Maya Younes

Maya Younes


Maya is passionate about the practice of family law. She has a keen understanding of the deeply personal issues and emotions involved in this area of practice.

Before joining the Family Law Group, Maya clerked for the Public Defender’s Offices in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, drafting and arguing motions and representing indigent adults at misdemeanor arraignments and plea hearings.

Maya approaches legal issues with an open mind and surprising depth. She is a good listener. Her experiences teaching in the Navajo Nation and her time spent living in Europe give her an advantage when communicating with clients of all backgrounds and cultures.

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about the progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” Cesar Chavez

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  • Credentials


    • State Bar of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


    • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (2018)
    • B.A., University of Notre Dame (2012)


    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Experience
    • Certified Law Clerk, Santa Clara County Public Defender Office
    • Certified Law Clerk, Alameda County Public Defender Office
    • Judicial Intern, Hon. Edward J. Davila, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Awards & Honors
    • Member of award winning team “The Best in Family Law”, The Recorder, (2019)
    • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI ) Award for Future Excellence in Advanced Mediation, 2018
    • John Bates, Jr. Dispute Resolution Award, 2018
  • Articles & Blogs
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Professional & Community Contributions
    • La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County, Member
    • La Raza Lawyers Charitable Foundation, Scholarship Committee Member
    • Former Co-President and Vice President of Santa Clara University (SCU) Law School’s La Raza Law Student Association
    • Helped establish SCU’s Mediation Program to teach conflict resolution skills to high school students
    • Third Grade Teacher, Teach for America, New Mexico, 2013-15