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Barton Michael Pokras

Barton Michael Pokras

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Mediation, Family

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Family: 25%
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 25%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Richard Ian Ross

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Richard Ross Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard S Rabbin

    I endorse this lawyer. He is experienced, knowledgeable and courteous to deal with. He is a fine advocate for his clients but reasonable in his approach to resolving cases prior to having to litigate. I highly recommend him.


    Richard Rabbin Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Law & Mediation Offices of Barton Pokras

3075 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA, 91362-3402

Law & Mediation Offices of Barton Pokras

1198 Navigator Drive
Ventura, CA, 93001





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Pro Bono LawyerVentura County Bar Association2009
Outstanding Pro Bono LawyerState Bar of California, Board of Governors1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ProfessorSouthern California Institute of Law2009 - 2011
LawyerLaw Offices of Barton Pokras2007 - Present
LawyerLaw Offices of Barton Pokras1973 - 1992
LawyerCommunity Legal Services - Philadelphia, PA1972 - 1973


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Coalition for Collaborative DivorceExecutive Chairman2015 - Present
Academy of Family MediatorsAdvanced Family Law Practicioner2014 - Present
Coalition for Collaborative DivorcePresident2009 - 2011
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Member2009 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Ventura County Family Law Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2011

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re the Marriage of ****Mother successfully changed jurisdiction, and father claim of child abduction shown to be false.
In re the Marriage of ****Father successfully had supervised visitation removed upon showing no evidence for mother's allegations

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Publication NameTitleDate
Aspatore BooksThe Impact of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxMaster of Laws in Taxation1981
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Univ of California Santa CruzEnglish LiteratureBachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CalCPA San Fernando Valley Chapter MeetingTax Implications of Divorce2011