Tanya Prioste

Lakin Spears, LLP
Palo Alto, California 94303
United States
Office Phone: (650) 328-7000
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP



Tanya E. Prioste is a partner in the Family Law Group at Lakin Spears, LLP in Palo Alto, California and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Her practice is devoted exclusively to family law, focused on problem-solving and helping families and individuals move into their next life chapter with dignity and integrity.

Ms. Prioste is rated AV preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. She has been selected by her peers as among the top family lawyers in Northern California every year since 2004 and was named one of Northern California's 'Top 50 Women Lawyers' across all practice areas in 2009, 2010, 2012 - 2016 and 2020 (as surveyed by San Francisco Magazine and published in the Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine). In addition, Ms. Prioste was named one of the top 100 lawyers across all practice areas in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Ms. Prioste has co-authored several articles on topics including attorney fees, international custody move-aways, child support, reimbursements, imputation of income in support cases, and disclosure obligations.

Ms. Prioste has presented on numerous family law topics, including premarital agreements, employment benefits, reimbursement rights, transmutation and separate property contribution issues, fiduciary duties, the fundamentals of family law, and custody move-aways.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, Family Law, Premarital, Postmarital, RDP and living-together agreements
License(s): Admitted to the California State Bar, 1994 ~Certified Family Law Specialist as of 2002

Professional Activities

~Past President of Collaborative Practice California ~Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ~Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers ~Member Collaborative Practice of Silicon Valley ~Member of Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County ~Member of the San Mateo County and Santa Clara County Bar Associations ~Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists

Undergraduate Education

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and English, 1991

Professional Education

Golden Gate University, School of Law, 1994