Our Team

Excellence

All of our attorneys and staff are carefully handpicked and mentored to meet Winter & Ross’ strict standard of professionalism; many are graduates of top law schools. Our correspondence, court filings and briefs are meticulous, with attention to detail an utmost priority. Whether the client is high profile or outside the spotlight, our duty of discretion, hard work and sound advice similarly applies. Winter & Ross is dedicated to excellence across the board. We endeavor to get the job done for you in a dignified, professional and sensible manner.

 
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Ms. Ross is the principal and co-founder of Winter & Ross. She has been a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1995 and acts as a Commissioner Pro Tem for the San Francisco Superior Court. She is also a Settlement Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco and Marin courts. Ms. Ross has been named a Super Lawyer in every year since the program was initiated in 2004.

Ms. Ross graduated from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges with a B.A. in 1978. She obtained a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in 1981. She is a member of the State Bar of California (Family Law Section), the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Read more »

Mindy Lauren Ross

Mindy Lauren Ross

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Ms. Ross is the principal and co-founder of Winter & Ross. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1995 and acts as a Commissioner Pro Tem for the San Francisco Superior Court. She is also a Settlement Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco and Marin courts. Ms. Ross has been a Super Lawyer in every year since the program was initiated in 2004.

Ms. Ross graduated from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges with a B.A. in 1978. She obtained a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in 1981. She is a member of the State Bar of California (Family Law Section), the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Ms. Ross is an avid traveler having been to all seven continents, the Arctic Circle both north and south, and Burning Man.

Lisa C. Tarr Lisa C. Tarr

Lisa C. Tarr

Lisa C. Tarr

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Ms. Tarr is a Certified Family Law Specialist and a partner at Winter & Ross. Ms. Tarr was admitted to the Bar in 1994, and has practiced family law exclusively since then. Prior to joining Winter & Ross in 1999, she practiced family law in Alameda County. Ms. Tarr has been named a Super Lawyer of Northern California for 2005, 2006,and 2007. Ms. Tarr serves as a Settlement Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco and Marin Superior Courts.

Ms. Tarr obtained a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1989. She received a J.D. from Golden Gate University in 1993. She is a member of the State Bar of California (Family Law Section) and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Fiona Huang Fiona Huang

Fiona Huang

Fiona Huang

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Ms. Huang obtained a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. She received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1997 and was admitted to the California Bar the same year. She was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1999.

While in law school, Ms. Huang was awarded a teaching fellowship by Harvard University’s Economics Department and taught introductory Economics to undergraduates. She also participated in the Harvard Mediation Program and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Upon graduation, Ms. Huang practiced as a civil litigator for over five years at Pillsbury Winthrop in San Francisco and Wilmer Culter Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington, D.C. She joined Winter & Ross in 2002 as a family law practitioner.

From 2006 to 2013, Ms. Huang resided in Shanghai, China, where she worked as General Counsel to Avant Capital Group, a China-based venture capital advisory firm focused on high-growth opportunities and cross-border transactions. She was also co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer of MIXR (www.mixr.cn), an online and offline start-up venture selling affordable luxury fashion targeting sophisticated middle-class women in China. In her spare time, she wrote a bi-monthly Family Matters column for City Weekend, one of Shanghai’s leading expatriate magazines.

Ms. Huang returned to the Bay Area and rejoined Winter & Ross in 2013. She is conversant in Italian and Mandarin.

Cara Cupp Cara Cupp

Cara Cupp

Cara Cupp

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Ms. Cupp graduated summa cum laude from CSU Chico in 1998 with a degree in Communications Theory. She competed on the nationally ranked policy debate team and was the highest ranked speaker for California in the 1998 national tournament. She received a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2001 and was admitted to the California State Bar the same year.

Upon graduating law school, Ms. Cupp worked at the Los Angeles office of the New York law firm, Dewey LeBoeuf, where she gained extensive litigation skills. Ms. Cupp was ultimately drawn to, and has been practicing exclusively in, the field of family law since 2004. Prior to joining Winter & Ross in 2010, Ms. Cupp practiced family law in Santa Clara County. While in Santa Clara, she devoted much of her time to the family law community and the local bar association. She was Chair of the Women Lawyers Committee and sat on the Board of Trustees for the Santa Clara County Bar Association from 2007-2010. In addition, Ms. Cupp served as a Settlement Judge Pro Tem for Santa Clara, was a Committee Chair for the Family Law Section, and served on the San Jose Regional Standing Committee, the body assessing and commenting on pending family law legislation for the State’s Family Law Executive Committee.

Odessa Donnell Odessa Donnell

Odessa Donnell

Odessa Donnell

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Ms. Donnell obtained a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002. She received a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law) in 2010 and was admitted to the California Bar the same year.

While in law school, Ms. Donnell served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Articles Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. In addition, she was an active member of the Boalt Hall Women’s Association and the Berkeley Youth and Education Law Society. She was also a summer associate for the international law firm Jones Day, a law clerk to the well-respected family law practitioner and private judge, Nordin Blacker, and a recipient of the Boalt Hall Fellowship. Ms. Donnell is a member of the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco (family law section), the American Bar Association, and the San Francisco Barristers Club.

Kevin Stern Kevin Stern

Kevin Stern

Kevin Stern

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Mr. Stern obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Northwestern University in 1991. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1994 and is admitted to the California Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

Prior to joining Winter & Ross, Mr. Stern was an associate and partner with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Washington DC for 15 years where he specialized in complex business litigation and arbitration and tried several cases to decision. He returned to the Bay Area in 2014 and joined Winter & Ross in 2015. Mr. Stern’s practice at Winter & Ross focuses on high net worth and financially-complex family law cases.

Monica S. Lee Monica S. Lee

Monica S. Lee

Monica S. Lee

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Ms. Lee obtained a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2002. She received a J.D. from the Santa Clara University, School of Law in 2006. Ms. Lee was admitted to the California Bar in 2006. She is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Prior to joining Winter & Ross, Ms. Lee practiced family law in Santa Clara County and civil litigation in San Francisco.

Janice Jentz Janice Jentz

Janice Jentz

Janice Jentz

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Ms. Jentz graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco in 2006, where she triple majored in Politics, Sociology, and Rhetoric Communications and also double minored in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. Ms. Jentz obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2009 from the University of San Francisco School of Law. While at law school, Ms. Jentz served as Case Counsel for the Moot Court Advocacy Program. Ms. Jentz was admitted to practice law that same year.

Prior to joining Winter & Ross, Ms. Jentz practiced family law in San Mateo and Santa Clara County where she managed a large caseload and gained extensive experience in all aspects of family law.
 
Ms. Jentz is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Mateo Bar Association, the San Francisco Bar Association, and is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers mentor group.
 
Additionally, Ms. Jentz spends time on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit inmate rehabilitation program at San Quentin.
 
In 2012, 2014 – 2015, Ms. Jentz was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer “Rising Star.” The list represents the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming lawyers in the state.

Martin Bonfilio Martin Bonfilio

Martin Bonfilio

Martin Bonfilio

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Mr. Bonfilio obtained a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2006. He received a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2012, and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year. While in law school, he received multiple CALI and Witkin Awards for his achievements in Evidence, Remedies, Internet and Software Law, and Business Associations, and he excelled as the editor and team captain of GGU’s 2012 International Trademark Association Moot Court Competition. Mr. Bonfilio also interned on two occasions with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and has volunteered for multiple clinics and clients of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center (where he continues to volunteer his time).

Prior to joining Winter & Ross, Mr. Bonfilio served as a judicial clerk/research attorney at the San Francisco Unified Family Court, and thereafter practiced at a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 non-profit, representing children, primarily in educational settings. Mr. Bonfilio is a member of the State Bar of California and Bar Association of San Francisco (Family Law Sections).