Toby Adams (she/her) practices Family Law and Estate Planning in Northern California, focusing on polyamorous clients and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Toby has served nontraditional families for over eight years and has clerked for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Legal Aid at Work, Transgender Law Center, InterACT, and Equality California. She founded the first organization in the United States to address the rights of people to identify as nonbinary on government issued documents. She has been a leader in nonbinary and intersex rights, bisexual visibility, and marriage equality for over a decade. Toby was one of the principal authors of BiLaw’s amicus brief filed in the Obergefell Supreme Court marriage case in 2015 and received the BALIF 2018 Legal Services Award. Toby received her J.D. with Distinction from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2012, and her M.B.A. from San Jose State University in 1995. Prior to beginning her legal career Toby was a Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard and before that was a lighting and sound engineer. Toby lives in Fremont, CA with her spouse, Dylan, their daughter, Kalen, and their menagerie of pets.
Parentage, Partnership, and Property: Family Law and Estate Planning for Polyamorous Clients