Attorney Maureen A. Faria


A Family Law and Bankruptcy attorney for over 35 years, Ms. Faria has represented thousands of clients throughout California, primarily in Sonoma County, the greater Bay Area, and since 2016 in Rocklin, Placer County. As one of Santa Rosa’s top rated and long established divorce and bankruptcy attorneys through her relocation to Rocklin in 2016, she is highly experienced in all aspects of Family Law, including the more complex issues concerning international child custody, business and professional practice evaluations, asset valuations and asset tracing. As financial difficulties frequently accompany divorce actions, Ms. Faria’s expertise and understanding of Bankruptcy law brings an even higher level of review and insight to her cases to assure her client’s overall best interests are achieved.

Graduating magna cum laude from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice, she returned to school a few years after the birth of her son to receive a Juris Doctorate from Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, CA.

Admission to Practice:

1988: Superior Court of California.

1990: United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California.

2020: United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

Area of Practice:

A bankruptcy, family law and divorce attorney in Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma County) and Rocklin, CA (Placer County) for over 30 years, Ms. Faria has represented thousands of clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solono, Mendocino, Lake, Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Clara counties). She recently opened the Law And Mediation Offices of Maureen A. Faria in Rocklin, CA. Currently, she focuses on Family Law and Bankruptcy matters in this office, which of course includes Divorce, Mediation, and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filings. She continues to maintain a limited Family Law practice in the greater Northern California counties as ‘Legal Eagles’.


Involved with a number of community groups, her professional associations include the State Bar of California, and the Sonoma County and Placer County Bar Associations.

Awards and Recognition:

American Registry Top Attorneys 2016

Martindale Hubble “Highly Rated in Ability and Ethics” 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Top 10 Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys in Sonoma County

The Prime Buyer’s Report – December 2016

Volunteer work:

In addition to giving free seminars in the fields of Family Law and Bankruptcy, Ms. Faria has served as a panelist for the Sonoma County Superior Court to assist litigants to resolve their cases prior to trial: Settlement Conference Calendar; Case Resolution Conference Calendar; Fee Arbitration Program; and Civil Discovery Dispute Program.


Our goal is to guide you through the legal process to a successful resolution as amicably, quickly and inexpensively as possible.