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OUTSIDE OF MY CONTINUAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE STATE AND LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS, I AM ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY HAVING VISITED HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN WITH MY THERAPY DOG FRANKIE, AN AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD.


MOST DO NOT KNOW, I WAS A DEPUTY SHERIFF IN FLORIDA, WHILE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL, PRIOR TO COMING TO CALIFORNIA TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL. 


I WAS A UNIFORMED PATROL SHIFT SUPERVISOR AND THE SUPERVISOR OF THE JUVENILE SECTION.  HAVING BEEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT GIVES ME A KEEN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES AND STRESSES THAT CAUSE OR RESULT FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE VICTIM AND HIS/HER CHILDREN. 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 85%
    24 years
  2. Child Support: 10%
    24 years
  3. Administrative Law: 5%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400-475/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Even as opposing counsel he was a pleasure to work with. However, do not let the pleasant demeanor fool you -- he really knows his stuff and will work hard to get justice for his clients!

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    Kendra Thomas Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Adelman & Seide, LLP

23975 Park Sorrento
Suite 420
Calabasas, CA, 91302-4015

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199211/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super LawyerLA Magazine & Journal of Law & Politics2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Southern California Super LawyerLA Magazine & Journal of Law & Politics2011
Southern California Super LawyerLA Magazine & Journal of Law & Politics2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Southern California Super LawyerLA Magazine & Journal of Law & Politics2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Southern California Super LawyerLA Magazine & Journal of Law & Politics2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Southern California Super LawyerLA Magazine & Journal of Law & Politics2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner - LitigatorAdelman & Seide, LLP1999 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsExecutive Committee - Southern California Regional Director2011 - Present
State Bar of California Counsel of SectionsCo-Chair2009 - 2010
State Bar of California, Board of Governors, Task Force on SectionsAppointed Member2009 - 2011
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2007 - Present
Family Law Section of the State Bar of CaliforniaChairman of Executive Committee2004 - 2010
United States Supreme Court BarMember2004 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Family Law SectionMember1993 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
UC REGENTS V. PAMELYN FERDINCONVICTION VACATED
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of FloridaPublic AdministrationMA - abt1973
University of FloridaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Television InterviewKardashian Dissolution/Annulment2012
MONTHLY EDUCATION PROGRAMREPRESENTING NON-TRADITIONAL COUPLES - PITFALLS AND PRACTICE POINTERS2012
Estate Counselors Monthly ProgramNon-Traditional Couples - Coupledom to Registration to Marriage2012
Continuing Legal Education ProgramIssues Relating to Same Sex Relationships2011
Beverly Hills Bar Association MCLE LuncheonThe Road to Representing Non-Traditional Couples2011