January 2013

Sideman & Bancroft Continues Expansion; Adds Associates to Family Law, Tax Controversy, Intellectual Property and Business Crimes Groups


SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, 2013 – Sideman & Bancroft LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Kimberly Lewellen, Andrew Muir and Juliana Williamson as associates. Ms. Lewellen and Ms. Williamson join the firm’s Family Law Group, while Mr. Muir will concentrate his practice on criminal and civil tax controversies, business crimes defense, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

“We are lucky to have these three young attorneys join the team,” said Managing Partner Ellen Kahn. “Each brings unique skills and experience that will strengthen our firm overall.”

Ms. Lewellen’s practice will focus on all aspects of family law matters, from complex business valuation, to child and spousal support, to pre- and post-marital agreements. Before joining Sideman, Ms. Lewellen worked for Downey Brand LLP handling high-asset family law cases and high-conflict custody matters. She previously practiced business, commercial, and complex civil litigation, as well as legal malpractice defense, at the Ellis Law Group. Ms. Lewellen received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2005, and her B.A. from San Francisco University in 2001.

Ms. Williamson earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2012, and her B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 2009. While in law school, she was a participant in the Northern California Innocence Project and a recipient of the Pro Bono Recognition Award. Prior to joining Sideman & Bancroft, Ms. Williamson worked as a law clerk for Allan & Martelle LLP.

Mr. Muir graduated cum laude from the Vermont Law School in 2012. While in law school, Mr. Muir interned with Federal Public Defender for the District of Vermont and served as Articles Editor for the Vermont Law Review. He was also a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board and served as co-chairman of both the Dispute Resolution and the Sports & Entertainment Law societies. He earned his B.A. from Princeton University in 2006.