Law Office of Lita Pettus-Dotson
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LITA PETTUS-DOTSON has been a practicing attorney since 1998. She is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Law and San Diego State University, where she earned a degree in psychology and African American studies.

Ms. Dotson worked for over a decade in insurance defense, assisting all of the major insurance companies with personal injury and real property claims that included multi-million-dollar cases, before opening her own family law practice in 2011. She can assist with the full spectrum of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, support and legal guardianship of minors.

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She has a profound interest in stabilizing rocky family situations and, as the mother of two children, the needs of those with the littlest voices has become of primary importance to her.

In addition to helping families get through the divorce process, she serves as a legal representative for children whose guardianship cases end up in the courts.

Her work in insurance defense helped her hone her litigation and alternative dispute resolution skills and allowed for a smooth transition into the sometimes high-conflict arena of family law. She is a certified mediator and has worked since 2008 as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, hearing cases involving vehicle malfunctions.

Ms. Dotson has served as secretary of the Alameda County Human Relations Commission and as a board member for SEEDS, a nonprofit dispute resolution service. She has also worked with the City of San Francisco’s Citizen’s Complaint Board on issues involving complaints from citizens and police officials. She currently serves as editor for Flim Flam, the newsletter of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association.  Ms. Dotson regularly volunteers her services in court as a volunteer attorney with the goal of resolving and bringing to judgment divorces involving self-represented parties.  

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1990 North California Blvd., Suite 600
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

1070 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 202C
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510-219-3564
Fax: 866-439-1232
Law Office of Lita Pettus-Dotson