . . .and you were awesome . . was quite a challenge to pull in all the different threads of craziness into one argument, but you nailed it. So, again, thank you.