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The Law Offices of Joseph H. Wolch is a firm dedicated exclusively to all issues related to the practice of Family Law. Mr. Wolch and his staff are well versed and prepared to provide candid advice regarding issues associated with Family Law in the State of California.

Meet the Team

Joseph H. Wolch

Professional Activities and Associations:
President;Contra Costa Family Law Section 2006
Director; Contra Costa Family Law Section
Board Of Directors
2004-Present
Program Director; Contra Costa Family Law Section 2007
Member ; Contra Costa Country Family Law Rules Committee
Member ; Contra Costa Country Family Law
Bench/Bar Committee

Chairman of the Board: Contra Costa Country Lawyer
Referral and information Service Board of Directors
Member; Association Of Trial Lawyer Of America
Member; American Bar Association
Guest Speaker; California Society Of Certified Public
Accountants (2009)
Admissions:
California Bar Association,1993
United States District Court,1993
United States Court Of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994
Articles:
Contra Costa Lawyer President’s Message
Contra Costa Lawyer; Good Times, Bad Times;
The Impact Of The Recession On Family Law (February 2009)
Education
University Of North Dakota; JD With Distinction, 1993
University Of Oslo, Norway; International Law, 1991
University Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, Bachelor Of Arts, 1988
Joseph H. Wolch

Mr. Wolch has practiced law in California since 1993 and maintains a successful practice which focuses on all issues associated with Family Law.

Kimberly B. Kirkpatrick, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Ms. Kirkpatrick has practiced law in California since 2007, exclusively in the area of Family Law. She began her practice in San Diego County where she twice received the award for Outstanding Young Attorney (less that 5 years in practice) as elected by all attorneys practicing in the San Diego Bar. A great communicator, she has made multiple media appearances on local news programs discussing and educating viewers regarding Family Law.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS:
Member: Contra Costa County Family Law Section
Member: Alameda County Family Law Section
Member: San Diego County Family Law Section
Member: American Bar Association Family Law Section
Member: American Inns of Court
Member: Foothills Bar Association
Member: San Diego CW Channel 6; 2009 and 2010;
Family Law discussion and advise.
Admissions:
California Bar Association, 2007
United States District Court, 2007
United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2007
Articles:
Foothills Bar Association Newsletter: monthly column on Family Law subjects (2010-2011)
Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA;
San Diego City College, San Diego, CA;
AA, 2003
Kimberly B. Kirkpatrick

Ms. Kirkpatrick has practiced law in California since 2007, exclusively in the area of Family Law.

Lauren S. Doherty

Paralegal

Lauren graduated from St. Mary’s College with a Paralegal Certificate in 2006. Lauren manages the majority of the firm’s client communications, legal filing, document generation, management and integration with skill and precision, facilitating the ongoing proficient nature of the firm’s cases. Lauren’s ability to effectively communicate with clients, counsel and the courts provides a strong advantage to the firm’s clients who benefit from the ongoing and consistent flow of information on their particular matter.
Education
Paralegal Certificate, August 2006,
Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CAAmerican Bar Association Accredited
Paralegal Studies Program

Member, Lambda Epsilon Chi,
National Paralegal Honor Society

Bachelor of Arts, June 2003,
University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
Major: American Studies
Lauren S. Doherty

Lauren manages the majority of the firm’s client communications, legal filing, document generation, management and integration with skill and precision.

Suzanne Ahlport Tong

Attorney

Ms. Tong has practiced law in California since 2008. She has a background in business, tax and accounting which are well wedded to the financial issues associated with complex family law matters.
Ms. Tong has worked as a mentor and counselor to various Youth Organizations, an experience which permits her to understand well the nature and dynamics of custody related issues.
Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Tong worked with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office primarily in the juvenile dependency department where she represented children in vital court proceedings. She authored a winning appellate brief and achieved other milestone successes during her tenure.
Ms. Tong is an active member of several Bay Area professional organizations and is an Officer of the Alameda County Bar Association Family Law Board.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS:
Member: Contra Costa County Family Law Section
Member: Alameda County Family Law Section (acting
Secretary 2012/2013)
Member: Earl Warren Inns of Court
Admissions:
California Bar Association, 2008
Education
University of Oregon School of Law, JD (Certificate in Business Law), 2007
University of California, Davis, BA (Economics), 2002
Suzannne Ahlport Tong

Ms. Tong has practiced law in California since 2008. She has a background in business, tax and accounting which are well wedded to the financial issues associated with complex family law matters

Services

Our Services

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Legal Separation
  • Characterization, valuation and division of community and separate property
  • Valuation and division of community businesses and related assets
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Family support
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Contempt Actions and Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Paternity Actions
  • Premarital and Post-Nuptial Agreements

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One Walnut Creek Center
100 Pringle Avenue #200
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

Telephone : 925-974-0808
Fax : 925-974-0807
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