Ms. McLarnan-Dugan understands what happens when you file for a divorce – the pain, suffering, and uncertainty of not knowing what is going to happen. She will work with you to handle your case with the personalized care and attention you deserve. She is there to answer your questions and provide you with the best information available to assist you in making correct decisions. She will be proactive in ensuring that your life and the lives of your children are taken care of so that you are able to go on with your lives with as little emotional upheaval as possible. She will not engage in needless litigation for the sake of litigation, and will encourage settlement where appropriate.
As an attorney for the past 20 years Ms. McLarnan-Dugan has developed a law practice handling all aspects of family law matters. Since starting in practice in 1993 she has handled over 800 family law cases, both as contested trials and uncontested matters. While she has found that the best and least costly results for her clients come from a negotiated settlement that all parties are agreeable to live with, there are other matters that simply cannot be settled and require the Court to make a determination. An experienced family law litigator, Ms. McLarnan-Dugan is well versed in the procedures in the courtroom needed to get a case through trial.
No one knows what the future holds. How many days do you have left? Ms. McLarnan-Dugan understands that life is uncertain. You and your estate are unique. She will work with you to create an individualized Estate Plan that meets your needs. She will also help you plan for the unexpected should something happen to you and you are unable to handle your own affairs. She will help you plan for the care of your youngest family members should something happen to you.
Licensed since 1993
Hourly ($375-395/hour), Retainer (Always)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse this lawyer. Linda is the best local family law attorney. She is the Chair of the Pasadena Bar Family Law section. She focuses on what is best for the children in every situation. She is calm and fair and an excellent courtroom attorney. I frequently and unreservedly refer clients to her. She also handles guardianships, conservatorships and probate.
Sheral Hyde Child Custody Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mrs. McLarnan-Dugan's wealth of knowledge in so many areas of the law enables her to represent her clients in a manner very few other attorneys can. She is well respected by our judicial officers and peers. Linda is committed to serving her clients and the entire legal community. I endorse this lawyer.
Fernando Luna Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2013 Top Pasadena Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2013|
|2012 Top Pasadena Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2012|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Linda McLarnan-Dugan||1993 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Daughters of the American Revolution||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Family Law Section Chair||2011 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Tournament of Roses||Member||1997 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Univ of Southern Calif||International Relations||undergraduate||N/A|
|Univ of West Los Angeles||Law||Law||N/A|
|The ABC's & XYZ's of Special Needs 2nd Annual Conference||Special Needs Children in Divorce & Limited Conservatorships||2014|
|mylawCLE||Divorce with Special Needs Child; Limited Conservatorships, Affordable Healthcare Act and Special Needs child||2014|
|Advanced Elder Law||The Ethical Law Practice||2014|
|Pasadena Child Development Association||Special Needs Children in Divorce & Limited Conservatorships||2013|