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Elizabeth N. Niemi (formerly Farley) practices family law and appellate law.  She brings over 25 years of experience, persistence, and dedication to her clients.  She was selected to the 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List and to Sacramento Magazine's 2018 Top Lawyers List in the field of Family Law.  Expertise has named her as one of the 19 best arbitrators and mediators in Sacramento out of the 115 arbitrators and mediators they examined.


Ms. Niemi is designated as a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization, a part of the State Bar of California.

Ms. Niemi is licensed to practice before courts of the State of California, before all courts of the State of Nevada, in the District of Nevada, in the District of Colorado, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and in the United States Supreme Court.


Bar Admissions



JD, University of Notre Dame Law School in 1994
BA in English, Rice University in 1988

Professional Experience

Clerked for the Honorable Brent T. Adams in the Second Judicial District Court.  
Practiced appellate law with Beckley Singleton Chtd. 
Senior City Attorney for the City of Sparks
Deputy District Attorney for Washoe County
Family law attorney at Downey Brand LLP 
Senior Appellate Law Associate for Jay-Allen Eisen Law Corp.  



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