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Hannah J Engholm

Hannah J Engholm

7676 Hazard Center Drive
Suite 625
San Diego, California 92108
United States

Telephone: 619-284-4113
Facsimile: 619-284-4162
Firm: Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
Practice Overview:
At the law firm of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP, our mission is to provide high-quality legal services for those facing family law issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, post-judgment modifications and more. The firm's founding partners are certified family law specialists through the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization - a distinction held by only a handful of California lawyers. We draw on extensive experience handling hundreds of cases. This background gives us the ability to approach every case, from the simplest to the most complex, with the skill and foresight to lay a strong foundation for success.
Your goals are important to us. When you come to our office for confidential help, you can expect our lawyers to listen to your story and understand your circumstances. We, in turn, will provide clear guidance and understandable explanations of your options. You can walk away with the peace of mind that comes with knowing what's ahead.
We understand that each case is unique. Our approach will focus on meeting your needs - whatever that may entail. Our legal team is well-equipped with the tools to guide you through any direction your case may take. Whether you end up negotiating an amicable settlement, mediating contested issues or pursuing full-fledged litigation, our attorneys and staff will work hard to protect your interests each step of the way.
Call 619-284-4113 to discuss your case with a certified family law specialist during a free and private consultation. Our main office is centrally located in Mission Valley in San Diego, California, with plenty of free parking and easy access. Offices also located in Irvine, Temecula, Corona, and Escondido. In 2013 we expanded to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with offices in Boston, New Bedford, and Hingham.


Professional Profile:
Hannah J. Engholm received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a University of California Regent’s Scholar. She assisted in teaching “Introduction to Psychology” and “Psychology of Children in Extreme Circumstances” and was presented the Psychology Teacher of the Year Award in 2008. Hannah graduated Summa Cum Laude and was admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Hannah simultaneously earned her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law as a Trustee’s Scholar and her Master in Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She served as a Senior Editor for the California Western International Law Journal and earned the California Western Law Review Outstanding Associate Award. Hannah received the highest grades possible in several law school courses, including Family Law, Criminal Procedure, Trusts and Estates, and Skills Training for Ethical and Preventative Practice. She assisted in teaching several law school core courses, including Criminal Procedure and California Civil Procedure. In 2013, Hannah earned the Alex L Cory Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service in recognition of her outstanding service to Pro Bono and Public Interest communities in San Diego and at California Western School of Law. Ms. Engholm was also chosen by the California Western faculty as a recipient of the Faculty Award in recognition of her significant and positive contributions to the law school. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top seven percent of her law school class and held a spot on the Dean’s list each possible semester.
During law school, Hannah volunteered with the Center for Community Solutions as a Cal-EMA certified Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Counselor as part of her legal internship. She assessed safety and legal needs of domestic violence survivors in crisis and prepared clients for court hearings regarding custody and domestic violence restraining orders. Additionally, Hannah helped connect clients to community resources for safe housing, counseling, childcare, and employment.
Hannah is also involved with local foster youth. She currently volunteers for San Diego’s Voices for Children, where she has been a Court Appointed Advocate (CASA) since 2010. As a CASA, Ms. Engholm mentors and advocates for a foster child in San Diego County. During law school, Hannah worked for the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles as a Benefits Advocate for foster youth caregivers. She investigated denied entitled benefits for foster youth, negotiated with Los Angeles County officials, and appeared at administrative hearings on behalf of the caregivers.
Currently, Hannah is serving as the Vice President on the Board of the North County Abuse Prevention Services (NCAPS), a non-profit organization.
Hannah joined Wilkinson & Finkbeiner as a certified law student through California Western’s clinical internship program.Ms. Engholm has experience with all family law issues, including divorce, dissolution of marriage, nullity of marriage, child custody and visitation, move-away requests, child support, spousal support, step-parent adoptions, and pre-marital agreements.
Hannah is a San Diego North County native and spends her free time hiking and mountain biking in the local mountains. She has run the San Diego Rock’n’Roll marathon numerous times and avidly participates in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

UndergraduateUniversity of California Santa CruzB.A.2009
LawCalifornia Western School of LawJ.D.2013
OtherSan Diego State UniversityM.A.2013