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Carolyn Helwick,                                             CFLS

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.  

Professional Background

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®, the highest peer rating standard

Northern California Super Lawyer 

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco magazine 

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


Professional and

Community Contributions

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

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