Salina L. Sierra

Associate Attorney

Salina SierraMs. Sierra has always been intrigued by the way people interact with one another and pursued this interest throughout her psychology and legal studies. She continues to find this work fascinating as she deals with people’s most important relationships in family law cases.

Ms. Sierra enjoys looking at the big picture in these cases and then relating such concepts to her clients so that they can understand a bit more about the process and end goal.

She sincerely enjoys working to protect the children involved in her cases as well:

“Communicating with my clients about the effects of this process on their children can help the parents protect their kids from the emotional turmoil they are often facing when families have splintered.”

First and foremost, Ms. Sierra strongly believes that her clients must take care of themselves throughout the legal process. She is an advocate of keeping one’s cool and doing what is healthy and necessary to look after one’s self as well as any children.

“It is a marathon and not a sprint,” says Sierra. “It can be a very emotional situation, and I believe clients need to do whatever is necessary to take care of themselves. I will always tell my clients the truth, even if it not want they want to hear. I want my clients to trust that I am on their side and will help them to the best of my ability.”

Licenses & Admissions

She is licensed to practice law in the state of California.


Ms. Sierra received her bachelor’s in Psychology from Sonoma State University. She earned her JD from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California.

Professional Experience

Previous to her work with Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Sierra practiced bankruptcy and civil law, but primarily focused her work on family law.



“Salina has been fantastic.  She’s been on the ball.  You guys have made the process a lot less stressful.  I get the impression that you’ve done this a million times before, and I feel very confident with my representation.  You’ve done a great job so far. …”


“[I am] very, very happy with how things are going. Salina is outstanding and gives you the feeling that she really cares about you and your case. It is a shame I did not find you guys sooner. I will be telling everyone about the wonderful experience that I have had so far with Salina and your firm”


“She did a great job. She handled everything very well. She stayed on top of my ex communicating, and when it came down to crunch time she was very aggressive and she didn’t back down.”


“The entire case went very well. She made everything very easy. Salina always made sure that I knew all of my options and understood everything. I can not say enough positive things about Salina.”


“I’m very happy with all aspects of the service I have received. All of your people are friendly and professional and have helped me through a very tough time in my life. …”


“Salina has been awesome along with Cordell & Cordell. I am very confident in Salina.”