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Darien Meyer


Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Darien Meyer is a Principal Attorney at Ross Family Law. He has been practicing law for thirteen years and family law exclusively for over six years: helping individuals, children, and families throughout the Bay Area (and beyond) through difficult and formative, as well as rewarding, periods of their lives. Darien works with clients through all aspects of the separation, custodial and post-judgment process, assisting on property characterization and division, child custody, spousal and child support, and other issues related to dissolution, guiding individuals via consultation, negotiation, mediation and in-court litigation. Darien also advises and represents clients on their appeals, and designed, briefed, and argued the appeal in In re Marriage of Siva (2020) 268 Cal.Rptr.3d 318 (depublished).

Darien’s clients benefit from his years of practical experience, his determination, and a genuine commitment to serving his clients’ best interests with both compassion and strategic understanding.

Areas of Practice

Darien is a Certified Family Law Specialist, as designated by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Prior to joining Ross Family Law, Darien worked as an associate attorney at both Latham & Watkins and Boies Schiller & Flexner, where he specialized in business litigation, antitrust, and trials, representing Fortune 500 and similar companies. He had the opportunity to advise clients, argue their positions in court, draft dispositive motions, and participate in multiple trials. He also served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Leslie E. Kobayashi, United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii.

Bar Admissions and Practice Area

  • Admitted to practice throughout California
  • Practice focuses in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco county superior courts
  • Also represents (or has represented) clients in Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Sonoma, Napa, San Joaquin, Solano, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento counties
  • Based in Oakland and Pleasanton


  • Columbia University, New York, New York
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Dean’s List
  • UC Berkeley School of Law (formerly Boalt Hall)
    • Prosser Prize recipient as a top student in his civil procedure class
    • Writing & oral advocacy award
    • California Law Review, member
    • Summer law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division in Oakland

Prior Non-Legal Experience and Interests

Darien was also a Teach for America and public-school teacher, teaching diverse third- and fifth-grade students in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Richmond, California, and also teaching teachers and working in public, private, parochial and Head Start settings as a Program Manager at an educational non-profit. Darien is the proud father of two children and enjoys traveling, brunching, hiking and hanging out with his wife in his free time. His favorite pursuits include reading modern American fiction, triathlons, and exploring cities. Darien follows in the footsteps of his father, who practiced family law in the East Bay for over thirty years.


  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Alameda County Family Law Association (ACFLA), Board Member
  • Volunteer Attorney, Alameda County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 2018 – Present