Merrisa Leigh Coleman-Bishop

Merrisa Leigh Coleman-Bishop

Practice areas:

Child support, Child custody, Divorce and separation, Domestic violence

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info

1035 Minnesota Ave.
Suite H
San Jose, CA, 95125

Legal cases

  • Robolaw Corporation v. Matrix Learning Systems, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Oct 02, 2009
    Patent Infringement Case

Customer Reviews

Back in July, circumstances necessitated my need for a custody lawyer. Having no references, I checked Craigslist and was extremely fortunate to get in touch with Marissa. Over these past several months, she has been more than helpful to me. I have complete confidence, not only in her ability, but in her integrity. She is sincere, straightforward, honest and very easy to work with.

I have known Merrisa as a family attorney for years. I have witnessed her skill in and out of the courtroom. Not only a fearless defender of her clients rights, but someone who makes the client part of her team.

When I received a subpoena to appear at a deposition, my first call was to Merrisa. The prospect of being stuck between two very powerful, very well funded sets of attorneys, in case I had knowledge of both sides, put a bit of fear in me.

Merrisa immediately put me at ease. She took command and managed the demands of the requests that both side were making on my time and knowledge. She sat down with me and explained her role, my role, and the roles of everyone involved in the deposition. This preparation made the event go off smoothly.

Merrisa worked with the defendants counsel, and left me to answer the questions without any worry or anxiety. The 7 hour ordeal would have been far more difficult without the calm, direct, and firm hand that Merrisa used to get me through the day.

Whether you are looking for a Family Practice attorney, legal advise, or counsel that can guide you through the maze that is the law, I can say that Ms. Coleman-Bishop is the attorney you should bring to your side. I witnessed a local attorney stand up for my rights in front of some the best lawyers that the entertainment and internet industry can hire. She did not flinch, back down, or take bait when they tried to knock her off her game. She stayed on task.

I am honored to recommend Merrisa Coleman-Bishop.

My ex was bound and determined to ruin me, take the kids and the house. Merrisa got me the kids, the house, child support and alimony. She was compassionate and easy to work with. Twelve years later I discovered that my ex did not get his 401K divided as the court ordered. I called Merrisa and took care of the problem free of charge. My ex’s lawyer charged him over $3,000. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a family lawyer!

I had a difficult case with an ex who is very vindictive. Due to the way the current VAWA laws are structured I faced a permanent restraining order for something I had no part in. The burden of proof is impossibly low, and so I faced losing my firearm, as well as a mark on my otherwise very clean record. She defended me zealously, and for a very reasonable cost. She was competent, knew her points of law, and systematiaclly dismantled the other sides legal argument bit by bit, and established to the court that she would not allow my rights to be violated in any way. It made all the difference. She won the day for me, and made me feel like sometimes, even if only very rarely, a man can get a fair hearing in Santa Clara County Family Court. Kudos also to the staff. They were freindly, understanding, and very easy to work with.

Merrisa not only remembered my specifics in court, but in all aspects of my divorce she was a dutiful advocate. Merrisa is the third attorney in as many years of my divorce and the only one who moved things forward and never cowered in the face of an adversary. Merrisa personifies the ideal attorney, and stays true throughout the process. Merrisa is the only divorce attorney I would recommend and I highly do so.

State Status Acquired Updated
CA Active 1992 08/24/2016
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
California Counse Law Office of Roy Thompson, LLC 1997 – 1999
Senior Disaster Relief Loan Attorney United States Small Business Administration 1993 – 1995
In House Counsel La Sierra Finance 1992 – 1993
Association name Position name Duration
State Bar of California Member 1992 – Present
School name Major Degree Graduated
Western State University College of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1991
Golden West College N/A A.A.L.A. 1981

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