Garvin & Dost LLP

Garvin & Dost LLP

Firm Overview

We provide client-centered and results-oriented family law representation in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. We help clients navigate the challenges of getting divorced, resolving child custody disputes, finalizing marital agreements, responding to domestic violence, and related family law matters. We offer full representation (handling your entire case from beginning to end), or limited scope and unbundled services, which are directed at specific issues or stages of your case (court appearance, drafting or reviewing documents, facilitating a settlement negotiation, and/or consultation). We have offices in San Francisco and Oakland, and offer consultations in person, by phone, or video conference. Give us a call or send us an email for a phone screening. We look forward to assisting you with your case.

Main Office

Oakland Office
1901 Harrison Street
Ste. 1100
Oakland CA 94612


(415) 800-1235


(510) 250-3195


Free Initial Consultation?

Free 15-minute phone screening

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, some unbundled services (varies by case)

Other Offices

East Bay Office
3207 Lakeshore Avenue

Zelikha Dost

Garvin & Dost LLP

Ms. Dost focuses her legal practice on family law, including divorce, custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, pre and post marital agreements, and domestic violence restraining orders. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Dost was a teacher with the San Mateo and Sequoia Union High School Districts. Although she found teaching to be rewarding, she decided to pursue law so she could further impact the lives of families through alternative avenues.

Ms. Dost is licensed to practice law in California and has extensive experience advocating for her clients needs through such difficult times. Ms. Dost is a member of the California Young Lawyers Association. Ms. Dost received the Witkin and CALI Award in Community Property, as well as a CALI Award in Family Law. She was also a member of the Honors Lawyering Program in law school.

Prior to forming Garvin & Dost LLP, Ms. Dost earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California, Davis and both a Master's Degree in Education and a Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In the fall of 2013, she clerked for Hon. Michael I. Begert at the Unified Family Court in San Francisco. Ms. Dost received her Juris Doctorate with Honors and a Family Law Specialization Certificate from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2015.


Bar Number: 305476


Golden Gate University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence,

Zoe Garvin

Garvin & Dost LLP

I am a licensed California attorney with extensive experience working as an advocate for families in transition. I chose family law as my primary practice area because it touches everyone and I enjoy being able to help people of all different backgrounds.

I provide my clients with both legal and practical advice to help them navigate the challenges of a divorce, child custody dispute, probate and the many other issues that arise in a family law case. Prior to becoming an attorney I worked as a professional grant writer, development director, and executive director at various community-based organizations.

I continue to do community service work as a grant writer for criminal justice, community development, violence prevention, and other public health initiatives.


Bar Number: 309552


San Francisco State University
Bachelors of Science,

Golden Gate University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence,

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