About Gina M. Famularo: “Integrity Matters”
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.
Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen. She understands that every client who walks through her door is unique, but each one is in need of kindness, understanding and direction. Over the years, Gina has helped thousands of people just like you.
Gina is a child of God first, a wife, a mother, and an attorney- in that order. Her faith caused her to struggle with her profession, but after a conversation with her priest, she realized that it was her duty to be a beacon of light to those in pain. Since then, she has tried to guide each client through the darkness with her gentle skill. Gina takes the time to get to know her clients on a personal level. She listens to their problems and is passionate about helping them. Her expertise allows her to see things from a unique perspective. This makes her an excellent problem solver.
Gina is a “straight shooter.” She will always tell you the truth, even if it is not what you want to hear. She is trustworthy, agressive when necessary, but she is also compassionate. This is why Gina consistently receives the highest satisfaction ratings from her clients. She is rated as a “Superb Attorney” by AVVO, a “Top 10” attorney by Martindale Hubbell, and has a perfect five stars from Attorney Reach. Gina is also recognized as the top 1% of lawyers in the nation, winning the “Distinguished Counsel” Award by NADC two years in a row. She has been featured in Inland Empire Magazine as a top attorney in the area. Gina is a member of the local bar association, as well as a member of the Inns of Court.
About Beshoy F. Shehata
Beshoy F. Shehata is the managing partner. He goes by “B.” B graduated from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2017. B is passionate about his career choice and loves helping his clients.
B was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He migrated to the United States with his family in 2000. He has six siblings. He always wanted to become an attorney to help those going through tough times. He understands how difficult it is to go through a divorce or a custody battle. He understands the stress and uncertainty that accompanies this unfortunate situation. B comes from a strong religious background. He is a Coptic Orthodox Christian. He has strong ties with his family.
His mission is to help our clients through this difficult time. He enjoys counseling clients and guiding them through this complex legal system.
B has three dogs, two blue-nose brindle Pitbulls and a German Shepherd. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, walking his dogs, and working out. His favorite foods are steak, pizza, and ice-cream.
At Family Law Matters, B believes that family matters. He strives to create an environment that fosters high work ethics, productivity, and compassion. His employees and colleagues are his second family.
About James Brenner
James Brenner joined Family Law Matter in 2019 and is the latest addition to a superstar team. James has been licensed to practice law since 1996, and has been licensed in four states. James has a degree in economics and has extensive experience handling all matters tax and business related. Before joining our firm, James worked on high asset cases where spousal support and division of property were key. James is also fluent in German, having lived there for several years. James taught economics in the German language in a university and studied their laws.
James feels comfortable both in the courtroom and out of it. While James enjoys counseling clients and appearing in court, he really shines at challenging expert witnesses, preparing for depositions and complex trials. James has an extensive breadth of knowledge in the law, including family law and legal procedures. He is our go to person when any of the attorneys have a unique or difficult problem.
James recently relocated to the Riverside area after a stint working for a well-known attorney in Orange County, California. He and his wife are enjoying the pace of life in the Inland Empire and he hopes to buy the family a dog soon
About Kristie Lee
Kristie Lee Bergamo joined Family Law Matters in August of 2018. She attended Willamette University Law School in Salem, Oregon, and was licensed to practice law in 2002. Since then, she has focused on the practice of family law. Prior to joining Family Law Matters, Kristie was a sole practitioner and earned a reputation as a fierce advocate of her clients. Kristie has extensive trial experience, having conducted hundreds of trials over the years. Kristie prides herself on her knowledge of the law and procedure.
Kristie is a recent transplant to the Inland Empire, choosing to give up her view of the beach for the canyons. Kristie is the youngest of two children and loves Mediterranean food. She loves swimming and collecting vinyl albums. She is also a fan of Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino movies. Kristie lives with her dog, Buddy and her nephew, Jack, who is her favorite person in the entire world!
Kristie loves the positive environment at Family Law Matters. She reports she loves being here and looks forward to helping as many people as she can. She says she is good at her chosen career because she takes her responsibility very seriously and it is very hard to hurt her feelings.
About Colleen Robinson
Colleen Dillon Robinson has been licensed to practice law since 2009. Collen attended college at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from California Western School of Law in 2009. Thereafter, she spent the first nine years of her legal career practicing in San Diego County before jointing Family Law Matters in 2018. Colleen is empathetic and a go-getter. She loves working at Family Law Matters because everyone is so positive and it allows her to help people through the most difficult times of their lives.
Colleen grew up as the third youngest of four children. Even so, her parents always made her feel special, especially during birthdays and holidays. Colleen is married and is the mother of two boys. However, she does know firsthand about the challenges of divorce and blended families because she plays the role of stepmother to her husband’s adorable son.
In her spare time, she spends a lot of time chasing her children around their countryside home surrounded by orange groves. Colleen loves baking, spending time with her family, scuba diving and French food. They have a dog named, Duffy, who looks like Toto in the Wizard of Oz. Colleen’s favorite movies are Top Gun, Robin Hood and Bridget Jones’ Diary.
About Rebecca Rainwater
Rebecca Rainwater has been licensed to practice law since 2011. Colleen graduated law school Trinity Law School in Santa Ana after attending undergraduate school at the University of Oklahoma. While in law school, Rebecca was able to serve as a clerk for one of the local judges. She then attended the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, where she received certification in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Rebecca originally practiced law in Orange County , California, where was an active member of the Orange County Bar Association. After moving to Riverside County, California, she joined the Riverside County Bar Association. Rebecca is also a member of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, as well as the association of the Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County.
Besides having her own practice, Rebecca has worked for the San Bernardino Department of Child Support Services, and worked for prominent family law offices in Orange County and Riverside County. After a brief stint living in Kentucky, Rebecca joined Family Law Matters in Temecula, California as an associate attorney.