Michele Bissada

Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States
Office Phone: (650) 289-1400
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Attorney, Mediator, Other

Michèle, Senior Partner at Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, is a seasoned mediator with a prominent litigation background. She specializes in both complex financial and custody matters. She has expertise in navigating and guiding parties through complex venture capital, hedge fund and private equity cases, as well as the most complex custody issues. In 2025, Ms. Bissada will devote her practice to neutral work, including mediation, settlement judging and all-purpose temporary private judging. She is a Fellow of AAML and IAFL; a Certified Family Law Specialist (ACFLS); an AFCC Member; and the 2023 President of the AAML Northern California Chapter. Michèle is rated by Martindale Hubbell as an AV Preeminent attorney and has been nominated for Best Lawyers® by US News & World Report, as well as Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters, which she has earned each year since 2006.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation, Private Settlement Judge, Private All-Purpose Temporary Judge
License(s): Member, California State Bar ~Member, U.S. Supreme Court ~Certified Family Law Specialist, California State Bar Association

Professional Activities

Collaborative Practice San Mateo County (Past Executive Committee Member, Member since 2002) ~Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow since 2013) ~Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (Fellow since 2023) ~Conference of California Bar Associations (Board of Directors 2010-2013) ~Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Member since 2009) ~AAML Northern California Chapter President (2023) ~San Mateo County Bar Association (President 2011, Member since 1994) ~San Mateo County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Committee (Member 1994-2008, Chair 2006 & 2010) ~San Mateo County Bar Association, Membership Committee (Member since 2009, Chair 2010) ~San Mateo Bar Association, Community Affairs Committee (Member since 2004) ~San Mateo Bar Association, Board of Directors (2005-2012)

Undergraduate Education

B.A. in International Relations, University of California at Davis (March 1989), Davis, California
B.A. in French, University of California at Davis (March 1989), Davis, California

Professional Education

J.D., California Western School of Law (1994), San Diego, California