Paula Phinney graduated from Santa Clara University and has been a licensed attorney with the California State Bar since 1996.  She has appeared in dozens of courts throughout California, including civil, bankruptcy, criminal, immigration, federal, and family court.  Since 2014 she has devoted her practice almost exclusively to family law cases.  Paula has handled high asset/complex issues, military divorces, move away requests, custody, visitation, support, and cross-border family law cases.

Paula is licensed to appear in all state courts of California as well as the United States district courts for the Central and Southern districts of California.  She is a member of the North County Bar Association, and has been an active member of the Hon. Fiorenzo Lopardo Inn of Court since 2008.  Paula speaks Spanish and Tagalog.