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He Never Stops Fighting Fighting for custody of my own children was something I never thought as their father, I would have to do. I found myself in need of a well-established, confident, helpful attorney and quick when I realized my children were in harm’s way. Life doesn't prepare you for those kinds of battles but having an attorney that prepares you and communicates with you each step of the way, helps ease the emotional road tremendously. Alphonse Provinziano never stopped fighting for my kids and I. He waited beside me as the judge read the orders. There are no words that that can be written to express the gratitude I will forever have for this attorney. There are no words when your attorney drives hours to sit beside you as your life changes and stands up for what is right. But what I can say is it is with great honor and professionalism that I recommend Alphonse Provinziano if you ever find yourself in a family emergency over custody. He helped make my family whole again. If Never Stop Fighting is what you want, then you’re going to want this attorney by your side. Posted by anonymous December 10, 2018
We at first schedule an initial case evaluation, and the purpose of the initial consultation is to discuss the issues of each client’s case and identify the client’s specific goals for the matter. During the initial consultation, the client will be advised of the legal fees associated with the case. Once the initial fee is paid and a retainer agreement is signed, the Provinziano Legal Team will then take over the case and effectively represent the client.
Provinziano & Associates lead attorney Alphonse F. Provinziano is recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS).
Only approximately 1% of family law attorneys in the State of California have earned this certification, and are considered experts in the field of family law. In several instances, when Alphonse is in court, a judge will call upon his expertise as an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court”, to help inform them about the law and its application.
Initially, Alphonse had to take a written test demonstrating his knowledge in all areas of family law. In the next step in the certification process, Alphonse had to demonstrate a high level of expertise by engaging in substantial trials and court proceedings focused on the area of family law. Also, judges were contacted that he appeared before and asked to evaluate his performance. Fellow attorneys, including former opponents, had to evaluate Alphonse’s knowledge and skill and recommend him as a specialist as well.
The last step for this certification is to be recommended by a board of their fellow specialists as having demonstrated the highest level of knowledge, experience, and ability in family law.
Alphonse focuses on providing excellent client service and aggressive advocacy to clients in Family Law matters. Alphonse is a Certified Specialist in Family Law (CFLS) by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Alphonse graduated with a B.A. in Rhetoric with Honors and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, where he gave the Commencement Address for the Rhetoric Department. He also received the honor of Distinction in General Scholarship. He graduated with a J.D. from U.C. Hastings in San Francisco with a concentration in Civil Litigation and was awarded for the best student in Trial Advocacy II by the CACI Institute.
Alphonse has represented clients in approximately 2,000 legal matters over the past twelve years. He has a proven track record of successful outcomes in Court, representing clients in approximately 200 preliminary hearings, and a combined approximate 80 jury trials, court trials, and evidentiary hearings.
Before starting the Provinziano Legal Team, Alphonse worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, attaining recognition for his detailed case preparation and successful outcomes in court. As a law student, he worked for the District Attorney’s Office for Riverside County. He also worked for a San Francisco boutique law firm focusing on insurance defense litigation in federal and state courts.
In his spare time, Alphonse enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, being an active member of his local church, reading, and wine tasting.
Also referred to as an advanced fee, the initial retainer is the fee to be paid in advance of the work to be completed. The work completed on your case is billed on an hourly basis against the initial retainer. We charge an initial retainer depending on the complexity of the case, and the range of the initial retainer is $5,000 to $10,000. In some cases, the retainer may be more or less than this amount, depending on the unique circumstances of the case and the work involved.