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Jacob A. Sonneborn

Family Attorney at Anchorage, AK

4.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 16 years
    California - CA 19 years
    Wisconsin - WI 23 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2000
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    Divorce, collaborative divorce, dissolution, legal separations. Alimony or Spousal Support. Child custody, child support and visitation, Step-parent Adoption, Agency and non-agency adoption. Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO's). Cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, and co-parenting agreements.

    17 years


Law Office of Jacob Sonneborn
421 West First Avenue
Suite 220
Anchorage, AK, 99501

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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lighting fast skill, empathic and honest
This attorney is the hidden gem of Alaskan lawyers. Modest, ethical and fiercely smart. He practices the old school *art of counsel* that has been lost in so many law firms. When you ask other good lawyers who they recommend, Jake is top of the list every time. After a hundred thousand in legal fees from other lawyers and battling a malignant narcissist and his criminal girlfriend for a year, Jake took my case and swiftly ended their non-sense. He protected me and continues to protect me and also schooled the other side on the law. Judges respect him when he speaks and man is he some kind of smart!
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Posted by Chris | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law
Jacob and his team are second to none. He always tried to go with the most inexpensive and direct approach to end my case. He always kept my daughter top of his priority never what I or my ex unrealistically wanted. He listened to both sides and worked diligently to find a way we could settle. After settling failed he always went out of his way to fight for me. I could not imagine how my life would be right now if he did not accept me as a client. More then 4 lawyers passed on my case due to me living out of state. Thank you Jacob for always believing in me.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissolution/divorce case
I hired Jacob based on a recommendation from a friend to help me in a divorce turned dissolution. He is very charismatic and expensive. While I believe that he is good attorney, he did not take care of my case as could be expected from an attorney that is charging an absolute premium for his time. The reasons for my bad review are as follows: - He missed multiple phone meetings - He talked me into a settlement conference from which he later wrote " We should NOT have agreed to mediation – I feel responsible for that decision. It put you on a slippery path to an agreement that is probably far beyond what a court would have ordered at trial." - He had to ask me what was agreed in the mediation, because his notes were lacking. - During the court hearing, he almost was dismissed by the judge. - The QDRO he drafted got rejected, and he left me cleaning it up with the other attorney. - He promised me a substantial brake on my bill, but only came up with a small one. What should have been a simple dissolution turned into a 1.5 year nightmare. I like Jacob as a person, but the performance on my case was sub-par. As reflected by the positive reviews, I think that it would have been different if he would have had the time to properly prepare.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Jacob Sonneborn
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ashburn & Mason, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2016


  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Alaska Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jacob Sonneborn without reservation. I have referred friends, family, and clients to Jacob on matters involving family law. Jacob is focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving results for his clients. Simply put, Jacob is a great attorney."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jacob. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jacob for a number of years, and have always been impressed with his intelligence, professionalism and diligence. He has attained an excellent professional reputation in family law cases, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others."
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Anchorage Family Lawyer Jacob A. Sonneborn
Jacob A. Sonneborn
Family Attorney
Anchorage, AK
Licensed for 23 years