Staff Profile for Attorney Lorraine Purviance

With more than 28 years’ experience practicing in California Courts, Lorraine Purviance brings a rich background to Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office.

She realizes the often difficult issues people face when trying to understand the legal system and how it relates to their family law issues.

Lorraine knows that the advocacy of a good attorney can make the difference for clients.

This includes helping them understand their legal rights as well as being able to view your case from the perspective of the Judicial Officers who will hear your case.

Lorraine’s background includes working with clients with a variety of legal needs, including Family Law, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation.


Lorraine has a Juris Doctorate degree, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Notable Experience

In her legal career, Lorraine has handled numerous appellate cases, one of which was a published case in the Fourth District, California Court of Appeals. As a trial attorney, she obtained a Writ decision from the First District Court of Appeals. She was also the trial attorney for a First District Court of Appeal in which a published decision reversed the trial judge’s order in the area of LPS Conservatorship.

Areas of Practice

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Spousal Support

Bar Admissions

  • The State Bar of California