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I have been practicing law for over 44 years.  I went to law school after serving as the executive officer on a US Navy minesweeper.  Since 1972 I have been a sole practitioner.  Most of my legal work has been in the area of family law.  This includes divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, division of property  and preparing agreements (premarital, post marital and final settlement agreements).  


Practice areas


  1. Alimony: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Divorce: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



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    Jesus Zuniga Divorce & Separation Attorney
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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked for Ian while I was an evening student putting myself through law school. It says a lot about a person how he treats his "inferiors" rather than his "equals" and he always treated me with respect and taught me a little too while I was his secretary/paralegal. Ian is a good person and a good lawyer. I would recommend him and I occasionally check in with him as I consider him a mentor now that we are "equals".


    Christine Glenn Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Ian S. Lapin

12400 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90025


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
american Jurispurdence-WillsAmerican Jurisprudence--agency1968
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySelf Employed Attorney1972 - Present
Deputy City AttorneyCity Of Los Angeles1970 - 1972
OfficerUnited States Navy1962 - 1965
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
State Bar of California,Family Law SectionMember1985 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of Southern CaliforniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1962