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Richard Ian Ross

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Admitted as an attorney to the State Bar of California in 1979, Richard Ross draws from over thirty years of legal experience, and is a Family Law Specialist, as certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, as well as a member of the Ventura and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.  He is also a member of the Family Law section of the State Bar of California.


With a background in psychology and interpersonal relations, Mr. Ross' area of practice has naturally evolved to the family law arena.  His in-depth experience encompasses a wide range of legal disciplines, including civil, criminal, business, bankruptcy litigation, personal injury, worker's compensation, corporate law, and real property law.  After completing his undergraduate degree from UCLA (The University of California at Los Angeles) and his Juris Doctorate degree (in 1978) from the San Fernando Valley College of Law, Mr. Ross was honored with the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence. 


Both the California State Assembly and State Senate have honored Richard Ross for his active community involvement, and he has been conferred with the sublime degree of Master Mason for his commitment to California Free Masonry.  Mr. Ross is a past president of the Agoura Hills Chamber of Commerce and a past president and charter member of the Calabasas chapter of Toastmasters International.  In addition, he and his staff have regularly donated many hours to the Ventura County Self-Help Legal Clinic.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    35 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    35 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    35 years
  4. Alimony: 20%
    35 years
  5. Family: 20%
    35 years



Hourly ($395-495/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Debra Jean Kay

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Richard Ross for many years, and he is highly skilled in family law, and well respected by his peers.


    Debra Kay Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christina Marie Shaffer

    I have opposed Mr. Ross on complex family law matters, Mr. Ross is a highly skilled family law attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Christina Shaffer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Richard Ross Associates

2801 Townsgate Rd
Suite 217
Westlake Village, CA, 91361


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Readers' Choice Awards - Best Law Firm East Ventura CountyVentura County Star2015
40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (5 days)Forrest (Woody) Mosten2013
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2002
Outstanding Director AwardAgoura Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRichard Ross Associates2010 - Present
PartnerRoss & Parvex, LLP2006 - 2010
OwnerRichard Ross Associates2000 - 2006
OwnerLaw Offices of Richard Ross1979 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Esquire NetworkMember2013 - Present
BNI - On The GoPast Member2012 - Present
Conejo Valley Chamber of CommercaMember2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2012 - Present
BNI - Network of ChampionsMember2010 - 2012
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember/Past Treasurer2010 - Present
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law AssociationMember2009 - Present
Certified Family Law Specialist-State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
Calabasas ToastmastersPast President1995 - 2000
Agoura Las Virgenes Chamber of CommercePast President1988 - 1992
Freemasons, Masons | Home Lodge No. 721First Degree Mason1982 - 1988
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1979 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Fernando Valley College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BNI Network of ChampionsAdult Children Support2015

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