Managing Partner: Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP. Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers® every year since 2004. He was also designated on the Top 100 Attorneys list in Northern California Super Lawyers® in 2008 and 2009. In addition, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the specialty of Family Law for the years 2008 through 2014. Most recently, he was selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law for the Oakland metro area, including Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Andy served for two years on the Contra Costa County Judicial Evaluations Committee. In 2012, he was Vice-Chairman and in 2013 he served as Chairman of the Committee.
Member, Editorial Board, Contra Costa Lawyer 1999 through present. Editor, Family Law Edition, May 2000; Editor in Chief, 2001, 2002, 2004. Member, Brooklyn Law Review, 1970-1971. Judge Pro Tem: Santa Clara County Municipal Court, 1980-1984; Contra Costa Superior Court, 1997-2007.
Articles and Publications:
Author: "Family Law Court: New Players; New (Old) Rules" and "Family Court 2010", Contra Costa Lawyer, April 2010; "No (Easy) Exit: When Conservatorship and Marital Dissolution Procedures Collide", Contra Costa Lawyer, April 2009; "Changes in Family Law", Contra Costa Lawyer, February 2008; Geriatric Divorce A Harsh Road to an Estate Plan", Contra Costa Lawyer, May 2007; Marriage of Delaney: Lessons to Be Learned", Contra Costa Lawyer, May 2004; Question Man column, Contra Costa Lawyer, February 2002.
Co-Presenter: "Marital Standard of Living", California CPA Education, Family Law Conference, October 2007; "Trips and Traps of the Trial Scheduling Order", Contra Costa County Bar Association 2006 MCLE Spectacular seminar.
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Association of California Family Law Specialists.
(Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)