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Jill L. Barr

Jill Barr is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California and has practiced family law for over thirty years. Ms. Barr handles all types of family law matters, including marital and domestic partnership dissolution, property division, child custody, support matters and modification or post-judgment proceedings. Ms. Barr is trained as a Collaborative Attorney and is also on the Special Master panel for the Sacramento County Superior Court. Ms. Barr has been trained to represent minors and has been appointed as Minor’s Counsel in many family law matters.

Ms. Barr has assisted hundreds of individuals through their complex family law matters either through litigation or settlement. While being a strong and tenacious advocate for her clients, she also counsels clients, when appropriate, as to favorable resolutions outside of litigation.

Jill sought to specialize in family law years ago due to her desire to assist families through what is often described as the most difficult time in their lives. Over the years, Ms. Barr has donated her time and continues to be active in various family law organizations on a local and statewide level. Ms. Barr believes that it is imperative to continuously strive to improve the family law system and her participation and leadership in family law organizations is in furtherance of that belief system.

Professional Experience

  • Certified as Family Law Specialist by California State Bar
  • Juris Doctor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Bachelor of Arts, Santa Clara University

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter
  • California State Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee, 2005-2014
    • Advisor 2009-2014
    • Chair, 2008-2009
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Board of Directors, 2011-present
    • Immediate Past President, 2017, 2018
    • President, 2015, 2016
    • Vice-President, 2013, 2014
    • Legislative Director, 2011, 2012
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee, 2001 – 2005
    • Chair 2004
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Children’s Counsel Section Executive Committee, 1998 – 2000
  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section


  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2010-present
  • California State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee’s Award for Outstanding Sustained Service to Board, 2014

Community and Professional Activities

  • ACFLS Charitable Foundation, Board Member 2016-2018
  • Presenter, Child Custody Mediation Training Seminar, October/November 2019
  • Presenter, Child Custody Evaluation Training Seminar, May 2019
  • Presenter, Recommending Counselors’ Training, October 2014
  • Presenter, Recommending Counselors’ Training, October 2012
  • Presenter, Minor’s Counsel Training, October 21, 2011
  • Family Law: Divorce-Listening to Child’s Voice, February 9, 2011, Your Legal Rights, Radio Show
  • Sacramento Children’s Fund, Board Member 2005-current
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