Andrea Palash obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. Ms. Palash was admitted to the California State Bar in 1987 and has practiced family law almost exclusively since that time. She is a partner in the San Francisco firm of Coats│Palash, LLP. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a past President of the Northern California Chapter of the AAML, past co-chair of the Chapter’s Mentoring Committee, an AAML Symposium Co-Chair, and a recurring member of the AAML Trial Practicum faculty. She is a former member of the Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council of California and the former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California. Ms. Palash is a current member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). Ms. Palash has been a speaker for various AAML (State and National), ACFLS, AFCC, California State Bar, and numerous county bar association programs and has published numerous articles on various topics related to Family Law. Ms. Palash has been named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” by San Francisco Magazine (2004-2022) and as one of the “Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers” by San Francisco Magazine (2006- 2009) and as one of the “Top 50 Female Northern California Super Lawyers” by San Francisco Magazine (2006-2013; 2016).