About the Founder

Sandro Tuzzo began to work with clients under the Legal Passage model beginning in 2013. Mr. Tuzzo has been helping families involved in the legal system almost exclusively since he graduated from law school in 2000, and it is a result of this experience that he realized the tremendous need that families have for affordable legal assistance. He established his own practice in 2002, specializing in family and juvenile law and has spent considerable periods of time working at some of the leading family law firms both in San Francisco and on the peninsula. Mr. Tuzzo earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of California at Davis and a law degree from The University of California, Hastings College of the Law. 

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Tuzzo has extensive training and experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, where he taught Negotiation and Settlement. Having completed trainings at Hastings, The Center for Mediation in Law, the Northern California Mediation Center, Community Boards, as well as several local bar associations, Mr. Tuzzo has served as a certified mediator for the San Francisco Bar Association and Community Boards of San Francisco. Mr. Tuzzo was a Sloan Fellow at the Center for Mediation in Law in Mill Valley, California where he worked on advanced mediation technique with other distinguished mediators and trainers in the field.

Mr. Tuzzo is the former Chair of the Family Law Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco, and is on the Board of Directors of the Alameda County Family Law Association. He is a member in good standing with The State Bar of California.

Mr. Tuzzo lives with his wife, daughter, and their dog Blondy in Oakland, California.

What clients are saying

"Sandro is a straight shooter. He understood my situation and was able to customize his services accordingly…I wasn’t charged for every little thing. He helped me understand HOW the law worked, as well as what to realistically expect in my situation. As a fellow parent, Sandro was also able to empathize with my situation, which I really appreciated."

− Jodi G.

"I used Sandro’s services while going through a divorce. Sandro is very competent and approachable, and treated me with respect. He explained things clearly, without “legalese”, and helped me understand the choices I had and the potential consequences of those choices. Also, he’s efficient! During difficult times, I especially appreciated that Sandro is very kind."

− Denise F.

"Sandro took my case on short notice. He is a professional – super sharp, efficient, and easy to work with. He is also very thorough…his ability to be “on top of the facts” at all times, especially when it comes to complicated issues, was apparent. Most of all, I admire Sandro’s mediation skills. He has a very calm demeanor – exactly what you want from your counsel."

− Alex M.

"I worked with Sandro for about a year while going through my divorce. What I appreciate most about Sandro is his personable style. You become pretty tight with your divorce attorney, so it helps when you have someone like Sandro who is so relatable and easy to confide in. Lastly, I didn’t feel Sandro was dinging me for every little thing…It was fair, and Sandro was quick and to the point about the process."

− Edgar B.