Posted on : January 16, 2014



Barbara E. McNamara (LegallyBarb) has represented all kinds of clients in all kinds of family law cases.

Here are just a few of their stories, shared with permission, of course:


My name is Cheryl Stack and I work for Chapman University in Orange, California. I have been employed with Chapman for twenty three years. Attorney Barbara McNamara was referred to me by the law offices of Aitkin, Aitkin and Cohn in September 2011.

I was the victim of a harassment/stalking situation for over one year and was seeking legal assistance to get the female perpetrator to stop.

At the time of my first meeting with Barbara, I had filed two police reports with the City of Orange Police department. I had also met with another attorney prior to meeting Barbara. After our first initial meeting I knew Attorney McNamara was the person I wanted to represent me. After eight long months I won my case in court and was awarded a CHRO against the woman my husband of 28 years was romantically involved with.

Looking for an attorney was very personal to me. I knew the type of attorney I was looking for had to have certain characteristics which I call the three C’s:

Compassion – someone who shows sympathy and genuine concern for her clients.
Consideration – someone who shows respect and kindness and someone who is also considerate of one’s finances. Barbara would suggest ways I could save myself money in legal costs.
Conscientiousness – someone who is hard-working and meticulous.

Attorney McNamara had all of those characteristics and more. When I walked into court, I felt at ease knowing I had a strong support team representing me and who had my best interest at stake.

For anyone looking for a good law firm and/or attorney, I would not hesitate to recommend Attorney Barbara McNamara. I could not be more pleased with the service I received. Thank you!

–Cheryl Stack July 2012


Barbara McNamara was recommended to me by a co-worker who had seen her in action while waiting for his case to be heard. My friend did not have representation at the time and was fine with that–until he saw Barbara. He said she was a TIGER in the courtroom!

I took his advice and retained Barbara as my attorney. Barbara had her game face on when I met her and it was awesome! She had an intensity when listening to me talk, I knew she was totally engaged with what I had to say. Barbara laid it on the line and gave her candid opinion, which I appreciated and still appreciate. We began a partnership that would go on for two years, that’s how complicated my case was, and she was there, totally there for me.

I had several attorneys before Barbara and never had the commitment or dedication from them that Barbara gave me. Barbara’s consistent attention to detail is second to none.

In addition, Barbara has more than a “game face” to offer. Barbara is a loving person who truly wants to see that her client’s get a fair deal. She will lovingly tell you when you are wrong and moving in a selfish direction, she’ll let you know when you are losing your grip and need to come back to reality.

Basically, she is a no-nonsense attorney that will take you to the top of your game and not take advantage of you for the sake of having a client. You will get your moneys worth and more.

Barbara has a special place in my heart, with her knowledge and skills as an attorney, as well as her tenacity and fearlessness before a judge, Barbara won motion after motion for me.

We hugged, we cried, we lived the experience together and worked together. I couldn’t recommend a person more, much less an attorney. Barbara McNamara is the best!

–Marcie Gomez June 2011


I would recommend Ms. McNamara because I believe she’s an attorney who is there for the child’s best interest.
Plus, when it came to returning phone calls they were in 24 hours or less and great at replying to emails.
Thank you for your help and patience throughout my trial. Thank you, Barbara!

–A. Esparza


Ms. McNamara was incredibly helpful and professional in working on my case.

I worked with another attorney on my case, however he did not perform as expected. I then hired Ms McNamara and she was courteous and forthright, and helped me in every aspect of my case.

Ms. McNamara helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce. Ms. McNamara was prompt in returning phone calls and communicated with me through every step of the way.

I highly recommend her services to all my family and friends who are going through the similar situations.

–MS, Newport Beach


I would definitely recommend Barbara to anyone considering going through the divorce process.

I’ve been more than pleased with Barbara’s organization and knowledge of family law. She was very professional, and yet approachable, easy to talk with, and sincere. As family law counsel, I found her tenacious and addressing all of my needs to settle my divorce in a timely and fair manner.

My entire divorce went smoothly thanks to Atty. Barbara McNamara’s legal expertise, guidance and support. It was comforting to know someone who I could fully trust. I sincerely appreciate everything that Barbara did to help my children and I begin a new future.

–G.Kurumada, Irvine


My former wife and I received expert professional legal guidance and counseling throughout our divorce process.

Ms. McNamara is very familiar with family law and knew the judges and judicial process very well, which made the entire process painless and efficient.

–name confidential

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