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Amanda L. Harris

Amanda L. Harris
Partner

(t) 619.238.4817
(f) 619.615.7917

Amanda L. Harris is certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Family Law. Her practice focuses exclusively on family law matters, with an emphasis on complex, high net-worth marital dissolutions. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Harris was a shareholder at the law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, where she served as the Chairperson of the Family Law Practice Group. She began her legal career in 1995 at the San Francisco law firm of Sucherman & Collins, representing high net-worth clients, then continued to build on her experience at the Law Offices of Lawrence H. Stotter, where she worked on several high-profile cases. While attending Hastings, she worked as a law clerk for Bernard N. Wolf and as an extern for the Superior Court of California Family Law Department in San Francisco.

  • Represented executives of Fortune 500 companies and professionals in complex marital dissolutions involving property division, support, and issues pertaining to stock options and restricted stock units
  • Represented celebrities, professional athletes, and their spouses with issues involving income available for support, royalties and intellectual property
  • Represented business owners, real estate developers, and their spouses in marital dissolutions involving valuation of business interests, apportionment, tracing and reimbursement issues, spousal support, child support, and child custody matters
  • Prepared premarital or prenuptial agreements, postmarital agreements, and cohabitation agreements for high net-worth individuals seeking protection from California community property and spousal support laws
  • Represented clients in international child custody disputes and child abduction cases under the Hague Convention
  • Hastings College of Law, University of California San Francisco, J.D. 1995
  • University of California at Davis, B.A., with honors, 1992.
  • California State Bar Association (since 1995)
  • Certified Specialist – Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization (since 2002)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America – Family Law (2012)
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Pan-Asian Lawyers of San Diego, President’s Award (2011)
  • Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
  • Judge Pro Tem of the Superior Court (2003-2005)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Trial Advocacy Institute (1998)
  • Avvo Superior® Rated
  • AV Top Rated Lawyer®- Family Law
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego – Family Law, San Diego Magazine
  • Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (past Board member, Scholarship Committee (2011 to present); Chairperson of Scholarship Committee (2014-2018)
  • Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (past Vice-President and Member)
  • San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (past Board member and supporter)

“Amanda Harris helped me through an international custody battle after my ex-spouse absconded with our daughter overseas. Through a 12-day Hague Convention trial in federal court and related hearings in state court, Amanda and her legal team worked effectively and tirelessly to protect my parental rights and to get my daughter back home. She has shown outstanding team leadership capabilities in a challenging and complex situation. Amanda’s resilience, creativity, integrity and compassion have served Justice and changed our lives. We are deeply and forever grateful to her.”

S. Albani, M.D., Ph.D, Professor of Medicine, DukeNUS

“Amanda is a focused and dedicated lawyer who works tirelessly for her clients.”

G.C., San Diego

“Ms. Harris is a hard-working, dedicated professional who possesses a vast knowledge of family law. She is a passionate and zealous advocate for her clients.”

A.B., North County

“Amanda is trustworthy, has an excellent work ethic, and knows family law very well. She is an excellent writer and is great at taking general concepts and making them concise and appropriate in the legal context.”

M.S., North County

“Thank you so much for your hard work, dedication, care, patience and your success with my case. This has been an easier experience because of your thoughtfulness and involvement”

RL.H., North County