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Sophia Wood Henderson

sophia@hansonflg.com
650 931-0323

Assistant: Melissa Burks

melissa@hansonflg.com
650 931-0341
650 524-2141 – Fax

Sophia Wood Henderson

Attorney

Sophia Wood Henderson has been practicing family law exclusively for the last five years. Prior to joining Hanson Crawford Crum, Sophia practiced at a boutique family law firm in Emeryville, California. She has represented clients in San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties and appears in public courthouses as well as in front of private judges. Sophia is trained to advise and/or represent clients throughout all phases of the dissolution process, including mediation, negotiated settlements, and litigation. She represents clients on issues involving spousal support, child support, business valuations, reimbursements claims, property division and child custody. One of her primary areas of focus has been child custody. Her dedication to child custody issues stems from understanding the toll separation and/or divorce has on children, particularly the feeling of not having a voice in custody and visitation decisions. In dissolution and paternity actions, advocating for the best interest of the child(ren) is a primary concern. She currently provides pro bono services to self-represented family law litigants through Alameda and San Mateo County’s Day of Court volunteer attorney program.

Education

University of California at Berkeley (2006)

University of San Francisco School of Law (2011)

Public Interest Law Certificate with Honors (2011)

Recipient of Public Interest Law Foundation Grant (2009)

Recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Award in the study of Property (2009)

Community Involvement

Child advocate for the San Francisco Superior Court through the Child Advocacy Clinic

Pro bono services to self-represented family law litigants through Alameda County’s Day of Court volunteer attorney program

Pro bono attorney for the San Mateo Family Court Status Conference Calendar and One-Day Divorce Program

Professional Associations

Bar Association of San Francisco

San Mateo County Bar Association

USF Public Interest Law Foundation, Board Member/Secretary

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mentee