A History Of Excellence And Accomplished Advocacy In California

Mr. Bley is a principal of the firm. He practiced law with his father prior to his father's retirement in 1985 and now practices with his daughter and law partner, Samantha Bley DeJean.

Mr. Bley is known for his ardent and aggressive client representation, earning him the reputation as a venerable opponent by his colleagues. Mr. Bley's legal career began as a deputy district attorney in 1967 for the City of San Francisco where his legendary courtroom experience took hold. While trying numerous complex criminal cases, including multi-defendant murder cases as well as many high stakes business and tort cases, the skilled and theatrical style for which he is well known today was born.

Mr. Bley's practice is focused almost exclusively on high-asset, high-conflict dissolutions.

Mr. Bley's over 50 years of experience allows him the ability to see complex dissolutions from all angles. While every case is unique, the breadth of his experience allows for creative solutions to difficult problems.

Mr. Bley received a Bachelor of Law degree (now known as a Juris Doctor degree) from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). Mr. Bley has been named a Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine and has earned the top professional rating by his colleagues as AV.


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Named a Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine
  • AV rated

Practice Areas

  • Family Law