Susan Coats

500 Sansome Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
Office Phone: (415) 495-4499
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP



Ms. Coats' practice is limited to collaborative team process, mediation, and the preparation of pre and post marital contracts.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Activities

State Bar of California, Family Law Section - Chair 1995- 1996 ~American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Governing Council Member - 1997 -2003 ~Bar Associaiton of San Francisco, Family Law Section - Chair - 1988 ~Kid's Turn (non-profit program providing education for children of separating families) - Board President - 1999 - 2001


Susan Stephen Coats is a Family Law Attorney with over 30 years of experience. Her practice is limited to working with clients in the consensual dispute resolution models of Collaborative Practice and Mediation and the preparation of premarital and post-marital contracts. She is a current board member of Collaborative Practice Marin and Collaborative Practice San Francisco, and was a founding member of the Collaborative Practice San Francisco group in 1998. Appointments are available in Marin and in San Francisco. Ms. Coats is a certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She is a former chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California and a former member of the governing board of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. She is also a past board president of Kids’ Turn, an organization which provides education for children whose parents are divorcing. Ms. Coats maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Superlawyer by Law and Politics Publications. She has been an author, publication consultant, and speaker for the American Bar Association, Continuing Education for the Bar California, and Matthew Bender publications.