I went to UC Hastings College of Law with the intention of practicing Family Law. I was drawn to the emotional nature of the work, and to the great positive impact that my work could have on families.
To that end, I worked for the San Francisco Family Law self-help center all through law school, and was selected to be a judicial extern for the San Francisco Unified Family Court. I also worked as a research assistant for both Kelly Weisberg and Lois Weithorn, the two Family Law professors at Hastings. I engaged in in-depth research projects and wrote substantive contributions to their casebooks.
Theory is all well and good, but the practice of Family Law is really what inspires me. I worked in private practice as an associate at the Law Offices of Susan L. Jeffries for four years before opening my own law office. I practice solely Family Law. I assist my clients with a wide range of services, from the preparation of pre- or post-nuptial agreements to negotiating settlements on property and support, to representing clients at contested hearings.
Throughout it all, I endeavor to make a difficult time more bearable for each client, whether that be through easing their minds by giving them information on their legal rights, or by working on a limited scope basis to provide legal services at a lower cost.
Licensed since 2009
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Celeste Johansson has dedicated her practice to providing her clients with practical and experienced advice, enabling them to make their own fully informed decisions about their cases. She is a tireless advocate for her clients, and I recommend Celeste without qualification.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Academic Excellance, Top Student in Class||Witkin||2008|
|Academic Excellance, Top Student in Class||Cali||2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Women Lawyers of Alameda County||Member||2010 - Present|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|