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Vanessa Soto Nellis

Vanessa Soto Nellis

Practice areas:

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

About Me

My practice includes such areas as divorce (including division of assets, child  custody, child support and spousal support), domestic violence matters, cohabitation agreements, paternity, and prenuptial and post nuptial agreements.

 A Cum Laude graduate of UCLA, I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2000, and my law degree from USC Law School in 2003. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Marriage & Prenuptials: 20%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%
  5. Family: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Sona Ashchian Tatiyants

    I highly endorse this lawyer. She is direct, easily approachable, and a true asset to her clients. I would highly recommend her to my clients, friends and family without a hesitation.


    Sona Tatiyants Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica W Shofler

    Vanessa is a highly skilled family law attorney who takes time and care to assist each client reach his or her goals. She is a trusted advisor who is well-connected in the community and is always ready and willing to assist fellow attorneys.


    Jessica Shofler Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, A Law Corporation

16633 Ventura Boulevard 11th Floor
Encino, CA, 91436



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Women Attorneys of Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2012
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2011
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2010
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2009
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2008
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2007
Public Law Foundation GrantUniversity of Southern California Law School2003
Pro Bono AwardLos Angeles County Bar Association2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder - Family LawLewitt Hackman2011 - Present
Associate - Family Law AttorneyLewitt Hackman2003 - 2010
InternAlliance for Children's Rights2003 - 2003
InternUniversity of Southern California Family Violence Clinic2002 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Mexican American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Step Up Women's NetworkN/AN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawN/A2003
University of California - Los AngelesPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCLE Seminar SeriesMarriage, Divorce & Cohabitation: Common Misconceptions2012
Seminar SeriesFamily Law - The Impact On Your Business2011
Seminar SeriesEverything You Wanted to Know about Prenuptial Agreements But Never Asked2008
Seminar SeriesImmigration: Generally and It's Impact on Employment and Family Law2008
Seminar SeriesAll You Want to Know About Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Co-Habitation Agreements2007
Seminar SeriesFamily Law Fundamentals2006