Janet Simmonds, PARTNER
Ms. Simmonds earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Rice University, Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from San Francisco State University, and J.D. with a concentration in Family Law from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In law school, Ms. Simmonds worked as a research assistant to Family Law Professor D. Kelly Weisberg. She was a contributing author for and Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.
Before becoming a member of the California Bar, Ms. Simmonds externed for the Unified Family Court in San Francisco, and also worked at the Family Law Facilitator’s office in San Francisco and in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Elder Abuse Unit. She also volunteered for the Asian Law Caucus Immigration Clinic and the Riley Center, which provides services to victims of domestic violence.
Since becoming a member of the California Bar, Ms. Simmonds has practiced family law exclusively, joining Sucherman Insalaco LLP in 2007 as an associate attorney. Despite a busy practice focused on complex legal issues, Ms. Simmonds has continued her volunteer efforts with extensive pro bono work. She has been given several Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Awards from the Bar Association of San Francisco in recognition of this work. Ms. Simmonds became a partner of Sucherman Insalaco LLP in 2014.
Ms. Simmonds lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.