Heath-Newton LLP Counselors at Law

Lilah J. Sutphen


Lilah’s practice focuses on high-asset dissolution, complex child-custody matters, adoptions, and other family law issues relevant to the LGBT community and alternative family formation. Before joining Heath-Newton, Lilah was an Associate Attorney at Wald & Thorndal, P.C. where she provided comprehensive legal services to both traditional and non-traditional families on all elements of family formation and dissolution.

The emotional, “real” component of family law is what keeps Lilah passionately involved in her work. Lilah is a “people-person” who strives to relate, understand, and do what she can to effect change in her clients’ lives. Lilah has a specific attachment to children and has the goal to become a kindergarten teacher in her second career. These traits keep the passion she has in her work alive and her dedication to her clients eternal.

Lilah received her BA from UC Davis in 2007, with a major in Sociology and an emphasis on Law and Society. Lilah earned her JD in 2010 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. While in law school, Lilah was actively involved in various LGBT related organizations in the community and at her law school.

Lilah’s interests include: running, cycling, hiking, traveling, and cooking. She ran the Boston marathon in 2011 and has placed first place overall women in two half-marathons.

Affiliations: American Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, National LGBT Bar Association, Tom Homann Law Association, Queen’s Bench.