Arlette Argyris, Partner
Arlette completed her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2010. Prior to earning her J.D., she received a B.A. in History and a B.A. in International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the State of Oklahoma.
Before founding Argyris Mah, LLP with her law partner and friend, Arlette practiced solely family law for the past 5 years. Arlette’s family law experience began prior to graduating from law school when she worked as a law clerk at the family law firm of Cindy Allen and Associates, PLLC. After graduating from law school, Arlette worked as an associate attorney at Cindy Allen and Associates, PLLC in Norman, Oklahoma where she continued to gain valuable experience in the field of family law. Following a move with her husband to California, Arlette worked at Mello & Pickering, LLP for two years, where she was able to enhance her skills as an advocate for her clients by appearing in court to argue motions, attending mediations and fostering settlement agreements between the parties.
Arlette is committed to advocating for clients while understanding the difficulty and stress that they are likely facing. Even prior to graduation from law school Arlette knew that she was devoted to the practice of family law and to helping clients move past a challenging part of their lives. She works to ensure that they have full knowledge and understanding of the law and can move forward to obtain the best outcome possible.
Arlette grew up in Oklahoma City and relocated to California with her husband in 2011. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
Andrea Mah, Partner
Prior to founding Argyris Mah, LLP with her law partner, Andrea Mah (formerly Andrea Hill) worked as a Senior Associate with the San Jose based law firm, Mello & Pickering, LLP for five and a half years. During that time, Andrea represented clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody and visitation, support, complex property division, and domestic violence. Andrea had the opportunity to complete several trials, as well as advocate for clients throughout the course of their cases at various hearings. Andrea is a zealous advocate, but is also committed to working with all involved parties to foster settlements and prevent the need for litigation.
Andrea graduated in the top third of her class at the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2008. Prior to earning her J.D., Andrea received a B.A. in Psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
During law school, Andrea interned for the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office, where she was able to hone her litigation skills, by appearing in court several times per week in order to argue motions and preliminary hearings. In addition, Andrea participated in USF’s Child Advocacy Clinic. She represented children who had been abused, neglected or abandoned by their parents. Despite the emotional difficulty in this, she learned how to work with both the children and their parents to ensure that the children were safe and assisted with family reunification. It was through that experience that Andrea realized her passion for advocating for those who otherwise would not have had a voice.
Family law has given Andrea the opportunity to combine her previous experience by allowing her to use her litigation and social skills to advocate for clients during what is often a difficult time in their lives. Andrea understands the impact a divorce and other family law issues can have on people’s lives and is committed to provide support to litigants with family law issues, while explaining the law to them and advocating for the best results possible.
Andrea grew up in Santa Clara County and has been living in Gilroy for the last 6 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her children. She also enjoys reading and traveling.