Unimpeachable Real Estate Experts

Opine's Administrative Support Team

Jessica Clifford, Accountant

Jessica Clifford, B.A. is Opine Experts’ exchequer. A native San Franciscan, she obtained her Bachelor degree at the University of San Francisco.

Cathleen Higgins, Director of Administration

Cathleen Higgins, B.A. is the administrative backbone of Opine Experts. Cathleen is a native Californian who obtained her B.A. from California State University, Chico and an A.A. in Graphic Design from Art Institute, Seattle. She also holds a Professional Human Resources Certification and holds a California real estate sales license.

William Lightner, Esq., Principal, Executive Director and Director of Search Services

William Lightner, Esq. co-founded Opine Experts. Employing thirty years’ legal and real estate experience, he provides customized search services for its clients. He obtained his B.A. at the University of San Francisco and his J.D. at University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is an active member of the California Bar and holds a California real estate broker license.

Merrie Turner Lightner, Esq., Principal

Merrie Turner Lightner, Esq. co-founded Opine Experts. A licensed attorney and real estate broker, she has fifteen years’ experience as a forensic expert and a dozen years as a Rent Board Commissioner. She taught real estate management skills for several years. She mediates fee disputes for the San Francisco Bar Association. She offers this experience to Opine's experts, providing skills training and case consultations. She obtained her B.A. at Pomona College and her J.D. at University of California, Davis, School of Law.

Sonja Martin, Administrative Assistant

Sonja is big law firm veteran who offers a wealth of customer service experience to Opine's clientele. She's also a runner, currently on the Team in Training for the annual Bay Area Leukemia Marathon.