Best Lawyers: The Family Law Issue 2021

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Led by a father-and-son team of Family Law lawyers and trial advocates, with the support and assistance of family members, Blevans & Blevans, LLP continues its tradition of excellence serving the Northern California Bay Area in 2020 and beyond. By Justin Smulison

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EN YEARS AGO, two lawyers separated by 22 years of “Being named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ is one of the most humbling legal experience but related by blood, departed their own achievements of my career,” said Brandon, who practiced as a established practices to work together. Housed in a 1900s labor and employment litigator prior to teaming up with his Victorian in the Napa Valley, the father-son practice of Blevans father. “I have a deep respect for previous recipients, many & Blevans, LLP began. Today they continually strengthen their of whom I have known and looked up to for years. To share reputation for fashioning creative settlements for their clients that same achievement with them, as well as my father, is and, when litigation is necessary, their courtroom successes. extremely gratifying.” This has garnered both Robert and Brandon Blevans recognition A seasoned practitioner who has tried hundreds of family law by The Best Lawyers of America© for their work in the field of cases to favorable resolutions, Robert Blevans began practicing family law since 2006 and 2019 respectively. law in Southern California and moved his practice to the Napa Blevans & Blevans, LLP is comprised of family law attorneys Valley in 1995. Among his many accolades, he is one of only two known for successfully resolving the most complex family California attorneys to have been a Fellow in both the Northern matters in and out of the courtroom. These skills, coupled with and Southern California Chapters of the American Academy their experience with the of Matrimonial Lawyers. Family Law issues involved Robert was quick to point i n equ it y compensation, “The quick pivot proved vital, as the Firm out that joining forces with business valuation, and the received a surge of new matters even as the Brandon has been a rewarding range of other details related that provided him pandemic impacted law firms nationally.” experience to high net-worth divorces with a renewed enthusiasm has served the Firm well in for practicing family law. 2020 – a year that has challenged law firms to innovate. “Our combined expertise and leadership attract referrals from Partner Brandon R. Blevans noted that the Firm had other family lawyers, particularly in complex circumstances contingencies in place which enabled a seamless transition to or where the case cannot be settled and must be tried,” Robert remote capabilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. noted. “Those clients now benefit from our team’s exceptional The quick pivot proved vital, as the Firm received a surge trial experience.” of new matters even as the pandemic impacted law firms Looking to the future, Brandon and Robert have enjoyed nationally. “Whether clients were considering prenuptial mentoring their younger associates and the resulting team agreements or dissolving marriages, the pandemic had created spirit that has developed. Despite the uncertain times the an opportunity to consider the long-term,” he said. world faces, this family-run firm of family law practitioners Brandon was recognized as a Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the looks forward with continued optimism. Year” for Family Law in Santa Rosa in 2021, an honor his father, “The familial atmosphere is not limited to our lawyers and Robert received in 2019. This marked one of the few times in Best staff,” Robert said. “Every client’s trust is sacred, and they Lawyers history when a father and son received the same award are treated like family as soon as we meet them – virtually in the same practice area. or in-person.” W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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