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Respected as a tenacious litigator and negotiator, Ms. Soodik is experienced in handling complex child and spousal support , division of property, custody and visitation, and other matters pertaining to divorce and family law.


Ms. Soodik's professional credentials and successful track record with high profile clients means she is often called upon to clarify legal aspects affecting celebrity divorce and custody matters, by national and international media. She has been featured on television's Larry King, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight -- and quoted in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine and other publications throughout the United States and Europe.



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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 20%
  2. Contracts: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Prenuptials: 20%
  5. Family: 20%


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  • Warren Robert Shiell

    I endorse this lawyer. Lynn is an outstanding attorney. She is a skilled litigator and extremely knowledgeable in family law matters.


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Contact info

Lewitt Hackman

16633 Ventura Boulevard
Eleventh Floor
Encino, CA, 91436


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super Lawyer 2013Super Lawyers2013
Certified Specialist - Family Law Since 1988State Bar of California2012
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2012
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Laywers2009
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Top 50 Women Lawyers in Los AngelesLos Angeles MagazineN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder - Family LawLewitt Hackman2012 - Present
FounderLaw Offices of Lynn Soodik2000 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationChairman1998 - 1999
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationChair Elect1997 - 1998
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationVice-Chair1996 - 1997
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationSecretary1995 - 1996
State Bar of California Board of Legal SpecializationCertified Specialist in Family Law1988 - Present
Executive CommitteeMember1986 - 1999
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1982 - 1982
Publication nameTitleDate
MoneyWeekMastering the Art of Celebrity Divorce2012
Gala MagazineVanessa Paradis + Johnny Depp: Their Liberation - His Crash?2012
People MagazineMel Gibson's Divorce Could be Most Expensive in Hollywood History2009
Los Angeles Daily JournalCommon Agreement Prenuptial Contracts Are Not Just for the Rich and Famous1999
Family Law Symposium Reference Book, LACBFamily Law Discovery1996
Family Law Symposium Reference Book, Family Law SectionFamily Law Discovery1996
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationApproaching a Marital Dissolution, Mentor Access Pak1992
Action Guide, Family Law Section, Continuing Education of the BarSpecialized Litigation and Transaction Deadlines1991
Los Angeles Daily JournalCommon Agreement: Prenuptial Contracts Are Not Just For the Rich and Famous1990
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationCommunications Behind Bars: Are we Finally Applying the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Test to Custodial Conversations?"1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Pennsylvania State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1978
Durham UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
E! News WeekendThe Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes Divorce2012
ExtraSandra Bullock to File for Divorce2010
Bloomberg TVMcCourts' Day in Court2010
Family Law SymposiumHandling the High Profile Client2009
Family Law SymposiumTrial Preparation2008
Entertainment Industry ConferenceBusiness Management from the Eyes of a Family Law Attorney2001
Family Law ConferenceAvailable Income Beyond Salaries1999
ABC NewsTom Cruise Playing Hardball in Divorce1998
Family Law WorkshopTax Fraud in Marital Dissolution -- Avoiding Malpractice Suits1994