Ms. Ham has practiced exclusively in the field of family law since she was admitted to practice in 2009. She specializes in complex divorce, custody, support, guardianship, paternity and domestic violence matters. Ms. Ham understands the complex emotional feelings a family law matter may cause someone, and handles an individuals case with compassion and direction. A tough advocate, she fights vigorously for her clients in and out of court so that their interests are best represented.
Ms. Ham’s interest in family law began when she was a rape crisis counselor for the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center while completing her bachelor’s degree. During law school, she served as a legal intern for Women Empowered Against a Violent Environment aiding low income litigants in completing divorce and restraining order paperwork.
Ms. Ham has not only practiced for established law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she has also been an active member of Family Law Sections of the local bar associations, serving as the Alameda County Bar Family Law Section’s Vice Chair from 2010 – 2012. She also served on the Bay Area Regional Standing Committee, Family Law Sub-Committee of Delegates, and the Sacramento County Bar Association Delegation to the Conference of Delegates, all committees which researched, reviewed, and made recommendations on family law legislation. Currently Ms. Ham is a Board Member of the California Young Lawyers Association.
Ms. Ham graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Women & Gender Studies, and a minor in Sociology, with an emphasis in Law & Society. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence, with Distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2009 with a specialization in trial advocacy. A member of the California Bar, Ms. Ham is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She practices in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo County.