ADZ Law, LLP: California Litigation and Dispute Resolution Firm

ADZ Law, LLP is a law firm pursuing justice, accountability, and equity in complex legal cases.

In our family law and civil litigation practices, we are results oriented, passionate advocates who aim to resolve cases efficiently, prioritizing our clients’ critical financial, family, and emotional needs. In our dispute resolution practice, we are consistent, impartial, and fair. Our commitment to diversity and cultural competency is reflected in our team and our ability to serve the unique needs of individuals who are LGBTQ+ and those who have limited English proficiency.

Our three pillars of practice – family law, civil litigation, and alternative dispute resolution - are trauma-informed with a fierce commitment to the integrity of the legal profession.

Pillar 1- Family Law

Our family law group brings stability to difficult financial and emotional issues that arise when personal and family relationships evolve. The group consists of certified family law specialists with experience handling complex financial issues including dividing businesses, real estate, intellectual property, and executive compensation. Addressing the needs of cases with issues of mental health, substance abuse, intimate partner violence, child abuse, and other deeply personal and challenging issues are where we excel leveraging our litigation and alternative dispute resolution skills.

Pillar 2- Civil Litigation

Our civil litigation group pursues justice and accountability in the civil court for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Survivors have a right to pursue financial recovery and accountability beyond the limitations of criminal prosecution. Our litigators pursue tort recovery against perpetrators and entities who foster an environment ripe for assault regardless of whether the criminal justice system brings satisfactory resolution. We bring our passion for advocacy to the courtroom while also expertly negotiating settlements for our clients when appropriate.

Pillar 3- Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) group is dedicated to swift resolution outside of the courthouse. Private judging, mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, and consultation provide an opportunity for matters to be addressed in a private, efficient, and fair manner. The impartiality and experience of a retired Superior Court Commissioner, coupled with extensive experience and training in dispute resolution and in-depth knowledge of the law enable our ADR practitioners to bring even the most complex, intractable cases to completion.

Whether our clients are planning for the future, ending a relationship, developing parenting plans, dividing family assets and debts, or seeking safety and justice, ADZ Law, LLP offers advocacy, support, and resolution. We offer a range of services including advice only, limited scope services, full representation, appellate review, and private dispute resolution.

Take The Next Step

ADZ Law, LLP represents clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area and California. We maintain a virtual office and are available to clients throughout the state. Contact us to schedule a consultation to learn more about our practice areas, our team, and how we can help you. Financing of your legal fees is available.

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Meet Our Partners

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Tülin D. Açıkalın is one of three founding partners of ADZ Law, LLP, and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Ms. Açıkalın uses her background in business management, civil litigation, poverty law, and domestic violence non-profit legal services… Read More
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Jessica Dayton, a founding partner of ADZ Law, LLP, is a Certified Family Law Specialist who dedicates her practice to representing victims of domestic violence with their civil legal needs, including restraining order, custody and tort cases, as wel… Read More
Lauren Zorfas
The Honorable Lauren Zorfas (retired) is one of three founding partners of ADZ Law, LLP and a former Court Commissioner with the San Mateo Superior Court. Commissioner Zorfas serves as a private judge, mediator, settlement officer, arbitrator, specia… Read More


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