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Attorney at Law

Maria Schopp 



In addition to an active litigation practice, Maria
is a proud mother and avid student of the culinary arts education:


  • University of California, Berkeley,
    B.A. in Legal Studies;

  • City University of New York,
    Queen’s College of the Law, J.D.; 

  • Admitted to practice:

  • All California Courts;

  • In-active member of the Florida
    and Pennsylvania bar.

  • Professional Associations:

  • California Bar Association;

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
    Women’s Section and Family Law Section; 

  • Director, and Past President, Queen’s Bench Women’s Bar Association;

  • Board Member – Alfa Da Children’s
    Development Center; and,

  • Contributing Editor: CEB Publications:

  o California Client Communications Manual (2008);

  ​o Dissolution Strategies: From Intake to Judgment       (2009); and, 
  o California Basic Practice. (2011)

Personal Associations:

  • Lamorinda Mom’s Group; and,

  • Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill Mom’s Group.

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Maria Schopp is sole practitioner whose practice has been exclusively to family law since 2003. Maria received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law in 1995. Maria then worked as an Assistant Public Defender for the next eight years prior to opening her own family law practice in 2003.

Maria has continued to apply her belief in justice and fairness that led her to serve as a public defender through her work with the San Francisco Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP). Through VLSP, Maria provides legal services to parent’s who can not afford private legal representation. Maria is also a past president and current board member of the Queen’s Bench Women’s Bar Association. She is served for four years as the chair of the Queen’s Bench Women’s Bar Association Juvenile Hall Project, which brings arts and crafts to young women who are incarcerated in the San Francisco Juvenile Hall.

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