Alex Cardwell

Alex Cardwell
415-872-1084 (Direct)
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Alex has been practicing law for over 15 years, focusing on family law matters exclusively since 2004.  Alex has experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody and visitation, support, paternity disputes, Marvin actions, post-judgment issues, and prenuptial agreements.

Alex will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions.  He will gather sufficient information to identify the issues in your case, communicate what your options are, and help you make an informed decision about the best path forward.  We will make every effort to pursue a resolution out of court, for example in mediation or settlement negotiations.  However, if it is necessary to seek the court’s assistance, Alex has substantial litigation experience.  Either way, Alex will vigorously advocate on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible result.  Many clients have remarked that Alex has a good “bedside manner,” taking a big picture, a positive approach to what can be a stressful and emotional time.

Alex has effectively, and tactfully resolved numerous cases involving complex legal and financial issues. He has represented a diverse range of clients, including technology executives, scientists, investment professionals, attorneys, doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, musicians, school teachers, stay-at-home parents, actors, and their spouses.

In addition to helping clients, Alex serves as a mediator and volunteers with both the San Francisco and San Mateo Superior Courts.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. 2002
  • University of California at Davis, B.S. Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, 1992

Professional Associates and Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • San Mateo County Bar Association – Family Law Section