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Joseph L. Urbanski - San Francisco, CA

101 Montgomery StreetSuite 1600(between Bush and Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94104 - 4133

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Updated: 02/18/2024

San Francisco Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Joseph L. Urbanski is a Partner at Johnson, Kinney & Zulaica LLP where he manages the firm’s family law practice group. His practice focuses on marital/domestic partnership dissolution, property division, child custody and visitation, and child and spousal support. Joseph has also worked with clients experiencing domestic violence...

Joseph L. Urbanski is a Partner at Johnson, Kinney & Zulaica LLP where he manages the firm’s family law practice group. His practice focuses on marital/domestic partnership dissolution, property division, child custody and visitation, and child and spousal support. Joseph has also worked with clients experiencing domestic violence. He has extensive experience drafting and reviewing relationship agreements including pre-nuptial/pre-registration, marital, and property agreements and has successfully represented clients from preliminary negotiations through trial. He practices with an eye toward resolution, not escalation.

Joseph graduated from Stanford University in 2002 and received his law degree in 2006 from the University of California College of the Law (formerly UC Hastings). While in law school, he was a member of the Communications Law Journal, Hastings Civil Justice Individual Representation Clinic, and General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP). He received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Civil Appellate Advocacy and earned Best Brief Award in Appellate Advocacy.

Since graduating law school, Joseph has served the Board of Directors for the General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP), Stanford Pride, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. He regularly volunteers as a member of the Stanford Alumni Mentoring network, the Openhouse, a non-profit organization providing housing, services, and care for LGBTQ seniors, and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. He is a member of the State Board of California, SFTLA, and BALIF and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California.

Joseph is certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2016-2019, and he was selected to Super Lawyers in 2020.

About Joseph L. Urbanski

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Spousal and Child Support
  • Property Division

Litigation

  • 50%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • English

Representative Clients

  • Divorcing Families
  • Same Sex Families
  • Adopting Families
  • Prenups

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Specialties and Certifications

  • Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2017

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of California (Member)
  • SFTLA (Member)
  • BALIF (Member)
  • CLA, Family Law Section, Member

Education

  • University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), San Francisco, California, 2006
    J.D.
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 2002
    B.A.

Pro Bono Activities

  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Stanford Alumni Mentoring network, Volunteer
  • Openhouse, Member
  • General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP), Board of Directors
  • Stanford Pride, Board of Directors

Classes and Seminars

  • When Death and Divorce Collide, BASF, 2020 - Present
  • When Death and Divorce Collide, State Bar, 2020 - Present
  • Estate Planning for LBGTQ Community and Unmarried Families, East Bay EPC, 2020

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Joseph L. Urbanski

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

View the profile for Joseph L. Urbanski on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2019
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2020

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Office Information

Address

101 Montgomery StreetSuite 1600(between Bush and Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94104 - 4133

Fax

  • 415-693-0500

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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