Joneice S. Atchison was born and raised in Northern California before finishing her education with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law. Throughout her undergraduate education, she worked as Team Leader for the Treatment Group Home level of care for minors at a Residential Treatment Center which focused on caring for teenagers with co-occurring disorders and conditions. Joneice’s law career has included experience as a Deputy Country Attorney, and she was a Criminal Prosecutor for twelve years before transitioning her focus to advocating for clients in Domestic Relations, Family Law, and Juvenile Law. She has extensive experience in juvenile delinquency and juvenile victims’ rights. Joneice recently joined the Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. team.
What do clients look for in an attorney?
Someone that will listen and then advise.
Why did you choose Family Law?
When a person is going through a trying time with a family law matter, having a strong advocate on their site is crucial. I have a passion for helping people empower themselves as they have hurdles to overcome to move forward.
What is your greatest fulfillment as a family law attorney?
To ensure that people get a voice in court when it is concerning their life.
How do you get away from stress and separate your work from your home life?
I make the time to live my life and create new experiences. I enjoy group exercising, hiking and playing with rescue dogs to de-stress.
Who is your hero?
My parents. My father recently retired after working for at food factory for forty years. My mother went to college at the same time that I did and was able to get a bachelor degree while working full-time and raising three children.
What is your favorite quote?
“Satire’s my weapon, but I’m too discreet to run amok and tilt at all I meet.” – Alexander Pope
What do you do in your spare time?
I spend time outdoors with my dog, play kickball, play tennis, I enjoy going to the movies and shopping.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
I am the first person in my family to get Doctorate Degree.
How do you like working with Gwendolyn J. Sterk and the Family Law Group, P.C.
I appreciate that the law firm uses a holistic approach to family law issues.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am very crafty. I can crochet blankets, scarves and purses. I also love to stress bake French Macarons.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving. I love cooking and eating. It is a time to be thankful and appreciative of the people you have in your life. Many memories are made passing down recipes and preparing for the festivities.
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
I am way too literal to answer this question. My husband thinks I would be a lioness but if I had to choose, I would probably say a dolphin as I like to swim.