Sarah Van Voorhis

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Francisco, California

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Sarah Van Voorhis
Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2001

Education: Stanford Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
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Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP

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


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 consisted of only eight Certified Family Law Specialists in the state of California.  The Commission advised the California Board of Legal Specialization when it is considering applications for certification. Ms. Van Voorhis served as the Chair of the Commission in 2018.

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. Ms. Van Voorhis remains an actively involved member of several professional and bar association groups and currently serves as a settlement officer (settlement judge) in the San Francisco County Family Law Superior Court, as well as volunteer attorney.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2001, California

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Educational Background:
  • University of Utah, B.A.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • VLSP volunteer attorney, 2004
  • Appointed settlement officer/volunteer settlement officer for San Francisco Unified Family Court., 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Family Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California, 2018
  • Unified Family Court of San Francisco, Mandatory Settlement Conference Settlement Officer, 2022
  • 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
Representative Clients:
  • Complex/high asset or high income divorce case. Prenuptial/Postnuptial agreement with complex terms., 2022

Office location for Sarah Van Voorhis

601 Montgomery Street
Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-274-2530

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