Joanna C. Funke was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2014, after graduating from The George Washington University Law School with Honors. Ms. Funke earned her Bachelor of Arts in History with High Honors at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
While in law school, Ms. Funke participated in the Domestic Violence Project and Family Justice Litigation clinics, providing pro bono services to victims of domestic violence. She was awarded the National Association of Women Outstanding Law Graduate Award as well as the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
After law school, Ms. Funke served as a Law Fellow for a nonprofit domestic violence organization in Washington, D.C. and then as a Law Clerk for two Child Abuse and Neglect judges at the D.C. Superior Court. While clerking, she gained valuable insight into the fact-finder’s position and continued to work in highly confidential, emotional, and complex matters. Since moving back to the west coast, Ms. Funke has worked exclusively in family law as an associate attorney in small to mid-sized law firms in the Bay Area. Prior to entering the legal field, Ms. Funke worked in the contracts and financing departments of a government contractor and leasing company.
Ms. Funke’s diverse family law experience enables her to handle all aspects of family law matters, including dissolution, child custody and visitation, including high conflict matters, child and spousal support, domestic violence, complex, high-asset matters, and post-judgment matters. She is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the San Mateo County Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association. Ms. Funke currently serves on the Board of the San Mateo County Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Section as well as the Family Violence Appellate Project’s New Leadership Council, Northern California Chapter. She was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in 2019 and 2020.
Ms. Funke enjoys cooking, singing with the Menlo Park Chorus, and exploring the Bay Area through food and hiking with her fiancé and their dog.