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Randi Susan Klein

Divorce and separation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   20 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 33 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 34 years
    Hawaii - HI 35 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Randi

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I spent my first eight (8) years of practice in the San Francisco Bay area. I represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters. The bulk of my civil practice focused on juvenile dependency and family law. Juvenile dependency cases involve children who have been abused and neglected and placed in foster care while their parents go through rehabilitation. Accordingly, one of the most crucial decisions made about these children, early on, is where they will be placed. Placement in a foster care home or with a suitable relative may determine if they will ultimately be reunited with their biological parents or adopted.

 

My experience is dependency law has translated well into my current family law practice. It provides me with a unique perspective that other family law practitioners may not possess. Thus, in addition to represening mothers and fathers on a private basis, I am also appointed by local judges to represent children in family law custody disputes.

 

I relocated to Southern California in May 1999. My current practice includes family law with an emphasis on child custody and child support.  I also represent minors in Probate Guardianship proceedings. I continue to represent foster- adopt parents, aka de facto parents, in Dependency matters. With the advent of Covid, I have added consumer bankruptcy back to my practice. A portion of my practice is now focused on helping my family law clients file for bankruptcy after divorce.

Location

Randi Susan Klein
835 Wilshire Blvd.
5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

Reviews

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Posted by Jim | February 4, 2015
Great Performance
Randi, You were everything I had Hoped for; You were well prepared; You came to battle; You battled magnificently; You won; You were George Patton in the courtroom. All of our family thanks you!!! Jim W Overland Park, Kansas
Posted by Julia | April 30, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
I consulted with Randi Klein regarding my current child custody agreement and to get help resolving some real estate matters. The amount she charged for my consultation was very reasonable. Our meeting was extremely beneficial as she gave me sound advice and the help I needed. I feel very confident with the information she provided. I would definitely consult with her again for any family law related concerns.
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Posted by Marie | June 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING & EXCELLENT MINORS COUNSEL
My daughter is involved in a contentious custody battle with her child's father.  Her daughter, my grand-daughter, is 8 years old. There was a court hearing this morning. I went with my daughter to court this morning to support her.   When my grand daughter was very young, her father beat my daughter and threatened to take my grand daughter away from her. My grand daughter witnessed the beatings. My grand daughter is still in therapy sorting out how this affected her.  The father also prevented me from seeing my grand daughter until she was 9 months old.  Eventually my daughter got civil and criminal restraining orders against the father. Now he is only allowed supervised visits. Recently the father filed a motion for change of custody. The court appointed Randi Susan Klein as minors counsel to represent my grand daughter. Today was the hearing for the court to rule on the father's motion. Ms. Klein was a very strong advocate for my grand daughter. She explained to the court, in a very logical and passionate way, why my granddaughter should remain in my daughter's custody.  Neither my daughter nor myself knew, ahead of time, what Ms. Klein would be recommending to the court. She was eloquent. She understood both the legal and the emotional issues and explained how that impacted our family. I cried when I listed to her in court. The court dismissed the father's motion for a change of custody. I am very relieved and very grateful to Ms. Klein. Because of her hard work and commitment, my granddaughter will continue to be safe and to get the professional help that she needs.  Ms. Klein was amazing & did a Great job, I Highly recommend her for anyone seeking Minors Counsel, she is the Best !!! Thank you❤️
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Posted by Crystal | June 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied !
I have been involved in a contentious custody dispute with my daughters father. We were never married. My daughter is 8 years old now. Several years ago the court awarded sole legal and physical custody to me based upon substantiated findings of domestic violence. Recently, my daughters father filed a motion for change of custody. The court appointed Randi Susan Klein as minors counsel to represent the best interest of my daughter. Ms. Klein interviewed my daughter, myself and her father privately. She read through documents in the court file, as well as other pleadings my lawyer sent to her. When we arrived in court, I had no idea what her recommendation was going to be. Ms. Klein recommended in my favor. She explained to the Judge, step by step, why my daughter should remain in my custody. While she was talking, the judge was carefully listening to her. He was shaking his head in agreement. As a result of Ms. Klein's hard work and presentation, the judge dismissed the fathers motion. I was so relieved that I cried tears of joy. Ms. Klein was a very strong voice for my child and she was well prepared. I am so grateful that the court appointed her to be my daughters lawyer.
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Posted by Maria | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
Randi Klein wastes no time! I am truly grateful for all her help in our guardianship/custody case. She is direct and very helpful, even going out of her way to accommodate her clients. I really appreciated the attention and care to detail she gave to our case. If you are in a situation, she is definitely reliable and does not take any of the run-around. If you can get her to represent you, please do so, she is awesome!
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Posted by Herbert | December 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional
I scheduled a one hour, over the phone consultation. Worth it the experience was professional and informative. Susan Klein was very understanding and open to my unique circumstance. Nun the less Susan Klein open my eyes to what is required for my situation. Very Professional and experienced.
Posted by Cynthia | March 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Diligent and time cognizant attorney
I consulted Randi Klein for a complicated child custody case and to acquire knowledge of what to expect in mediation. Randi supplied UNCOMPLICATED information which is very pertinent in child custody hearings. I received more relevant advice and information in our 1 hour phone consultation than I received from my previous attorneys in 6 months. I would recommend consulting Randi if you need clarity, clear cut counsel in your case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful advocate for children
"I am in the midst of a stressful and contentious divorce which involves domestic violence. Because of the domestic violence issues, the Judge appointed Randi Susan Klein as minors counsel to represent my three children, ages 9, 14 and 16 respectively. We were in court last month on a request for order filed by their father. Prior to Ms. Klein’s appointment, I was fearful of their father and his lawyer. But Ms. Klein changed the course of the proceeding. She was a strong advocate for all three of my children and she did a phenomenal job. I have to thank her for being a voice for my children, and for expressing their wishes to the Judge. I was unbelievably impressed by her."
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Posted by Teresa | September 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind and skilled!
I came to Ms Klein with a very complicated custody dispute. She helped me so much and made me feel completely confident that she could help me. She was also very kind even when I was going crazy with all sorts of emotions about my situation. She truly is very skilled and kind.
Posted by Paul | May 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding
Miss Klein is an extremely dedicated and professional lawyer. I have worked with her over the past year in my child dependency case and she was able to bring my case to a successful conclusion through her extensive knowledge of the law and its application despite the barriers created by the covid pandemic. I deeply appreciate her dedication and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Robin | October 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Fighter for the Rights of her clients
I worked with Randi Klein on a case of custody matters. She proved her experience and strength in fighting for the child's rights and safety in her capacity of the minor's Council. She is extremely knowledgeable about the rules and laws of Family Law.
Posted by Gabriel | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Heroine
Ms. Klein is the type of lawyer you want on your side. Randi was minors counsel for my daughter. Amazing results. My little one is safe now. Thanks to Randi, my daughter has a chance for a secure, healthy future. Ms. Klein is a true force when it comes to the law, yet extremely compassionate. She treated my daughter like family. Thank you again Randi.
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Posted by John | June 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
What a great find.
I was searching for legal assistance regarding the preservation of some family assets, and Ms. Klein was so knowledgeable and experienced on a wide variety of issues that I sought out her advice for some other legal issues as well. I felt very comfortable speaking with her, and I am so grateful for her consultative services. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a professional and considerate attorney, who listens deeply to your concerns, and who can quickly analyze and provide the proper guidance for a successful outcome.
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Posted by Erica | June 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Conscientious Professional
I consulted with Randi on a custody dispute matter. I found her to be a consummate professional, who knew the law and exhibited a high degree of integrity and professionalism. It was clear to me that Ms. Klein has a passion for her practice and sincerely cares about her clients. Her attention to detail and tenacity was also evident to me. I was very impressed with her and consider her to be a solid attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Insightful Family Law Attorney
Ms. Klein demonstrated a high-level of knowledge of both family law and the particular elements of my family law case. I engaged Ms. Klein to resolve issues with my former spouse pertaining to joint legal custody of our children, and failure by my former spouse to adhere to various provisions of the custody order. Ms. Klein was able to efficiently process large amounts of information (several previous Family Court appearances, as well as Dependency proceedings focused on my former spouse), and distilled the large volume of data into a cogent, well-articulated set of arguments designed to serve the interests of my children. Ms. Klein developed a persuasive, fact-based legal strategy to resolve substantive disagreements under joint legal custody in our favor, while establishing my former spouse's non-compliance with express provisions of the judicial orders. Ms. Klein is diligent in her efforts, and is reasonable in terms of her fees. I can say, from experience, that other attorneys will charge a lot more to do a lot less. While resolving family law disputes is never cheap, Ms. Klein offers solid value in terms of cost for work performed.
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and knowledgeable
I met with Ms. Klein to discuss my legal options regarding my ex-husband's visitation schedule. He is very difficult to work with. But, after discussing my situation, Ms. Klein helped me to see that a costly legal battle and ensuing court visit was not really in my best interest. My ex and I should be able to remedy it between ourselves. She expressed care and concern about how any changes would/would not affect my daughter, which is what judges expect to hear. (i.e. what is best for the kid!). So while I do not need her services now, she is definitely the attorney I'd contact if/when that changes. I hope she will remember me! I recommend that you add her to your list of attorney consultations prior to selecting one. She may be the right attorney for you.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
I highly recommend Randi Susan Klein. I had been in the midst of a difficult custody battle when I contacted Randi. In addition to custody, the opposing side trumped up false accusations against me. Randi was able to zealously defend me and although we went to court three different times, I came out victorious. I am very grateful to Randi and I highly recommend her to anyone else in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2009
Suberb Attorney
I have several family members that live just north of Los Angeles. One of them was having issues related to child support payments from her Ex.. I was referred to Randi through a local attorney in my hometown. She answered all my questions thoroughly and I retained her for this legal issue. She handles the matter both professionally and affordably.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2009
collecting a judgment
I consulted Randi Klein on how to go about collecting a judgment that I was awarded. I had the judgment, but didn't know how to get my money and Randi explained the process to me in a clear and understandable way. Because of her advice I was able to collect my judgement in a very short time. If I have other legal problems I definitely will use Randi Klein’s services again. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2009
R Klein review
Beautiful lady but has the vicious streak with the opposition that it takes to be a good attorney! Juris Bunkis, M. D., F.A. C. S.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Randi Susan Klein
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Randi Susan Klein
  • 1991 - 1999
  • Student Extern
  • Supreme Court Of California
  • 1982 - 1982

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • San Francisco State University
  • Bachlor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Attorney for Petitioner
  • The domestic violence and contempt charges were dismissed. There was no change in custody. Respondent was ordered to pay Petitioners attorney's fees .
  • Domestic violence
  • The domestic violence charges were dismissed. Petition, the former boyfriend, was ordered to pay all of Respondents attorney's fees.

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyer
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Admission
  • Federal District Court, Central District of California
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Admission
  • Federal District Court, Northern District of CA
  • 1991
  • Judicial law clerk
  • Supreme Court of California
  • 1982
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the Attorney General of California
  • 1981
  • PI Sigma Alpha
  • National Political Science Honor Society
  • 1978
  • Dean's List
  • San Francisco State University
  • 1978
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (42)
Endorse Randi
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Randi Susan Klein for 13 years. We first met professionally. Then we became friends. I always recommend Randi for people looking for a family law attorney in the LA-OC area. She is one of the best. She is a very detail oriented and thorough. She is always well prepared and does a great job for her clients. She does not leave a stone unturned. Whether your filing for dissolution and concerned about dividing assets in a high end marital estate, or if you are involved in a contentious custody dispute, she is your go to person."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Randi is dedicated to her clients and is knowledgeable in her field. Randi prepares the clients well for trial and manages real expectations. We have brainstormed together on various cases and her passion for what she does shows through in her communication with her clients and advocacy in Court. She is very knowledgeable about the intricacies of direct and cross examination."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is a deeply experienced Family Law attorney with a background in dependency law and experience representing parties from all sides of the spectrum, including parents, foster adopt parents, and children. She is compassionate in representing adoptive parents who are at risk of having their parental rights terminated. She is the go to person in child custody matters. She is an all around excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi truly cares. She is also incredibly detailed oriented, well-prepared and skilled. She does not miss anything!!!! These are attributes of an effective advocate - you know that when you hire Randi, she is going to do everything that can possibly be done and she won't miss a beat. That's the best you can get. Also, she really has a special skill for victims of domestic violence - I have never seen anyone as passionate about protecting domestic violence victims in a family law capacity. Randi is awesome."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi Klein is not just a family law attorney; she is an advocate for her clients and a true asset to the lawyer community. Randi goes out of her way to encourage others, to refer business and to ensure the job gets done right for her own clients. She is constantly thinking of ways to help others. I’ve gotten to know Randi this past year and she has gone out of her way numerous times to make strategic introductions. The advice she offers is well thought out and I would not hesitate to refer any one of my clients to her."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi has always struck me as dedicated and compassionate towards her clients. We have discussed legal issues before, lawyer to lawyer, and she always raises thoughtful, intelligent and well-reasoned points. She is well regarded in the legal community and active in bar association functions."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is extremely knowledgeable and genuinely cares about others. I would recommend her for any family law matter at the drop of a hat!"
Child custody Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Randi is a fierce advocate in the courtroom, who will fight hard for a good outcome for her client. However, she is also able to maintain civility between parties, and to work towards an amicable settlement of the issues. I endorse this lawyer, and would recommend her for highly-contentious family law matters."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Compassionate! Knowledgeable! Experienced!!! I could not ask for more from an attorney. Thank you!!!!"
Child custody Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi Susan Klein is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients very well. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Klein is a skilled and effective family law practitioner in he legal community. She is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have interacted for a long time with Randi and had cause to ask her about various matters. She is competent, kind and extremely knowledgeable about family law matters. I can recommend her to potential clients in her area without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have observed Randi's commitment to her filed and I am very impressed by her brilliance and her passion for the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Friend
"Randi is enthusiastic and very smart. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been a lawyer for 14 years, and I am proud to call Randi my colleague and friend. Not only is she knowledgeable about family law, she is very assertive. I often consult with her on matters about the law and procedure, and she always gives honest advice, for my benefit. She is an excellent lawyer - she will fight for you."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is an excellent family lawyer. Her level of concern for her clients, and her deep interest in her area of practice are obvious and have a great impact on her work. Highly recommended."
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Los Angeles Divorce and separation Lawyer Randi Susan Klein
Randi Susan Klein
Divorce and separation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 35 years
Virtual consultation available