Caitlin L. Ashton

Caitlin L. Ashton

Caitlin Ashton has dedicated her career to practicing family law. With over 10 years of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer, she represents clients in a wide variety of sensitive family law cases, including divorce, same-sex divorce, high-conflict child custody and paternity matters, child support, spousal support, complex and high-asset financial issues, including business valuation and property division, pre-marital and post-marital agreements, post-judgment modification and enforcement actions, and domestic violence restraining orders.

Caitlin is a highly skilled negotiator and has extensive experience in alternative divorce dispute resolution and mediation. She believes that resolving matters outside of court allows clients to retain more control over the divorce process and reach a resolution that is specifically tailored to their situation and their lives.

She has been actively involved in the legal community since she began practicing law and has focused on women, underrepresented communities, and the law.

In her free time, Caitlin enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her wife and dog.


California State Bar
Massachusetts State Bar
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court for the Northern District of California


Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2024
Northern California Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2020-present


Presenter, “Second Saturday Divorce Workshops,” Second Saturday, Periodic

Professional Affiliations

San Mateo County Bar Association
San Francisco County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Asian American Bar Association of Greater Bay Area
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


Suffolk University Law School, J.D., Dean’s Honors List; earned the opportunity to practice law as a 3rd year student
Vassar College, B.A., Political Science, Minor in History

Community Involvement

San Mateo County Bar Association, 2019-present
San Mateo County Bar Association, Diversity Committee, 2019-present
Vassar Club of the Bay Area, Executive Board Member, 2018-present
Caitlin L. Ashton

In a Client’s Words

“Caitlin is smart as a whip, steel trap memory, one of the most meticulous, type A, organized people. Incredible writer, beautiful briefs, just could not be more competent and capable. Stands by the facts in the face of the storm and looks totally unruffled. She walked me through many terrifying moments. ”
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