|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|First Place Overall Female Finisher||Silver Strand Half-Marathon||2010|
|First Place Overall Female Finisher||American River Parkway Half-Marathon||2010|
|First Place Female Age Division||Tri-City Carlsbad Half-Marathon||2010|
|Attorney||Heath Law Group, P.C.||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Heath-Newton LLP||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Wald & Thorndal, P.C.||2012 - 2013|
|Post-Bar Law Clerk/Contract Attorney||Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP||2010 - 2012|
|Certified Legal Intern||San Diego District Attorney||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Queen's Bench Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||N/A||2011 - Present|
|National LGBT Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|The Huffington Post||Sperm Donor Conception: Not a DIY Project!||2013|
|The Huffington Post||DOMA and Prop 8 Are Dead -- Prenup First, Then Wedding Vows||2013|
|Heath-Newton Blog||Understanding the Different Types of California Adoptions||2013|
|Heath-Newton Blog||Adoption Options for Lesbians: Stepparent/Domestic Partner Adoption vs. Second Parent Adoption||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Surrogacy Soapbox||2013|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|UC Davis||Sociology: Law/Society||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Surrogacy||2016|
|Webinar||An Overview of California Adoption||2013|
|Lavender Law 2013||Career Services and Job Search Strategies for Law Students||2013|
|BALIF Career Expo & Networking Event||Power Networking||2013|
Posted by Dean
I had been struggling with my divorce for several years until Lilah stepped in. Lilah immediately put me at ease because I knew I was in the hands of a pro. What I liked most about Lilah is that she formulated a strategy for me. She gave me my options and explained the pros and cons of each so that I was still ultimately in control. She was straight forward not only with the strengths of my case but also equally blunt about my weaknesses. She refused to blow smoke up my skirt allowing me to have false confidence in the unlikely. I really respected that.
Lilah was also understanding of my financial situation by giving me advice to help me save money instead of cranking up the expenses as many attorneys do.
When it came time to put the case together, Lilah's expertise was obvious. She overwhelmed the other party with a clear and logical case that was supported with facts and legal precedence. It was unarguable. And it would've been an impossible feat by myself.
I am very happy with the results Lilah got for me.
Posted by Janell
I never planned on divorcing, so I had no clue how to even start the process and I felt quite overwhelmed. My first meeting with Lilah consisted of me learning a ton of complex details in words and explanations I could actually understand. Lilah took the time to explain the journey through divorce towards amiable co-existance and co-parenting. Lilah took my concerns seriously and respected my desire for harmonious dynamics between me and my ex. The forms and explanations she drafted and submitted were excellent in form and content- she really knows her business. The dialogue she gave me to use in court came in handy and helped me gain and maintain some agency in the courtroom. Lilah accepted and respected my priorities, so my divorce wasn't about money and acrimony, it was about learning the process and making the best decisions for my kids. Lilah always kept my kids in mind. She is an expert in her field and a true people person as well.
I would recommend her whole heartedly to family and friends and you.
Posted by anonymous
I hired this attorney from a well-known law firm in San Francisco at the recommendation of a new friend. I was newly separated at a vulnerable time in my life. Lilah seemed confident and well spoken. However, she filed my case incorrectly with the court (which now has to be fixed), her firm over-billed, she did not provide any strategy or direction for my case (I came up with most of the strategy from the advice of friends) and she raised her voice to me several times, and was kinder to opposing counsel than she was to me -- and now I see why. She was looking for another job while her own firm dissolved. Beware this attorney. At the very least, she lacks the experience to handle a complicated family law case. Hire a certified family law specialist instead.