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Meet your attorney

Vanessa Valenzuela has been practicing family law, exclusively, since being admitted to the California State Bar. Vanessa devotes her family law practice to the issues of dissolution (or divorce), child custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships, child support, spousal support, marital property division, post-judgment modifications, and preparation and defense of domestic violence restraining orders.


If you are in need of guidance during a complex family law issue, Vanessa is committed to help you every step of the way. 


Vanessa’s honesty, integrity and personable demeanor easily sets her aside from other attorneys in the legal community. As a compassionate family law attorney, Vanessa strives to provide her clients with the peace of mind that they need while dealing with high-stress situations. While understanding that no two family law matters are the same, she dedicates the time necessary to understand the goals of every client she represents.

Vanessa is confident in the courtroom and provides aggressive representation when needed. However, she also understands that aggressive litigation is not necessary in every case. In fact, Vanessa has a keen ability to negotiate settlements, whether such settlements are reached during a mandatory settlement conference at the courthouse or directly with the opposing counsel or opposing party outside of court. 

Having a natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life is a trait that describes Vanessa. She genuinely cares about cross-cultural communication and about understanding each client’s perspective. Vanessa has worked in the legal field helping hundreds of individuals, in several capacities, for more than 10 years. While as an attorney she has devoted her practice to family law matters, she also has experience in working in other legal fields, such as in the criminal defense, immigration, and bankruptcy fields.

Vanessa Valenzuela is one of the few native and fluent Spanish-speaking family law attorneys in the Greater Sacramento area. She prides herself in being able to provide quality legal services to both her English and Spanish speaking clients. 

Bar Admission

  • California State Bar 


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    • Juris Doctor Degree

  • California State University of Sacramento 

    • Bachelor’s in Sociology 


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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association - Family Law Section

  • Sacramento County Bar Association - Family Law Section



  • English

  • Spanish 

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