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Ariel R. Sosna - San Francisco, CA

369 Pine StreetSuite 810 San Francisco, CA 94104

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Updated: 02/01/2017

San Francisco Divorce Lawyer

Overview

Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Sosna has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley...

Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Sosna has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sosna was an associate at a well-known San Francisco law firm. She was co-chairperson of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2009 and 2010. For the past eight consecutive years (2009-2016), Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. In 2013, Ms. Sosna completed the Center for Understanding in Conflict 40-hour Mediation Intensive Training Program. Ms. Sosna previously worked at the San Francisco Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office, the Law Center for Families (assisting with the Deaf Women's Legal Project), and the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. She was also a research assistant for Professor Weisberg contributing to "Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials and California Family Code and Related Provisions with Commentary."

Ms. Sosna's family law practice focuses on marital dissolution (divorce) and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including complex property allocation and division), child custody, parentage (paternity), child and spousal support, and arrears issues. She has had successfully represented clients in complex property divisions and discovery issues at the trial level. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of Queen's Bench, and an active member the San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section.

As a San Francisco native, Ms. Sosna enjoys all things San Francisco including walking tours of historical sites in the city. She also enjoys cooking and frequenting the local farmers markets. Most of all, Ms. Sosna enjoys spending time with her daughter.

About Ariel R. Sosna

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Support
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Complex Marital and Domestic Partner/Same-sex Dissolutions (including property allocation and division)
  • Child Custody
  • Parentage (paternity)

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Family Law section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Queen's Bench, Active Member

Education

  • University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), San Francisco, California
    J.D.
    Honors: Pro Bono Publico Award
    Honors: Public Interest Law Certificate
    Honors: Dan Bradley Fellowship
    Major: Family Law
  • University of California, Berkeley, 2000
    B.A.
    Major: Psychology

Past Positions

  • The Ruben Law Firm, Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club, Co-chairperson of the Family Law section, 2009 and 2010
  • San Francisco Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office Law Center for Families
  • Center for Families, Children and the Courts

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Ariel R. Sosna

Included on the 2024 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Ariel R. Sosna on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Family Law Rising Star, Super Lawyers magazine, 2009-2016

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Office Information

Address

369 Pine StreetSuite 810 San Francisco, CA 94104

Fax

  • (415) 500-2358

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Co-Author of "Barrister Club Involvement Leads to Founding of a Firm" appearing in The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin, Volume 4, Number 12
  • Co-Author of monthly column "Family Law Corner" in The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin, 2009 to present
  • Research Assistant, Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials
  • Research Assistant, California Family Code and Related Provisions with Commentary

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