Attorney Profile

Mark Ressa

Mark Ressa

Law Offices of Mark Ressa
5000 Executive Parkway, Suite 305
San Ramon, CA 94583

San Ramon

California (CA)

Contact Contact Mark Ressa
T: 925-328-0103
F: 925-328-0586

Visit: www.bayareadivorce.com
Practice Areas: Family Law (100%)

Family Law

Law School: Whittier Law School

Profile

Mark Ressa was admitted to the California in 1979 and the Federal Bar in 1985. He is a CFLS, Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.

He limits his practice exclusively to family law matters including complex litigation, spousal and child support, paternity, high conflict custody disputes and domestic violence. His office is located in San Ramon and practices primarily in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Solano.

He is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) of the California State Bar (2008-2013), Chair (2012-2013), Vice-Chair (2011-2012), Legislation Chair (2010-2011), Vice Legislation Chair (2009-2010), Editor of the Family Law Section's eNews (2008-2010) and Vice-Chair for the Family Law Section's Online Continuing Education (2008-2009). He is a member of the State Bar Social Media Task Force (2010-2013) that was responsible for in launching FaceBook™ and Twitter™ sites for the State Bar Sections.

Prior to his appointment to FLEXCOM, he served as Chair (2006-2008) and Vice-Chair (2005-2006) of the State Bar Family Law Section’s Bay Area Regional Standing Committee, formerly known as Financial Issues North. He is a member of the state and local bar associations.

Mark Ressa was chosen for inclusion in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers™. Super Lawyers™ is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He has also been featured as a 2011, 2012 and 2013 ‘Top Attorneys in Northern California – Selected by Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement’ as published in the San Francisco Magazine. He received Avvo’s – Superb Rated Attorney for years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Mr. Ressa created and marketed the first Windows™ based child / spousal support calculation program to be certified for court use by the California Judicial Council; i.e., SupportPro™ from 1994 to 1998. He served with other software providers, including family law luminaries Steve Adams, Garrett Dailey and George Norton, to advise the California Judicial Council on the standards to be applied for the use of software in courtrooms. Mr. Ressa co-founded Legal dot Net in 1995, internationally recognized as one of the first leading web sites to serve the needs of legal consumers as well as legal professionals (rated an Internet Business 500 – The Top Essential Sites for Business in 1995).

Mr. Ressa’s interest in social media has resulted in one of the most followed Twitter™ sites for a practicing attorney, @BayAreaDivorce with over 230 thousand followers and #1 on the “August 2013 Top 100 Lawyers to Follow on Twitter” list.


Years of Selection

• Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013

About Mark Ressa

Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: www.bayareadivorce.com/about.php?landing=bios

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair - Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) for the California State Bar (2012-2013)
  • Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) of the California State Bar (2008-2013)
  • Vice-Chair - Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) for the California State Bar (2011-2012)
  • Member of the State Bar Social Media Task Force. (2010-2012)
  • FLEXCOM Legislation Chair. (2010-2011)
  • FLEXCOM Vice Legislation Chair, Editor of the Family Law Section eNews, Family Law Section Webmaster. (2009-2010)
  • Editor of the Family Law Section's (FLEXCOM) eNews (2008-2010)
  • Vice-Chair Legislation for FL Section's Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) (2009-2010)
  • Editor of the Family Law Section's (FLEXCOM) eNews (2009-2010)
  • Vice-Chair for the Family Law Section's (FLEXCOM) Online Continuing Education (2008-2009)
  • Chair (2006-2008) and Vice-Chair (2005-2006) of the State Bar Family Law Section's Bay Area Regional Standing Committee, formerly known as Financial Issues North

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, "Social Media - It’s All About ME(E), Marketing, Ethics & Evidence", ACFLS Bay Area & Sacramento (Aug & Oct), 2012
  • Moderator / Speaker, "Family Law Basics – Interview to Temp Orders,” California Bar, 85th California State Bar Annual Meeting - Monterey, CA, 2012
  • Article for the ‘Family Law News’ – Family Law Section of the California Bar, “Social Media for Lawyers – Part Two, Ethical Considerations by Mark Ressa, Esq.” (March 2012)
  • Article for the ‘Family Law News’ – Family Law Section of the California Bar, “Social Media for Lawyers – Part One, Best Practices by Mark Ressa, Esq.” (January 2012)
  • Moderator / Speaker, “Family Law Basics – Interview to Temp Orders,” California Bar – Solo & Small Firm Summit (Long Beach) June 2012
  • Moderator / Speaker, “Family Law – Nuts & Bolts,” California Bar – 84th Annual Meeting (Long Beach) September 2011
  • Moderator / Speaker, “Family Law – Nuts & Bolts,” California Bar – Solo and Small Firm Summit,” (Anaheim) June 2011
  • Speaker / Presenter, “Social Media and E-Discovery in Family Law Courtrooms,” The Nevada Judicial Education Symposium (Reno, NV) April 2011
  • Speaker / Presenter, “Social Media and E-Discovery in Family Law Courtrooms,” Association for California Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) – Spring Seminar (Indian Wells, CA) April 2011
  • Speaker / Presenter, “Social Media – Ethics, Evidence and Marketing,” Law Education Institute (LEI) – National CLE Conference (Vail, Colorado) January 2011
  • Speaker / Presenter, “Social Media – Marketing, Ethics & Evidence,” Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) – Family Law Conference (San Francisco) November 2010
  • Moderator / Speaker, “Social Media for Lawyers,” California Bar - Annual Meeting (Monterey) September 2010
  • Moderator / Speaker, “Imputing Income for Purposes of Child and Spousal Support,” California Bar - Section Education Institute (Berkley) January 2009
  • Moderator / Speaker - “Family Law – Nuts and Bolts,” California Bar - Section Education Institute (San Diego) 2008

Newsletters:

  • Editor of Family Law Section (i.e., for the California Bar) eNews, published to 3,500+ Family Law Section Members to the California Bar. (2008-2010)

Educational Background:

  • Whittier College, School of Law (Los Angeles, California), Juris Doctor (1979). Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) Bachelor of Arts, major in history (1975).

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