Deborah L. Kahn is the Principal Attorney and Founder of The Kahn Law Firm. She is a Los Angeles, Orange County, San Gabriel Valley, and Inland Empire Attorney who has maintained caseloads in both Family law and Civil litigation. She has represented clients in all aspects of divorce, including appeals.
Ms. Kahn has even submitted writs to the California Court of Appeals and petitions to the California Supreme Court.
Although concentrating in Family Law and Estate Planning, Ms. Kahn has a very eclectic background. Ms. Kahn worked at Cal Poly Pomona as their Deputy Director of Title IX. While in her role at the University, Ms. Kahn worked on compliance, education, and investigations involving Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, and Stalking complaints.
While focusing on divorce settlement negotiations, Ms. Kahn has also performed document review, drafting of operating/business agreements, business formation and incorporating procedures, and various real estate law issues.
Prior to Ms. Kahn’s graduation from Southwestern Law School where she earned her Juris Doctorate, she externed at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles, where she had the opportunity to be in the courtroom every day. She was one of three students chosen for a year-long fellowship at the Edelman Children's Court. As a certified law clerk, she represented minors in dependency hearings and maintained her own caseload. Also in law school, Ms. Kahn researched, drafted, and argued an appellate brief, where she earned the title of “Honorable Mention Oralist,” a distinction only 20 first year students obtain.
Furthermore, while in law school, Ms. Kahn was selected to be a member of the Southwestern Journal of International Law. During her time on Law Journal, she completed several intensive legal research and writing projects. She also wrote an article on a controversial international legal topic, which was published in an online periodical. Ms. Kahn was also hand selected as a teaching and research assistant for her torts professor, Alan Calnan, a position she held for two and a half years.
Post-graduation and after passing the California Bar Exam, Ms. Kahn went on to pursue her passion for business strategy and obtained a Masters in Business Administration at Claremont Graduate University. She successfully completed the Southwestern JD/MBA dual-degree program.
Ms. Kahn is diverse from other law practitioners because she is able to see more than just faceless text on a page. When reading facts for the first time, the people behind the actions immediately come to life in her mind. Ms. Kahn brings a humanistic approach to the practice of law. She has a unique ability to hone in on both parties’ strengths and weaknesses and determine the minutia the trier of fact may have overlooked.
Ms. Kahn is also fluent in Cantonese and conversant in Spanish. A lover of languages, Ms. Kahn is working to improve her Hebrew language skills.
Languages spoken: Cantonese
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Having gone to law school with Deborah, I have always been impressed with her work ethic and professionalism. Recently Deborah has come to work with our firm, Harris Family Law Group, and is an invaluable co-counsel and attorney. Her knowledge of Family Law, Dependency, and other legal issues continues to impress me and our clients. I look forward to continuing to work with Deborah. She is a rising star and excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer.
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|Principal Attorney||The Kahn Law Firm||2015 - Present|
|Deputy Director of Title IX||Cal Polytech Pomona||2015 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Harris Family Law Group||2014 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Oddenino & Gaule||2013 - 2013|
|Suicidology-Online||Efforts to Decriminalize Suicide in Ghana, India and Singapore||2014|
|Claremont Graduate University||Business Strategy||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||N/A|
|Southwestern Univ SOL||N/A||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||N/A|
|Univ of California Irvine||Psychology & Social Behavior||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|