Allysyn first became interested in family law when she was a high school English teacher. She was moved by the stories and struggles of her students going through tough times at home. She wanted to make a difference on a legal level. When her father passed away at the age of 50, Allysyn had to work closely with his estate planning attorney to settle his estate. This added to her interest in the law and her wanting to help families similarly to how her father's attorney had helped her. While attending Indiana University School of Law, other topics piqued her interest, such as the rights of LGBTQ members, and general litigation issues. She volunteered for the law school's civil clinic representing clients going through divorce, guardianships, and custody issues, volunteered for Indianapolis’s domestic violence prevention program, was Secretary then President of Lambda Legal, and Vice President then President of the Feminist Law Society, advocating through education for advancing the rights of the lgbt community and for gender equality in the Indianapolis community. She also spent her summers studying law in Croatia and China.
After law school, Allysyn moved to California and, under the guidance of several seasoned attorneys, opened her family law practice, where she feels fortunate to have been representing members of her community. For the first seven years of her career, Allysyn also worked with the Sargent Shriver Custody Program, representing clients in their child custody and visitation cases. Allysyn continues to use her love of teaching to help educate her clients about their rights and legal options, and how to use the law, so her clients feel informed as they move through what can be an emotional and confusing time. In this way, her clients see her not only as their legal advocate, but as an educator.
Allysyn has been publicly recognized by the BAR Association of San Francisco as going above and beyond for parties who were not expected to win their cases, and has been awarded for being an “outstanding volunteer” for the Justice and Diversity Center.
Jane Aceituno was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Central Valley. She went to the East Coast for her education, graduating cum laude from Harvard College. Her undergraduate thesis was nominated for the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly work. Pursuing a desire to do public interest work, Jane attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, receiving a Masters in Public Policy. Her Master’s thesis received the Manny C. Carballo Memorial Prize for best thesis dealing with social policy issues. Jane completed her education on the East Coast at Boston University, where she received a Juris Doctor degree.
After graduating from law school, Jane practiced in general civil litigation for five years in the Bay Area before starting her career in family law.
Jane is passionate about advocacy in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, serving four years as a committee member of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Advisory Committee, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, serving on the Board of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and Freedom from Tobacco, an LGBT anti-smoking group. She is a member of the LGBTQI Chamber of Commerce – the Golden Gate Business Association. She currently serves on the Board of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), the nation's oldest and largest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQI) persons in the field of law. She also serves on the Board of the Harvard Gender & Sexuality Caucus, Harvard’s LGBTQI alumni organization.
Additionally, Jane values helping people have access to the legal system. She worked as a mentor at the Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal Clinic, providing guidance in family law cases. She has done pro bono family law work through the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco. Finally, she has volunteered for the Employment Law Center’s Workers’ Rights Clinic.
The State Bar of California
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, Board Member 2018-
Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, Board Member 2018-
Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco, Board Member 2018-
La Raza Lawyer’s Association
Golden Gate Business Association
Jennifer V. Pasetes
Jennifer V. Pasetes has joined Allysyn Overton Law as a paralegal with a paralegal certification from University of Pacific and is a Notary Public.
Jennifer's journey in family law began in 2011 with her own dissolution and since then, has had a deep compassion in assisting families through this next chapter.
While the majority of her experience is in family law, Jennifer has also worked in criminal, civil litigation, personal injury and has prepared pleadings for over 10 counties. Jennifer's life and work experience in multiple firms across the Bay Area has enabled her to provide both relate-ability and meticulous assistance to the Allysyn Overton Law team and clients.
Her role is to procedurally assist the legal team during our clients' most stressful events as peaceful and smoothly as possible. Jennifer is dedicated to the firm's mission to diligently look at each client's situation and assist the team with getting the most ideal result in this time of transition and new beginnings.
Before her career in law, Jennifer was a professional ballroom dancer competing, teaching, and judging in numerous dance circuits all over the country.
While not supporting the amazing team at Allysyn Overton Law or serving our clients, Jennifer enjoys taking care of her family, dancing, fitness, painting, and playing her flute.