Barbara E. McNamara – Attorney in Huntington Beach, CA
Attorney Barbara E. McNamara has been practicing family law since June 1997, working in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Riverside County courts.
Attorney McNamara has helped a wide variety of clients since then. Attorney McNamara exclusively practices family law, including:
- child custody
- child visitation
- drafting parenting plans
- calculating child support
- spousal support
- domestic violence restraining orders
- pre-nuptial agreements
- post-nuptial agreements
- independent and step-parent adoptions
- post-judgment modification orders
- civil harassment restraining orders
Attorney McNamara has recently added basic estate planning to her field of expertise, including:
- Living trusts
- Basic estate planning
You can always count on Attorney Barbara McNamara to take the time necessary to clearly explain the status of your case to you.
The sooner you have Attorney McNamara on your side, the easier it is to get started toward settlement of your divorce, or to build a strong case for litigation and come to a successful resolution.
Attorney Barbara E. McNamara is a Southern California native, who grew up in Orange County California. She is married and has two children.
Attorney McNamara has been a solo practitioner throughout her entire law career, except for a one year experience with a family law boutique firm in Long Beach. Attorney McNamara prefers the flexibility and challenge of practicing law as a solo practitioner.
Barbara is one of Orange County’s top divorce and family law attorneys.
(That’s why the other side hates that you’ve found her.)
Barbara has over 19 years of experience and has represented hundreds of clients in virtually every kind of domestic situation and at every income level.
Because of her extensive experience and education, she has earned California’s “Certified Family Law Specialist” designation, an honor which only one-half of 1% of the state’s attorneys can claim.
Her firm is small, allowing her to give every client her personal attention. Plus she takes a unique 2-step approach to every case.
“First, we try the gentle approach–communication, negotiation and mediation,” says Barbara. “And many times, that’s all it takes.” As a wife and mother herself, Barbara knows that’s the best way to save cost, pain and anxiety.
But if that doesn’t work, the gloves come off. Litigation, and even trial, may come into play, where Barbara is recognized as a formidable opponent by even the biggest law firms.
In addition to her private practice, Attorney McNamara served previously on the Orange County Superior Court’s panel as a Judge Pro Tem where she helped to resolve family law cases.
Barbara lives in Orange County. She’s married and has two young boys who can attest to their mother’s skill as a tough negotiator.
University of California, San Diego – 1991
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
Minor in Law & Society
Western State University, Fullerton, California – 1995
Juris Doctorate Degree
Admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central District – February 1998
Became a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California – August 2008
Sigma Kappa Sorority – Alum
Member – Orange County Bar Association – Family Law Section, Solo Practitioner Section
Member – Boy Scouts of America – former Committee Chair, Pack 227, 1999-2013
Member – NAWBO-OC – National Association of Women Business Owners
Member – Orange County Women Lawyers Association