Renee Marcelle has practiced law since 1983. Renee was admitted to practice law in Virginia in 1983 and California in 1988. Prior to starting her practice in family law and dissolution, Renee was a seasoned corporate lawyer and real-estate professional. This background enables her to synthesize her knowledge of corporate law, mortgage banking, finance, and real-estate development, into family law.
Experience in the practice of law is crucial to the success of a client’s case, but in addition to Renee’s outstanding experience, she also has strong negotiation skills, extensive financing abilities, and she possesses an understanding of business valuation models, all of which applies to various aspects of family law and dissolution.
Renee’s extensive skills and twenty-five years of experience allow her to be specifically effective in representing professionals, executives, business owners, and high income individuals whom often have special challenges during dissolution. Renee provides clients the high level of expertise that they deserve.
Jane Morrissey joined the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle in June 2009. Prior to joining our law offices, she worked as an associate attorney with family law firms, Winter & Ross in San Francisco, and Colyer & Camera in Marin County. Jane graduated from Western New England College School of Law in 1979 after attaining her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Drew University in 1976. She was admitted to the California State Bar on June 10, 1982 and since then her legal career has been focused entirely on divorce and custody.
Manpreet Bains: Attorney
Manpreet Bains joined the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle in May 2009. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science in 2005. He subsequently attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, and graduated in 2008. During his time at Hastings he worked as a law clerk for the Law Offices of William E. Weiss. He was admitted to the California State Bar on December 1, 2008.
Dawn Miller: Office Manager/Paralegal
Dawn Miller has been a Legal Assistant and the Office Manager for the Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle since July of 2004. She maintains a high level of client contact assisting in all aspects of preparing a case; beginning with the initial filing of documents through the date of trial, including discovery requests, expert review and analyzation of discovery responses and fact investigation, thereby saving the client money. Dawn has worked in the area of family law since 1993, upon her graduation from the Legal Secretary Program at Empire College of Law. Dawn and her family reside in Rohnert Park. Dawn especially enjoys her job at the Law Offices of Renee Marcelle and hopes to continue providing a high level of service to the firm and it's clientele for many years to come.
Jessica Miller: Legal Assistant
Jessica has been a legal secretary since 2002 and has worked at the Family Law offices of Renee M. Marcelle since September 2007. In addition to family law, Jessica has experience in probate, worker's compensation and civil law. Jessica is currently in her first year of law school at University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law after graduating from Dominican University of California with a degree in Psychology in May 2009. Jessica grew up in Nevada City, California with her parents, two sisters and brother. Jessica so enjoys her work at the Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle that she plans to eventually become a family law attorney.
Kahlin Wolf: Legal Assistant
Kahlin has been a legal assistant with the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle since September 2008. Prior to her experience here, she worked with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services under their Refugee and Asylum division in San Francisco. Kahlin graduated from San Francisco State University in January 2008 with a degree in Communication Studies.
Liz Houston: Legal Assistant
Elizabeth has been a legal assistant at the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle since March of 2009. Prior to her experience here, Liz worked as a tutor, for both her peers, teenagers and children. Liz is finishing her last semester at Sonoma State University, earning a degree in Political Science. After graduating from Sonoma State, she hopes to continue her education by going to Law school.