Joseph L. Urbanski

Top rated family law attorney in San Francisco, California

Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP
Joseph L. Urbanski
Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2006

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

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP

101 Montgomery St
Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104 Visit website


Attorney Joseph L. Urbanski is a partner at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP in San Francisco, California. Mr. Urbanski devotes his practice to family law and handles matters involving divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, partnership dissolution, property division, spousal support and other marital and domestic issues. He also drafts and reviews prenuptial agreements for clients. He serves clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr. Urbanski has been licensed to practice law since 2006 and has more than 10 years of experience. He is licensed before all California state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, Mr. Urbanski earned his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. While attending law school, he participated in the Hastings Civil Justice Individual Representation Clinic and the General Assistance Advocacy Project. He is a certified family law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to his family law practice, Mr. Urbanski holds several key leadership positions in organizations within his community. He sits on the board of directors of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and previously sat on the board of the General Assistance Advocacy Project. He also volunteers with community organizations, including Openhouse, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and Stanford Alumni Mentoring.

Mr. Urbanski is an active member of the legal community and is involved with various professional organizations. He belongs to the State Bar of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Same sex family law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Best Brief Award in Appellate Advocacy, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2018
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Civil Appellate Advocacy, University of California Hastings College of the Law
Educational Background:
  • Stanford University, 2002
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • BALIF, Member
  • SFTLA, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Stanford Pride, Board of Directors
  • Openhouse
  • General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP), Board of Directors
  • Stanford Alumni Mentoring network, Volunteer
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2017

Office location for Joseph L. Urbanski

101 Montgomery St
Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-527-0788


4 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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