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Suzie Thorn
  • President
  • Member


San Francisco, CA


(415) 552-3942

Suzie S. Thorn, Esq. is the President of Schapiro-Thorn, Inc. and Thorn-Seymour-Mehmet (An Association of Attorneys including a Corporation). Her distinguished awards from the family law community demonstrate her expertise as applied to the clients she represents. She is repeatedly recognized as a Best Lawyer in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.

Her proven skills and prestigious status suggest she is a supportive, trustworthy and superior representative on behalf of each client. She is also consistently honored by Best Lawyers© ( for peer recognition as a Best Attorney in California. 

A native of San Francisco, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Thorn's international skills distinguish her ability to represent clients with cases involving the international Hague Convention for return of children wrongfully abducted or retained outside of their habitual residence. Similarly, she has particular interest in cases involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) providing enforcement for interstate child custody determination and orders.

She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ( and a long standing member of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ( and the AAML Foundation (former President).

She is rated as Superb by AVVO©, a, consumer friendly legal app

Her practice covers all aspects of legal separation and dissolution and such other areas as prenuptial/postnuptial agreements and domestic partnership and paternity issues. She also has specialized proficiency in the areas of high asset property division.

Because of her understanding of the challenges faced by contemporary families, she has established the Suzie S. Thorn Family Foundation to support those nonprofit organizations committed to helping marginalized adults and children. More information about the Foundation can be found here .

Areas of Practice

  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Custody
  • Jurisdictional Issues

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1959
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977


  • University of California, Berkeley

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in America
  • Best Lawyers© for peer recognition as a Best Attorney in California
  • Rated as Superb by AVVO©

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Standing Member
  • AAML Foundation, Former President