Tracey Wapnick is a partner at Bednarczyk & Valerio who focuses her practice on dissolution of marriage, child custody and visitation issues, child support, spousal support, and complex high-asset dissolution cases. A strong advocate for children, she also regularly does parenting coordinator and minor’s counsel work. Tracey is known for her skill in helping clients find non-litigation solutions — such as mediation — but if efforts towards amicable resolution are unsuccessful, she brings years of litigation experience to advocate for you successfully in Court.

Born in South Africa, Tracey moved with her family to Boston at age six and subsequently to San Diego. Tracey relocated to the Bay area for college and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and her Juris Doctor from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco. Prior to opening her own practice in 2000, Tracey was an associate attorney for Wagner & Wagner in Oakland, California.

Known by her clients and colleagues as being responsive, diligent, and thorough, Tracey is well-respected for her high ethical standards and is devoted to ensuring her clients know they have an attorney on their side who is representing their best interests. Understanding that divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences a person ever faces, Tracey Wapnick is committed to providing her clients with the information they need to make the important decisions that will impact the rest of their lives — and the lives of their children. She has been a dedicated mentor to younger attorneys during her years of practicing law and regularly volunteers in both the Contra Costa County and Alameda County family courts. Tracey has been selected for inclusion in the 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers List. No more than 5% of lawyers in the state receive this honor.

When she is not in the office, Tracey enjoys reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family law litigation
  • Mediation
  • Child custody and parenting time
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Complex Property division
  • Post-judgment modifications
  • Parenting coordination
  • Minor’s counsel
  • University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, J.D.
  • University of California Berkeley, B.A.  
  • California, 1998