Phone:
(415) 568-2249
(510) 888-0600

Meet The Attorneys

Wallace C. Doolittle

Educational Background

BA Political Science; BA Philosophy, San Francisco, State University; Graduation year: 1985

JD: DePaul University School of Law; Graduation Year: 1989

Bar Memberships: Illinois, 1991; California, 1992

Areas of Practice

All areas of complex litigation, including commercial and business litigation; complex family law and dissolution cases; banking and insurance litigation.

Wallace has extensive trial and arbitration experience, including recent favorable jury verdicts in Alameda and Sonoma Counties.


Biographical Information

Wallace is a native Californian, who attended college in the San Francisco Bay Area and has practiced law here in the Bay Area since 1992. Prior to practicing law, Wallace worked as a legal assistant for Richard J. Idell, A Law Corporation in San Francisco and Sears Mortgage Securities Corporation in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Rachel Rosenfeld

Educational Background

BA Political Science with emphasis in Public Law, California State University; Graduation year: 2007

JD: Golden Gate University School of Law; Graduation Year: 2013

Bar Memberships: California, 2014

Areas of Practice

Rachel currently practices in family law and dissolution cases, civil litigation, and labor and employment litigation. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Wallace C. Doolittle, she worked as a manager in Charles Schwab & Company's Legal Department, where she oversaw garnishments, tax and child support levies, subpoenas, and court orders on behalf of the company. Prior to law school, Rachel interned with the Department of Justice- Interpol. During law school, Rachel was a Law Clerk with the United States Attorneys Office (NDCA) and the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.


Biographical Information

Rachel was born and raised in the Bay Area, specifically Mid-Peninsula. She has lived and worked in San Francisco for seven years.

Julia Verdi

Educational Background

BA English and History, University of Colorado at Boulder; Graduation year: 2005
Masters of Law Studies with emphasis in Resource Law, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law; Graduation year: 2009

JD: Golden Gate University School of Law; Graduation Year: 2015

Bar Memberships: California, 2016

Areas of Practice

Julia currently practices in family law, dissolution and civil litigation cases. Before becoming an associate at the Law Offices of Wallace C. Doolittle, she worked at Genentech, Inc. in the Litigation Department. In law school, she was a Judicial Extern in the San Francisco Superior Court’s Appellate Division, and also worked under a solo practitioner specializing in Employment and Contract Law. Before law school, she worked at the National Conference of State Legislatures as a State Policy Specialist.


Biographical Information

Julia grew up in the Richmond District of San Francisco. She lived in Colorado while receiving her Bachelor and Master Degrees before returning to the Bay Area to attend law school in 2012.

James Downs
(Of Counsel)

Educational Background

BA Political Science, San Francisco State University; Graduation year: 1985

JD: University of San Francisco School of Law; Graduation Year: 1988

Bar Memberships: California, 1989

Areas of Practice

James has worked for Wallace C. Doolittle for a number of years in all areas of complex litigation, including commercial and business litigation; complex family law and dissolution cases; banking and insurance litigation. James has extensive motion and deposition experience, as well as trial, arbitration and appellate experience.


Biographical Information

James is a native Californian, who attended college in the San Francisco Bay Area and has practiced law here in the Bay Area since 1989.

office locations

San Francisco Law Office

Hayward Law Office