Whatley Law Firm

Firm Overview

Whatley Law Firm is a full service family law practice located in downtown Martinez, California, just a short walk from the courthouse. The firm is devoted almost entirely to the practice of family law, with a small criminal misdemeanor defense practice. We take great pride in the quality of our work and strive to ensure that our service and work product meet the highest professional standards. We provide clients with excellent service and representation and take great pride in our team approach that emphasizes solutions, not problems.

Example cases

We work with people from all walks of life -- so our cases involve children or no children, high assets and low assets, employed and self-employed; those from the all over the Bay Area and those from around the world. Our clients are both mothers and fathers, as well as grandparents. The high level of technology in our firm, along with our staffing level, allows us to communicate 24/7 anywhere in the world. Our cases involve a wide variety of issues and, although we do not specialize in any particular area, our two attorneys bring different strengths yet a common style to any case -- the team approach coupled with a high level of personal service is only a part of what makes our downtown firm unique.

Main Office

821 Main Street
Martinez  CA  94553-1225
  • (925) 228-0800
  • (925) 228-9898

Anne Whatley

Before I was admitted into the California State Bar, I worked for County Counsel in Hillsboro, Oregon, where I am still currently active in the Bar. Prior to working for County Counsel, I worked for a private attorney practicing personal injury and was one of two lawyers who opened a public interest family law center in Hillsboro, Oregon.

I am a hard worker, and I finish every job I start. I also utilize a lot of my personal education and required classes by the State Bar to assist me with all aspects of my family law practice.

I am open-minded. I am all about advocating on my clients' behalf when I feel my client has been wronged. Honesty. I focus on the root of things in order to get a resolution.

Aggressive but truthful. Impeccable.

Personal interests:

Reading, hiking, animals, theater, art, culture.

  • Bar Number: 189646
    California , 1997
  • Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
    J.D. , 1994
    Portland, OR
    Member, Second Amendment Club
  • University of California at Los Angeles
    B.A. , 1979
    Los Angeles, CA
    Political Science

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