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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. She is passionate about ensuring that her clients feel well-informed and empowered to make the best choices for themselves and their families.

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, her dogs, Kylo and Rebel, and her flock of backyard chickens. She enjoys 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 ultra-marathons of up to 50 miles.