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Sarah Van Voorhis - San Francisco, CA

369 Pine StreetSuite 810 San Francisco, CA 94104

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Updated: 02/01/2017

San Francisco Divorce Lawyer

Overview

Sarah Van Voorhis 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. Van Voorhis has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2001.

Ms. Van Voorhis received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from the University of Utah, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school, she served as an intern with the U.S...

Sarah Van Voorhis 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. Van Voorhis has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2001.

Ms. Van Voorhis received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from the University of Utah, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school, she served as an intern with the U.S. Attorney and the San Jose District Attorney.

Ms. Van Voorhis acquired her formidable divorce and family law litigation experience at well-known and respected Bay Area family law firms. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar every year since 2009. Most recently, in 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyers named her to their list of Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California. For the past four years (2013-2016), Super Lawyers recognized her by including her on their list of Top 50 Women: Northern California Super Lawyers. Additionally, for the previous five years (2011-2016), Ms. Van Voorhis was named to their Super Lawyers list. Finally, her recognition from Super Lawyers magazine began in 2009 and 2010 when she was named a family law Rising Star. In 2014, Ms. Van Voorhis was appointed by the State Bar of California to the Family Law Advisory Commission. Her experience gained her inclusion on the San Francisco Superior Court's Settlement Master panel, where she serves as family law settlement master (settlement judge). She was chairperson of the family law section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2008 and served as vice-chair of the family law section in 2007. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Stanford Club of San Francisco.

Ms. Van Voorhis' family law practice focuses on complex marital and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including property allocation and division), child custody, parentage, child and spousal support, and the legal aspects of move-away in child custody cases. She has successfully represented clients in move-away cases at the trial level. She regularly serves as the reviewing/consulting attorney for clients who are resolving disagreements through mediation. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of the family law section of the American Bar Association, an active member of the San Francisco Bar Association and an active member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF).

Originally from Park City, Utah, Ms. Van Voorhis is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys backpacking throughout the western United States and skiing during the winter months.

Other Education
Interdisciplinary collaborative training from the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group Completed Family Law Forensic Accounting 473 at Golden Gate University, 2009 Completed Center for Understanding in Conflict 40-hour Mediation Intensive Training Program, 2013

About Sarah Van Voorhis

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, 2001

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
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) (Active Member)
  • Family Law Advisory Commission Member, since 2014

Education

  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    J.D.
    Honors: Intern with U.S. Attorney
    Honors: Intern with San Jose District Attorney
  • University of Utah
    B.A.
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Pro Bono Activities

  • San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club, Chairperson of the Family Law section, 2008
  • San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club, Vice-chair of the Family Law section, 2007
  • Stanford Club of San Francisco, Board Member, 2009-2010

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Sarah Van Voorhis

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 Sarah Van Voorhis on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California, Super Lawyers, 2015 and 2016
  • Top 50 Women: Northern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2009 and 2010

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Office Information

Address

369 Pine StreetSuite 810 San Francisco, CA 94104

Fax

  • 415-872-1486

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

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