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Grace A Jamra

Divorce and separation Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

4.1   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
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    31 years

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX FAMILY LAW PROBLEMS.

Grace A. Jamra began practicing law in 1992 and has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell. She began working exclusively in the area of family law and later joined the Bel Air office of a family law specialist as an associate for several years, concentrating solely on family law and related family law matters. In 1997, Grace joined the firm of Phillips, Lerner, & Lauzon as an associate and became a named partner in 2001. While at Phillips, Lerner, Lauzon & Jamra, Ms. Jamra earned the distinction of being a first-class litigator and negotiator endowed with working on complex, high-asset cases in the fields of dissolution, paternity, palimony, guardianship and adoption.

In January, 2011, Grace co-founded her own practice, Jamra & Jamra, L.L.P., located in Beverly Hills where she continues to practice exclusively in the area of family law. Grace’s background in economics and finance, coupled with her child custody and advocacy litigation expertise, has enabled her to handle the issues associated with intricate child custody and financial matters, including complicated child custody evaluations and valuations of complex business interests.

Grace’s diverse clientele has ranged from actors, entertainers, sports celebrities to professionals in the medical and legal field, as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, employers and homemakers.

Grace has written several articles relating to her area of practice, which have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, California Lawyer and other legal trades. In 2010, Ms. Jamra authored a chapter entitled “Current Challenges in Current Family Law Cases” for Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in California. She has also spoken on numerous family law issues before various professional groups and before the Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

A graduate of Whittier College with a Bachelors degrees in economics and political science, Grace received her Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier College School of Law. She has been recognized for her contributions and accomplishments in the field of family law by Strathmore’s Who’s Who (Millennium Edition). In 2008, Grace earned the distinction of Whittier Law School’s “Attorney of the Year” Alumni Award. In addition, she has been nominated and named by her peers as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” since 2003 and since 2011 has been rated one of the “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Southern California.” She has also been recognized as one of the “Women Leaders in the Law” by the Los Angeles Times and Forbes Magazine.

Grace is the founder and was the president of the Whittier Alumni Network and served for several terms on the Whittier College Alumni Board of Directors. She has previously served on the Boards of Vista Del Mar, the Los Angeles Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center, Free Arts for Abused Children, and other cultural and charitable organizations. Grace is a supporter of various charities and organizations that support victims of domestic violence and citizens’ rights. Grace is a member of the American, California, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Armenian Bar Associations. She serves as the Chair of the Family Law Executive Committee for the Beverly Hills Bar Association (2012-2013).

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Jamra & Jamra, LLP
9320 Wilshire Blvd Ste 204
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212-3232

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Posted by Doc | March 16, 2015
Grace to the Rescue!
I came to Grace, Basil and Michael with a case that could have dragged on for years, and cost me thousands annually, as well as the emotional burden and painful distraction that a continued divorce issue would inevitably create far into the future. Grace and her team immediately got accurately and comprehensively up to speed in my case, determining the correct strategy while not over looking the other directions my case could have taken. The result was far better than I thought possible. Grace saw an opportunity to close out my entire situation, and using her intuitive and skilled application of the law and people savvy, saved me an annual expense of thousands as well as years of frustration. A bad review here accused them of caring only about billing…completely absurd! If that were the case I would have been a prime candidate for such behavior…when in fact what they did was rescue me, cutting to the heart of the matter and brilliantly out maneuvering opposing counsel. The atmosphere at their office is friendly and professional; a well-oiled machine with a sense of family and inclusion not only between themselves, but with their clients as well. Honestly, do yourself a favor... if you are in need of great family law representation, Grace and her team at Jamra and Jamra are more than worth the time of a consultation.
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Posted by Carri | July 25, 2014
Best Family Law attorneys in town. Highly recommend.
I cannot recommend Grace Jamra and Basel Jamra highly enough. Not only did I feel they had my best interests at heart, but they were compassionate, understanding, fierce advocates for me during a difficult time, and stellar professionals the entire way. I trust them completely!
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2020
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Excellent knowledge of family law
Grace was on time, direct and offered so much information about child custody in our consul station. I appreciate that she doesn’t tell you what you want to hear but rather talks to you about the process and the different outcomes depending on all the variables. Most attorneys are all false hope and promises of victory or so full of their reputation that they inflate themselves to be aggressive pit bulls rather than being sensibly knowledgeable about family law and best interest of the child. I had only wished her offices were located closer to Pasadena.
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Posted by Rob | August 13, 2014
Superlawyer, defender of parental rights, protector of children, fighter who gets the job done!
Grace Jamra, along with support from associate Michael Hanasab, saved my father/daughter relationship with my toddler. When my ex and I separated almost a year ago, my daughter's mother kept her from me and would not allow me access to see her. In addition, she filed for full physical and legal custody. I went with an inexpensive attorney and the results were simply awful. I had two overnights per month, and two afternoons per week. I work from home so I can be with my daughter, and this was a devastating blow. I searched online, made phone calls and finally got the name of one of the top firms in Los Angeles. When speaking to one of the partners, it was clear that although I needed their help, I could not quite afford them. He told me that off the record, there is only one person he would recommend outside his firm, and that person was Grace Jamra. I called Grace, and immediately knew she would fight for what was best for my daughter, and for my relationship with her. When my ex's attorney found out who I hired, he told her she was in deep trouble, that Grace was a seriously formidable opponent. My ex and her attorney never knew what hit them. Within two months, she got me 50% legal AND physical custody, reduced child support and put many safeguards in place my previous attorney never asked for. Since then, my ex hired not one but TWO new attorney's to try to undo what Grace got for me, to no avail. After months of legal wrangling, Grace was able to lock down a permanent 'global settlement' that has since been signed by a judge and filed with the court. I am writing this review to tell you, if you are a parent and need someone to protect the relationship you have with you kid(s), Grace Jamra is the BEST ATTORNEY for the job. Don't take my word for it, ask around. Any good family law attorney will know who she is, and will say the same about her. She's smart, she's aggressive when necessary but always tries to meet in the middle and settle when possible and/or appropriate.
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Posted by Mae | May 10, 2013
Amazing Grace!
I retained Grace Jamra last year to handle my divorce. Grace was not only empathetic to my situation but was a great advocate for me in my particular case. On several occasions, Grace even communicated with me during late evenings and weekends when I was faced with some urgent matters. Grace was well aware of my limited resources and wisely picked my battles against my husband's heavy-handed tactics. She was able to resolve my case quickly by bringing us to the settlement table without further court intervention and without a serious hemorrhage to my pocketbook in legal fees. Grace handled the settlement conference superbly against opposing counsel and was able to get me a far better settlement than what any judge would have given me! I have read the recent posts about Grace and found my experience to be the complete opposite of those written about her . I had one court hearing in my case, and was completely blown away by her courtroom presence and legal expertise. When we left the courtroom, two persons came up to her who were also waiting to have their cases heard, and asked for her business card so they could contact her regarding their own family law matters (and one already had his attorney present in court with him!). It appears that Grace is also well-regarded in the legal community as evidenced by the greetings from numerous other lawyers and the courtroom personnel she received while we were at the courthouse. She is my pick for anyone who is going through a divorce and was my "amazing Grace!"
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Posted by Karma A | April 5, 2013
FANTASTIC experience from a well versed and knowledgable family law attorney.
In early 2010 I was in search of a new attorney to take on my ongoing custody case. I left a very high profile firm after a horrendous 4 months where I was charged over 200 grand and was left with disastrous results. Grace Jamra and her associate at the time, Michael Hanasab were recommended to me, along with 4 other various attorneys. I interviewed all of them carefully and decided to go with Grace not only because of her reputation in matters of custody but she seemed very honest, direct and gave me a realistic picture of what I could expect. Upon hiring Grace I coincidentally had a conversation with a friend of a friend who also used Grace as one of her lawyers in a long drawn out custody case and she reassured me that I was in fantastic hands and could not have picked a better attorney to handle what was coming. My case was very litigious when I was with my former firm and what impressed me immediately upon starting with Grace was how she was able to de-escalate the situation and actually communicate with opposing counsel. I found this to be invaluable in actually being able to stay out of court as much as possible (something my former lawyers were not able to do). My case was also complex and involved jurisdictional issues, a requested move away and a full custody evaluation. Grace and Michael (who is now a partner) helped me tremendously to navigate through these very stressful, time consuming and often confusing issues of family law. It is somewhat perplexing and baffling to read the other reviews here because my experience with Grace was completely opposite. I had no issues with contacting Grace, she was available if I really needed her and responded to any emails I sent her directly or calls I made to her. Watching her in depositions and in court was unbelievable. She is very tough when she needs to be yet is able to also use her negotiating skills to foster the best possible outcome. She turned the case around for me completely from where I was when I started and did so at a tremendously lower financial cost than my former attorneys. As for billing, the old firm I was with not only padded their billing, but double and triple billed, often times not even listing specifics of what they were charging me for. I have never had this experience with Grace Jamra and her firm. The billing went down considerably after I went with her and I have not once been harassed about payment or bills. I have felt that the billing is fair given the fact that family law by nature is expensive and one has to expect to pay a certain amount for proper guidance and help (especially if the case is litigious and goes on for a while).
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2013
These guys are great.
I've been working with Grace and Michael for almost two years on a custody case, and these guys are stellar. I interviewed many of the top family law attorneys in Los Angeles before I hired Grace, and I have now had the experience of being exposed to many more during the last two years (the mother, on the other side, has gone through 6 different attorneys)...and Grace is by far the best attorney I've come across. She is incredibly smart, savvy, and strategic. Our case has been a difficult one (i.e. it wasn't cut and dry), and Grace's knowledge and expertise has been invaluable. We had what can only be described as a 'bad hand', and Grace and Michael have won every step of the way (and it wasn't luck, it was all strategy). Best of all, they've been honest, and fair. At every juncture that our case should have been settled, they've encouraged me to settle (and not keep fighting...which would have been in their best financial interests). Unfortunately, it takes two to tango and the mother hasn't been willing to settle, even though she's lost every step of the way. That is hopefully about to change (we have our final settlement conference coming up), but I can't say enough about how impressed I've been with Grace (and Michael, her partner). They are some of the best in the business, if not THE best, and I would highly recommend them to any one who wants to work with consummate professionals. I just read some of the other reviews, and I honestly could not disagree more. The business they are in is a highly charged business, emotionally, so I would take all criticism with a grain of salt. My experience with Grace and her firm has been nothing but exceptional.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2014
Beware
In my experience I found Grace to be expensive with very poor service and extremely poor communication, wasteful, belligerent, and deceitful. She seemed to care only about her very wealthiest clients and left me to wither on the vine. Recommend the services of all her friends in the industry, other lawyers, accountants, judges, psychiatrists although they were not essential to my case and were also extremely expensive and proved of little value and in some instances detrimental to my case. Horrible experience with this attorney.
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Posted by todd | May 1, 2013
All about the money - stay awat from Grace!
My experience with Grace Jamra was, without a doubt, the worst experience of my life. Divorce and child custody are difficult experiences and Grace will only make them more excruciating while bleeding you dry in the process. She delegates her work to others and has absolutely no moral standards. Protect yourself and your family and steer clear of this lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
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Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation
  • Board Member & Former Chair
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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Beverly Hills Divorce and separation Lawyer Grace A Jamra
Grace A Jamra
Divorce and separation Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available