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About me

       I have been practitcing law since 1981, first as a tax attorney with Chevron, then in my own practice since 1990.  I enjoy the challenge of resolving the tax and financial issues each client  presents and seek to get them the best settlement based on a fair analysis of both the facts and law affecting the situation.   I like to help people move their lives into the future.

    I often see solutions where others see only questions.

    We are known as a detail oriented firm that requires an accurate, complete and full disclosure from both parties as a basis for a fair settlement.   I have developed unique materials to help my clients understand the law and explain their situation to their advantage

    The TR6 was to be the tow car for my racing Spitfire, but the towbar was stolen and the trailer was too heavy for it anyway.  Still all original....50,000 miles.


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Practice areas

  1. Divorce: 85%
    25 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 10%
    35 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Business: 5%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($95-375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • C. Logan McKechnie

    I endorse this lawyer's work. A highly experienced and well-respected attorney. Ms. Jeffries is an aggressive litigator and a zealous advocate to her clients. Highly recommended."


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Contact info

Law Offices of Susan L. Jeffries & Associates

2121 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA, 94501


CAResigned With Charges Pending198005/23/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Resignation with charges pending
    issued in CA, 2015


    Resignation with charges pending means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred, the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

  2. Voluntary inactive (disciplinary)
    issued in CA, 2014


    This sanction means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred, the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

  3. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2014


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best AttorneyN/A2003
Best AttorneyN/A2002
Best AttorneyN/A2001
Best AttorneyN/A2000
Best attorneyAlameda Journal survey2000
Best AttorneyN/A1999
Best AttorneyN/A1996
Best AttorneyN/A1993
Appreciation AwardLouisiana Association of Tax Administrators1989
Award of MeritN/A1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Alameda County Family Law AssociationMemberN/A
Alameda County Bar Association,Executive CommitteeMember2001 - 2004
Alameda County Bar Association,Family Law SectionFounder2000 - 2000
Bar Association of San FranciscoExecutive CommitteeMember1998 - 1998
Bar Association of San FranciscoPresident1997 - 1997
Alameda County Bar Association,Executive CommitteeMember1995 - 1995
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1991 - 1991
Bar Association of San FranciscoExecutive CommitteeMember1991 - 1993
San Francisco Area Women Tax LawyersProgram CommitteeMember1989 - 1989
Bar Association of San Francisco,Corporate Law Dept. SectionChairman1986 - 1988
,,Child Care CommitteeChairman1985 - 1986
,Founder1979 - 1979
Publication nameTitleDate
California Business Law ReporterHow State and Local Taxes Reach Out and Touch Your Business Where It Lives, Part II: Mail Order Sales and Personal Services1988
Louisiana Bar JournalLouisiana Parish Sales and Use Taxes - Analysis of the Overlap1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws1981
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Wayne State Univ. DetroitN/AMA - Masters1972
Michigan State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Michigan State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
East Bay Licensed Document AssemblersLimited Scope Representation2004