Hannah Sims has been practicing family law since her entry to the bar in 1994. Hannah augmented her legal education in 2000 by obtaining a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation. Hannah treats each case individually and recognizes that divorcing parties have particular needs that may not lend themselves to a generalized approach. In every case, Hannah's first objective is to find a creative way to settle the parties' differences in lieu of litigation. If court intervention is required, Hannah's reputation as an aggressive and highly competent litigator precedes her.
Hannah has been through her own divorce and dealt with the hardship of raising two very young children as a single mother. This insight has contributed to her keen understanding of the issues that parties face as they move through the dissolution process and beyond.
Hannah's practice encompasses all aspects of family law. Her LL.M. in Taxation allows her to identify and address complex tax issues that many family law attorneys may miss. While skilled in high asset property division, support, reimbursement issues and business valuations, Hannah enjoys and excels in high conflict custodial disputes. As the former director of a non-profit domestic violence legal clinic, Hannah also brings her talents and specialized training to the domestic violence arena.
Hannah's clients appreciate the compassion that she brings to each case as well as her tenaciousness and passionate advocacy in the courtroom.
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Hannah is one of the brightest, most sharp-witted attorneys I know. She is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, and is well-respected by the court and other attorneys in the community. She is incredibly knowledgeable about family law and tax issues. I do not hesitate to consult with Hannah when I have a question. Clients are definitely in great hands when they retain her services.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Alameda County Family Law Association||Board of Directors||2001 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1998 - Present|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Tax||LL.M - Master of Laws||1998|
|College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Berkeley||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Tax Issues in Spousal Support Awards||2014|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Dissolution in the South Asian Community||2006|
|Alameda County Bar Association, Business Section||Domestic Violence and the South Asian Community||2005|
|Lorman Education Series||The Ins and Outs of Restraining Orders||2004|
|Lorman Continuing Legal Education||Domestic Violence and the Law||N/A|
|ACFLA Continuing Education Program||Issues specific to South Asian Divorces||N/A|