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Linda Lu McLarnan-Dugan

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About Me

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.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    22 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    22 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    22 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    22 years
  5. Guardianship: 10%
    22 years



Hourly ($375-425/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Not only is Linda is a fabulous lawyer, she is also incredibly honest and compassionate. I first met Linda when we opposed each other on a very contentious case. She did a great job and was very professional and trustworthy. I could not give her a higher recommendation!!


    Holly McNulty
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mary Jean Dederick

    I endorse this lawyer. Linda is a professional! I trust and respect her work and she is tireless in her efforts to assist families in crisis.


    Mary Dederick Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Linda McLarnan-Dugan

444 E Huntington Dr Ste 207
Arcadia, CA, 91006



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2015
2014 Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2014
2013 Top Pasadena AttorneyPasadena Magazine2013
2012 Top Pasadena AttorneyPasadena Magazine2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Linda McLarnan-Dugan1993 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pasadena Bar AssociationTrustee2015 - Present
Daughters of the American RevolutionMember2013 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Chair2011 - 2014
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Tournament of RosesMember1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Southern CalifInternational RelationsundergraduateN/A
Univ of West Los AngelesLawLawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Elder Law & Medicaid PlanningEthics2015
The ABC's & XYZ's of Special Needs 2nd Annual ConferenceSpecial Needs Children in Divorce & Limited Conservatorships2014
mylawCLEDivorce with Special Needs Child; Limited Conservatorships, Affordable Healthcare Act and Special Needs child2014
Advanced Elder LawThe Ethical Law Practice2014
Pasadena Child Development AssociationSpecial Needs Children in Divorce & Limited Conservatorships2013