Michele Bissada

Contact Information
120 Santa Margarita Ave Suite B
Menlo Park,California - 94025-2725

Phone: 650-289-1400

Practice State


Traditional Practice


Professional Title

Managing Partner

Law School / Year / Degree

California Western School of Law/1994/JD

State/Year Admitted to Practice


AAML National Positions Held

National AAML Foundation Grants Committee Member since 1/1/2017

AAML Chapter Positions Held

NorCal Chapter President Elect as of 1/1/2022 NorCal Chapter Board Member as of 1/1/2020

Legal Organizations

State Bar of California-current; San Mateo County Bar Association-Current:  2011 Bar Association President, Board Member from 2002-2012, Past committees include:  Bench & Bar Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Committee, Community Affairs Committee; SantaClara County BarAssociation-current; Bar Association of San Francisco-current; Palo Alto Area Bar Association-Current; American Bar Association-current; Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County:  Current Board Member, Current Chair of the Board's development committee, Current Co-chair of the Legal Aid "and Justice for All" Annual Awards Lucheon Committee; Collaborative Practice San Mateo County-Member since 2001;  Membership Committee; Conference of California Bar Associations: Past Board Member, Cureen Delegate representing San Mateo County, Chair and Treasurer of the San Mateo Delegation.

CLE Presentations

October 2020 – The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mentoring Group Presentation: 1-hour presentation via Zoom on "Venture Capital Basics” October 2020 - Notre Dame de Namur University, Clinical Psychology Graduate Department: 1.5-hour program via Zoom for graduate students in "Law & Ethics" course on "Family Law Crossover Issues" July 2013-Nortre Dame deNamur University, Clinical Psychology Graduate Department:  1.5-hour program for graduate in "Law & Ethica" course on "Family Law Crossover Issues"; May 2013- The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2013 Symposium:  1-hour panel with Attorneys John Harding, Wesley Kinnear and Gregory Maple on "How To:  Practical Tips For Incorporatin Premarital Agreements Into Your Family Law Practice"; April 2013-DLA Piper, LLP:  1-hour presentation to non-Family Law Attorneys on "Separation and Divorce:  What Attorneys Should Know"; June 2012-Notre Dame de Namur Univeristy, Clinical Psychology Graduate Department:  2-hour presentation to graduate students in "Ethics in the Law" course on "Family Law Crossover Ethics in Psychology"; January 2012-San Mateo County Bar Association Funky Credit Day:  2-hour panel with San Mateo County Superior Judge Don R. Franchi and Joseph P. Crawford on "Ethics in Family Law'; November 2011-San Mateo County Women Lawyers:  1-hour panel with San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Susan I. Etezadi and Nancy L. Fineman on "Learning from my Mistakes"; October 2008-San Mateo County Family Law Section:  1-hour panel with Attorneys Stephen J. Montalvo and Michelene E. Insalaco on "How to Successfully Litigate Permanent Spousal Support"; August 2008-Administrative Office of the Courts:  2-hour presentation on "Move-Away Cases" to Family Court Services mediators from all over California being trained to handle mediation and custody evaluation cases; April 2008-OPES Advisors, Palo Alto, CA:  2-hour presentation to Financial Advisors and Loan Brokers on "Family Law Crossover issues in Advising Clients going Through Divorce".