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Janessa McCune

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child Support and Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Litigation
  • Paternity
  • Property Division
  • Registered Domestic Partnerships
  • Same Sex / LGBTQ Family Law


Janessa McCune is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Janessa is currently the Secretary of Sonoma County Women Law this year (2024) and has served on the Sonoma County Women in Law Board in varying positions since 2021. She is also a member of the Family Law Steering Committee, a subsection of the Sonoma County Bar Association.

Janessa has an extensive background in Domestic Violence work as she volunteered for Legal Aid of Sonoma County for two years assisting hundreds of people in the restraining order process. Her law practice has continued at Terre Family Law, Inc. in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and domestic violence cases. Her focus is helping people get through some of the most difficult times in their lives whether it be through negotiating a settlement or litigating the case.

Graduating in the top 20% from Southwestern Law School in 2010, Janessa was a member of Southwestern Journal of International Law for two years and served as a Special Projects and Research Editor during her third year. She was also a member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, a trial team that was coached by local assistant district attorneys, federal prosecutors, and notable Southwestern Alumni. Janessa interned for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit and interned for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley.

When Janessa is not practicing law, she enjoys seeking out the newest restaurants, spending time with family, making elaborate dinners, traveling to new places, reading novels, playing complex strategic board games, and spoiling her two dogs.


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • U.C. Irvine, Irvine, California
    • B.A. Political Science

Past Positions

  • Beck Law, P.C., 2015 to 2020
  • Law Offices of James Sansone, 2014 to 2015
  • Legal Aid of Sonoma County, 2013 to 2015

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar, Member
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Member
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Family Law Steering Committee, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2024