Lorie S. Nachlis

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Francisco, California

Nachlis | Cohade | Lopez-Whitaker, LLP
Lorie S. Nachlis
Nachlis | Cohade | Lopez-Whitaker, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1980

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

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Nachlis | Cohade | Lopez-Whitaker, LLP

291 Geary St
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94102 Visit website


As a founder of Nachlis | Cohade | Lopez-Whitaker LLP, Lorie S. Nachlis represents clients in cases of family law and all subcategories. Her practice is centered in the San Francisco Bay Area. She represents clients in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Alameda counties.  With four decades of experience, she is armed with the compassion and respect every client needs as they transition through a difficult time.

A graduate of the University of California Hastings College of Law, she earned a Juris Doctor in 1980 and has been practicing family law since then. While recognizing that the best resolution is one crafted outside of court, whether with the assistance of a mediator or private judge or through counsel, Ms. Nachlis is prepared to litigate a case when necessary to protect the best interests of her clients.  When children are involved, Ms. Nachlis works with her client to pursue a strategy that is informed by the best of interests of the children.  

Certified by The State Bar of California as a family law specialist, she is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.   She has mentored many attorneys throughout her career and has taught classes and provided trainings to judges, lawyers and mental health professionals.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.nclwlaw.com/about-us/lorie-nachlis/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1980
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California chapter, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Board of Manager, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers list, 2004 - 2018
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Office location for Lorie S. Nachlis

291 Geary St
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-523-6061


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

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Top 50: Women Northern California Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007

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