Mahal Rufina Montoya Billingsley

Mahal Rufina Montoya Billingsley

Divorce and Family Law Attorney
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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Mahal is a family law attorney based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She began her practice in 2014, having spent the previous fourteen years as a law clerk, educator, and paralegal specialist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Her law practice integrates her passion for civil rights and her love for community.

Mahal was born in Vallejo, and after a series of family tragedies enrolled herself in the tenth grade at Oakland Technical High School. She was legally emancipated as a minor the following spring. These childhood experiences inspired her to become an attorney and in her law practice, to work on family law issues.

Mahal received a full academic scholarship to study law at the University of Iowa after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UC Berkeley. She was a graduate legal research assistant to Law Professor Adrien Wing with her work writing “Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader.”

As a woman of color, Mahal has personally experienced implicit and explicit sexism and racism in academia, in the workplace, and in life. Her civil rights practice was born from an instinct to survive and navigate the white male patriarchy that is America.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Arbitration & Mediation
Family - Arbitration/Mediation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 299288
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Montoya Billingsley Law
- Current
Family Lawyers
Law Offices of Mahal Montoya
California State University - San Jose State University
M.S. (2010) | Library and Information Science
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University of Iowa
J.D. (2000) | Law
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1997) | English
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Professional Associations
FBANC Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
Life Member
- Current
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Alameda County Bar Association
Board Director
- Current
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CHBA Charles Houston Bar Association
Life Member
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Marijuana Law Top Challenges
NBI (National Business Institute)
Marijuana Business Law in California
NBI (National Business Institute)
Websites & Blogs
Montoya Billingsley Law
Law Offices of Mahal Montoya
Contact & Map
Montoya Billingsley Law
1250A Fairmont Drive
San Leandro, CA 94578
Telephone: (415) 741-9028
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Available by appointment.