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About Me

     My family law philosophy is this: excellence. Excellence in representing my clients, excellence in the advice I give to them. Everyone who wants a divorce wants to protect

their children. I will help you with sensible advice that will help you keep your children away from friction that arises in every divorce. In addition to litigation, I practice mediation and collaborative law, ways that will help you stay out of court and negotiate a settlement with a minimum of hostility.. But if I go to court, I will fight foryou. I will do everything possible to help you get what you want.

     My interest in family law began in my own family, when my parents got a divorce when I was a teenager. I know how kids feels when their parents are divorcing and I can help you help them to feel more secure.

      My two sons are grown now, but they are still  the apples of my eye.  I went to law school while they were young, and used to help them do their homework before I did my own. Before I became a lawyer, I was a journalist, working in Washington, D.C., Cleveland and Los Angeles. Most of my family remains in the Midwest--Michigan and Ohio--and  I love to visit them when I can get away. I still love to write and am on the editorial board of Los Angeles Lawyer magaqzine. I would love to get to know you and help you.


Practice Areas


  1. Child Support: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Paternity: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%
  5. Divorce & Separation: 20%



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Contact Info

Law Office of Patricia H. Combs

2100 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 43
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
University of Michigan awarded my degree "With Distinction"Article edited for International Law Review won second prize in annual International Copyright Association competitionN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
LawyerLaw Office of Patricia H. Combs, P.C.2002 - 2013
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles LawyerMember of Editorial Board2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/AN/AN/A