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Teresa Bristow

teresa-bristowSacramento, California
Phone: (916) 488-3232
Fax: 916-488-3230
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Ms. Bristow has devoted her professional endeavors exclusively to family law for the past sixteen years, having begun her career as a family law paralegal in 1996.  Due to her extensive experience working with family law litigants, Ms. Bristow understands the anxiety and financial concerns which accompany divorce or other family law litigation.  When possible, Ms. Bristow strives to work cooperatively with the opposing party and counsel to resolve issues outside of the courtroom.  When settlement can be achieved, both parties benefit from reduced conflict and anxiety and generally find that their legal fees are minimized.  However, where settlement is not possible,

Ms. Bristow is committed to aggressively advocating for her clients throughout the litigation process.

Ms. Bristow also provides mediation services for divorce and other family law issues. She is a trained mediator, and enjoys helping parties work cooperatively to resolve conflict, rather than litigate. While litigation is necessary in many instances, if you believe mediation may be appropriate, Ms. Bristow invites you to review the mediation information on this site.

Ms. Bristow was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2005, having graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento.  Ms. Bristow graduated as class Salutatorian and received numerous academic awards including the Martin Anderson Merit Scholarship, awards for moot court oral argument and written brief, and American Jurisprudence Awards in Family Law, Trusts, Legal Research, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, Real Property, and Criminal Law.  Ms. Bristow received her baccalaureate degree magna cum laude with a major in Biological Sciences from California State University, Sacramento.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Family Law Litigation
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005


  • Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctor magna cum laude - May, 2005
  • California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA
    • Biological Sciences magna cum laude - December, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2005 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Teresa Bristow, Owner/Attorney, 2008 - 2012
  • Family Resolution Center, PC, Associate Attorney, 2006 - 2008
  • J. Richard Sokol, Attorney at Law, Associate Attorney, 2005 - 2006
  • J. Richard Sokol, Attorney at Law, Paralegal, 1996 - 2005

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Areas We Serve

Located in Sacramento, California, the Law Offices of Sokol & Bristow LLP represent clients throughout Placer County, El Dorado County, Sacramento County and Yolo County, California.

Contact Us

Law Offices of Sokol & Bristow LLP.
1337 Howe Avenue, Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95825
P: (916) 488-3232
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