Athena S. Hwang - A Cordell & Cordell Sacramento Divorce Attorney

Athena S. Hwang

Litigation Attorney

Sacramento divorce attorney Athena S. Hwang

Sacramento divorce attorney Athena S. Hwang was initially drawn towards family law because of the complex emotional and psychological issues involved. However, her desire to help families, especially children, overcome a difficult and highly emotional time in their lives is the reason she pursued her legal career in family law.

“I am compassionate and attentive, which creates a safe and comfortable environment for my clients,” Ms. Hwang said. “I am also a passionate advocate who strives to do what is necessary to protect the interests of my clients and their children.”

Dissolving a marriage or creating a custody arrangement is often portrayed as a highly adversarial process that leaves families broken and angry. However, Ms. Hwang recognizes that taking the high road and cooperating can come a long way in resolving family issues and coming to an agreement that satisfies both sides.

“With cooperation and patience, a more amicable solution can be reached,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Hwang is licensed to practice in California.


Ms. Hwang received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of San Francisco. She earned her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Child, Elder, and Family Law from California Western School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Hwang practiced family law.


  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Assocaition


"​Athena is a true professional that actually cared about my case. I couldn't have asked for a better experience during a difficult time."
"She was just very good. She was very informative and when I went to court with her once, she was very organized at court and I appreciated that. There were some questions regarding dates and Athena was able to go directly to a tab in her binder and find the information that was needed. I was very impressed with that. Also, the paralegal, Nellie was Terrific. I want to make sure that she gets credit also." ​​