HANNAH E. SIMS

Founder, Attorney at Law
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Hannah Sims founded Sims Family Law Group, and passed away on March 20, 2021. Hannah was a Certified Family Law Specialist, and had been practicing family law since her entry to the bar in 1994. Hannah augmented her legal education in 2000 by obtaining a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation.

Hannah is survived by her parents Charles, Shirley, and Nancy; her siblings Mark, Murry, Heather, and Matt; her spouses Bob and Jim, her two sons Emmet and Charlie, and her animals Ralph, Mouse, Gumbis, and Theo. 

 

Hannah was a giver. She would give her time, emotions, and resources to help people whenever they needed, sometimes to her own detriment. She was also a planner who would plan all possible outcomes and worst-case-scenarios to ensure that those she loved would be taken care of. Over her life, she surrounded herself with beautiful people making friends of all ages and walks of life.

 

May her memory be a blessing.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

  • High Asset Property Division

  • Support

  • Reimbursement Issues

  • Business Valuations

  • Gender and Name Changes

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1994

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law

    • LL.M. in Taxation - 1998

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law

    • Juris Doctor - 1994

  • University of California, Berkeley

    • B.A. - 1990

    • Honors: With Honors

    • Major: Political Science

 

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Marin County Family Law Project

  • Super Lawyer, 2018 - present

 

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer, Family Law Boot Camp Training for New Attorneys, Alameda County Bar Association, 2020

  • Speaker, Tax Issues in Spousal Support Awards, Alameda County Bar Association Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Program, 2014 - Present

  • Moderator, Judicial Forum: What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, National Business Institute, 2012 - Present

  • Lecturer, Dissolution in the South Asian Community, Alameda County Bar Association, 2006 - Present

  • Lecturer, Domestic Violence and the South Asian Community, Alameda County Bar Association and Narika, 2005 - Present

  • Lecturer, The Ins and Outs of Restraining Orders, Lorman Education Series, 2004 - Present

  • Lecturer, ACFLA Continuing Education Program - Issues specific to South Asian Divorces

  • Lecturer, Domestic Violence and the Law, Lorman Continuing Legal Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Board of Specialization, Certified Family Law Specialist

  • Alameda County Family Law Association, Board of Directors, 2001 - Present

  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1998 - Present

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Member, Member, 2005 - Present

  • California State Bar Family Law Section, Member

  • Earl Warren American Inn of Court, Magistrate, 2014 - Present

  • Philip A. Harley Memorial Mock Trial Competition, Judge

  • Alameda County, Judge Pro Tem

 

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney for Narika, 2000 - Present

  • Volunteer Attorney for Maitri, 2002 - 2006

  • Judge Pro Tem, Alameda County

  • Family Violence Law Center, Former Legal Director, Volunteer Lawyer, Domestic Violence Advocate

  • Alameda County Bar Association, Volunteer Attorney in the Courtroom

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Oakland, CA 94612

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