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Judy Lynn Ford

Family Attorney at Sacramento, CA

3.0   4 reviews

About Judy

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, motions to modify custody and/or support, strategic consultations, marital settlement agreements, reconciliation agreements

    16 years

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Domestic violence

  4. Child custody

  5. Child support

I established my firm, Judy L. Ford Attorney at Law, in 2006 to concentrate on the family law issues that matter to residents of Sacramento and neighboring Placer and Nevada counties. I represent my fellow Californians going through divorce, involved in child support and custody disputes, and victimized by domestic abuse.

Before becoming a lawyer, I earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Specific courses and training equipped me with the empathy, ethics and communication skills. That past experience is essential in dealing with divorce issues and other sensitive and sometimes distressing family law disputes.

As my client, you will only deal with me. Your case is my responsibility alone. From the initial consultation to the outcome, I will energetically defend your position.


Licensed for 19 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Judy L. Ford, Attorney at Law
1337 Howe Ave Ste 108
Sacramento, CA, 95825-3314


3.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Marilyn | February 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Current Client
After getting burned by my previous counsel to the tune of 30k with zero results, I found Judy Ford. In our consultation phone call, Judy expressed understanding of my situation and quoted a reasonable price to finish my case and get my sanctions award that I had been unsuccessful in getting ordered previously, as my abuser repeatedly lied on the income and expense dec to get out of being sanctioned. Because my case is in California and I am not, this adds an extra layer of complicated when it comes to paperwork and court dates. Where my previous counsel left me in the dark on hearing dates and communications were very limited, Judy made sure to call me before and after hearing dates to make sure we were on the same page and that I understood what was going on and kept in the loop at all times. Judy finally got my sanctions reward and while it’s a drop in the bucket compared to what I spent while the respondent gleefully refused to cooperate in an effort to perpetrate financial abuse and drain my finances, some thing was better than nothing. Judy did such an excellent job, that I have kept her as my counsel as my situation is high conflict due to domestic violence and I need a third party to help manage communications with my abuser. It is nice to have someone who sees what the OP is doing and is able to successfully navigate the situation to protect my children and I when necessary. I will continue to utilize her services for the duration of my required involvement in the family court system. I trust her to protect us and not charge an arm and a leg to so. Judy is an excellent choice for your family law needs. She spots abuse where other attorneys do not and is a valuable asset when going against an abuser in family court. The other review here is suspicious as Judy doesn’t leave her clients high and dry. As my abuser is an expert gaslighter, I can assure you accusations against Judy of gaslighting are not based in reality and sounds to be like an OP lashing out after getting whipped by Judy in court. If you need adequate and competent counsel for your family law case, Judy should be your first call.
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Posted by Jim | May 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Judy is very knowledgeable and explained everything. She is courteous and professional. Once we got into my case, it was if she was a friend. She advised me of expectations and what would be reasonable...she was definitely looking out for me and crossing the "T's" and dotting the "I's". The end result was more than I expected and I was definitely happy.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Didn't want to take the staple out
She couldn't send me what she was supposed to send me through email because she didn't want to take a staple out of the papers to scan them. She also knowingly put the wrong address down so I couldnt receive court papers and had the papers sent to the other parties witness. Then later put down two different addresses down one being mine and other being the witness. Don't involve yourself with Judy Ford. And if the other party in ur case hires her get urself a attorney and make sure things are being done right!
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Posted by Julie | November 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Judy Ford, gaslighting lawyer
Judy appears to be knowledgeable but with my counselor on the line listening to our conversation my counselor confirm that Judy is a Gaslighter that can not focuse on appropriate information and refuses to believe her clients even when they present facts. She procrastinate and when she asks you to check into something she refuses to believe the information you give her. Judy asked me to call my spouse's company to see how what I qualify for spousal support when I told her I qualified for spousal support, according to them we've been married for 14 years. Judy insisted that I didn't know what I was talking about and refused to call herself to get the information. Meanwhile she filed with the courts to be relieved as my attorney, 1 week before the trial she arranged, because she said we had a difference of opinion. The day before court for her being relieved as my attorney she finally called my spouse's work and got the correct information. She still refused to proceed forward. She can't stand being wrong. And she'll leave you in the lurch just like she did me.
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Response from Judy Ford November 4, 2019
This is Judy Ford. I have never filed to be relieved of representation one week before trial. My Fee Agreement discloses exactly when I can withdraw from the representation: DISCHARGE AND WITHDRAWAL: "...Attorney may withdraw with Client's consent or for good cause. Good cause includes Client's breach of this Agreement, refusal to cooperate or to follow Attorney's advice on a material matter or any fact or circumstance that would render Attorney's continuing representation unlawful or unethical. " I also do not wait until the day before court to obtain supporting information or documentation for my cases I am always well prepared for court. I have no idea who this person is. I have been sued by opposing parties who were unhappy with the outcome, but they did not prevail. Last week an opposing party posted a one star review of me on Google. My client, the other party, gave me a five star review. I flagged the one star review as a conflict of interest, but I noticed it was still there the last time I checked. Every year I have negative reviews from opposing parties. I also had a negative review from a woman who was trying to commit credit card fraud by using someone else's card to obtain a refund of cash one day after she paid via credit card with someone else's card. I credited the account that very day. She wrote a one star review on Yelp stating I refused to give her money back. It is my feeling this person is either someone who does not understand what occurred or misunderstood what occurred, or intentionally filed a completely false review. I do not withdraw from the representation unless the Client breaches the agreement. Under Payment of Legal Fees it states: "Should additional funds be necessary Attorney will request an additional deposit from Client. If Client does not remit the requested deposit within 10 days of the request, Client understands that Attorney may withdraw from the case after phone and written notice to Client." I do not know what the story is with this person or if she was actually a client in the past, because her name isn't "Julie." I have not had a client named Julie in years. The facts as stated in the review are not familiar, nor have I done what the reviewer alleges.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Judy L. Ford, Attorney at Law
  • 2004 - Present


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • BSN
  • 1997
  • University of Nevada
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Director's Award-highest cumulative grade point average
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • 1997


  • State Bar of California
  • Personal Information Privacy: Obsolete?
  • 2003

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Sacramento Family Lawyer Judy Lynn Ford
Judy Lynn Ford
Family Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 19 years