Hal D. Bartholomew

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Partner
Location:
Sacramento, California
Phone:
916-288-9251
866-860-2447
Fax:
916-455-6300
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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 Lawyers 2004 - 2012 - 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

Areas of Practice

  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1972
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of California, Davis, Davis, California
    • B.A. - 1968

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers in Northern California, 2004 - 2012