Law Office of Susan L. Jeffries

Firm Overview

The Law Office of Susan Jeffries was established in 1990 after 10 years as a corporate tax attorney. The firm has grown to include four attorneys and a full support staff specializing in family law and custody matters. The firm has handled over 1,000 family law cases involving contested property and custody issues. In addition, clients with tax litigation and corporate management problems can get advice on those issues when they are involved in the divorce proceedings.

Example cases

Since 1990, I have successfully handled over a thousand divorce matters. While divorce is an intensely financial problem, it is unusual to find a family law attorney with substantial background in tax, business and finance.

Main Office
2121 Central Avenue
Alameda  CA  94501
  • (510) 865-6664
  • (510) 865-4586


Free Initial Consultation?
No but we do offer 45 minutes for a reduced rate of $95
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We can offer some limited services for fixed fees but you will have to discuss the particulars with the attorney during your consultation.
Hourly Rates
Varies according to the person giving the service. $150 - $375.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
and also by appointment
Office Manager
Nancy Hill
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
German and French
Specializing in divorce and family law cases with complicated financial issues related to property or support.
Over 20 years experience in Divorce and family law cases.
See "About our Firm" or our website for more information:

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I love business and tax issues and to draft agreements. Family law includes all of these issues in an environment that lets me help people through difficult times in their lives. Few family law attorneys have such extensive tax and business backgrounds; so I can also help opposing counsel understand complex tax, business and corporate issues and procedures that will help us solve our problems.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

They can represent themselves successfully if they have professional legal advice on how the law and legal procedures affect their situation. Prompt legal advice can help a pro per litigant decide what issues or strategy to pursue and avoid, or counter improper legals positions or ideas.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We do this all the time. We are glad they bring documents for review so we can advise them when we see potential errors or problems.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We do this all the time. We really enjoy seeing clients solve their own problems.

Susan Jeffries

I grew up in Michigan where I earned a B.A. from Michigan State University. After a career in journalism, public relations and car racing, I traveled west and earned my J.D. and LL.M. (tax) degrees from Golden Gate University. After a year in private practice, I joined the Chevron U.S.A. Tax Organization where I remained until starting my own firm in 1990, located in Alameda, CA. It has grown from a sole practice to a firm of four attorneys, specializing in family law, tax, and business.

When I raced cars I learned to be patient, never quit until after the finish line, clean cars go faster, and you have to go off the track occasionally to know where the edges are. Perseverance pays off, and no one will do the heavy work for you.

Clients have told me that I am the only attorney that gives them practical advice as well as legal advice.

We are known for our financial expertise and attention to detail. Our office is relaxed but professional.

Although we prefer to negotiate a settlement, we have "teeth" and know how to use them, and when not to, to accomplish the client's goals.

Personal interests:

When time permits, I enjoy my garden, dogs, travel, and needlepoint.

  • Bar Number: 95296
    California , 1980
  • Golden Gate University School Of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1990
    San Francisco, CA
  • Golden Gate University
    LL.M , 1981
    San Francisco, CA

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