Trina Chatterjee is a partner at MVTC Family Law. Since 2007, Trina has practiced primarily in family law and appears in court regularly in Alameda, San Francisco, and Contra Costa counties. Depending on her client’s needs, Trina can assist clients with finalizing an amicable divorce or vigorously represent her clients in high-conflict cases including domestic violence restraining orders, custody disputes and complex property division. As the mother of two children, she is passionate about using the law to protect families and children.
Trina for many years conducted a legal clinic twice a week at the Alameda County Family Justice Center whereby she advised clients on domestic violence and family law issues. She is a board member with the Alameda County Family Law Association and past Chair. She presents regularly on family law issues for Practice Learning Institute and provides trainings in family law for local legal associations. She is also a past member of Executive Committee for the Solo and Small Firm section of the California Lawyer’s Association. She is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, Contra Costa Bar Association Family Law Section, the Alameda County Bar Association, and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence.
Trina has deep roots in the Bay Area non-profit community. She was previously a volunteer attorney with Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, served on the Board of Directors of Narika, a Berkeley-based organization that aids South Asian victims of domestic violence, and served on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California.
Trina obtained her J.D. from U.C. Hasting College of Law and her B.A. from San Francisco State University. Prior to joining the firm, Trina worked on criminal appeals as a panel attorney with the First District Appellate Project and Sixth District Appellate Project and worked as an associate attorney at Katzoff & Riggs specializing in real estate litigation. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Oakland, California.