About Mendes Weed, LLPDriven by a shared passion to help individuals, families, and businesses, Mendes Weed, LLP assists clients as business, tax, trust, and family law attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Christina Weed – Partner
Christina’s determination and knowledge make her a strong advocate for her clients and she aggressively defends their rights. She helps her clients better understand the law and ensure that it is being best applied to their situation.
Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. She serves as Chair of the Tax Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and is also a member of the Estate Planning Council Diablo Valley and the Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council. Christina has also written, or been featured in, several publications.
In 2018, Christina became one of the first lawyers to argue a case in front of California’s Office of Tax Appeals. Mendes Weed, LLP is one of only a handful of law firms to have gone before the OTA because the OTA has only been hearing cases since January of 2018.
Christina has been designated a Certified Specialist in Taxation by the State Bar of California.
Lisa J. Mendes – Partner
Lisa is also known for her aggressive defense of her clients as well as her knowledge of the law and how it pertains to their situation. She advocates for the rights and well-being of her clients and that of their children and the elderly. She has a reputation for being a very fair negotiator and communicator with other lawyers and judges, which streamlines and expedites the process.
Lisa acts with compassion and understanding while detailing in great depth the reality of the legal process and true expectations of the court process. She hopes that by being open and honest and communicative, her clients can move past this often difficult and emotional process efficiently to live the life they were meant to lead.
Lisa is a licensed attorney, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language and Literature. She has litigated multiple bench and jury trials in civil and criminal court for the Mendes Weed law firm. Lisa is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), specifically in the Family Law, Women’s, Tax, and Estate Planning Sections. Lisa has written multiple articles for the Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine. She is a member of the Robert G. McGrath Inn of Court. Lisa advocates for proposed legislation and new laws as a member of the Contra Costa County Delegation of the California Conference of Bar Associations.
Richard Rose – Associate
Richard joined Mendes Weed, LLP after attending JFK University and being admitted to the California Bar.
At JFK University he was active in Student Government, participated heavily with the Housing Advocacy and Elder Law clinics for almost two years. He also served as the Student Section Leader for the Contra Costa County Bar Association. He interned at firms specializing in family law, personal injury, and estate planning.
Richard Rose is a Bay Area native, born in Sonoma, raised in Alameda County, and now living in Contra Costa. He has been an entrepreneur since his teen years, mostly in the automotive and mortgage banking industries. He is bilingual, having learned Spanish in his 20s while in Mexico. He enjoys playing guitar and keeping fit by training in CrossFit and Muay Thai. Richard spent three years with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team.
Martha Prempeh – Senior Paralegal
Martha Prempeh received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Martha was actively involved in the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) during law school, and served as Secretary of the organization. Martha also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, Martha was President of the Black Pre-Law Society and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Martha’s enthusiasm for family law stems from her passion for justice and gender equity.
Previously, she has worked as an extern for the Superior Court of California, as a legal researcher at the University of Michigan Business School, and as a legal assistant for the Law Office of William Spain. Martha has also been an entrepreneur, specializing in college and graduate school admission consulting.
Martha grew up in the Bay Area, and currently lives in Alameda County. Martha speaks French fluently. Her hobbies include watching cooking shows, reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends.
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