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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.




Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 49%
    7 years, 150 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    7 years, 75 cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    7 years, 150 cases
  4. Prenuptials: 10%
    7 years, 10 cases
  5. Family: 1%
    7 years, 200 cases



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  • Jill L Rogers

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    Jill Rogers Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • David Evan Keystone

    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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Contact info

Law Offices of Celeste A. Johansson

1946 Embarcadero.
Suite. 110
Oakland, CA, 94606


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic Excellance, Top Student in ClassWitkin2008
Academic Excellance, Top Student in ClassCali2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Women Lawyers of Alameda CountyMember2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AN/AN/A
Barnard CollegeN/AN/AN/A