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While our physical office remains closed as we shelter in place, we wish to assure you that we are open for business and committed to serving you. We are available to meet with you by phone or by video and are pleased to offer “portable” services, such as mediation, which can be conducted remotely, and parenting coordination, to assist parents with the resolution of custody disputes while access to the Courts remains limited. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (415) 495-4499, or We wish you and yours good health and good humor as we navigate this unprecedented moment.

Pierson Coats Palash & Paul LLP

Susan Stephens Coats


Pierson Coats Palash & Paul LLP
Main Office
500 Sansome Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94111

  • Tel : 415-495-5353
  • Fax : 415-495-3202

Practice Areas
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Pre and Post Marital Agreements
  • Consultations
Extended Bio

Susan Stephens 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 the current Co-Chair of the Collaborative Practice Marin Board of Directors, and was a founding member of the Collaborative Practice San Francisco group in 1998. Appointments are available in San Francisco and in Marin.
Susan 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 that provides education for children whose parents are divorcing. Susan maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyer 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.