Carrie is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex, high stakes litigation. She has practiced family law exclusively since 2008. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
In her practice, Carrie serves a broad spectrum of clients including corporate executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and full-time parents. Carrie helps her clients navigate a complicated court process, developing a strategy, and leveraging subject matter experts as needed for complex financial and custody matters.
Carrie is respected and well-known within the local bench, bar, and community, which enables her to achieve better results for her clients. She founded Helwick Family Law to provide her clients with the highest caliber of effective and efficient representation.
Awards and Honors
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®, the highest peer rating standard
Northern California Super Lawyer
Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco magazine
Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star
Member of award-winning team “The Best in Family Law,” The Recorder
Fellow, The Tony Patiño Fellowship
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
J.D., UC College of the Law | San Francisco, Family Law Concentration
B.A., cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles
Judge Pro Tem for Santa Clara County Family Justice Center
Court-appointed Personal Property Arbitrator and Early Neutral Evaluator
Former Co-chair of the Women Lawyers Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and
Local Affiliate to the California Women Lawyers state organization
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Child Advocates of San Mateo
Former Member of Junior League of San Jose