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Joni Ellishia Salomon

Divorce and separation Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joni

Learn Joni’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    20%

    21 years

  2. Child custody
    16%

    21 years

  3. Child support
    16%

    21 years

  4. Domestic violence
    16%

    21 years

  5. Family
    16%
    My practice is devoted entirely to Family Law which includes child and spousal support, custody and visitation, property division, attorney fees, domestic violence, premarital and postnuptial agreements, post judgment modification of custody and support motions.

    21 years

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    16%

    21 years

Named as a Superlawyer by Superlawyers and LA Woman Magazine, Top women attorney in Southern California for 2011, to the present.  Author of 'How to Jump and Find your Wings on the Way Down' which details how to get out and stay out of a bad relationship.

Joni E. Salomon is a family law specialist in Beverly Hills, California. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Mrs. Salomon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Clark Atlanta University. She received her Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Mrs. Salomon was a member of the prestigious Loyola Entertainment
Law Review. She was a member of the competing Frederick Douglas Moot Court Team wherein she was awarded the Best Oral Advocate and her brief won Best Semi-Finalist. Joni is a certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is a graduate of the Texas Southern Law School Family Law Trial Institute. She is a member of the Association of Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California (Family Law Section), Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and American Bar Association. She is a former Instructor at UCLA wherein she taught Family Law. She also taught Legal Writing, Tort Law and Contracts at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Paralegal Program. Joni has a vast array of legal experience and has worked in both large, mid-size and small firms and is able to handle a broad arrange of cases with varying levels of complexities.

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Location

Salomon Law Corporation, APC
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 900
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
Joni Ellishia Salomon
3655 Torrance Blvd.
Ste. 300
Torrance, CA
Joni Ellishia Salomon
21550 Oxnard St., Floor 3
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367
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Posted by Crystal | April 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My Consultaion with Joni Salomon
I spoke with Joni Salomon recently regarding my family High conflict case. I have been going through truma as well as my daughter during the process. It is very draining. She was very knowledgeable and gave me insights on my case that my previous attorney had not, I was left confused and felt alone even with my counsel. I was even asked a inappropriate questions. I had a Attorney that did not help me understand the process and did not fight for me our my child, im left with a big bill and still need legal representation and that alone made my counsel a horrible experience for me. For quit some time I have been looking all over for a excellent Attorney to represent me and Speaking with Joni it made it very clear what I was experiencing in my case, Joni is very knowledgeable and was super helpful, very professional and kind and passionate. I pray soon I can obtain Joni and receive the proper counsel. Thank you so much for taking your time out of you're day to make it clear to me my circumstances. Very appreciative! I Highly recommend Joni Ellishia Salomon! Wishing you and your family the very Best!
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Posted by Sarah | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job with a difficult case
My divorce was a lengthy high-conflict one. It was very stressful for me, but Joni remained professional, knowledgable, and competent at all times. Nothing surprised her; she had a plan for everything. She empathized with me, but also wisely advised me when I needed direction. I very much appreciated having her on my team.
Posted by Alma | July 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My deliverer in a time of trouble
I called Joni at my father’s and brother’s insistence. They had heard about her on the radio and believed she could help. I had come out of a “gas lighting” relationship and my ex had managed to get so many people on board with him. I was overwhelmed with literally just trying to survive and was being crushed by a divorce that should have been, as crazy as it sounds, “simple”. Our kids were grown, and with the exception of splitting the house I was allowing him to keep everything and yet somehow that wasn’t enough. In my despair I called out to GOD and He answered me by sending Joni. I was hesitant to call her because I was broke and was afraid that one more person would fall prey to my Ex’s tactics. To my surprise Joni was kind and didn’t charge me the consultation. Instead, she was honest and looked into my case to see whether it was something she could help me with. As she looked into it, we found that my Ex seemed to have gotten get my lawyer on board too which explained the overwhelming pressure. I hired Joni right away and within a month she was able to accomplish what was taking 3 ½ years. Joni is an angel and Godsend in time of trouble. She is extremely efficient, fair and has that fine balance of class and kindness while putting up a fight. She is worth her weight in gold, has become a dear friend, and I’d her again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Sekou | July 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bronx to Cali
Ten years ago in 2010, I found myself in Los Angeles County Superior Court, fighting to spend more time with my two year old daughter Cali. My first lawyer undeserved me and over charged me, creating a hardship for me by influencing me to travel from the Bronx to Los Angeles every other week, (yes, every other week) for several months, with supervised visitations and only two hours increment visits. I incurred thousands of dollars in airfare, hotels, rental cars, food, etc.; none of these monthly expenses were tax deductible or towards child support. I fired that Attorney and found the best, most compassionate, intelligent, and knowledgeable lawyer in Los Angeles, Ms. (Queen) Joni Solomon, Esq. Joni, immediately ended that hardship and I started having sleepovers with my daughter, her guidance and leadership allowed the judge to see that my daughter needed her father and that she should spend a reasonable amount of time with both families. I am happy to say in 2020, that my 12 year old daughter has a strong relationship with both sides of her family and a copious amount of love for her daddy and I of her. Thank you Joni, for your dedication to ensure that families are treated fairly and that children are protected. You are the best! Respectfully, Sekou
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Posted by Nancy | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased client
I am so happy that a friend recommended Joni to me. After my initial consultation I knew she was the right person to hire as my divorce attorney. She was always caring and empathetic throughout the divorce process and she clearly explained proceedings in layman terms. She always dressed impeccably and in court came across as much more competent, organized and knowledgable than my ex's attorney. She encouraged me to try a one day mediation as a last resort in order to avoid a costly trial. The outcome was mostly favorable to me, thanks to Joni's professionalism and knowledge of family law. I have referred other people to Joni - that's how much I believe in her.
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Posted by Lea | June 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A WONDERFUL ATTORNEY! EXTRAORDINARY, INSIGHTFUL AND KEEN!
I am posting a picture of my son because Joni Salomon went to bat for us! When the worst thing happened in my custody case, She had my back and still does! She is an attorney like no other, EXTRAORDINARY, INSIGHTFUL AND KEEN! I can’t speak for everyone but her VOICE RESONATES TRUTH inside the courtroom at every Hearing when the other side was lying. She’s helped me and my family thru the worst. Not only is she knowledgeable, but SHE WILL WONDERFULLY GUIDE YOU THRU YOUR DIVORCE And or CUSTODY CASE as “YOUR LEGAL COUNSEL!” When I got out of line in my language to the other side, she told me to watch my language. She will keep u from faltering. Goes above and beyond for you! LOVE HER TO THE MOON AND BACK!
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Posted by Don | June 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, formidable and elegant
Joni is one of a kind. She strikes the perfect balance of compassion and toughness. She will go toe-to-toe with the nastiness opposition and do it with equanimity and poise. I feel fortunate to have Joni representing me.
Posted by Yessie | March 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Intelligent and everything we needed....
After consulting with two other local attorneys and feeling hopeless, we decided to reach out to Joni. She gave us the hope (based on her knowledge and experience of the law) to move forward with our case. When others said it couldn't be done she said gave us the courage to push forward. 12 years of dealing with court system self-represented became exhausting and Joni was exactly what we needed. She was so professional, empathetic when needed, and walked us through every step of our case. When all was said and done Joni was the reason we finally got what we deserved and what was best for our son. A tough case to say the least but through it all Joni remained honest and supportive. I could go on and on but words will never express the difference Joni has made to our lives. Joni is one of a kind. Working with several Lawyers in my line of business it has been apparent that she is one of the best. Her experience may speak for itself but the personal touch she brings is like no other. Grateful for having our paths cross at such a tough time because I could not imagine getting these results with anyone else. Even other lawyers(at work) I spoke to afterwards stated that was an amazing job.
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Posted by Alice | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I hired Joni in desperate need of her assistance. She counseled me during the entire case. I was getting out of an abusive marriage. With her, I was able to get a restraining order, primary child custody and my life back. She took care of EVERYTHING. I didn't have to worry about things not getting done. I knew I was in good hands. She was more than a lawyer to me she was my guide my friend. She was sympathetic, someone who understood. She was my rock during my roller coaster of emotions. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Alexandra | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joni Solomon is Excellent! She Knows Her Stuff!
I have known Joni since 2012, throughout my divorce and currently post divorce. She has gone above and beyond to represent me and my son, under a extremely difficult set of circumstances. She is always professional, organized, and prepared. When we appear in Court, I have observed that she is well known and respected by others. She writes extremely well, pulling together our complicated filings with a clear and consistent narrative. I'm very fortunate to have found Joni and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am Thankful to God for Joni !!!
I typically don't write reviews although I felt I should share with others my personal experience if you are looking for an Excellent Attorney. I am currently in the process of my Divorce it has been a tough road and when I met Joni she was a huge sigh of relief. Since my first meeting with her I knew she was Godsent she listened to my case and explained everything to me in the courtroom.She is very professional, knowledgeable, hard working,understanding, honest and kind and having all these attributes makes her such an Exceptional Attorney. She held her position in Court against her opposition with Grace. Instead of belittling her opponent she worked with facts. My case is not finalized however I know having Joni as my Attorney she has my best interest at hand. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who seeks assistance in her expertise.Don't hesitate to call her you will THANK GOD YOU DID !
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Posted by Victoria | November 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
Joni Salomon has been "the rock" that I could break myself around during a complicated and emotionally exhausting custody case. Joni always brought a calm clarity to each challenge and provided realistic legal advice that broke through all of the "drama" of what a custody case can bring. As a mother herself, she understood my concerns and was available to me as often as I needed. Joni goes above and beyond what you'd expect a lawyer to do and doesn't gouge you will lawyer fees at every turn. For me personally, Joni was my "calm" through a very troubling time and in the end had not just my best interest but all parties involved best interests as her priority. I could not sum up enough how much I recommend Joni to anyone seeking legal support in all family law matters.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joni "Got your back"
I initially learned about Joni last 2012 while listening to Christian Radio Station. I was in dire situation then, and decided to contact her one very late at night and left a message. She returned my call first thing the next day. From then on until to the day that my case have entered Final Judgement, she has been there all the way. That first late night call was only the first, she has made herself available to and beyond, even on weekends. She is accessible through different mediums – email, text, phone call, and in-person meeting. And every time, there is a reassurance of positive outcome. It is but common to feel different emotions during this process of divorce, but her approach has always been calm and aims for a conflict-free resolution. She is more than just a legal counsel. She has shown her engagement and dedication to the case, with honest concern for my wellbeing. There is trust in the relationship, an assurance you can rely and call on her anytime. For me, she has become a “friend” – and with my current situation and with my Case, it means a lot! Joni is very knowledgeable of her profession. She provides sensible advice, knowing when to “go”, when to “consider”, when to say “we are good”, for your benefit. She changed my perception of what a lawyer is. During this time, she has also imparted to me insightful and wise words that transforms how I translate the situation. One that really impressed to me was “…Shake off the fleas”. And, those words still reverberates during the days following the last court date. Atty. Joni “Got Your Back” all the way!
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2015
Compassionate, Caring, Helpful, But Mostly a Brilliant Lawyer!
Joni Salomon represented me in a very difficult, atypical divorce involving a verbally abusive, manipulative ex-husband who tried to bully and scare me -and Joni. Joni never backed down, always listened to my concerns, and offered support. My case was tricky, but Joni is a fantastic, experienced attorney and she continued to research the specifics of my case and even conferred with a colleague as we waited to enter the courtroom. She absolutely fought to protect me and my children, both emotionally and financially. Best of all, Joni ensured that when the divorce is final, I will never have to see him again. Although he thought I was bound to pay him spousal support for the rest of my life, his total support turned out to be zero, thanks to Joni. She is brilliant, and I am so lucky to have found her! I would wholeheartedly recommend Joni Salomon’s representation. She is incredibly smart. As her other recommendations state, Joni is compassionate and caring to her clients, and I have come to really like and admire her. But, California divorce laws are not really “fair”, and so I am most grateful that Joni is a brilliant attorney who went above and beyond for me.
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Posted by Lucy | May 15, 2014
Great experience during a sad time
I am so thankful to know that there are still great attorneys like Joni in the world. My husband of 21 years decided he wanted a divorce. I had so many mixed emotions and one of them was fear. I was a housewife and not sure what I was going to do since I hadn't worked for 20 years. A friend recommended me to Joni and that was the beginning of moving on. Joni became more than my attorney. She was someone I learned to trust. Joni was always patient and explained everything so clearly. She was considerate of my feelings, thoughtful, caring and she represented me well. Joni was careful to not make me look greedy so that in the end I got what I wanted. She was always very respectful. I was proud to have Joni as my attorney. Whenever I would call Joni she always called me back soon after or the next day if she was in court. Joni also got me out of some messes that I created and was able to turn it around very professionally without making me feel silly. I consider Joni my friend and someone I would and have recommended.
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Posted by Mary | November 1, 2013
Smartest Choice of My Divorce
I hired Joni to help me through the most difficult and scariest time of my life. After 30 years of marriage I was getting a divorce. We originally tried to mediate because my ex told me that's what we should do. After a few meeting it was clear we wouldn't be able to mediate. I was trying to guess what things I should agree to and had no clue what I was doing. So I heard an add on Christian radio and decided to talk to Joni. She was able to walk me through a very complicated divorce giving me the knowledge of how legally things worked. However, what was even more important was she would give me all the choices and then allow me to ask as many questions as possible till I fully understood what I really wanted to do. Her ability to explain each detail and her patience in working out the details is amazing. I have the highest of respect for her work ethic and ability to read the people she has to deal with. Joni has the ability to keep the people that aren't as ethical as she is, on tract. I trust her to see through the game play and turn things back to the truth of the situation and get the results you are looking for.
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Posted by Jackie | October 30, 2013
Amazing Lawyer!!
Joni is amazing, caring and professional. When I speak to Joni, I don't feel like I am talking to a lawyer, I feel like I am talking to a friend who understands me, sympathizes with me and really cares about my situation. She has always responded to my emails, phone calls and text messages within a day or two. Not only does she have a great knowledge of the law but also knowledge of Judges and Courthouses. Joni's fees are very resonable. I feel Joni is a blessing to me from God and I am so grateful that he put her in my path when I needed a lawyer. I have been so pleased with Joni, that I have recommended her to four of my friends. Don't let her pretty face fool you.. she is a strong, passionate, and tenacious woman who is dedicated to getting the job done right!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Salomon Law Corporation
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Washington
  • MA - Masters
  • 1999
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Bay Bar Association (LA)
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Women's Empowerment Recognition
  • World Woman Foundation
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • LA SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
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Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Joni Salomon for over 10 years. Attorney Salomon is a brilliant legal strategist, diligent, circumspect, and well-respected amongst judges and lawyers. Attorney Salomon is not only a legal powerhouse, but she will go the extra mile for her clients and will be your best advocate in court. I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Joni Salomon."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Salomon for many years and she is a first-rate family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has amazing skill and depth of knowledge!"
Beverly Hills Divorce and separation Lawyer Joni Ellishia Salomon
Joni Ellishia Salomon
Divorce and separation Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 20 years