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Carla Boyd Terre - Santa Rosa, CA

575 West College AveSuite 105 Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Updated: 11/02/2023

Santa Rosa Family Law Lawyer


Carla's Credentials:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Named to the exclusive list of Northern California Super Lawyers four years in a row (2020, 2021,2022, and 2023)
  • Named one of Northern California's "Rising Stars" ten years in a row by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2010 to 2019
  • Past President of Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Past Chairperson of the Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • ...

About Carla Boyd Terre

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principal

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, or Individual Representation
  • Private Judge / Judge Pro Tem
  • Adoptions, including Confirmatory Adoption, Second-Parent Adoption, and Stepparent Adoption
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child Support and Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Litigation
  • Paternity
  • Pre-Marital Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements) and Post Marital Agreements
  • Pre and Post Domestic Partner Agreements
  • Property Division
  • Registered Domestic Partnerships
  • Same Sex / LGBTQ Family Law


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • Sonoma County Bar Association (SCBA), Family Law Steering Committee, 2021 - Present
  • Family Law Best Practices Committee, 2009 - 2015 (Member)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE), 2008 - 2010 (Officer, Board of Directors)
  • Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE), 2007 - 2011 (Participating Member)
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), 2007 - 2011 (Member)
  • Family Law Steering Committee (SCBA, President, 2009)
  • Family Law Steering Committee (SCBA, Vice President, 2008)
  • Family Law Steering Committee (SCBA, Secretary, 2007)
  • Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, 2005 - 2009 (Member, Family Law Court and Bar Committee)
  • SCBA (Family Law Representative on the Board of Directors, 2008)
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • SCBA (President, 2015)
  • Family Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California, 2013 - 2016 (Member, Commissioner)
  • Family Law Advisory Commission, 2014 - 2016 (Commissioner)
  • SCBA (Board of Directors, President, 2015)
  • SCBA (Board of Directors, Vice-President, 2014)
  • SCBA (Board of Directors, Treasurer, 2013)
  • SCBA (Board of Directors, Secretary, 2012)
  • SCBA, 2010 - 2011 (Board of Directors, Director at Large)
  • SCBA, 2010 - 2016 (Board of Directors, Director)

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Bruce H. Schwartz, October, 2004 - March, 2007, Associate Attorney
  • Department of Child Support Services, Law Clerk, 2003
  • Justice Maria Rivera, California Court of Appeal, District One, Division Four, Law Clerk, 2002
  • Daniel U. Smith, Appellate Specialist, Law Clerk, 2002
  • Professor Edith Ho, USF School of Law, Research Assistant, 2001 - 2002


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, May, 2003
    Law Review: University of San Francisco Law Review, 2002 - 2003
  • Mills College, Oakland, California, May, 2000
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: English


Published Works

  • Temporal Severance and Exclusion of Time in Determining the Economic Value of Regulated Property, 36 U.S.F.L.R. 793, Spring, 2002

Office Information


575 West College AveSuite 105 Santa Rosa, CA 95401


  • 707-284-1390

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Other Sources of Feedback About Carla Boyd Terre

Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Carla Boyd Terre on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyer, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • Sonoma Magazine Lawyers of Distinction 2022
  • The Elite Lawyer Award, Family Law, Excellence in the Legal Profession, 2023
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Community Property, 2002
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Family Law, 2003
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Children's Rights, 2001
  • Rated “AV Preeminent”, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Named one of Northern California’s “Rising Stars” ten years in a row by Super Lawyer’s Magazine (2010 to 2019)

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