Biography

Fawn Jade Koopman is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Bay Area Legal Aid, a legal services agency providing free legal assistance to low-income individuals.  Fawn has provided a variety of trainings on domestic violence theory and practice for attorneys, judges, public servants, domestic violence agencies, and direct service providers.

Fawn received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her J.D. from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa where she also received a graduate certificate in mediation. She is licensed in both Hawai'i and California.

Since 2012, Fawn has been representing survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking in their family law and immigration cases.  Fawn has significant experience with divorce and custody matters, restraining orders, adoptions, guardianships, child support cases, and appeals. Her work experience ranges from uncontested cases to high-asset division and UCCJEA interstate custody disputes.  Fawn has also drafted domestic violence legislation and participated in the drafting of Title IX initiatives and policies concerning sexual assault survivors on university campuses.

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