Sarah Van Voorhis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
 | 601 Montgomery Street, Suite 525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-579-3162
Fax: 415-872-1486
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 2001
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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Attorney Profile

Sarah Van Voorhis is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna, LLP, a San Francisco law firm dedicated exclusively to resolving family law matters for clients throughout the Bay Area. Ms. Van Voorhis’ practice focuses on complex marital and domestic partner dissolutions, including property allocation and division, child custody issues, parentage or paternity, child support, spousal support, and the legal aspects of custodial and non-custodial parent relocation. She regularly drafts prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well and also serves as the reviewing attorney for such agreements.

In 2014, Ms. Van Voorhis was named a Commissioner by the State Bar of California to the Family Law Advisory Commission.  The Family Law Advisory Commission consists of only eight Certified Family Law Specialists in the state of California.  The Commission advises the California Board of Legal Specialization when it is considering applications for certification.

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 is also one of only a small percentage of California attorneys who have been certified as specialists in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Lastly, Ms. Van Voorhis remains an actively involved member of several professional and bar association groups and currently serves as a settlement master (settlement judge) in the San Francisco County Family Law Superior Court.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Sarah Van Voorhis

Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice-Chair, Family Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California, 2016
  • California State, 2001
  • Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
  • Board Member, Solo/Small Firm Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2010
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Commissioner, Family Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California, 2014
  • Co-Chair/Chairperson, Barristers Club, San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2007 - 2009
  • Vice-Chair, San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2007
  • Board Member, Stanford Club of San Francisco, 2009 - 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • VLSP volunteer attorney, 2004

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993

Educational Background:

  • University of Utah, B.A.
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Office Location for Sarah Van Voorhis

601 Montgomery Street
Suite 525
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-579-3162

Fax: 415-872-1486

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Last Updated: 2/9/2021

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