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Salomon Quintero

Quintero Family Law Services
702 Marshall Street, Suite 240
Redwood City, CA 94063
Quintero Family Law Services
Phone 650-365-5145
Fax 650-365-6399


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2011, 2014 - 2015

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Family Law

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Before he founded Quintero Family Law Services in Redwood City, California, in 1996 to offer legal representation to Bay Area residents exclusively in family law, Salomon Quintero worked as a trial attorney in civil and business litigation. By handling a mix of family law, real estate and civil litigation cases in his early years as an attorney, Mr. Quintero became knowledgeable in areas of the law that he now uses to assist his clients in a broad range of family law matters, including complex real property division, domestic violence, child support, jurisdictional issues and custody disputes.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Quintero remained at the university to attend law school, from which he graduated with his law degree in 1972. He then worked as a junior partner at a prominent area firm before co-founding a multidisciplinary firm in the 1980s. In addition to his practice, Mr. Quintero has served as a judge pro tempore at the San Mateo County Superior Court as well as an arbitrator in the court's judicial arbitration and attorney fee dispute programs.

In 1980, Mr. Quintero was one of the first attorneys in the state to earn certification as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. The rigorous certification process requires applicants to demonstrate their broad-ranging knowledge and experience in addition to passing an examination.

Frequently called upon by professional and community organizations to lecture and give presentations on family law and constitutional law, Mr. Quintero has published numerous articles on domestic violence, divorce, custody and other family law issues. To more readily serve the needs of clients in the community, he is fluent in Spanish.

Ask Super Lawyers: answered by Salomon Quintero

How do you divide stock options in a divorce? My husband claims they are his separate property. What are my rights to these benefits and how do I get my share. We live in Sunnyvale, California.
In California, the formulas for determining the community interest in options that are granted …

How do I get rid of a Temporary Restraining Order? My wife lied in her statement to the police. We had an argument, but I didn’t hit her. We live in San Mateo, California.
When false allegations lead to a domestic violence restraining order, catastrophic consequences …

About Salomon Quintero

Law School: University of California Berkeley School of Law - Boalt Hall

Languages Spoken: English, German, Spanish

Admitted: 1973, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Recongnized for Maintining Certification as a Family Law Specialist for 30 Consecutive Years., 30 year award, California State Bar Association, Board of Legal Specialization, 2010
  • 135 lb Division, UC Berkeley Lightweight Boxing Champion, UC Berkeley, 1968
  • Senior Board Member, Chairman, Edgewood Park Homeowners Association, 1985 to Present. 

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California, since 1980.
  • California Real Estate Broker License, 1978-1995

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Serve as Consultant and Expert Witness in Legal Malpractice Action, 2012
  • Member, Family Law Executive Committee, Nor-Cal Domestic Violence Subcommittee, 2010
  • Judge Pro-Tem, Superior Court in the Family Law Program
  • Arbitrator, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2012
  • Arbitrator, San Mateo County Bar Association, 1990

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Authored article discussing appellate decision Diosdado v Diosdado.  This article was published in The Docket, the official publication of the San Mateo County Bar Association.  The case involved a notarized agreement that husband would pay wife $50,000 in case he was caught kissing another woman on the lips.  Family court had ruled that it could not enforce the contract and demurrer sustained in civil action on the contract.  The court of appeal concluded that the contract could not be enforced because it is contrary to the public policy underlying California's no-fault divorce laws. Ironically, the case name, Diosdado means "God given" in Spanish., Author, A God-given Right to Cheat, The Docket, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2003
  • Article Discussing Case Law on the Question of the Date of Separation., 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, The Docket, San Mateo County Bar Association, 1996
  • Lecturer, Recent developments in Family Law, Berlin Seminars, Family Law Attorneys, 1985
  • Speaker, Lecturer on Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2011
  • Arbitrator, Judicial Arbitration Program for Civil Disputes for San Mateo County Superior Court

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Handled two 18 day custody trials simultaneously in San Mateo County and in Santa Clara County.  Both cases were proceeding with court trial dates scattered over the period from June 2011 through May 2012., 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Berkeley, California, B.A., 1969
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