Hal David Bartholomew

Hal David Bartholomew

Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law...
  • California
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Mr. Bartholomew, a native of Elk Grove, California, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of California, Davis, in 1968 and his Juris Doctor in 1971 from the same institution. Formerly a partner for 15 years with the law firm of Desmond, Miller, Desmond & Bartholomew, he co-founded the firm of Bartholomew & Wasznicky in 1989. He is a retired captain in the United States Army Reserve and is a licensed real estate broker. In addition to membership in the California Bar, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Claims. Mr. Bartholomew is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, as well as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is certified by the State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of California, Davis, in 1968
Juris Doctorate from University of California, Davis, School of Law, 1971
Admittance to the California State Bar in 1972
Retired captain in the United States Army Reserve
Licensed real estate broker
Partner for 15 years with the law firm of Desmond, Miller, Desmond & Bartholomew
Co-founded the law firm of Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP in 1989 and limits his practice exclusively to family law
Certified by the State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist since certification commenced in 1980
Service as fee arbitrator for the Sacramento County Bar Association
2007 Eureka Award Collaborative Practice California

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Served on the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, 1994-1997
Advisor to the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, 1998
Past Chair (1993), Vice Chair (1992), Treasurer (1991), and Secretary (1990) of the Family Law Section of the Sacramento Bar Association
Member, Academy of Professional Family Mediators.
Life Member of the Academy of Family Mediators
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
President (2010) Northern California Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Certified Mediator, AAML
Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Certified Mediator by Mediate.com
Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
Member of the Conference of Lawyer Mediators
Member of the Northern California Mediation Association
Member of the American Bar Association and its Family Law Section
Member of the State Bar of California and its Family Law Section
Member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and its Family Law Section
President and Co-Founder - Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
Secretary (2007) Northern California Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Treasurer (2008) Northern California Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Co-Founder & 1st President (2006 - 2008) - Collaborative Practice California
Director (2006 - 2011) - Collaborative Practice California
Super Lawyer 2004 - 2011 - Northern California
Avvo Rating of 10
Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Rating

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
President of the Rotary Club of Sacramento, 1998-1999 (over 500 members)
Fellow, Rotary Club of Sacramento
Paul Harris - Rotary International
Director - Sacramento Rotary Foundation
Selected as Elk Grove Citizen of the Year, 1997-1998 (an award his father received 40 years previously)
In recognition of his service to Parks and Recreation in the Elk Grove area, Mr. Bartholomew received the California Parks and Recreation Society District II Citizen Award in 1994 and was honored by having a 46-acre sports park in his name completed and dedicated in August 2010
Served (from 1987-1994) as commissioner of the Sacramento Local Agency Formation committee (LAFCO)
Chair (1990-1993) of the Sacramento Local Agency Formation committee (LAFCO)
Director of the Elk Grove Community Services District from 1985 through 1994
Past President and Vice President of the Elk Grove Community Services District
Director of Elk Grove Parks & Recreation District (1976-1985)
Director of the Sacramento County Special District Association Chapter
Past President of the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce
Past President of the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento #1
Past Commissioner of the Elk Grove Softball Association
Past Chair of the Elk Grove Recreation and Park District
Board of Home Field Advantage of Elk Grove (1991- 1998; President 1992-1994)
Life Member of the Elk Grove Historical Society
Active in the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce participating as several-time team leader and delegate of the Capitol to Capitol Community Task Force to Washington, D.C., as chair of the Agri-Business Committee, as delegate and team leader for the State Capitol visit, as a member of the Leadership Class of 1990, and in various other Chamber activities
Served on a number of community boards, including Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento, the Golden Empire Health Planning Council, Advisory Council to the U.C. Davis Extension Paralegal Certificate Program, the Visiting Nurses Association, Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Golden West Track and Field Association, and the Citizen Advisory Commission on General Revenue Sharing.
Frequent instructor for the continuing education of Certified Public Accountants
Taught courses on divorce and divorce mediation at the Sacramento campus of National University
Lectures for the California Continuing Education of the Bar
Instructor for two courses in Family Law for the U.C. Extension Paralegal Program (1991-1998)
Teaches courses on divorce rights and divorce mediation for Family Service Agency, The Effort and Learning Exchange
Teaches courses on divorce rights for the Center for Fathers and Families
Served as President, Elk Grove Incorporation 2000, leading the effort to make Elk Grove a city, successfully passed in March 2000

PUBLICATIONS
Co-Author of Child Custody, a Practical Guide for Parents
Co-Author of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants Education Division texts of Tax Aspects of Marital Dissolutions (1985-1989); Advanced Tax Problems of Marital Dissolution (1990-1998); and Tax Consequences of Divorce (1999-2007)
Co-recipient of 1999 Award for Outstanding Course Materials by the California CPA Education Foundation
* The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP
- Current
Mr. Bartholomew co-founded the firm of Bartholomew & Wasznicky in 1989. The Sacramento family law and divorce lawyers at Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP understand that your case is the only one that matters, and you need us to get things right the first time. Our attorneys, some of whom are Certified Family Law Specialists, offer over 65 combined years of experience in California family law. Our practice of law is exclusively limited to family law matters. If you are searching for an experienced law office for your pending divorce, contact the Sacramento family law attorneys’ offices of Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP. Family Law Practice Areas Divorce and dissolution Child custody and visitation Spousal support Child support Paternity Domestic violence and restraining orders Judgment modifications Out of state custody proceedings Tax issues of divorce Premarital agreements Legal separation and annulment Registered domestic partnerships Collaborative family law Divorce mediation We stay current with California family law matters through ongoing continuing education and by maintaining memberships in several professional legal organizations, including: American Bar Association • State Bar of California • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers • Sacramento County Bar Association
Family Law Attorney, Mediator and Managing Partner
Desmond, Miller, Desmond & Bartholomew
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Education
University of California at Davis
Juris Doctorate (1971)
Honors: Vice President of Law Students Association
University of California at Davis
Bachelor of Arts (1968) | Majored in Political Science
Honors: Chairman of Honor Council
Awards
Eureka Award
Collaborative Practice California
Award recognizes significant contributions and an abiding dedication to establishing and sustaining Collaborative Practice in California
Professional Associations
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Past President NorCal chapter
Current
International Academy of Family Lawyers
Current
Sacramento County Bar Association Family Law Committee
Past Chair
Current
Collaborative Practice Califonria
Founding President
- Current
California State Bar # 52996
Member
- Current
Sacramento Collaaborative Practice Group
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Child Custody - A Practical Guide for Parents
Tax Aspects of marital Dissolutions
California CPA Education Foundation
Speaking Engagements
Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training, Offered Twice yearly, Carnel, Sacramento, San diego, San mateo etc.
Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
16 Hour Collaborative Practice Training
DIVORCE TTAXATION -Legal and Tax Strategies foro Divorce Professionals, Sacramento, B erkeley, San Diego,Los Angeles
7 Hour Class with CPA co-presenter
Certifications
Family Law in Sacramento
California State Bar
Certified Mediator
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Certified Mediator
Mediator.com
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
4740 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819
USA
Telephone: (916) 455-5200
Fax: (916) 455-6300