Top Attorney – Edith Kelly Politis
San Rafael, CA WW/Press/– Edith Kelly Politis, Attorney with the Law Office of Edith Kelly Politis is recognized and distinguished in The Top Attorneys of North America 2022-2023 edition.
My Key To Success Is Listening And Always Trying To Help People.”- Edith Kelly Politis
The Law Office of Edith Kelly Politis provides legal services in San Rafael and the surrounding areas. The law firm focuses on issues involving family relationships. It handles cases such as divorce, custody and visitation rights, child and spousal support, domestic violence and restraining order issues, and property division claims. Edith Kelly Politis—who is a founding member of the Integrative Mediation Bay Area and the Collaborative Practice Marin—can also act as a neutral mediator in the facilitation of out-of-court negotiations, in addition to her in-courtroom representation work.
Edith Kelly Politis founded her firm in 1990. She has been practicing law since 1984 and is admitted to the California Bar. She helps people with there most important relationship — family. Among the issues she helps people resolve are divorce (property division, custody and visitation, support), clarifying rights and responsibilities in relationships (pre-nuptial agreements, living together agreements), and estate planning for people with modest estates. She is an experienced and skilled in working in three models: collaborative law, mediation, and litigation.
Edith Kelly Politis feels honored and privileged to help people with family issues. One of the things that she find enormously satisfying that while she often works with people during one of the most difficult transitions in their lives, she also witnesses their transformation to a new and better life.
Edith background and interests inform who she is and how she practices law. She was a nurse, a wife, and a mother before she went to law school, after which she became the single-again parent of school-aged children. In the mid-1990s, after practicing law for about ten years, she began also practicing meditation and studying Buddhist teachings. Edith has been active in the development and practice of collaborative law in Marin County since 1998. She sees an interdisciplinary collaborative practice as holding the best promise for clients and the other members of their families to emerge from separation and divorce to a more hopeful and positive place.
Edith’s goal in working with clients in a challenging transition is for them to feel safe and empowered throughout the process, so that each member of the family can move through this difficult life transition to a more hopeful place. She is skilled and effective in helping clients negotiate the best possible outcome for themselves and the other members of their family given their particular set of circumstances.
Edith received her Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors from the University of San Francisco School of Law, 1984. Published in University of San Francisco Law Review: “Nurses Legal Dilemma: When Hospital Staffing Compromises Professional Standard” (18 U.S. F. L. Rev. 109) and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1966. Graduating with Eliot Honors. She is an active member of the California Bar Association, the U.S. Claims Court Bar, the Marin County Bar Association, Member of Collaborative Practice Marin, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Integrative Mediation Bay Area.
In 2000, Edith was honored with the Wiley W. Manuel Award by the Marin County Bar Association. She organizes the annual lawyers retreat, ‘Finding Your Center in the Midst of Stress” at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Member of the Law Project: Center for the Contemplative Mind in Society.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.