Bay Area Restraining Order Attorney, Lucy S. McAllister, has built a special niche in her San Francisco and San Jose-based legal practice focused on restraining orders to protect victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, workplace violence or harassment by neighbors or acquaintances.

Our law firm draws on Lucy McAllister’s 30+ years as a restraining order and criminal and civil attorney with broad experience addressing spousal abuse, child abuse, exploitation of seniors, stalking and similar threats to individuals. With cases in both family law and criminal courts, Attorney McAllister effectively seeks prompt protection for those subjected to violent, threatening or otherwise disturbing conduct. Whether you need to request the protection of a restraining order or to safeguard your reputation and career from the impact of unjustified restraining orders, our law offices have the experience to protect your safety and future.

Bay Area Restraining Order Issues We Handle

Because Attorney McAllister has extensive legal experience dealing with domestic disputes in California family law and criminal courts, our law firm can assist clients with the full spectrum of restraining order proceedings and related issues, which include but are not limited to the following:

Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO): This form of protective order may be used to protect those involved in specific family, romantic, intimate, parenting or dating relationships with the abuser, such as co-parents, spouses, ex-spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends, immediate family members and children abused by parents. This type of restraining order is appropriate to protect victims from acts of violence as well as threats of violence, such as assault, battery, punching, slapping, forced restraint, intimidation, terrorist threats, sexual battery and similar conduct.

Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHO): This type of protective order differs from DV restraining orders in two respects. No special relationship between the parties needs to exist, and the offending contact does not necessarily need to be violent in nature. This type of relief is appropriate if you are being subject to harassment or threats by a neighbor, co-worker, acquaintance or others.

Workplace Violence Restraining Order (WVRO): If an employee, contractor or unpaid intern is being subjected to violent acts, communications or verbal threats by a third party at work, we can represent employers in seeking this form of protection for an employee.

Elder Abuse Restraining Order: Many elderly persons suffer from diminished mental capacity because of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, effects of a stroke and other age-related conditions. Because of such conditions, many people are subject to elder abuse in the form of financial exploitation, physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. If your elderly loved one is being mistreated nor neglected by a caretaker, nursing home staff member/resident or family member, we aggressively pursue protection for vulnerable seniors.

Restraining Order Defense: Because our experience with restraining order issues is so extensive, we know that they can be subject to abuse by those seeking to exact revenge or gain an advantage in family court. Whether you are trying to protect your personal and professional reputation from public records in the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS) or court files, we examine the motives and evidence to protect your rights and future.

Whether you need assistance obtaining a restraining order, representation in court or help defending your reputation and freedom against false allegations, we invite you to schedule a consultation to see how we can help. Contact us at (415) 939-9396 (San Francisco) or (408) 947-5946 (San Jose) or toll free at (877) 280-9944.