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Law Offices of James V. Sansone

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving Santa Rosa, CA

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1260 N Dutton Ave., Ste. 239
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Many of our clients come to the Santa Rosa Law Offices at a difficult time in their lives. Attorney James V. Sansone believes that every person facing a difficult legal challenge deserves a dedicated advocate. He works closely with each of his clients to provide the personal service, accessibility and responsiveness they require. He vigorously protects the rights of his clients and works diligently to seek the most favorable outcome possible.

Our firm is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our clients. We offer a general law practice with concentrations in family law, juvenile dependency and bankruptcy. We work diligently to provide quality legal representation and a high level of client service to each of our valued clients.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Spousal support
  • Same Sex Divorce and domestic partnerships
  • Military Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Guardianships
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Rights
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Paternith
  • Modifications
  • Relocation
  • Child Support

Call Jim Sansone today at 707-335-9296 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney James V. Sansone


  • California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2009


  • Empire College Law School, Santa Rosa, California
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Review: Empire Law Review, Editorial Board Member
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Major: Economics

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of California, Litigation and Law Practice Management Sections, Member
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Bench Bar and Barrister Sections
  • National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • California DUI Lawyers Association, Member, March 1, 2009 - January 1, 2011
  • Mendocino County Court Approved Criminal Conflicts Panel, Member
  • Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event Committee, Member, 2005 - 2008
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member


"James was so compassionate and understanding of my dire situation after losing my job due to disability and my catastrophic circumstances and was very professional and patient with me. I am grateful for his assistance in my legal issues and recommend him to anyone who is having difficulty with a legal situation."

Karen Pratt

"My 84 year old mother needed advice and assistance in filing bankruptcy. I looked in the Yellow Pages for someone who handled the Clearlake area for her. I contacted him and he took the rains. He handled everything for us. He was so good with my Mom and it didn't take long before we could all sleep at night. He is very knowledgeable and walked us through everything. Even his staff was very helpful. We would not hesitate to use him again if needed. The whole family was very impressed. It's a lot of work to file but he made the work not so bad. We can't thank him enough."

Barbara Hunter

When my wife left me and the kids behind, I didn't know where to turn. Jim jumped in, and fought hard to make sure we were taken care of - at the most reasonable rates in town. Now I have primary custody of the children, got to keep the house - AND receive child support as well. I couldn't have hoped for better results. Thanks Jim!"

Michael Schwarz

"Jim has been a steadfast advocate and a generous professional, who decided that in my time of need, he would represent me at very little cost. He was truly a god-send. And in court, he was as sharp as anyone I've ever seen (on or off TV!). I will be indebted to him forever."

Connie Cook

"James Sansone is a terrific attorney. I would recommend him to any of my family members and close friends. He handled very uncomfortable situations with confidence and professionalism. Mr. Sansone is a down to earth person whom is easy to talk to, which made the whole experience smoother than I imagined. His eye for detail and enthusiasm for his work is remarkable. It's a rare thing to actually win a termination of parental rights petition. With Mr. Sansone's help, I did! I will be forever grateful for the services of Mr. Sansone has done for my children and I. He is a great human being and an awesome lawyer!"

William Todd Bentley

"My family law case in Mendocino County was very difficult from the start, and I went through a literal phone book trying to find a lawyer that would at least listen to my side before their outright refusal. I was at the end of my rope when I found James. He not only listened to me, but took my case when other lawyers wouldn't even take my phone calls. He handled everything with professionalism, and managed to be compassionate while doing so. I never felt like I was just another client while I worked with Mr. Sansone. He was very quick to return phone calls and e-mails, and always kept me abreast of any changes in my case. I wouldn't hesitate giving Mr. Sansone a reference to someone I knew in California. I also wouldn't think twice about hiring him again if I ever needed a lawyer. He is the best choice I could have every made for my family law case, and I am so grateful for the hard work and compassion he showed while he represented me."

Ondrea Tucci

Mr. Sansone did an excellent job defending me in an adversary proceeding brought against me in bankruptcy court. Not only was his Motion for Summary Judgment an A+, the opposing attorney called him to say he was not going to fight it. Mr. Sansone has an excellent writing style that gets to the point. I highly recommend his services. Mr. Sansone has successfully defended me in two matters, one in Sonoma County and the other in Santa Cruz County. I am not only glad I chose him and he is on my side, but he is a darn nice guy that is approachable, knowledgeable, and friendly. Again, I would recommend him highly to represent anyone in need of legal assistance."

Bruce M., PMP, CSM

"James Sansone is really compassionate and strives to openly communicate with his clients. He understands the intricacies of the law and will tackle your case head on."

Chris Griego 
Daily Herald Recorder

Given his personal and professional integrity, his abundance of relevant legal and real world experience, and his commitment and compassion to his clients, I personally strongly recommend him as a great choice for anyone who is in need of an attorney."

Andy Ramos 
Vice President, Northern California Credit Union

Office Locations

Santa Rosa Office
1260 N. Dutton Avenue 
Suite 135 
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 

Ukiah Offices
215 W. Standley St. 
Ukiah, CA 95482 


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