Ania and Danielle were so helpful in bringing a long term marriage to an amicable conclusion. Danielle is an excellent communicator and knows the ins and outs of family law. I highly recommend them.

– B.B., ★★★★★ Google Review

My divorce was relatively painless as they go, but even so there were many complications to deal with. Ania Bednarczyk was fantastic to work with. She was excellent in dealing with my ex-spouse and her attorney. She gave me great advice and negotiated through all the bumps masterfully. She was so calm and reassuring on all of our calls --- something that made a huge difference to me in this difficult time. Highly recommend her and her firm.

– J.D., ★★★★★ Google Review

I am new to this firm but have been with Sara Driesen since switching over from a previous firm. I've said this to Sara and I'll say it here, "I'm never entering a court room without her!" I have been with Sara for nearly 5 years already. As a father I was terrified entering a courtroom especially with false accusations said against me, but since I have been with Sara it has been nothing but favorable outcomes in court. Having her by my side feels like everything is under control, she's honest and gives it to me straight, and I respect that a lot! as her client I think its important for me to have honesty, self awareness, reasonable expectations, and truly have the children's needs as a priority for any attorney to have success. I like to think I do that.

Trust me I am not rich by any stretch, however Sara has always worked with me from a financial stand point and has always tried to be transparent with me and help me in any way she can.

As for the new team I was nervous having been used to the old firm but everyone here is great the transition was smooth and everyone is on the ball!

I was awarded majority custody for the past 3-4 years and I recommend Bednarczyk & Valerio, LLP to anyone who needs the BEST representation. I haven't experienced any of the other attorneys but if they were smart enough to bring Sara along then they know what the hell they are doing.

– J.M., ★★★★★ Google Review

I could not recommend this fierce team enough. Professional, respectful, responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough. They handled my insane case for over a year and were able to always put my needs first and were mindful of costs as well. Only bad thing about my case ending is not being able to work with these wonderful ladies anymore.

– S.C., ★★★★★ Google Review

Ania is highly skilled and just amazing at what she does. After switching my attorney twice, Ania helped get my case through the finish line. She was patient with me through my moments of pure frustration and anger. She answered my emails late at night. She worked on the weekends to complete my paperwork. She dealt with my ex firmly and coordinated with opposing counsel well to make things move forward. Ania's kind and caring nature, decisiveness in court and knowledge of the law makes her the perfect divorce attorney. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone going through this difficult process.

– S.M., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

If you're here reading reviews, it's likely you're in a very difficult position...and now you're tasked with finding an attorney to represent you/the best interest of your family.

You need someone who will fight to protect you, often while walking the very fine line between "somewhat amicable" and "somewhat disastrous" (things can spiral quickly.)

Even if, like me, you have a great support system, and you're not necessarily looking for someone to hold your hand, it's reasonable to expect your attorney to regard your situation with respect and sensitivity.

You will have that with Ania and Cammila.

I interviewed 4 different attorneys. Ultimately, I chose another attorney, based on the recommendation of a trusted family friend. But when I began to question if my case was on the right path, I didn't hesitate to circle back to Ania and her team.

Here's just one example of why:

When I made my initial call to their office, her assistant,Tania, scheduled a consult for the following week. However, the day before our meeting, I received an email from opposing counsel that required an immediate response and put me into panic-mode...I reached out to see if Ania was available to meet any sooner. Her assistant explained that she was in court all day and wouldn't be available until our scheduled meeting.

But a few minutes later, her assistant called me back...she had sensed the urgency in my request and decided to contact Ania's partner, who agreed to give me a call.

I spoke with Cammila who quickly allayed my concerns and armed me with the appropriate information to formulate my response to opposing counsel.

She was kind and understanding, but also sharp and very professional. This was done at no charge.


Fast forward, months later...this time it was Ania who allayed my concerns. She assured me that my case appeared to be on the right path, given the complexities of my case.

Ania is very forthright in her assessment and takes the time to explain the various options, without wasting time on unnecessary details. She kept ME on track and I never felt like I had to redirect our focus the way I did when interviewing other attorneys. (Time is money!!)

At a time when you're not feeling your most eloquent or sure of yourself, you need a team that genuinely cares, knows their stuff, and can be a commanding force when necessary...Ania and Cammila are the real deal.

I have no doubt they're prepared for any family court... but especially If you nead a team in Contra Costa County, look no further. Their knowledge/experience with the different departments/judges specific to CCC are invaluable.

– B.M., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

My experience was an (over two years) ordeal and Ania was every step of the way with me. I can't thank her enough how much she helped me! She's a professional that cares for her client and will work for your interest even if you are tired and want to give up. Divorce is a horrible process but her compassion makes it bearable and will make you feel stronger. From You'll be in good hands!

– N.Y., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

Ania is best of class. Extremely professional, calm, honest and knowledgeable. In my experience most attorneys don't respond back but Ania never missed a beat and always responded right away. I never chased her for any question related to my case. I will be recommending her to all of my own clients. Will be using her in the future for any areas of the law she practices.

– R.R., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

Called Ania for a consultation. She was heard me out and was very kind and helpful. She referred me to another lawyer who would better fit my situation. Ania didn't rush the call and was right on point with her evaluation. Would highly recommend.

– L.C., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

I am incredibly grateful that a friend recommended Ania and Cammila to me. They responded quickly to all of my questions, offered thorough and well-researched advice, and kept my best interests in mind throughout the divorce process while honoring my desire to avoid unnecessary conflict and contentiousness. They explained the legal consequences of my different options and I felt well-informed and empowered to make the best decisions for my situation. I have immense respect, warmth, and gratitude to them both for their ability to combine professionalism with kindness. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

– A.L., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

Ania is amazing. She is an expert. Intelligent, analytical and sharp. I'm so happy that she is on my side. She is helping me through the hardest time of my life. I have a high conflict case and she has helped me fight to have the best outcome for my family. I highly recommend this firm.

– A.B., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

The best. When you don't know what to do, she does. She cares about her clients

– M.P., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

Ania is an amazing family law attorney. She has been representing me for the past 6 years through an unfortunate high conflict divorce case and she has provided my family with the best possible outcome. Ania has a great way of understanding all the facts in a short period of time and focusing on the important details. I've been amazed at professionalism and experience, along with her true empathy and care for my family. Being in the family court system for 6+ years, I feel like a true veteran of the environment and there is no one I could recommend more than Ania to represent you and your children.

– J.V., ★★★★★ Yelp Review

I could not make a better choice , my divorce has been a nightmare but Ania has been with me at every step. She was always available to advice me or help me whenever I needed it. There were times I did not believe this horror would ever end but she made me feel patient and hopeful. And now, after a year it is coming to the end. I highly recommend everybody at this office, Tania, the paralegal assistant is always very nice and responsive and they help even if Ania is out of the office at the court. Ania is an incredibly bright and smart person who loves what she does! That's what makes her stand out from other attorneys! She also has a very calming and kind way that you are going to need going through a terrible divorce. She has been always in my corner and I have no doubt in my mind she is the best attorney in the family law field. Thank you Ania for everything you have done for me, especially for never loosing my hope!

– M.S.

They did a great job! True professionals and with compassion.

– C.H.

I was in a very bad situation and in need of a lawyer for a divorce. I explained the situation and they were willing to help me. I Felt more comfortable dealing with women then men because of my past. I could not have found a more respectful, helpful office who was able to navigate easily even through the pandemic. I'm now divorced and moving into my future and I am very grateful for their expertise. Thank you, ladies

– C.T.

December 24th 2019 my wife at that time announced to me she was filling for divorce. I was 2500 miles away from my home in California with this in mind I was unclear of what to do. I called lawyers in Georgia they all informed me (you need a California lawyer) at this point my back was against a wall. I began to search for a California lawyer and found the law firm of Bednarczyk&Valerio, I explained my situation. I was transferred over to Cammila Valerio we spoke for a while over the phone. Cammila was so helpful to me in understanding my situation and how I should dealing with this matter. I was a little reluctant because I was so far from home but I knew I had to deal with this right away. I put my trust in Cammila and I was so grateful that I did. The firm agreed to take on my case, I found out quickly the firm had my best interest in mind. I was still nervous but I found out that anytime I had concerns or questions about my case the firm and or Cammila contacted me within a few hours or within 24 hours. The divorce did take a while due to all of the factors that came along with it but I think my decision with this firm was the right one for me. The firm always treated me with respect and understanding even with my lack of knowledge about the law regarding divorce. I had a friend in California that contacted me about her divorce I explained my situation and recommended she contact Bednarczyk&Valerio that if anyone could help her it would be this firm. I can’t really express how grateful I am to Cammila and the staff members that assisted me with this life changing event. I think Cammila became a friend to me as my lawyer,if you ever find yourself in my situation in or out of California you need to contact Bednarczyk&Valerio law firm. I will always be indebted to Cammila. Thanks again Cammila and staff.

– T.V.

I highly recommend the Law Firm of Bednarczyk and Valerio for what may seem a simple case. My x-husband filed paperwork to relieve him of his agreement to pay me spousal support. This came in the middle of Covid which meant my income was dramatically reduced because the Dental Office I worked in was closed during the first few months of the Pandemic. I had also been diagnosed with severe arthritis in both of my hands, which meant probable forced retirement. Cammila Valerio represented me in a very strong, ardent manner which, considering the opposition, was necessary. Cammila was always willing to talk on the phone to allay my concerns and, from time to time, consulted with Ania Bednarczyck if she was concerned about a legal aspect of my case. I have highly recommended Cammila and Ania to friends to help with more complicated cases than mine. I also want to stress that the entire staff is very professional and highly qualified to help move your case forward in a timely and satisfactory manner. You won't find a more caring or competent team to help you through a very stressful event in your life.

– S.B.

My experience with this Law Firm was very positive. Cammila was knowledgeable, compassionate, and very determined. My divorce case was difficult and disparaging for me but I knew I was in the best Legal hands. She made the process understandable and if I didn't understand something she was very patient. When the going gets tough she is there for you! I called her "Wonder Woman". The outcome was great and I will always be grateful to the firm, I would recommend this firm in a heartbeat!!

– S.J.

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