Morna G. Challoner Esq.
With her background in education and as a mother of two, Morna has always placed a priority in children and family. That priority, along with her own experience in the divorce process, lead her to a practice in Family Law. A resident of Sonoma County for over twenty years, Morna obtained her BA in Liberal Studies from the Hutchins School at Sonoma State University and a JD from Empire College.
Prior to opening her own practice she worked for five years for several established Family Law firms in Santa Rosa as both a paralegal and law clerk. She volunteered for Sonoma County Legal Aid, and clerked for the Marin Public Defenders Office in their Juvenile Dependency division. Originally she sought to pursue Juvenile Law, however, she has found that in Family Law she has an opportunity to aid both parents and children through her practice.
“I enjoy Family Practice because it allows me to use my legal background in many different aspects of the law, and to work with parents and their children, couples, and families towards a more constructive outcome at a very difficult time. I am particularly satisfied when couples are able to come to amicable agreements and make their own decisions through counsel. I strive to gear my practice towards outcomes of this kind and to offer my clients a positive and productive way to settle their disputes.”
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Empire College Law School, Santa Rosa, California
- Sonoma State University
- Major: Liberal Studies
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The State Bar of California, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Sonoma County Bar Association, Member
- Sonoma County Women in Law, Member
Pro Bono Activities
- Volunteer, Sonoma County Legal Aid