JAMIE FORREST RANEY has been practicing law since
has been a family lawyer throughout her career.
She joined the Firm in 1980, and became a partner in
Jamie concentrates on complex marital dissolution matters, particularly those involving business and tax
issues. Her practice includes representation in
adversarial proceedings, and she serves as an
expert witness in family law matters, an arbitrator, a
judge pro tern, and a settlement master.
Jamie lectures and writes on family law and family law
taxation issues for Continuing Education of the Bar, the
California Society of CPAs and various legal groups.
Jamie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree with from the
University of California at Santa Barbara Magna Cum
Laude, in 1974, and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence
Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles
Jamie is a Past-President of the Santa Barbara County
Bar Association and a Founding Director of the Santa
Barbara County Women Lawyers. For many years, Jamie acted
as the Chair of the family Law Section of the Santa
Barbara County Bar Association. She also served on the
State Bar of California Family Law Committee, as well as
on various sections of the local bar association.
Jamie is a recipient of the Santa Barbara County Bar
Association Service Award in 1995, 1998, 2004, 2005 and
2006, and the Santa
Barbara County Superior Court Pro Bono Service Award in
2001, and the Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Service Award
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