Brook Meakins, Attorney

Brook is a passionate advocate for her clients and is committed to seeking creative resolutions that are uniquely tailored to match client goals.  She spends her days in court, and otherwise working with her team to ensure that all Meakins Law clients get the same attentive, specialized care that the firm quickly became known for. In addition to her family law practice, Brook is very involved in environmental climate-change advocacy work. In both realms she is a fierce champion of the rights of others, and it is this attribute that drives her success as an attorney and sets the tone for the entire firm. She devotes the same vibrant energy and attention to all of her clients, whether they are island nations affected by climate change or single fathers seeking greater involvement in their children’s lives. 

Brook is fully committed to bringing the needs and desires of the client to the forefront of every discussion, never allowing the complexity of the law to hamper communication. Her gift for balancing an empathetic, resolution-focused mindset with an unflinching commitment to a just outcome is what differentiates her from her peers. Brook’s clients sense her dedication; her results speak for themselves. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and hails from Eugene, Oregon. When she and her husband eventually found their way down to the Bay Area, they fell in love with the quality of life and decided to make it their home.

 

David Worsham, Attorney

Originally hailing from the Midwest, David graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He was a member of American Constitution Society Board, Federalist Society and Maritime Law Journal Tech Editor. David received his BA in American Studies with a minor in Philosophy from Fordham University in New York. David has long been fascinated by the role of Family Law in American society, and the impact of this relationship upon definitions of “family” and “marriage.”

When he’s away from the office, David loves to follow baseball, experiment in the kitchen and explore all of the great restaurants, music and art venues that the Bay Area has to offer.

 

Amy Nielsen, Attorney

Amy believes strongly in the importance of the type of comprehensive, attentive, and compassionate representation that allows her clients to meet their unique goals. Amy is an experienced litigator and well-versed in all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Her work at a family law firm in Southern California is what inspired her to go to law school and help others facing difficult situations.  She graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings School of Law in San Francisco where she was an editor on the International and Comparative Law Review. 

After graduating from law school, Amy worked in the litigation department of a large law firm in San Francisco, where she enjoyed pro bono representation of juvenile clients in immigration and guardianship matters.  Amy has also taught at the elementary school level and has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She now lives in Berkeley with her husband, young son, and their rescue dog Pepperoni.  

 

Nicki Griffin, Attorney

Nicki received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Her initial plan after college was to go to culinary school but Nicki realized that she wanted to have a career where she was actively helping people.  Nicki has always been passionate about social justice and family dynamics, so she, and her cat, came to the Bay Area for law school where they fell in love with the people and the weather.

After graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Nicki had a fellowship with the Human Rights Advocates, focused on fighting violence against women, and next worked at a non-profit organization helping clients with a variety of civil legal issues.  Nicki loves working in family law and helping clients through what can be a very challenging and emotional time, to do what is best for them and their families.

 

Felipe Parker, Attorney

Felipe has been practicing law in the Bay Area for 10 years, serving as an adviser, advocate, and caring partner to his clients. Felipe's goal as a family law attorney is to ease the stresses and lift the burdens his clients face in divorce and custody proceedings. His strengths are demystifying legal mumbo jumbo, simplifying the divorce process, and zeroing in on what matters. 

In addition to being an attorney, Felipe is a professional mediator and a youth sports coach. He is also an active volunteer in the Alameda County Superior Courts, mediating disputes, and assisting folks who cannot afford a lawyer. 

Felipe was born in La Plata, Argentina, and grew up in and around Berkeley, California. He studied history at UC Berkeley and received his law degree from UC Hastings in San Francisco. Felipe currently lives in Oakland with his wife, two children, Penny the family dog, and their two cats, Louie and Clark.