Karin A. Poiré specializes in all aspects of family law, including dissolutions, legal separations, custody, child support, spousal support and property division, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, adoptions, guardianships, modification and enforcement of orders, and obtaining or defending against restraining orders. She also serves as a mediator in family law matters, and is a certified practitioner in Collaborative Divorce. Before joining Coombs & Dunlap, LLP, Ms. Poiré practiced civil litigation for fifteen years in San Francisco and Oakland, representing corporate and individual clients in the areas of environmental law, contract and real property disputes, employment law, workers’ compensation, and complex personal injury and tort actions.
Ms. Poiré received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Juris Doctorate at Hastings School of the Law in San Francisco. While at Hastings, she was Editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly and sat on the Moot Court Board. She also served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office, civil and criminal divisions, and taught Street Law at Fremont High School in Oakland.
Born in Washington D.C., Ms. Poiré was raised on the East Coast and moved to Napa in 1994. She was one of the founding members of Napa Valley Charter School, now Stone Bridge School, and has served on the governance boards of both the school and its non-profit support foundation. Ms. Poiré is a past Vice-President of Napa County Women Lawyers Association, was President of both the Napa County Collaborative Practice Group and the Cope Family Center Board of Directors, and was a member of Leadership Napa Valley Class XXII. She is currently on the Board of Aldea Children and Family Services, and is the Chair of the Napa County Bar Association’s Family Law section. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, skiing, walking her dog, and traveling with her family.