Law Offices of John A. Guthrie

We specialize in Family Law related matters, including Divorce, Child Custody, Visitation, Support Orders and Support Modification, Collection of Support, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders. We will fight for your rights!

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Firm Overview

Established in 1992 Our lead attorney, John A. Guthrie, began practicing law in 1990 with the goal of helping ordinary people with ordinary legal problems -- answering their questions and solving their legal problems so that they can raise their families and pursue their dreams. Today, he and the two associate attorneys at our firm, have that same goal. We sum it up with our motto:

When you have questions, we have answers.
Main Office

Main Office
239 Main Street Suite H
Pleasanton  CA  94566

Phone
  • (925)461-9898
Fax
  • (925)461-9930
Divorce
We specialize in family law related matters, including divorce, child custody, Visitation, Support orders, and support modification, collection of support, domestic violence, restraining orders. We also handle misdemeanor criminal matters.
Established in 1992 Our lead attorney, John A. Guthrie, began practicing law in 1990 with the goal of helping ordinary people with ordinary legal problems -- answering their questions and solving their legal problems so that they can raise their families and pursue their dreams. Today, he and the two associate attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie, have that same goal. We sum it up with our motto:

When you have questions, we have answers.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Established in 1992 Our lead attorney, John A. Guthrie, began practicing law in 1990 with the goal of helping ordinary people with ordinary legal problems -- answering their questions and solving their legal problems so that they can raise their families and pursue their dreams. Today, he and the two associate attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie, have that same goal. We sum it up with our motto:

When you have questions, we have answers.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Legal problems often affect multiple areas of a person's life. At the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie, we offer a comprehensive approach to help secure our clients' interests. The attorneys at our firm pursue legal solutions that address the complete picture instead of offering a narrow perspective. For example, we address how your custody plan could impact child support or how a criminal charge affects visitation and custody rights.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We have over 50 years of combined legal experience in and out of the court room. John Guthrie has been practicing family law and criminal defense for over 23 years. We are aggressive and ethical litigators, and have an established practice which focuses on getting positive results for our clients in a time-sensitive manner so they can move past legal hurdles and get on with their lives.

We are here to fight for you.

John Guthrie

Areas of Practice
Divorce
Family Law
Child Support
Custody & Visitation
Litigation
Criminal Law
DUI/DWI
Bar Admissions
California, 1990
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1990
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1990
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1990
Education
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

J.D. - 1988
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

B.A. - 1985
Professional Associations and Memberships
Phi Alpha Delta, Member, 1987 - Present
License
  • Bar Number: 147165
    California , 1990
Education
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill
    Juris Doctor , 1988

Carla Passero

Areas of Practice
Family Law
Child Support
Divorce
Litigation
Bar Admissions
California, 1995
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1995
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1995
Education
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California

J.D. - 1995
University of California, Santa Barbara, California

B.A. - 1992
Major: English
License
  • Bar Number: 180937
    California , 1995
Education
  • Santa Clara University
    J.D. , 1995

James Choate

Areas of Practice
Family Law
Divorce
Child Custody
Child Support
Premarital Agreements
Domestic Partnerships
Adoption Law
Guardianship
Estate Planning
Certified Legal Specialties
Family Law, State Bar of California
Bar Admissions
California, 1995
Education
John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Pleasant Hill, California

J.D. - 1994
License
  • Bar Number: 177379
    California , 1995
  • Bar Number: 177379
    California , 1995
Education
  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law
    J.D. , 1994

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