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Melinda Anne Sammis

Melinda Anne Sammis

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Family: 100%

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Blacker Sammis & Blacker APC

435 Pacific Ave
suite 200
San Francisco, CA, 94133




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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Specialist - Family Law since 2008State Bar of California2012
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2003
Governor's Award for Excellence in Drama and Public SpeakingState of California1991
National Emmy; best public service announcement for televisionAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences1989

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge in Mediation National CompetitionAmerican Bar Association (Aba)2010 - 2010
PartnerBlacker, Sammis and Blacker2009 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Nordin Blacker1999 - 2009
Family Law ClerkSan Francisco Superior Court1997 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of CaliforniaMember2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Executive Committee of the Family Law SectionCo-chair of San Francisco Standing Committee2010 - 2013
San Francisco Superior CourtVolunteer Attorney - Judge Pro Tem2010 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2010 - Present
San Francisco Superior CourtVolunteer Attorney - Settlement Master2008 - Present
State Bar of California Board of Legal SpecializationCertified Specialist in Family Law2008 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Volunteer Legal Services of San FranciscoVolunteer Attorney1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal Aid Society of MarinVolunteer1995 - 1995
Screen Actors GuildMember (currently inactive)1990 - Present
American Federatio nof Television and Radio Arts (AFTRA)Member (inactive)1985 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLLawlaw1999
Smith CollEnglish Literatureundergraduate1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
California Society of Certified Public Accountants Committee MeetingOverview of Family Law2012
Mediation TrainingFamily Law Basics2007
ContractsMarital Settlement Agreements2006
ContractsMarital Settlement Agreements2005