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Sandra I. Salinas

Advisory Counsel, Certified Family Law Specialist

Sandra Ilene Salinas is certified as a family law specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

Ms. Salinas is Advisory Counsel to the law firm of Feinberg & Waller, APC. She has practiced before all the courts in the State of California and the United States Federal Court.

With extensive legal experience as a civil litigator and family law attorney, Ms. Salinas provides exceptional insight and guidance. Moreover, she is a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono legal services from the State Bar of California.


Ms. Salinas received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Chapman University. She earned her law degree from Western State University College of Law, where she was the Honors Moot Court Executive Director.


At Feinberg & Waller, Ms. Salinas has devoted her practice exclusively to family law, where she is a highly regarded member of the firm's senior attorney team. She has been instrumental in assisting clients in high-conflict custody matters and representing individuals on complex issues involving the characterization and apportionment of marital property.

Ms. Salinas has a settlement-oriented approach to family law cases. Clients appreciate her deep attention to detail, with the expertise that comes with a degree in economics, which made her a highly skilled and accomplished courtroom advocate. As Advisory Counsel, her unique perspective and insight helps guide the professionals at Feinberg & Waller develop the most advantageous and optimal solutions to issues facing our clients.

Associations, Speaking Engagements & Publications

Ms. Salinas is a member of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations, and a member of the family law section of the California State Bar.

Ms. Salinas is a thought leader in the family law community. She has been a guest speaker for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) - Regents of the University of California as a presenter for The Basics Conference regarding child and spousal support issues, The Family Law Conference - "Custody and Support Issues for Highly Mobile and International Families," and webinars such as Family Law Intensive Courses regarding property, procedure, and support issues.

Ms. Salinas also co-authored an article with Marshall W. Waller, "No Small Matter: Domestic Violence, Child Custody and Family Code Section 3044," published for Valley Lawyer Magazine, a publication by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Diligent, Wise & Compassionate

Ms. Salinas is well-versed in all aspects of family law litigation, including domestic violence matters, custody and support issues, and property division. She also has broad experience in Hague Convention cases and interstate and intrastate jurisdictional disputes.

Throughout her career, Ms. Salinas' understanding as a parent, her practical, no-nonsense approach, and her tenacity have helped protect families, their best interests, and their future. Unwavering in her commitment to clients and their cause, Ms. Salinas brings integrity and professionalism to all areas of family law. As Advisory Counsel, Ms. Salinas’ diligence, wisdom, and compassion are truly an asset to Feinberg & Waller.


  • Western State University, College of Law, Fullerton, J.D. – Juris Doctorate Law School
  • Chapman University, B.A. – Economics College
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of California – Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, California Lawyers Association (CLA), Family Law Section
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, (BHBA), Family Law Section
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Family Law Section
  • Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)

Awards & Accolades

  • State Bar of California
  • BHBA
  • CLA
  • AVVO
What Makes Feinberg & Waller, APC, Different?

Committed to Each & Every Case

  • Certified Family Law Specialists

    We have three certified family law specialists on our team. Attorneys wishing to become family law specialists must pass a rigorous examination in the field of family law, fulfill mandated ongoing educational requirements, been favorably evaluated by peer review, and show at least a five-year focus and proficiency in family law.

  • Team Approach

    At Feinberg & Waller, APC, the power of our entire team is behind you. As one or two lawyers oversee the fine details of each case, our clients further benefit from practice-wide strategic planning sessions. During these sessions the partners and associates brainstorm together to execute and deploy tactical case objectives, providing clients with an added value beyond the standard lawyer/client arrangement.

  • Outstanding National and International Reputation

    Firm shareholder, Marshall Waller is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Fellows are recognized as having advanced skills in family law and are recognized leaders in the field.

    Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California

  • Role of the General Counsel

    The office of Feinberg & Waller, APC, has a general counsel whose role is to focus on law firm management, corporate governance, and business policy. The litigation attorneys are then able to focus on your matter rather than having to concentrate on running the business aspect of a law firm.

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