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About me

I am Joanne Ratinoff, an experienced family law attorney and former partner at the Century City law firm of Freid and Goldsman.  I went into private practice in October, 2014 and my clients now have the advantage of my "big firm" experience and expertise combined with my very personal attention to their cases.  I have practiced family law exclusively since 1989.  I offer mediation, collaborative law and litigation services. I also prepare prenuptial, post-nuptial agreements and transmuation agreements.  I am "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. I have been rated as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" (Family Law) for the years 2009 through 2016 by Los Angeles magazine.  I was also selected for inclusion as one of the "Ten Most Dependable" Family Law attorneys for 2008 by Forbes magazine.

I am Committed to Providing Quality Legal Services

I practice family law exclusively focusing on divorce, child custody, spousal support (alimony), child support, and other issues that commonly occur during divorce. My extensive experience within this specialized area of law has given me in-depth knowledge of the California laws and court procedures applicable to divorce cases.

I have the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to create a personalized strategy to help you with your family law mediation or through your divorce or legal separation litigation that is based on your needs, goals and concerns.

Contact me at 310-909-8754 or visit my website, to learn more.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($450/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Daniel Tan Ho

    Joanne's knowledge and experience of family law is unmatched. She aggressive, energetic and empathetic and will make sure you understand every step of the process. I fully endorse her for all of your family law needs.


    Daniel Ho Employment and labor Attorney
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Contact info

The Ratinoff Law Group

12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1940
Los Angeles, CA, 90025


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2016
Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2015
Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2014
Southen California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2013
Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles magazine2012
Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2011
Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2010
Southern California Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2009
The Ten Most Dependable Family Law AttorneysGoldline Research2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderThe Ratinoff Law Group2014 - Present
PartnerFreid and Goldsman, APLC1989 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
ProVisorsMember2011 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyN/AOther - Bachelors1978
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE programThree's A Crowd: Love, Marriage and Taxes2015