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    A Full Service Law Firm

    From Business and Employment Law to Estate Planning, Real Estate and Family Law, we are ready to meet all of your legal needs. Contact our Sonoma County lawyers online or call 707-894-5000 to speak with us.

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    Probate and Trust Administration

    Are you responsible for probate or trust administration? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you worried about what needs to be done with the estate? Consult a Sonoma County Probate Attorney to guide you through the process.

    Probate and Trust Administration
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    We are Experienced at Estate Planning

    A well-drafted Estate Plan can make sure the needs of your loved ones are addressed and that your wishes are followed.
    Our Law Offices work with individuals throughout California to protect their finances and loved ones.

    Estate Planning
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    Personal Injury Attorneys

    If you were injured because of another person's negligence, you are entitled to be compensated. Our Sonoma County Attorneys have experience with local courts and represent individuals in a wide range of injury matters.

    Personal Injury Attorneys
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    Sound Advice for Any Business

    In business, effective planning can make or break the company. We help you plan for problems before they arise. Our Business Law attorneys address startup and ongoing business matters. We emphasize out-of-court settlement.

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    Understanding California Employment Law

    Employees often suffer from discrimination at work, or their employers don't compensate them appropriately. Our Attorneys have 40 years of experience using the legal system to protect both individuals and businesses.

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    Family Law

    Are you considering or going through a divorce? We can advise you regarding the law and help resolve your differences respectfully. We emphasize dispute resolution rather than litigation saving clients thousands of dollars.

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James F. DeMartini

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Jim has practiced law in Cloverdale for 37 years. Over the years Jim has represented a large percentage of all the business in Cloverdale as well as hundreds of individuals and families. Besides being a seasoned trial lawyer Jim provides legal counsel to the community on a broad range of legal issues. In addition to maintaining a robust civil trial practice, Jim has served on the boards of directors of numerous Cloverdale governmental and service club entities. Jim is active in the Sonoma County Bar Association and has been elected President of that organization for 2016. Jim is recognized as the “go to” lawyer in Cloverdale.

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A Wide Range of Legal Services

Our Sonoma County lawyers practice across a variety of legal disciplines. Business owners frequently require advice about employment laws or real estate laws. Families going through a divorce must have an understanding of their rights not only under family law, but also under the rules of estate planning. From medical marijuana business services to probate and trust administration and beyond, you can rely on our skill and experience to help guide you through nearly any legal scenario.

Paula S. Hall

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After traveling and working around the world with her wine maker husband, Paula began her practice with Bancroft and McAllister, a San Francisco firm specializing in estate planning. She practices estate planning, probate and trust administration, family law and business law. Whether you need an estate plan, assistance following the death of a loved one, compassionate legal advice during a divorce or guidance in forming a business, she works diligently to understand your legal needs and applies her extensive knowledge to ensure positive results. She pays attention to every detail and provides comprehensive representation to secure your peace of mind. Paula is a trained collaborative law practitioner and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

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We handle all types of Personal Injury cases. At The Law Offices of James F. DeMartini, our Sonoma County Personal Injury lawyers have nearly 40 years of experience handling accident cases. We know what to expect from the courts and from insurance adjusters. Although this can be a frightening time, we can help you get to the other side safely. We represent individuals in a wide range of injury matters.




If you are responsible for Probate or Trust Administration, you may be feeling overwhelmed. In addition to grieving for the loss of your loved one, you may be worried about what needs to be done with the estate. Sometimes more frustrations arise when the will is being probated. If there are disagreements about how the estate should be divided, we can help you find an effective solution.




A well-drafted Estate Plan can make certain that the needs of each of your loved ones is addressed, and it can help ensure that your wishes are followed. At the Law Offices of James F. DeMartini, we work with individuals throughout California to protect their finances and loved ones. Our Sonoma County Estate Planning Attorneys work with clients to create an Estate Plan that embodies the legal tools necessary to protect their needs.



Many employees suffer from discrimination at their workplace, or their employers fail to compensate them appropriately. We have successfully obtained significant compensation for individuals who have been the victims of sexual, racial and gender discrimination while at work. As Employment Attorneys we represent both individuals and businesses in a variety of matters, from employment discrimination and wage inequity to business formation and partnership agreements.



At the Law Offices of James F. DeMartini, we work with individuals throughout California to find effective solutions to a variety of Family Law matters. We take the time to explain how the law works, and we make sure our clients have a good understanding of what is and is not plausible in the legal system. Our focus is on helping adults make adult decisions about their lives. We can help you find an effective solution to your problem without destroying your relationship with other family members using Collaborative Law. We work with families to find effective solutions regarding divorce, child custody and support.



Our Sonoma County Real Estate attorneys have litigated dozens of easement and property line disputes, as well as partition actions and foreclosure proceedings. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving allegations of fraud in real estate transactions. More and more these solutions are found in mediation. If mediation does not work, we will resolve the matter through the courts. We provide individuals and real estate professionals the aggressive representation needed to protect their rights.

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