Vanessa handles all aspects of family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, division of property, valuation and characterization of property, spousal and child support, child custody, and post-judgment modification.
Vanessa provides strong and thoughtful advocacy for her clients at every phase of the family law process, both in and out of the courtroom. She has been distinguished as an Honor Advocate for her performance at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Trial Practicum. She has also completed the Houston Family Law Trial Institute, the nation’s leading intensive family law trial advocacy program.
Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Vanessa practiced civil litigation in San Francisco, where she represented clients in a variety of disputes involving business, real estate and family law matters.
Vanessa completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, majoring in Law & Society. Vanessa received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where she participated in a number of advanced advocacy competitions.
Vanessa is a proud fourth generation attorney and a Bay Area native.