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Emily Vance


Emily Vance

Emily Vance co-founded Vance & Wills, PC in 2020. Emily, a Certified Family Law Specialist in California, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has exclusively practiced family law in California since her admission to the California bar in 2009.  Emily specializes in complex family law matters including property division, financial issues, domestic violence, child and spousal support, and child custody, both in dissolution and post-judgment matters.  Emily also prepares and negotiates premarital, postmarital, and separation agreements. Emily is seasoned in all phases of litigation and mediation.

A New York native and also licensed to practice law in New York, Emily received her B.A., Juris Doctorate and Masters Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.  

Prior to forming Vance & Wills, PC, in 2017, Emily established Vance Family Law, a family law practice located in Marin County.  Prior to establishing Vance Family Law, Emily was an Associate Attorney at two preeminent family law firms, where she practiced family law in Marin, Sonoma, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties. Since 2017, Emily has been named a Northern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star.

Emily’s professional and educational background, training and experience, as well as her keen understanding of the emotional, financial, and social impacts of divorce on families, make her an effective, efficient and compassionate family law attorney. Emily understands that each client, each relationship, and each family is unique.  In addition to providing steadfast advocacy for each client, Emily takes a strategic and efficient approach to get results.

Emily lives in Sonoma, CA with her husband and daughter.


J.D.: Washington University in St. Louis

M.S.W.:Washington University in St. Louis

B.A. Washington University in St. Louis

Bar Admissions

California, 2009

New York, 2015


Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Fellow

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Family Law Attorneys at Vance & Wills, PC

Child Custody
Family Law

Marin Office

100 Smith Ranch Rd., Ste. 116

San Rafael, CA 94903

Tel: 415-521-1311

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Napa Office

1340 Fourth Street

Napa, CA 94559

Tel: 707-251-1221

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