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"SuperLawyers" Rising Star 2015. Clients Choice Winner 2014. 


Mariya Furman is a partner at Furman & Zavatsky - a San Fernando Valley family law and criminal defense law firm.  

  As a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Furman represented clients in criminal matters in California state and Federal Courts.  She has extensive experience handling all types of criminal cases - from DUIs to serious felonies and federal cases.

  Ms. Furman also handles all types of family law matters, such as divorces, custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and paternity cases.  In addition, Ms. Furman specializes in cases involving domestic violence.

  Ms. Furman earned her law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and her undergraduate degree from the Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg.  She is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, as well as in the Federal District Courts of the Central District of California.

  Ms. Furman regularly appears on criminal cases in Van Nuys, San Fernando  and Los Angeles Courthouses.


Languages spoken: Russian, English

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 45%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Divorce: 40%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Child Custody: 5%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Child Support: 5%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Prenuptials: 5%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alan Eisner

    I endorse criminal defense lawyer Mariya Furman for any client seeking aggressive legal representation in Los Angeles or San Fernando Valley. She is smart, dedicated and not afraid to challenge any prosecutor. Her clients are a top priority.


    Alan Eisner Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Ronald Daniel Hedding

    I endorse this lawyer. Very good attorney. Strongly recommend her for any criminal defense related case. Has good work ethic and is dedicated to getting client's the best results possible.


    Ronald Hedding Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Furman & Zavatsky, LLP

15821 Ventura Blvd #690
Encino, CA, 91436

Furman & Zavatsky LLP

121 N Maclay
San Fernando, CA, 91340



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaSuperLawyers2016
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
10 Best Under 40American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Premier AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
2014 Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2014
2014 Top ContributorAVVO2014
Production EditorLoyola Law School International & Comparative Law Review2008
Staff WriterLoyola Law School International & Comparative Law Review2007
Dean's ListIllinois Institute of Art2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFurman & Zavatsky, LLP2013 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyHedding Law Firm2010 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Jeremy Frost2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionAttorney Member2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
California State BarAttorney Member2009 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
Loyola Law School International & Comparative Law ReviewProduction Editor2008 - 2009
Loyola Law School International & Comparative Law ReviewStaff Writer2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Assault with a Deadly Weapon Case - Van NuysNot Guilty verdict
Domestic Violence Case - Van NuysCase Dismissed
Restraining Order - San FernandoCase settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesBeing Charged With Domestic Violence in Los Angeles2014
LA KurierFamily, Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Molorak WeeklyFamily, Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityTax Preparation CertificateVolunteer Income Tax Assistance - Certificate Program2008
Illinois Institute of ArtArtBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Furman & ZavatskyFamily Law Attorneys2013