H. Yvonne Seeley

Current Practice

Ms. Seeley practices exclusively in the area of family law.  She has extensive experience in all matters pertaining to family law including divorce, prenuptial agreements, child custody, child and spousal support, paternity, business valuation, complex property division, and high-value asset portfolios.  As part of her practice, Ms. Seeley advises clients with international child custody cases involving the Hague Convention.


H. Yvonne Seeley brings almost thirty years of civil litigation experience to the representation of the firm's clients.  For the last fifteen years, Ms. Seeley has exclusively practiced family law.  Ms. Seeley has appeared as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, bench trials, and appeals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her family law cases of note include the litigation of a child custody/international move-away matter, and she has appeared before the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco in cases involving child custody and the division of property. 

Ms. Seeley graduated from San Francisco Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1980.  In 2002, she graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a Masters in Science in Business Management.  Ms. Seeley has received training in mediation and collaborative law.


The California Consumer Attorneys of California presented Ms. Seeley with an award honoring her as a California Women Leader in 2007.  In 2002, Ms. Seeley was elected as President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association.  In addition, Ms. Seeley served as an officer and board member of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association for ten years.  On several occasions, Ms. Seeley has been invited to speak at seminars for the San Mateo County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • San Mateo County Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • San Francisco Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association

In the News...

In May, 2012, ABC TV (KGO Channel 7) interviewed H. Yvonne Seeley to discuss the implications of the Facebook IPO for South Bay divorce attorneys. Ms. Seeley appears at the 1:40 mark.



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