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Yvonne Seeley - San Mateo, CA

155 Bovet RoadSuite 660 San Mateo, CA 94402

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Updated: 05/16/2021

San Mateo Dissolution Cases Lawyer

Overview

H. Yvonne Seeley is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice focuses on dissolution cases involving high asset and complex financial issues such as the division of interests in closely-held businesses, real estate, and equity compensation, including stock options and RSU’s. She also has extensive experience with high-conflict custody matters and relocation/move-away cases.

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H. Yvonne Seeley is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice focuses on dissolution cases involving high asset and complex financial issues such as the division of interests in closely-held businesses, real estate, and equity compensation, including stock options and RSU’s. She also has extensive experience with high-conflict custody matters and relocation/move-away cases.

Ms. Seeley brings over 35 years of civil litigation experience to the firm and represents clients through all phases of family law litigation before private judges and in public courthouses. She is also certified in and practices collaborative law. For clients who choose mediation to resolve their issues, Ms. Seeley acts both as a mediator and as a consulting attorney in the mediation setting.

Her style of advocacy and personal approach to her cases results in favorable outcomes for her clients. When necessary, she engages the expertise of professionals such as forensic accountants, appraisers and psychologists to assist.

Before founding Seeley Family Law Practice, Ms. Seeley worked at Hersh Family Law (San Francisco), the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie (Pleasanton), the Seeley Law Firm (San Mateo), and Seeley & Madigan (San Mateo). In her previous association with civil and family law firms she was lead attorney in bench and jury trials. She has also appeared and argued before the First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

About Yvonne Seeley

Practice Areas

  • Dissolution Cases
  • Collaborative Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of California (Member)
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (Member)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) (Member)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) (Member)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association (Member)
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association (Member)
  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association (Member)
  • Palo Alto Bar Association, 2014 - 2015 (Family Law Section, Co-Chair)
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - Present (President)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, 1996 - 2002 (Board of Directors)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, 2018 - 2019 (Board of Directors)

Education

  • San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California, 1980
    J.D.
  • San Jose State University, 1976
    B.A.
  • Notre Dame De Namur University, 2001
    M.S.
    Major: Business

Past Positions

  • Hersh Family Law in San Francisco
  • Law Offices of John A. Guthrie in Pleasanton
  • Seeley Law Firm in San Mateo

Pro Bono Activities

  • CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse), Board of Directors, 2013 - 2014
  • San Mateo County Women Lawyers Educational Foundation, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Yvonne Seeley

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 Yvonne Seeley on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Honored as California Women Leader by California Consumer Attorneys of California, 2007 - Present

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Office Information

Address

155 Bovet RoadSuite 660 San Mateo, CA 94402

Publication

Articles

  • “Insides the Mind Series”, Strategies For Family Law In California, co-authored book chapter on family law issues, 2014
  • Co-authored an article, Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units Education, 2012
  • "The Impact of the Budget Cutbacks on California Family Law Courts" in Strategies for Family Law in California, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Developments in California Family Law, published by Thomson Reuters

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