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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys in Sacramento||Sacramento Magazine||2017|
|Top Attorneys in Sacramento||Sacramento Magazine||2016|
|Top Attorneys in Sacramento||Sacramento Magazine||2015|
|Best of the Bar||Sacramento Business Journal||2013|
|Attorney Mediator||Beth Appelsmith Law and Medaition Offices||2000 - Present|
|Associate||The Harris Law Firm||1987 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minor's Counsel Executive Committee||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|Board of Directors, Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group||Board Member, Court LIaison||2008 - Present|
|Child Custody Subcommittee of Family Law Executive Committee||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Sacramento Superior Court||Judge Pro Tem||2000 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|Collaborative Premarital Agreement||The parties were able to reach full agreement in a mutual, nonadversarial process, that much better suited their interests and intention as a couple.|
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|Sacramento Magazine||Top Lawyers in Sacramento (featured)||2015|
|Sacramento Business Journal||Best of the Bar Profile||2013|
|Sacramento Bee||More Couples Use Premarital Agreements||2011|
|Sacramento Bee||Right and Wrong- Ethics Panel||1998|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Oregon State University||Pre-law||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|CP Cal Statewide Conference, Redwood City CA||Effective Mandatory Disclosures in Collaborative Cases||2016|
|Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group Meeting||Complex Collaborative Divorce with Special Needs Trust||2014|
|Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group||Collaborative Post Nuptial Agreement Case Presentation||2013|
|Member Education||Premarital and Relationship Agreements||2011|
|"Ask a Lawyer"||Collaborative Practice||2008|
Posted by Eddie
Words cannot describe how thankful I am I was referred to and decided to retain Beth when I was going through my divorce. If you are reading this review because you are going through a divorce yourself, then you already know how physically, mentally and emotionally draining it is. From day one, Beth was very attentive and sympathetic to the details of my case. As we progressed through the process, I quickly realized the difference in the level professionalism, experience and integrity she brought to my case when compared to the opposing counsel. There was no comparison to be made. I believe if not for Beth’s experience, guidance and the strategy she implemented in my case I would still be going through the process and would’ve never obtained the very fair Marriage Settlement Agreement she negotiated on my behalf. I cannot stress the words honesty and integrity enough when describing her. All too often I would walk into her office ready to explode and walk out knowing I was in good hands. I quickly realized my best strategy moving forward was to trust her and just put it all in her hands. I did and my only regret I have now is that I didn’t retain her sooner. I would recommend Beth to anyone looking for an excellent attorney to consult or retain during their divorce, but if it was someone I cared about, I would insist. Beth I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me.
Posted by Kathryn
My consultation with Atty. Appelsmith was great.
Beth was considerate and generous with her time.
She doesn't rush or seem impatient.
She was listening attentively to all my questions and was able to answer all of them.
She is professional with a heart.
Posted by Susan
After speaking with Beth Appelsmith for only a few minutes at our first meeting, I knew I could trust her, and my trust was well placed. She helped me think through and complete a pre-nuptial agreement on a very rushed timeline. Her calm approach and insights, as well as her advice gave me the confidence to sign the agreement with full knowledge of the consequences and benefits of doing so.
Kristine Cummings, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Beth for many years, and strongly endorse her. Beth is very knowledgeable, skilled, and effective, whether in her role as a client's advocate or as a neutral mediator. I especially appreciate Beth's openness and genuine desire to understand opposing viewpoints so that she can aid clients in obtaining a mutually satisfactory resolution. Beth is great at thinking "outside the box" and helping others do so to overcome obstacles to settlement. Beth is always a welcome addition to any case, committee and/or board as she uses her skill, kindness, gentle humor and persistent follow-through to get things done.
Elizabeth Niemi, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Beth is one of the most respected family law attorneys in town, not only for her years of experience, and accompanying knowledge, but also because of her integrity and overall sense of the big picture. These traits, when combined with her excellent people skills, make her a natural fit for mediation. She is also gifted at working within the framework of the collaborative practice model of dispute resolution. I have had the pleasure of working with her in both contexts and I highly endorse her. She is thoughtful, insightful, and professional.