Michelle Jacobson-Kwok is a founding partner of List Jacobson-Kwok Thorndal, LLP. Her practice focuses on family law litigation cases including dissolution of marriage, child custody, child and spousal support, division of property and domestic violence/civil harassment restraining orders (defense and prosecution). She has successfully litigated complex cases involving international custody disputes, division of businesses and long-term spousal support. Ms. Jacobson-Kwok also offers services as a family law mediator (neutral) and as a consulting attorney or on a limited scope basis.
In addition to her family law practice Ms. Jacobson-Kwok offers estate planning services for couples and individuals including wills, trusts, powers of attorney for financial decisions and advanced health care directives.
Ms. Jacobson-Kwok served as the Vice Chair of the Alameda County Bar Association's Legal Referral Service's Governing Committee, volunteers on a regular basis in the Alameda County courts assisting self-represented parties and mediating cases for judicial officers and has presented Continuing Education Seminars to other attorneys and legal professionals.
Ms. Jacobson-Kwok is a Bay Area native. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2001, a Juris Doctor from University of San Francisco School of Law in 2004 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2004. In her spare time Ms. Jacobson-Kwok enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and her dog, Kylo (a rescued corgi-dachshund mix), cooking, baking and gardening. In addition she is a triathlete and an avid runner, participating in races of all distances from 5k (3.1 miles) to 50k ultra-marathons (31 miles).