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Jonathan Daniel Levin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Jon Levin


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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Divorce, custody, pre/post nuptial agreements, same sex marriage/divorce, settlement agreements, child support, spousal support, enforcement of support, business valuation and distribution, family law mediation, interstate custody cases

    250 cases

  2. Family
    45%
    Divorce, custody, pre/post nuptial agreements, same sex marriage/divorce, settlement agreements, child support, spousal support, enforcement of support, business valuation and distribution, family law mediation, interstate custody cases

    26 years, 250 cases

  3. Entertainment
    10%
    Music and other entertainment related agreements and licensing.

    26 years, 250 cases

Mr. Levin is the senior attorney at the firm “Law Offices of Jonathan D. Levin,” located in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Levin has been exclusively practicing family law and entertainment law for over 22 years. He possesses extensive experience in litigating and the negotiation of complex matters in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody and visitation, relocation of a child's residence, child support, spousal support, pre-nuptial agreements, the enforcement of visitation and support Orders, business valuation and distribution, support modification proceedings, and the collection of attorney fees and expert fees. His experience includes the representation of accomplished people in the fields of music, entertainment, finance, medicine, real estate, business, public service, and academia. Jon is a cum laude graduate of Loyola Law School, and is admitted to practice in both the California state courts, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Jon has also drafted and negotiated numerous music recording agreements and merchandising licensing agreements involving TV shows such as "Dog The Bounty Hunter and "Orange County Choppers" and entertainment companies such as Sony, Warner Brothers, Epic, Elektra, and other major entertainment companies. Jon is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Phi Delta Phi Law Honors Society, and the Sir Thomas Moore Law Honors Society. Jon has given numerous legal seminars at UCLA and has been an invited guest speaker in numerous seminars teaching other attorneys in the areas of family and entertainment law. Mr. Levin has been featured in the media regarding his role as a respected family attorney and his talents as a lead guitar player in a famous rock band. 

In his spare time, Jon is also the current lead guitarist for the rock group “Dokken” and was previously the lead guitar player in "Warlock." 

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Licensed for 26 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/02/2022

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

Contact Jonathan

Law Offices Of Jonathan D. Levin
9701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personable
Mr. Levin represented me for approximately one year in a family law case. He is extremely knowledgeable and honest, always giving good advice. He is also available. I was not ever left wondering when he would get back to me. And I felt like he cared just as much about my case as I did. He was recommended through the California Bar Association.
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Posted by Joe | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Expert
I hired Jon during a stressful period in my life where I was falsely accused and my personal and professional life hung in the balance. Thank god I was referred to Jon, as his knowledge, guidance, and professionalism helped push me through to the most positive outcome possible. Some moments that stood out during the grueling 6 week ordeal: 1. Jon is sharp: when I mentioned a piece of exonerating evidence Jon was previously unaware of, he named the civil code and subsection off the top of his head that would allow the evidence to be permissible in court 2. Jon is conscientious of his client's time/mood/costs: Jon kept necessary phone calls brief and succinct, mitigating hourly attorney fees, while also walking me through likely next steps and displaying exemplary bedside manner 3. Jon is experienced and well-established: Let's face it, when hiring an attorney, you're paying for his connections/experience just as much as his services. Jon has over 20 years experience in family/civil law, and as such, he knew the ins/outs, judges, and pressure points to push at just the right time to advocate for the best outcome possible. I hope I never have to solicit legal advice again, but if I do, Jon Levin will have my business.
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Posted by Ron | October 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tireless advocate
I've consulted with John on several cases over the years where we've discussed strategies for dealing with specific legal issues and court proceedings. I'm constantly impressed with his work ethic and approach to such issues. He is insightful and has a brilliant grasp of both the law and the practical considerations that are important to his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone, particularly if you have a difficult or complex legal situation or case.
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Posted by Mitchell | October 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Success !
I've known Mr. Levin from our younger years, and we became reacquainted as I was entering my own law practice just as he was begining his law school years, and we have remained in close contact as he commenced his legal career and through our years practicing law. Though I am in a distinctly different environment and practice areas, as he developed his matrimonial and entertainment practices I would have occasion to converse with him on a variety of subjects as they relate to our practices, issues with clients and business practice, due diligence on legal issues, as well as client questions in his areas of expertise. Jon is a natural lawyer, and will have insight most will not. I've also found his work ethic and perfectionism inspiring. His clients can rest assured he will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of their goals.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence In Copyright
There's not much more I can say about Jonathan Levin except that he is an excellent attorney. I was recently threatened with a lawsuit that was erroneous and felt like a scam. Mr. Levin stepped in and did his best legal work to make this situation go away. In the end, you only hire a lawyer to gain a result, and Mr. Levin delivered. He's an outstanding lawyer, as well as being pleasant and easy to deal with. He explains things in a way that a non-legal mind can grasp so you don't feel like you are giving your retainer money without any understanding on where it's going. I would recommend Mr. Levin to anyone.
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Posted by Don | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law & Entertainment Attorney
Jon Levin has been my attorney for over 20 years. His attention to detail and dedication to his clients, as well as myself, has been exceptional. Unlike other attorneys I have dealt with, Jon has always taken my calls no matter how busy he is. Additionally, he explains the details to me in layman’s terms, whether personal or corporate issues, which has been extremely helpful. I highly recommend Jon Levin to anyone in need of a family law or entertainment law attorney. He is excellent at both.
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Posted by John | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
child costody
John was an exceptional attorney not only from a professional stand point but extremely knowledgeable in the law he professes to be an expert in. He was so well versed, organized and certain of himself it helped making smart decisions through a difficult and unfortunate circumstance. John's efforts and focus are what makes him in my opinion the very best and that I have been fortunate to work with. Justice was served as we walked away absolutely victorious, twice. Forever grateful.
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Posted by Robert | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch lawyer. Highly recommend
I have used Mr. Levin to handle my legal matters on many occasions. I can't say enough about him. He has always conducted himself in a professional manner. His vast knowledge of the law, attention to details, work ethic and people skills is very impressive. He has the unique ability to see things on a "3 dimensional" level. Mr. Levin has always given me an honest and accurate assessment and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
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Posted by Sulmaz | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied repeat client
Mr Levin is very knowledgeable and very thorough. He truly cares about his clients and provides them with the best service possible. My company has worked with him on several occasions. When you work with him you can stay assured that you are in good hands. Highly recommended.
Posted by Melissa | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Jon, was an exceptional lawyer in handling my divorce. He was always very firm, quick and made me feel very confident that my case was in great hands. I am very happy with the outcome of my case and I am certain it was because I had Jon on my side! I would highly recommend him to any of my friends, family, and anyone else in need!
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Posted by David | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wish we hired Jon from the beginning!
My daughter was going through a terrible divorce and the attorney representing was not making progress. When we replaced counsel with Jon he immediately took charge and brought the matter to resolution. Jon is extremely knowledgeable, assertive and realistic. He really helped my daughter stay focused, understanding fully her options as well as the potential cost benefit of each option. Jon is a very compassionate person and make certain my daughters needs were fully met. I highly recommend Jon if you need representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicate and Responsive
Jon walked me through each and every step of the process with patience and superior knowledge. There were times I wanted to give in and give up but Jon was always in my corner and gave me the info I needed to stay the course. He crosses every T and dots every I- NOTHING gets by him. He was just what I needed to guide me through a difficult and complicated process. He knows family law and entertainment law which I needed in my case. I cannot recommend him enough!!
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Posted by WB | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Dedicated, Focused & Intelligent Counsel
Prior to meeting Jonathan (Jon) Levin, I worked with three other lawyers who were not quite the ones who performed with consistent accuracy and precision, at least from my level of standards. The process that I went through with Jon was quite rigid only because Jon strives to avoid errors and would only want to excel in achieving outstanding bottom-line results. I find Jon to be someone who communicates with strong credibility, someone who asks penetrating questions, and certainly someone who is an empathetic listener. Your time in working with Jon, if you choose to do so, would be very much worth your while. Jon exceeds the norm, hands down!
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Posted by patrick | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Thorough
If anyone outworks Jon and is better prepared I'd be shocked! He not only handled my divorce, almost 3 years from start to finish, he worked overtime to present all the issues clearly to me and managed to win every single argument when it came to trial against a very uncooperative respondent. Best by far.
Posted by james | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top professional family attorney
I could not ask for a better lawyer and a good person by my side for my divorce. When reviewing a family law attorney I would like to point out what you should EXPECT from an attorney in your divorce. If this is your first divorce and you are reading this, then I am sorry that it has come to this. No matter how bad you feel the other person is, there is nothing to celebrate a broken marriage. If you are pissed off, if you are mad as hell and you want to go to battle with your spouse, then you might want to consider that it will be EXPENSIVE. Try and work out as much as you can before going to an attorney. But when you are ready to begin this process, Jon Levin is the right person for the job. A lot of people have a misconception of what a good family law attorney does and you should realize what this means: A good Family Law Attorney does not TELL you what to do. He gives you the options and YOU have to decide. Our military generals do not TELL the President what to do, they give him options. By that same analogy, GOOD generals do not want to go to war. They will take you there if need be, but they would prefer a peaceful solution. In my case, I became so frustrated with negotiating with my wife that I just threw up my hands and said, "Forget it. Lets just go to court and let the judge sort it out". Jon was there to advise me what was involved with that. Trust me, it did not look pretty. So I went back to the drawing board and kept trying to negotiate a deal with my wife. Eventually, we got this done. So why the long-winded advice? Because Jon was there with me throughout this entire process. I dont ever recall leaving him a voicemail..he answered every one of my calls. My emails were promptly returned and every single one of my questions were answered. He has a genuine concern for your case and is very thorough in getting all the details right. Getting a divorce sucks. I hope I never do this again. But getting it done right is a TEAM EFFORT and Jon is the MVP on YOUR side. Good luck.
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Posted by Scott | September 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brilliant lawyer and negotiator
When someone needs a family law attorney, I recommend Jon. He is tenacious and aggressive when need be, but always calm and collected. He will work with you to obtain the best results possible and give it to you straight. Professional, cunning and brilliant - Jon is your guy.
Posted by Lichelli | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Jonathan Levin was efficient and understanding. He enabled me to get everything I needed out of my divorce settlement in the most painless, stress free way and did not hit me up with additional fees along the way. I would recommend him to anyone going through this unfortunate process.
Posted by Phil | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and discreet
Jon Levin handled my divorce with the utmost professionalism and discretion. Jon and I have many mutual good friends so I was reticent about using him at first as I wanted to go through my divorce in a very private manner and not have it discussed within my circle of friends. Jon couldn't have been more helpful, professional and discreet, this guy lives by the code!!! My divorce went very smoothly and Jon not only guided me every step of the way but also informed me of each process that would take a specific amount of time and when its done right, all goes well! And it did! My ex and I were very happy that this difficult time could be handled so well in such a respectful manner to both parties. I highly, highly recommend Jon Levin for his service, he goes above and beyond and most of all he proved I could trust him till the end as none of our close friends knew until I was ready to tell them!
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true advocate for my divorce
Jon is an amazing, high energy, knowledgeable lawyer, with ethics! He made me feel like I was his only client! He returns phone calls and followed up on all issues. Prior to court, he thoroughly researches the case laws and writes detailed briefs which are are basically documents that are sent in to the court that argue your case on paper prior to the hearing. They are invaluable because the judge can read them before the hearing and its a way for your argument to get heard. I went to court three times with Jon, and those briefs made it that much easier for us to win. In court, he was a true advocate He was always prepared to argue my case and always prepped me for court. Unlike with other lawyers, I never had to review the issues at hand with him. He was confident, well-mannered and remembered all the details. Divorce is a horrible ordeal, and I have to admit Jon is expensive, but he really was not out to gouge me. He wanted to help and it really showed.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2014
This guy delivers!
Jon Levin delivers what he represents. Gave me an honest assessment of my case, no BS- no sales job. Represented me zealously. Was tenacious when necessary but obtained a great settlement. Worth every dollar. Overall saved me a lot of money and aggravation. My divorce involved a number of entertainment issues and he is expert in both areas.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jonathan D. Levin, Esq.
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Marriage of Coleman
  • Client procured substantial share of spouse's foreign properties.
  • Marriage of M.B.
  • Successfully protected all client's copyright interests in musical compositions and resolved child custody issues amicably.

Associations

  • Featured on News 12 Long Island
  • 2019 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Smart Law Lawyer Referral Panel Member - Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Prenuptial Agreements, Entertainment Law
  • Panel Member - Family Law, Child Custody, Entertainment Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi Law Honors Society
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Law Honors Society
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law “10 Best Attorney’s” Selection For California
  • American Institute Of Family Law Attorney’s
  • 2019
  • AVVO CLIENTS CHOICE AWARD, 2019
  • AVVO
  • 2019
  • Cum Laude
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
  • Order of the Coif
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
  • Phi Delta Phi Law Honors Society
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Torts
  • Westlaw
  • 1994
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Legal writing
  • Westlaw
  • 1994
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Publications

  • The Brentwood
  • Rock Star- Super Lawyer Jon Levin
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • ABA Family Law Litigation Roundtable
  • THE USE OF BUSINESS TAX RETURNS IN FAMILY LAW DISSOLUTION ACTIONS
  • 2018
  • "Mining for Financial Information in a Divorce Using Personal Tax Returns Presented by: Family Law Litigation Committee"
  • Family Law
  • 2017
  • Music Publishing
  • Entertainment Law - Guest Speaker
  • 2008
  • UCLA Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Law Guest Speaker
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Jonathan
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon's advise and counsel on matrimonial and divorce issues and our discussions in general about issues involving the representation of clients has been very helpful. I do not practice in those areas but issues of that nature occasionally come into play in the matters I do handle and his counsel has enabled me to advise clients and others in turn and assist in decision making in my practice. Jon is among the most knowledgeable attorneys I know in the field."
Entertainment Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Jon for over 12 years and had the pleasure of working and consulting with him on numerous matters. He is a top notch attorney both in terms of knowledge and ability. He is a "go to" guy for entertainment matters and a skilled family court advocate. I admire and respect Jon, both as a person and a lawyer, and recommend him to anyone in need of high caliber legal representation."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Jonathan on a very unique and challenging matter. His knowledge and command of the relevant law was a huge asset to our mutual client. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is an excellent attorney whose extensive knowledge of the law is only exceeded by his unwavering dedication to his clients. When I have a divorce or family law related matter based in California, Jonathan is unquestionably who I refer the client to."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don’t underestimate Jon Levin just because of his rock star status. He is a brilliant attorney, hard fighting litigator and an all around amazing human being."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brilliant attorney. Meticulous researcher, incisive drafter, and incredibly effective litigator. I highly endorse this lawyer in the fields of family law and entertainment law."
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