Hal D. Bartholomew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP
 | 4740 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-455-5200
Fax: 916-455-6300
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

Hal D. Bartholomew has been focusing his practice primarily on family law for most of his professional career. The co-founder of Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP, located in Sacramento, he has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. Mr. Bartholomew represents clients throughout the area who are facing the end of their marriages and who are having to deal with such issues as child custody and visitation, complex property division, and child and spousal support. An aggressive advocate for his clients in the courtroom when necessary, he also seeks to find resolutions of matters through mediation and collaborative divorce. Mr. Bartholomew also has extensive experience in the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements, and he provides assistance to clients who are seeking to have divorce orders enforced or modified.

A California native, Mr. Bartholomew attended the University of California, Davis, as an undergraduate, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1968. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1971. Mr. Bartholomew was a partner at a Sacramento firm for many years until co-founding Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP in Feb. 1989. He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his successes on behalf of his clients, Mr. Bartholomew has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. A fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, he is a member of several other legal groups, including the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Family Law Section of The State Bar of California.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Child Support, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)

Focus Areas

Child Support, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Hal Bartholomew

Admitted: 1972, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.divorcepage.com/Attorneys/Hal-D-Bartholomew.shtm...

Honors and Awards:

  • Eureka Award, Collaborative Practice - California (CPCal), 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Rating
  • Avvo Rating of 10
  • Super Lawyers in Northern California, 2004 - 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Mediator by Mediate.com, 2009
  • Certified Family Law Specialist - The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Life Member - Academy of Family Mediators
  • Certified Mediator - American Academ of Matrimonial lawyers (2004-Present)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1972
  • California, 1972
  • Director (2006 - 2011) - Collaborative Practice California
  • Co-Founder & 1st President (2006 - 2008) - Collaborative Practice California
  • Treasurer (2008) Northern California Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Secretary (2007) Northern California Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • President and Co-Founder - Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
  • Member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the State Bar of California and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the American Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the Northern California Mediation Association
  • Member of the Conference of Lawyer Mediators
  • Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
  • Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • President (2010) Northern California Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Life Member of the Academy of Family Mediators
  • Member, Academy of Professional Family Mediators.
  • Past Chair (1993), Vice Chair (1992), Treasurer (1991), and Secretary (1990) of the Family Law Section of the Sacramento Bar Association
  • Advisor to the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, 1998
  • Served on the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, 1994-1997

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served as President, Elk Grove Incorporation 2000, leading the effort to make Elk Grove a city, successfully passed in March 2000
  • Teaches courses on divorce rights for the Center for Fathers and Families
  • Teaches courses on divorce rights and divorce mediation for Family Service Agency, The Effort and Learning Exchange
  • Instructor for two courses in Family Law for the U.C. Extension Paralegal Program (1991-1998)
  • Lectures for the California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Taught courses on divorce and divorce mediation at the Sacramento campus of National University
  • Frequent instructor for the continuing education of Certified Public Accountants
  • Served on a number of community boards, including Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento, the Golden Empire Health Planning Council, Advisory Council to the U.C. Davis Extension Paralegal Certificate Program, the Visiting Nurses Association, Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Golden West Track and Field Association, and the Citizen Advisory Commission on General Revenue Sharing.
  • Active in the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce participating as several-time team leader and delegate of the Capitol to Capitol Community Task Force to Washington, D.C., as chair of the Agri-Business Committee, as delegate and team leader for the State Capitol visit, as a member of the Leadership Class of 1990, and in various other Chamber activities
  • Life Member of the Elk Grove Historical Society
  • Board of Home Field Advantage of Elk Grove (1991- 1998; President 1992-1994)
  • Past Chair of the Elk Grove Recreation and Park District
  • Past Commissioner of the Elk Grove Softball Association
  • Past President of the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento #1
  • Past President of the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce
  • Director of the Sacramento County Special District Association Chapter
  • Director of Elk Grove Parks & Recreation District (1976-1985)
  • Past President and Vice President of the Elk Grove Community Services District
  • Director of the Elk Grove Community Services District from 1985 through 1994
  • Chair (1990-1993) of the Sacramento Local Agency Formation committee (LAFCO)
  • Served (from 1987-1994) as commissioner of the Sacramento Local Agency Formation committee (LAFCO)
  • In recognition of his service to Parks and Recreation in the Elk Grove area, Mr. Bartholomew received the California Parks and Recreation Society District II Citizen Award in 1994 and was honored by having a 46-acre sports park in his name completed and dedicated in August 2010
  • Selected as Elk Grove Citizen of the Year, 1997-1998 (an award his father received 40 years previously)
  • Director - Sacramento Rotary Foundation
  • Paul Harris - Rotary International
  • Fellow, Rotary Club of Sacramento
  • President of the Rotary Club of Sacramento, 1998-1999 (over 500 members)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Chapter Contributor of the book Inside the Mminds-California Family Law Strategies-Leading Lawyers inon Evaluating domestic disputes, Gathering Financial Documentation and utilizing ADR to Resolve Cases - Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2009
  • Co-author, Child Custody: A Practical Guide for Parents - Sacramento Region Edition, 1998
  • Co-recipient of 1999 Award for Outstanding Course Materials by the California CPA Education Foundation
  • Co-Author of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants Education Division texts of Tax Aspects of Marital Dissolutions (1985-1989); Advanced Tax Problems of Marital Dissolution (1990-1998); and Tax Consequences of Divorce (1999-2007)
  • Co-Presenter, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training - Two-Day Training
  • Co-Author and Instructor of Tax Consequences of Divorce course for the California CPA Education Foundation for over 20 Years

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Davis, Davis, California, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1968
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Office Location for Hal D. Bartholomew

4740 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone: 916-455-5200

Fax: 916-455-6300

 

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