Melinda A. Sammis

Top rated Family Law attorney in Greenbrae, California

Sammis Family Law
Melinda A. Sammis
Sammis Family Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1999

Education: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2024

Sammis Family Law

336 Bon Air Ctr
Greenbrae, CA 94904 Visit website


Attorney Melinda A. Sammis at Sammis Family Law helps people in San Francisco, California, and throughout the Bay Area with matters of family law, divorce, mediation, collaboration, child support, custody and visitation, and adoption. Ms. Sammis seeks to minimize the stress of divorce and reach resolutions for her clients through mediation and negotiation, but she is skilled and experienced at advocating successfully for her clients in court as well.

Ms. Sammis holds a number of professional memberships to organizations and associations, including the American Bar Association, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

As a member of The State Bar of California, Ms. Sammis also belongs to that association's Family Law Section and serves as an adviser to the executive committee on family law. In that capacity, she provides input and consultation when there is pending state legislation regarding family law.

At Smith College, Ms. Sammis studied English literature and Spanish, graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1999 and has been a guest lecturer at her alma mater since then. She has been licensed to practice law in California for more than two decades, and she is a California State Bar Legal Specialization-certified family law specialist.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1999, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • State Bar of California, Family Law section
  • Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law section
  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Member
  • California, 1999
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • State Bar of California, Executive Committee on Family Law (FLEXCOM), Advisor
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest Lecturer, Hastings College of the Law
  • Presenter, Comprehensive Family Law Practice Seminar, Sonoma County, July 2016
  • Author, Expert Witness Testimony: What’s all the Hype over People v. Sanchez?, Family Law News, The State Bar Of California, 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization
  • National Emmy for Best Public Service Announcement for Television, 1989
  • , California Governor's Award, Excellence in Drama and Public Speaking, 1991
Educational Background:
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, B.A., Honors: With Honors, Major: English Literature and Spanish, 1996
Industry Groups:
  • AFCC

Office location for Melinda A. Sammis

336 Bon Air Ctr
Greenbrae, CA 94904

Phone: 415-868-3291


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  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2024

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