Unimpeachable Real Estate Experts

Opine's Administrative Support Team

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. She holds both PHR and SHRM-CP Certifications in Human Resources and a California real estate sales license. She orchestrates Opine's marketing by using her A.A. Degree in Design from Art Institute, Seattle. Cathleen has over twenty years real estate experience and can provide customized search services for Opine's clients.

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.

Sonja Martin, Administrative Assistant

Sonja is big law firm veteran who offers a wealth of customer service experience to Opine's clientele. She also holds a certificate in Paralegal Studies.

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

William Lightner, Esq. co-founded Opine Experts. 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 obtained her B.A. at Pomona College and her J.D. at University of California, Davis, School of Law.