Sandra Joan Morris Named One of San Diego’s Most Influential Women
Congratulations to Sandra Joan Morris for being named to The Daily Transcript’s list of “Influential Women” for 2017. The San Diego business women included in this year’s list are recognized for having a major impact on their company, industry and community.
The Daily Transcript highlighted the fact that Ms. Morris was one of only five women to graduate from California Western School of Law in 1969 at a time when female attorneys were excluded from professional networking groups and law firms were hesitant to hire women. Ms. Morris opened her own family law-focused private practice in 1970, taking on tough cases other attorneys avoided, particularly within the county’s juvenile court system.
The publication also noted her work as a pro tem judge and settlement judge in San Diego County Superior Court, adjunct professor at California Western School of Law and “founding mother” of the Lawyers Club of San Diego.
Among her greatest accomplishments, she was the first woman to become president of the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1987 and was later elected national president of the organization in 2012.
She was also one of the first women to have been a diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization of the top 100 family law trial lawyers in the US, since 1994
Ms. Morris has long been recognized as one of the preeminent family law attorneys in the United States. She is certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California and uses her extensive knowledge and expertise to serve as an advocate to family law clients who choose alternatives to traditional litigation in resolving their family law matters.