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Leon Fromkess Bennett

Leon Fromkess Bennett

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

Mr. Bennett has 29 years experience in the field of Family Law as a Litigator, Mediator and Collaborator. He has gained the reputation of being a fierce advocate for his clients, whether during negotiations, mediation or trial. Yet, he is also highly respected for his ability to resolve many matters without lengthy litigation. He is the Co-founder and current President of the San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals, a group of attorneys, accountants and mental health professionals who employ a non-adversarial, cooperative method to family law proceedings. This non-litigious approach often results in swift and cost-effective resolutions. 


In addition to his pursuits in private practice, Mr. Bennett has served as Judge Pro-Tem for both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties Family Law courts. He has served as a lecturer on Family Law for California’s Continuing Education of the Bar, providing his expertise to other Family Law practitioners. He has also shared his knowledge with the public at large, through the community outreach television series “Legal Forum”, airing on Time Warner Cable, of which he served as writer, producer and presenter.


Mr. Bennett has held the positions of President, President – Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Trustee for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and Trustee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, as well as membership in the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association and the San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals. He is most proud to have received an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubble’s Peer Review Rating for 18 consecutive years. This honor represents the highest level of esteem and accolade from his contemporaries in the legal community.  Mr. Bennett has once again been recognized as among the elite lawyers of Southern California with his inclusion in 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers.


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Family: 30%
    32 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    32 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    32 years
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    32 years
  5. Mediation: 10%
    32 years

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Contact Info

Leon F. Bennett

6320 Canoga Avenue Suite 1400
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198402/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
2013 Southern California Super Lawyers in Family LawSuper Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
2012 Southern California Super Lawyers in Family LawSuper Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
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
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
SecretarySan Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A
TrusteeSan Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A
TrusteeLos Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A
PresidentRotary Club International - Tarzana-Encino ClubN/A
PresidentSan Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A
TreasurerSan Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder and Senior AttorneyLaw Offices of Leon F Bennett1985 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Fernando Valley Collaborative ProfessionalsPresident2013 - Present
ProvisorsExecutive Committee2012 - Present
ProvisorsMember2011 - Present
San Fernando Valley Collaborative ProfessionalsCo-Founder2011 - Present
Woodland Hills - Tarzana Chamber of CommerceN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationTrusteeN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationTreasurerN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationTrusteeN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
Ventura County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California at Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979