For over 42 years, Peter T. Hermes has excelled to become one of the top family law attorneys in Southern California handling complex family law matters involving high-profile clients, celebrities and professional athletes. Since Mr. Hermes started his own family law practice, Hermes & Glavin, LLP, in 2000, he was appointed in 2001 to the prestigious position of Advisory Committee member for the State of California Fair Employment and Housing Commission.
Early in his career, Mr. Hermes’ high personal standards and exceptional drive shone through. Mr. Hermes then joined a boutique law firm in downtown Los Angeles where he handled the firm’s family law practice.
Over the next 40 years, Mr. Hermes further established his name as a leading family law attorney working for a prominent firm in Westwood (Stephen A. Kolodny), maintaining a private legal consulting practice while creating and managing the family law department at the Los Angeles firm of Stockwell, Harris, Widom and Woolverton. Mr. Hermes was a partner (and senior litigator) in the prominent firm of Kolodny & Anteau in Beverly Hills, CA, handling high-profile, complex, family law matters dealing with prominent clients in the business, entertainment and sports industry, among others, before embarking on the formation of Hermes & Glavin LLP in 2000 and pursuing his own private, family law practice. Mr. Hermes (while a partner at Kolodny & Anteau) was co-lead counsel in the trial, post-trial and appellate matters (arguing the case at the Court of Appeals level) involving the landmark California Supreme Court case of In Re Marriage of Pendleton-Fireman, (2000) 24 Cal.4th 39, involving the enforceability of spousal support waivers in pre-marital agreements.
Mr. Hermes obtained certification as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California in the first certification program offered by the California State Bar in 1980 (non renouvelé). In 2001, Mr. Hermes was appointed to and served as a member of the State of California, Fair Employment & Housing Commission Advisory Committee. Mr. Hermes has been a long standing mediator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court Family Law Mediation Panel.
Mr. Hermes’ expertise has been recognized in his lectures and presentations on legal issues involving family law and related matters. Featured on a national television program (KNBC’s Extra, involving a custody move-away case), and appearing as a guest legal analyst/speaker for CBS, NBC and KTLA morning national news programs. Mr. Hermes continues to educate the public on all aspects of family legal matters including but not limited to divorce, child custody, move-away cases, spousal tort actions, civil “Marvin” actions, domestic violence actions, paternity and premarital agreements. Mr. Hermes continues to channel his efforts and focus in dealing with complex and challenging move-away cases, domestic violence actions and spousal tort actions (usually impacting women and children -- violence in marital and live-in partner situations has reached epidemic levels in California), areas of the law that pose and address unique legal challenges, both in litigation and the educational process.
In addition to his strong conviction to hard work, professional integrity and championing the causes of his clients with a result-oriented focus and approach, Mr. Hermes is active in the community. For several years, Mr. Hermes, through his law firm, Hermes & Glavin, LLP, actively participated in the start-up and organization of an annual charity golf tournament (the “Hula Classic”) to benefit local non-profits. Beneficiaries include, Break The Cycle, an organization whose goal is to prevent violence in teens, 1736 Family Crisis Center, and Haven House (the first home and shelter for battered women and children in the United States), all located in Los Angeles County.
Mr. Hermes also established and maintains an active family law practice in Palm Desert, California (and the surrounding Desert area).
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||1980|
|Sole Practitioner||Law Offices of Peter T. Hermes||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Hermes & Glavin, LLP||2000 - 2010|
|Partner||Kolodny & Anteau||1995 - 2000|
|Sole Practioner||Law Offices of Peter T. Hermes||1994 - 1995|
|Associate||Law Offices of Stephen A. Kolodney||1976 - 1994|
|Associate||Law Offices of Paul Eugene Mann||1974 - 1976|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1974 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1973 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|In Re Marriage of Pendleton-Fireman (2000) 24 Cal.4th 39||The judgment of the Court of Appeal was affirmed.|
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|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|Loyola University||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1970|