Accomplishments

Kinna Crocker is an accomplished Family Law attorney, with a proven track record.

She is a former member of the State Bar of California Council on Access and Fairness, and is the founder and current chair of the LGBTQI Law Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association. She is a member of the Mental Health Liaison Committee and Sonoma County Women in Law. Kinna also participates in a “think tank” case-study group of attorneys and tax professionals that examine the complex interaction between California and Federal tax, estate and family law issues.

Kinna is a regular presenter at legal seminars and local community events regarding recent changes in laws affecting couples and individuals, and is frequently featured as a guest speaker on OutBeat Radio News in Sonoma County. She has lectured extensively on, and is considered a leading expert regarding, the legal effects and implications of the 2013 landmark United States Supreme Court decisions United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry.

 

Awards and Acknowledgments

  • National LGBT Bar Association’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40, Class of 2013
  • Unity Bar Community Service Award, Sacramento Bar Association
  • Public Interest Law Scholar
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Environmental Law
  • Foundation of the State Bar of California Imelda Rosenthal Scholarship
  • Arthur C. Zief Jr. University of San Francisco School of Law Scholarship
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society

 

Publications

  • The Lay of the Land Post-Windsor and Perry, Marriage Equality USA Blog Analysis and Opinion
  • Windsor and Perry Aftermath: Navigating the Ever-Changing Legal Landscape for LGBT Couples in the United States, Sonoma County Bar Journal
  • Aftermath of Windsor and Perry, Marriage Equality USA E-Newsletter
  • DOMA Is Not Dead, Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter
  • Journal of Law and Social Challenges: “The Role of Race and Sexual Orientation in Adoption Proceedings-Neglecting the Child.” 4 J.L. & Soc. Challenges, 41, Spring, 2002
  • Jane and Jane Magazine, Legal Columnist for Quarterly Issues of National Magazine.
  • Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession, Sacramento Lawyer Magazine
  • Understanding Transgender Law and Transgender Clients, State Bar of California Center for Access and Fairness (contributing author/editor)
  • OCR Issues Guidance on Sexual Violence in Schools, Intercom Newsletter of the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare & Attendance, May 2011

 

Presentations

  • A New Legal Framework: Estate Planning & Family Law for Same-Sex Couples after Windsor and Hollingsworth, Sonoma County Women In Law
  • Estate Planning & Family Law for Same-Sex Couples after Windsor and Hollingsworth, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act: Analysis of the United States Supreme Court Decisions, Sonoma County Bar Association LGBT Law Section
  • Family Law Series, OutBeat News In Depth, KRCB-FM Radio Santa Rosa
  • Law Week, Sonoma County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity CLE Program
  • U.C. Davis School of Law Coming Out Week Program
  • McClatchy High School Diversity Week Program
  • Lozano Smith Webinar, LGBT Students and Equal Protection
  • Assembly Bill 205 Community Seminar, Northern California Family Law Group
  • “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Legal Seminar for Domestic Partners, Northern California Family Law Group
  • “Getting It ‘Straight’ For Domestic Partners” Seminar for Domestic Partner Parents, Northern California Family Law Group
  • Name Change Law Presentation, The Christine Craft Show, KBFK-AM Radio Sacramento

 

Radio

OutBeat Radio News, 3.30.2014, Kinna Crocker Discusses Family Law LGBT Issues

OutBeat Radio News, 11.24.13, Marriage of Schuett Case Interview

KRCB Public Radio, 11.19.13, Sebastopol Community Seminar

OutBeat Radio News, 9.22.13, Legal Aspects of LGBT Relationships, Part 4

OutBeat Radio News, 8.25.13, Legal Aspects of LGBT Relationships, Part 3

OutBeat Radio News, 7.28.13, Legal Aspects of LGBT Relationships, Part 2

OutBeat Radio News, 3.22.13, Legal Aspects of LGBT Relationships, Part 1

 

Press

Press Democrat, 9.17.13, Judge Tentatively Sides with Sebastopol Widow

Press Democrat, 8.21.13, Kinna Crocker Recognized for Protecting LGBT Rights

National LGBT Bar Association, 7.17.13, National LGBT Bar Association Announces Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40, Class of 2013