Pallie Zambrano

pallie@bzbfamilylaw.com

Founding Partner

Family Law

Pallie is one of the founding partners of Oleander Law, and is an experienced family law litigator. With a focus on marital dissolutions, she guides her clients through high-conflict custody and visitation issues, spousal and child support claims, asset valuations, misappropriation investigations, tracing of separate property reimbursement claims, breach of fiduciary duty assessment, and validity testing of pre-nuptial agreements. Her practice requires steadfast and expert litigation of complicated family law issues, often in tandem with related business, criminal defense, and civil litigation implications.

Before launching Oleander Law, Pallie was a partner of McManis Faulkner's family law group, managing high-asset and multi-faceted matters. As a former civil, business, and medical malpractice litigator, Pallie's unique perspective allows creative strategies to efficiently guide her clients through all aspects of the Family Court processes. Her passion is family law, because she wants to dedicate her skills and experience to those going through some of the most painful and personal circumstances in their lives.

Pallie's priority is to ensure clients' understanding of their options, as they navigate the uncertain waters of their shifting lives and futures. While Pallie is well-known as a vigorous champion of clients' rights in the courtroom, she also recognizes that a family law matter is not a "one-size-fits-all" proposition. Throughout the process, she works closely with her clients in exploring alternative resolutions for their changing family dynamics.

Pallie is one part fierce advocate, and one part true heart. Her clients feel protected and confident, knowing she is in their corner, every step of the way.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Pallie is co-founder and president of the Bay Area chapter of The Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that collects new books and pajamas for children in shelters. Over the past 10 years, her chapter has served thousands of children in need.
  • Pallie serves on the Board for La Raza Lawyers Charitable Foundation of Santa Clara County, dedicated to providing scholarships to deserving Bay Area law students serving the Latino Community.
  • As a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley, Pallie is a stellar role model, empowering girls to be confident and strong, teaching them they can change the world.

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Named one of the “Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence” by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2016
  • Member of award-winning team “The Best in Family Law,” The Recorder, 2009 - 2015
  • Honored by the YWCA of Silicon Valley Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award, 2013
  • Named to the Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2009

ARTICLES

  • “Logging onto Facebook? Beware, You Might Get Served,” Daily Journal, May 5, 2015
  • "Family Law Attorneys Should Consider the Scope of Electronic Evidence" Family Law News, Issue 1, 2012, Vol. 34, No. 1, April 17, 2012
  • "Social Networking: It Can and Will Be Used Against You," Daily Journal, September 1, 2010

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., cum laude, San Jose State University, 1994