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My practice is limited to "Appropriate" Dispute Resolution as either a Collaborative Lawyer or Mediator. Our firm, Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP has a reputation of providing quality legal representation with an expertise in the areas of legal and tax aspects of divorce, mediation, collaborative law, prenuptial agreements, spousal support, property settlements, child support and custody. We handle exclusively divorce and related family law matters. Please visit us at


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    44 years
  2. Mediation: 30%
    38 years
  3. Family: 29%
    44 years
  4. Alimony: 2%
    44 years
  5. Other: 9%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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  • Craig Cox Weaver

    Hal is an experienced attorney and mediator. He is a pioneer in collaborative divorce and is skilled in helping parties reach amicable out-of-court settlements. He is very well regarded in the legal community and is very personable. I highly recommend Hal and his law firm Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP.


    Craig Weaver Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Hal. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP

4740 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA, 95819-4426

Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP

732 3rd st
Suite B
Davis, CA, 95616



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Best of the BarSacramento Business Nournal2014
Kobayashi AwardFamily Law Section - Sacramento County Bar Association2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers 20102010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Certified MediatorMediator.Com2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Eureka AwardCollaborative Practice - California2007
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2005
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2004
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2001
FellowInternational Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2000
Award for Outstanding Course MaterialsCPA Education Foundation1999
Paul Harris FellowRotary club of Sacramento1997
Elk Grove Citizen of the YearElk Grove Community Organizations1997
Sacramento Rotary FellowRotary Club of Sacramento1997
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers1995
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1995
Citizen AwardCalif. Parks & Recreation Society District II1994
Certified Family Law SpecialistCalifornia State Bar Board of Legal Specialization1980
Certified MediatorAmerican Academy of Matrimonial LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBartholomew & Wasznicky LLP1989 - Present
PartnerDesmond, Miller, Desmond & Bartholomew1972 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northern California Chapter - American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersPresident2009 - Present
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2000 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1995 - Present
Rotary Club of SacramentoMember1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1972 - Present
Academy of Family MediatorsLife MemberN/A
Conference of Lawyer MediatorsMemberN/A
Northern California Mediation AssociationMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMemberN/A
Collaborative Practice CaliforniaPresident2006 - 2008
Collaborative Practice - California (CPCal)Director2006 - 2010
Sacramento Collaborative Practice GroupPresident2003 - 2009
Rotary Club of SacramentoPresident1998 - 1999
Family Law Section-SacramentoChairman1993 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Legal and Tax Strategies for Divorce ProfessionalsLegal and Tax Strategies for Divorce Professionals2009
Tax Consequences of Divorce -Cal - CPATax Consequences of Divorce Textbook2008
Tax Consequences of Divorce TextTax Consequences of Divorce2007
State Bar of CaliforniaCollaborative Practice in Family Law Endorsed By The Legislature2007
California CPA MagazineA Respectful Divorce2005
Tax Consequences of Divorce TextTax Consequences of Divorce2004
Assoc. of Certified Family SpecialistsCollaborative Negotiation: A New Approach to Family Law2003
Child Custody - Sacramento Region EditionChild Custody, a Practical Guide for Parents1999
Tax Aspects of Marital DissolutionsCalifornia Society of Certified Public Accountants Education Division texts of Tax Aspects of Marital Dissolutions1998
Advanced Tax Problems of Marital DissolutionAdvanced Tax Problems of Marital Dissolution1990
Tax Aspects of Marital DissolutionsCalifornia Society of Certified Public Education Division texts of Tax Aspects of Marital Dissolutions1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of California - DavisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal and Tax Strategies for Divorce ProfessionalsLegal and Tax Strategies for Divorce2009
Family Law 101 for the Financial ProfessionalThe Divorce Process2009
Family Law 101 for Mental Health ProfessionalsThe Marital Dissolution2009
Butte County Family Law SectionCollaborative Divorce - An Overview2009
Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative TrainingCollaborative Practice2009
Tax Consequences of DivorceTax Consequences of Divorce2008
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training - Sacramento Collaboratiave Practice GroupBasic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training - Two Day2008
CPCal Celebration IIITax Consequences for Collaborative Professionals2008
Legal Secretarys Annual SeminarCollaborative Divorce Practice2007
CPA Continuing EducationTax Consequences of Divorce2007
AICPA Annual Fraud ConferenceDivorce Taxation2007
CPA Continuing EducationTax Consequences of Divorce2006
Basic Collaborative Law TrainingCollaborative Practice2006
Tax Consequences of DivorceTax Consequences of Divorce2005
Tax Consequences of DivorceTax Consequences of Divorce2004
AAML- Southern California Chapter RetreatAdvanced Tax Consequences of Marital Dissolutions2002