Christina M. AdamesOwner, The Law Office of Christina M. Adames
Christina Adames has been an invaluable member of the Hales Law Firm since 2012. While attending Law School, Christina gained extensive experience working as a family law paralegal, a Certified Law Clerk and after passing the California Bar Exam, an associate attorney for Nat (Ned) E. Hales, Jr. before opening her own practice. Christina graduated from Lincoln Law School in 2013 and was admitted to the California State Bar in December, 2013.
Christina is committed to providing excellent client service. Under the guidance and mentorship of Ned Hales, Christina has gained unparalleled experience and knowledge about the practice and procedures of Family Law, both in a litigation setting as well as with Alternative Dispute Resolution processes. She practices all areas of family law, including legal separation, mediation, annulment, divorce, spousal support, child support, child custody, child visitation, domestic violence, modification of prior orders, paternity, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, and property valuation and division.
After earning her Bachelor’s of Science degree from San Diego State University in 2007, Christina studied abroad in Alicante, Spain, where she excelled in her Spanish Language immersion courses. During her tenure at Lincoln Law School, Christina was active in the Student Bar Association, which included, among other various activities, sitting as the Law School Ombudsman for two years. Christina was the recipient of a variety of Academic Excellence Awards, and she was the recipient of the James F. Boccardo Memorial Scholarship, which is a prestigious honor “awarded to the student who, over a three year period, has exhibited distinction in the areas of professional competency, wisdom, concern and compassion”. At her graduation from Law School, Christina was honored with the Philip J. Siggins Award, which is presented by the Dean and the Board of Trustees to the graduating student “who has made the most significant contribution to the Law School community”.
In addition to her love of the law, Christina shares Ned and Michele’s enthusiasm for giving back to the community. During her law school years, Christina was an integral part of creating and running Santa Clara County’s Peer Court Program and Lincoln Law School’s Peer Court Training/ Mentoring Program. Peer Court is an effective alternative to standard Juvenile Court; the program is run by teen leaders for the benefit of their teen peers. As the Community Outreach Director of the Peer Court Program, Christina campaigned for, and received, thousands of dollars in donations from the community. Christina and her Peer Court Staff members teamed up with groups such as the San Francisco 49ers and the San Jose Earthquakes to provide at-risk teens with an alternative positive direction in their lives.