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Peter Timothy Hermes

Divorce and separation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    Status
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About Peter

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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 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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Location

Hermes Law Group
3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA, 90010

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Posted by Esther | September 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hermes was a rockstar!
Wow, where do I even begin with Mr. Hermes? This guy was a rockstar attorney! My family law case was a real mess, so I decided to call Mr. Hermes based on a referral from a close friend. After retaining his services, Mr. Hermes swooped in like a superhero in a sharp suit. From day one, he made me feel like my case was his top priority. That is kind of a big deal with me, since I have had other attorneys that did not give me this kind of quality attention. Communication? Oh, this guy is on it! He didn't just talk the legal talk; he walked the talk. he was always there to answer my calls or reply to my [many] emails. That's a big deal when you're dealing with family stuff, trust me. The best part was that Mr. Hermes is a wizard in the courtroom! It seemed like he fought for my child's best interests like he was fighting for his own family. It wasn't just about winning a case and billing the client; it was about doing right by my child. And I got the results I'd hoped for, and then some. I was over the moon! I can't thank Mr. Hermes enough for all he did for us. If you're in a jam with family legal matters and need someone who's not just an attorney but a genuine advocate, you've got to go with Peter Hermes. He's the real deal!
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Response from Peter Hermes October 18, 2023
I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to express my gratitude for the kind and positive review. It was a privilege to work with you. Your words mean a lot to me and the entire team here. We are dedicated to providing the best possible legal services and support to our clients, and your feedback reaffirms that we are on the right track. If you ever need legal assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help and support you in any way we can. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your experience. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal, and it's clients like you who make our work so rewarding. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hermes is an lawyer for your case
Mr. Hermes is very competent in his field. He is congenial and available for urgent calls. His staff are excellent. The outcome was in my favor. I highly recommend Mr. Hermes .

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Loyola University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Marriage of Pendleton-Fireman (2000) 24 Cal.4th 39
  • The judgment of the Court of Appeal was affirmed.

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Publications

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • The Sorrell Trope Family Law Trial Insitute
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • The Sorrell Trope Family Law Trial Institute
  • Family Law CLE
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Peter
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Peter Hermes is of the highest professional and personal integrity. He is very knowledgeable and well-respected in the community for his contributions to the field of family law in California."

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Los Angeles Divorce and separation Lawyer Peter Timothy Hermes
Peter Timothy Hermes
Divorce and separation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 49 years