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Sheila Schaeffer Craig - Santa Rosa, CA

438 1st Street, 4th FloorSuite 400 Santa Rosa, CA 95401 - 6334

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Updated: 09/21/2023

Santa Rosa Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Experience:

Ms. Craig joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP in January, 2006 after relocating to California from the state of Arizona. She was admitted to the California Bar on June 2, 2006. Ms. Craig practices exclusively in the area of family law. Her practice includes both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has served as a mediator and Special Master...

Experience:

Ms. Craig joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP in January, 2006 after relocating to California from the state of Arizona. She was admitted to the California Bar on June 2, 2006. Ms. Craig practices exclusively in the area of family law. Her practice includes both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has served as a mediator and Special Master. Ms. Craig has served as a Settlement Conference Panelist in family law matters in the Sonoma County Superior Court since June 2009. Ms. Craig passed the California State Bar Legal Specialization Examination in Family Law in October 2011.

Prior to moving to California in 2006, Ms. Craig worked as both a law clerk and later an associate attorney for Hochuli & Benavidez, P.C. in Tucson, Arizona, where she practiced in a variety of areas including criminal law, family law, estate planning, municipal law, and civil litigation. During her third year of law school, Ms. Craig was named as an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Family Law Scholarship Recipient.

Community Involvement:

Ms. Craig is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Best Practices Committee and the Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Rules Committee. Ms. Craig is also an advisory member of the Board of Directors of LifeWorks, a non-profit organization that promotes the healthy emotional development of children and families in Sonoma County. She served as President of the LifeWorks' Board from July 2008 through June 2010. Ms. Craig is a frequent volunteer with Sonoma County Legal Aid and the Sonoma County Superior Court, a member of Sonoma County Women In Law, and a member of the Richard M. Sangster Inn of Court. Ms. Craig previously served as a Teen Court Judge with Routes for Youth in Sonoma County, earning the honor of Judge of the Year in 2007.

While in Arizona, Ms. Craig served as a student coordinator and later an attorney supervisor for the Volunteer Lawyers Program. In that capacity, she assisted countless pro per clients in the areas of bankruptcy and domestic relations. In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Craig was awarded the Andrew Silverman Second Year Law Student Community Service Award.

Education and Memberships:

Ms. Craig received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and English from Johns Hopkins University in 2000, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2005. Ms. Craig grew up in a suburb of Denver, Colorado and graduated as Valedictorian of Thornton High School in 1996.

Ms. Craig is admitted to practice in California and Arizona. She is a member of the family law section of both the California and Arizona Bar Associations.

Ms. Craig is the mom of an active toddler and the step-mom of two middle schoolers.

About Sheila Schaeffer Craig

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Arizona

Specialties and Certifications

  • Family Law, California State Bar of Legal Specialization, 2011

Other Affiliations

  • Sonoma County Superior Court, 2009 - Present (Settlement Conference Panelist)
  • Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Best Practices Committee (Member)
  • Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Rules Committee (Member)
  • Sonoma County Women In Law (Member)
  • Richard M. Sangster Inn of Court (Member)
  • Family Law Section, California Bar Association (Member)
  • Family Law Section, Arizona Bar Association (Member)

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, 2005
    J.D.
  • Johns Hopkins University, 2000
    B.A.
    Major: Biology and English

Past Positions

  • Hochuli & Benavidez, P.C., Tucson, Arizona, Law Clerk
  • Hochuli & Benavidez, P.C., Tucson, Arizona, Associate Attorney
  • Routes for Youth in Sonoma County, Teen Court Judge

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advisory Member, Board of Directors of LifeWorks
  • President, LifeWorks' Board, 2008 - 2010
  • Volunteer, Sonoma County Legal Aid
  • Volunteer, Sonoma County Superior Court
  • Student Coordinator and Attorney Supervisor, Volunteer Lawyers Program

Achievements

Honors

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Family Law Scholarship Recipient
  • Routes for Youth in Sonoma County, Judge of the Year, 2007
  • Andrew Silverman Second Year Law Student Community Service Award

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Office Information

Address

438 1st Street, 4th FloorSuite 400 Santa Rosa, CA 95401 - 6334

Fax

  • 707-545-8242

Accepts Credit Cards

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