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Divorce/Family Law is a very difficult specialty that involves a very high level of turmoil due to the rawness of the emotions involved. I do the very best that I can in every case to reduce the level of animosity between the parties and do the least amount of damage to their ability to co-parent. 

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Languages spoken: English, Italian

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Domestic Violence: 20%
    27 years
  2. Divorce: 20%
    27 years
  3. Alimony: 20%
    27 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    27 years
  5. Family: 20%
    27 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($125-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Lerandeau & Lerandeau

265 E. River Park Circle, Suite 490
Fresno, CA, 93720-1584

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198911/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Superb RatingAVVO2015
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2006
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2005
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2004
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2003
Commendation for Outstanding Contributions to Pro Bono ServiceState of California2002
Judge Pro Tem, Award for Outstanding ServiceFresno County Superior Court2002
Special Congressional Recognition for Pro Bono ServiceUnited States of America2002
President's Pro Bono Service AwardState Bar of California, 5th District1999
Attorney of the YearCentral California Legal Services1999
Firm of the YearCentral California Legal Services1997
Cum LaudeLoyola Law School1989
MemberSaint Thomas More Law Honor Society1989
MemberOrder of the Coif, Loyola Law School Chapter1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerLerandeau & Lerandeau, LLP1998 - Present
Attorney/ShareholderMount & Lerandeau, Inc.1993 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsForensic and Valuation Services Section (Associate Member).2012 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2006 - 2007
Child Custody Program Advisory BoardDirector2002 - 2003
Fresno County Bar AssociationChairman, Family Law Section2001 - 2002
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Family Law Section2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2001 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationChairman, Pro Bono Section2001 - 2010
Fresno County Bar AssociationVice-Chairman, Family Law Section2000 - 2001
Fresno County Superior CourtJudge Pro Tem1999 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re the Marriage of Mikelle Karamardian (Brough) vs. Gregory BroughPrevailed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Fresno County Bar JournalPro Bono Spotlight Series2011
Fresno County Bar JournalPro Bono Spotlight Series2010
Fresno County Bar JournalPro Bono Spotlight Series2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
California State University, FresnoBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Supreme Court Justice Recognition, Justices present at engagementPro Bono Service2010
Law DayPro Bono Service2010