Jennifer F. Wald

Jennifer F. Wald

  • Family Law Litigation
  • Consulting Attorney to Mediation
  • Postmarital and Cohabitation Agreements
  • Same Sex Couple and Domestic Partnership Cases

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Practice Areas:

Family Law


B.A., Stanford University, 1987
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1991

Professional & Community Affiliations:

Santa Clara County Bar Association;
San Mateo County Bar Association;
Palo Alto Area Bar Association;
Association of California Family Law Specialists (ACFLS);
Former Member of the Board of Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation;
Former Member of the Board of Directors of Palo Alto Community Child Care

Jennifer Wald is a partner in the Family Law Group and is certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice is devoted exclusively to family law with an emphasis on complex financial issues. She practices in both San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

Prior to joining Lakin Spears in October 1992, Jennifer practiced at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco.

Jennifer has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2010.  She was named 2015 San Francisco Family Law Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America.  She has been named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” every year since 2005. Jennifer is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell.

Jennifer is the author of a chapter in the 2010 CEB book, “Child and Spousal Support, Establishing, Modifying, and Enforcing” and its annual updates.  Jennifer is also the co-author of a chapter of the 2008 CEB book, “Family Law, Financial Discovery” and its annual updates.  She is the co-author of the article “Equitable Apportionment of a Separate Property Business”, published by the California State Bar’s Family Law News.

Jennifer is a long time Palo Alto resident and enjoys horseback riding in the Stanford foothills.