About J. Michelle Hahn

Of Counsel

J. Michelle Hahn

Michelle Hahn
Fine red wine lover, not-so master gardener, tidepool enthusiast, fledgling Julia Child

Of Counsel

J. Michelle L. Hahn

MICHELLE’S APPROACH To Family Law

I’m well-versed in all areas of family law, but am especially passionate about children’s issues and most of my practice involves child custody. I serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, as well as on the Yolo Court Appointed Special Advocates Advisory Council, advocating for Yolo County’s foster youth

Family law is very emotional. The majority of my clients are experiencing extreme turmoil, while at the same time trying to keep their lives moving forward. I approach clients with empathy and practicality. I assess realistic outcomes, and manage expectations.

Michelle's Focus

Education:

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 2004

University of Phoenix

  • Master of Business Administration, 1998

University of Colorado

  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, 1987

Admissions:

State Bar of California

California Superior Court

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

More About Michelle

Michelle Hahn focuses exclusively on family law matters, especially matters including complex child custody visitation issues. She has extensive experience in high-conflict custody matters as well as the legal aspects of marital dissolutions, legal separations, annulments, registered domestic partnership dissolutions, Uniform Parentage Actions (paternity), custody (pre and post judgment), high-conflict custody, third party custody rights (grandparents and other non-parents), move-away cases, stepparent adoptions, adult adoptions, and domestic violence.

Micelle is also formally trained in litigation, mediation, and collaborative methods. She helps guide clients through their many available options, and she understands that each family’s situation is unique when providing a strategy to best meet their goals.

Family law is Michelle’s second chosen career. She holds a B.S. in physics as well as an M.B.A. With 14 years as a hi-tech engineering and management professional and over 17 years of family law experience, Michelle brings maturity, empathy and practicality to bear in her practice.

Michelle is very involved in the local family law legal community and has served on the Sacramento County Bar Association Board of Directors and Sacramento County Family Law Executive Committee. She is a member of several local county family law sections as well as Women Lawyers of Sacramento. Michelle is active in developing and reviewing proposed family law legislation and has served as a Conference of California Bar Associations Delegate since 2006.

  • Sacramento Business Journal, Best of Bar, Family Law
  • 2021 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers
  • Former Board Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Former Executive Committee Member, Sacramento County Family Law Executive Committee
  • Delegate, Conference of California Bar Associations Delegate
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, Yolo County Bar Association
  • Member, Placer County Bar Association
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Member, SacLegal
  • Former Member, Inns of Court
  • Advisory Council, Yolo CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • Yolo CASA for foster youth