Justyn Lezin

Ms. Lezin writes and speaks about LGBT family law issues, including legal issues surrounding assisted reproduction, same-sex marriage, and same-sex dissolutions in California and nationwide.  

Justyn Lezin is an active member of the California Bar, practicing in the areas of Family and Criminal Law. Ms. Lezin is a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law, where she was an executive editor of the Hastings Women's Law Journal, and an award-winner for her work in negotiations.  For the first half of her legal career, Ms. Lezin was a trial attorney in the Office of the Public Defender, and she has practiced Family Law since 2007. She has represented hundreds of clients at all phases of their court matters, from inception through counsel, investigation, discovery, settlement and/or trial.

A practiced negotiator and litigator, Justyn believes in working for the best outcome for her clients and their children.  While she has extensive experience settling cases, she calls on her trial skills when her cases cannot be resolved in any other way.

Professional Affiliations

Alameda County Family Law Association, Board of Directors

Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member

California State Bar, Family Law Section Member

National LGBT Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions:

California, 2003

U.S. Federal Court, 2003


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA, 2003

        J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Smith College, Northampton, MA, 1993, cum laude

       A.B., Bachelor of Arts