Heath-Newton LLP Announces New Hire

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San Francisco area law firm recently hired new attorney Lilah J. Sutphen, who specializes in family law.

Heath-Newton LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of Lilah J. Sutphen. Before joining Heath-Newton, Ms. Sutphen was an associate attorney at Wald & Thorndal, P.C., where she provided comprehensive legal services to both traditional and non-traditional families on the elements of family formation and dissolution.

Ms. Sutphen received her bachelor’s degree from UC Davis in 2007, with a major in Sociology and an emphasis on Law and Society. She earned her Juris Doctor in 2010 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. While in law school, Ms. Sutphen was actively involved in various LGBT related organizations in the community and at her law school.

As a “people-person” who strives to understand, relate and facilitate change in her clients’ lives, it’s the emotional component of family law that drives Ms. Sutphen.

Lilah has a specific attachment to children and has the goal to become a kindergarten teacher in her second career. These traits keep the passion she has in her work alive and her dedication to her clients eternal. Her interests include: running, cycling, hiking, traveling, and cooking. She ran the Boston marathon in 2011 and has placed first place overall for women in two half-marathons.

Ms. Sutphen is affiliated with the following organizations: American Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, National LGBT Bar Association, Tom Homann Law Association, Queen’s Bench.

About the company:
At Heath-Newton LLP, they specialize in family law, asset protection and estate planning services. Based in San Francisco, their boutique firm has earned a reputation for managing their clients’ cases well, reaching successful resolutions, and minimizing costs and disruption to their clients’ lives.

They have handled a long list of family law cases, including a broad range of issues facing new families (such as domestic partnerships, premarital agreements, adoption and more), as well as divorce mediation, asset division, child custody and child and spouse support. They also have extensive experience in estate planning, wills, probate, mediation, living wills and trusts.

Collectively, their attorneys have thousands of hours of experience, allowing them to be both efficient and effective. They are guided by a practical approach that emphasizes avoiding litigation to minimize costs and disruption; however, they can and will be fierce litigators when all other strategies have proven ineffective. For more information on their divorce lawyers, please visit their website at http://www.heathnewton.com. To discuss a situation with one of their divorce attorneys, please call them at (415) 398-1290.

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