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Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Child Custody, Appeals, Family, Divorce & Separation

About Me

The discipline referred to above stems from a case that is more than 10 years old.   The Court of Appeal disagreed with my belief that I had an ethical obligation not to reveal attorney-client privileged information to the court.  I continued with an appeal which the Court believed was rendered moot.  I did so in an attempt to protect the interests of my clients.  There was ample legal precedent to support my beliefs. The Court of Appeal referred the matter to the State Bar of California for discipline.  My discipline was served and I have been practicing law in California for years without incident. 


My client reviews, peer reviews and my experience speak for themselves.  Here is a link to my website:


If you want an aggressive attorney with years of experience who will vigorously fight for your rights at reasonable hourly rates, then call me. 


Richard Marcus, Esq.


(661) 257-8877    




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Appeals: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
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Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Christopher Ettore Botti

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Richard Marcus for many years. We used to share office space together and I keep in touch with him regularly and we worked on several cases together. He is an excellent litigator who really cares about all of his clients. He is bright, articulate and always puts his clients first. He really enjoys what he does and it shows. I would highly recommend to him to anyone looking for a really good attorney.


    Christopher Botti Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Lee Hoffman

    I have worked with Rich Marcus on several matters over about 9 years. Rich has always spotted important issues that others could easily have overlooked. He either knows the law when he gives advice or he makes sure to do his research so that he can give the proper advice. He is efficient, reasonably priced and a tough negotiator. Unlike a lot of litigators, Rich has substantial trial experience and Appellate experience.


    David Hoffman Trademark Application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Marcus Richard Attorney At Law

Santa Clarita, CA, 91355




Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2007


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Association NamePosition NameDuration
ProvisorsMember2012 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2000 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Marriage of FossumFavorable ruling on that issue
Gomez v. LA FamilySummary adjudication for client
Subcrete Construction v. MehrabianJudgment affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
WebsiteWhat is a Writ and Do I Need One?2012
websiteThe Custody Fight and How to Avoid It2012
websiteI Owe What Kind of Duty to My Spouse?2012
websiteIs Your House Community Property Even Though It Says It Belongs to Your Spouse as His or Her Separate Property?2012
websiteModifying A Custody Order After Final Judgment2012
websiteNew Changes In The Law May Affect Child Custody Cases2012
WebsiteRestraining Orders Under the DVPA2012
websiteDivorce and the Hearsay Rule2012
websiteWhat Exactly Does the Term Ex Parte Mean?2012
The Magazine of Santa ClaritaCourt Closures To Affect Us All2012
Magazine of Santa ClaritaNew Renters Beware2012
The Magazine of Santa ClaritaThe Kiss of Death in Family Law Cases2012
Magazine of Santa ClaritaThe Hearsay Rule2011
Magazine of Santa ClaritaThe Timing of a divorce2011
Magazine of Santa ClaritaAppeal of a Family Law Case2011
Magazine of Santa ClaritaIs ADR Right For You2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra Law SchoolN/AN/A1992
State University of New York, AlbanyFinanceN/A1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Out of the Rough with Fred ArnoldSCV TV2012
Television interviewTom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Divorce2001