Ariel Sosna

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Francisco, California

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Ariel Sosna
Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2007

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

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2018

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP

601 Montgomery Street
Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94111 Visit website


Ariel Sosna 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. Sosna's practice at the firm focuses on divorce (including complex property allocation and division), child custody, parentage (paternity), child support and spousal support, arrears issues, sex-same marriages, domestic partnerships, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. In addition, she regularly serves as a reviewing attorney for mediated agreements.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in family law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley. She co-authored the column, “Family Law Corner,” published monthly in The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin for 10 years and is an active member of several professional organizations. Ms. Sosna previously worked at the San Francisco Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office, the Law Center for Families (assisting with the Deaf Women's Legal Project), and the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. Currently, Ms. Sosna serves as a settlement master with the San Francisco Superior Court. Ms. Sosna is 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. 

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2007, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Dan Bradley Fellowship
  • Pro Bono Publico Award and Public Interest Law Certificate
Educational Background:
  • U.C. Berkeley, B.A. in Psychology, 2000
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of California, 2007
  • Queen's Bench Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair, Barristers Club, San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
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Office location for Ariel Sosna

601 Montgomery Street
Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-274-2530


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  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2018

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