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Tobie Brina Waxman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Culver City, CA

4.9   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Tobie

Learn Tobie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    includes divorce, separation, property division, spousal support (aka alimony), domestic violence, child support, child custody, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)

  2. Family
    15%
    In addition to divorce and separation cases, I handle post judgment modifications of spousal support, child support, custody including move-aways.

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    15%
    Prenuptial and premarital agreements. Co-habitation agreements. Post-nuptial agreements

  4. Medical malpractice
    10%

    31 years

PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EVERY CASE AND CLIENT. DUTIES NEVER PASSED OFF TO PARALEGALS OR ASSOCIATES

Serving the Los Angeles community's litigation needs since 1993.  With 30 years of experience my practice is dedicated to handling all aspects of Family Law litigation and Family Law appeals.  I offer personalized attention at lower, more reasonable hourly rates than most larger firms, and with an eye towards achieving cost-effective solutions for you and your family.  As a solo practitioner, I will personally handle all aspects of your case without passing duties off to paralegals or clerks.  In addition to Family Law, I also have significant experience handling Medical Maolpractice cases for both plaintiffs and defense although my practice is now dedicated exclusively to plaintiffs' cases.

Awards

Top Contributor 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
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Location

Law Offices of Tobie B Waxman
400 Corporate Pt Ste 300
Culver City, CA, 90230

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Rick | April 26, 2012
Highly Recommended
I found Tobie very straightforward, knowledgeable and direct. She takes the complexity out of the equation so any required action is easy to understand and resolve. I found her to be incredibly responsive and accurate to any requests for action. Additionally, her calm, patient and self-assured manner makes her a pleasure to work with. Tobie will have all of my future business.
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Posted by Kathy | March 3, 2013
Family Law
Tobie Waxman, Atty. Has been an wonderful understanding, personal, supportive and very professional Family Law Atty. She is cooperative with the opposing/Defending Atty. but she can also be very stern, strong and demanding. She has done a wonderfully fair job representing me that both ex husband and I have been able to keep our friendship without remorse. I have referred several friends to Ms. Waxman and without a doubt she has helped them tremendous;y. I definitely recommend Ms. Tobie Waxman, Atty. without any hesitation.She is a blessing in disguise.
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Posted by Ernesto Martinez | June 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hardcore
Best attorney I've ever hired to help me. Professional and considerate of not blowing up your legal fees.
Response from Tobie Waxman June 27, 2023
Thank you !!!
Posted by Husain | February 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer
Highly recommend for Tobie Waxman. Very quick respond and it was on the point. I appreciate you and much respect
Response from Tobie Waxman February 28, 2022
Thank you. Happy to be of assistance.
Posted by Herb | November 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Herb Godeau
Ms. Waxman recently represented me as my Attorney in a legal matter, which resulted in a favorable outcome. During the course of my legal proceedings, Ms. Waxman’s knowledge and experience proved too be indispensable. Her ability to explain legal proceeding and terminology in easy to understand terms was second to none.
Response from Tobie Waxman November 8, 2018
Thank you Mr. Godeau.
Posted by Patrick Hyde | November 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I like the immediate response, and her clarity.
She was very quick to respond, and to get to the point. I look forward to more guidance from her.
Posted by Linnea Doherty | October 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable and quick to respond
I just began consulting with Ms Waxman but so far she has been very helpful, direct and quick to respond. Hoping she will be able to help me!
Response from Tobie Waxman October 26, 2016
Thank you. I hope I can help you too.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2015
Highly complex legal matter
Tobie Waxman handled my unusually convoluted and utterly terrifying family court matter(s) with genuine concern for my personal well being during the process. She guided me to the optimal outcome of my case in a truly compassionate and highly effective manner. The perfect combination (in a legal representative) of humanity thoroughness and expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2015
Better than expected results
Ms. Waxman was hardworking and extremely knowledgeable. She is highly professional, but also personable and extremely helpful. She was always available to answer questions and was very responsive. I always felt like my case was important to her and not just one of 50 others she was handling. It was comforting to know that I had someone on my team who was going to bat for me. She made the whole process as quick and painless as it could be and the outcome was more than what I hoped for. I am very satisfied with her representation and would highly recommend Tobie Waxman.
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Posted by Taison | March 13, 2015
Highly Professional
Extremely comfortable to work with and highly professional to boot. The overall process was effortless on my part and allowed me peace of mind.
Posted by Serena | March 13, 2015
Help with a Prenuptial Agreement
Tobie assisted me with a prenuptial agreement. She was very flexible, responsive and patient. She was also helpful in guiding and advising me in an area that I was totally unfamiliar with; explaining the information in a way that a non-lawyer like myself could understand.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2014
Divorce and the Los Angeles Fire Department
Tobie Waxman is the perfect attorney, just the right mix of gentle advisor and pit bull! She had the "full attention" (trying to be polite) of the opposing council while handling the final settlement in my very unpleasant divorce from an LAFD member.... They are a tight knit group and it can be challenging to navigate their closed ranks (again, being polite) to say the least. Tobie negotiated a higher settlement for me than I ever thought possible! If you are going to divorce an LAFD member, don't be intimidated! Remember two things: Tobie Waxman & Gilmore Election.....
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Was alot of help
She was very informative and very prompt returning messages and emails. She had alot of great advice. However I did not retain this attorney, I went with a different attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Grateful
took the time to reply and give feedback. quick and efficient person on the net. Imagine her dedication in person to those she represents. grateful for the support. Provided a good response to my post/.
Response from Tobie Waxman May 11, 2019
Thank you for the feedback. I’m glad I was helpful to you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Tobie B. Waxman
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pro Bono Lawyer
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford & Stockalper
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Patterson, Ritner, Lockwood, Gartner & Jurich
  • 1995 - 2007
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Tobie B. Waxman
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Judicial Extern to Judge Eli Chernow
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • George Washington Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hollingsworth v. Hollingsworth, 2016 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 610
  • Husband's motion to set aside default was denied. Affirmed on appeal as to entry of default as to child custody and visitation.
  • Avraham v. Avraham (In re Avraham), 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5250
  • Trial court's denial of motion to set aside judgment entered after the parties stipulated in open court to the resolution of his family law dissolution action upheld on appeal
  • Downing v. Downing (In re Marriage of Downing), 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4967
  • Trial court's order denying motion to set aside default judgment pursuant to Family Code section 2122 upheld on appeal
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Associations

  • Culver Marina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award/Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Tribute
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Tribute
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Tribute
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Tribute
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Tribute
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (52)
Given (17)
Endorse Tobie
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Tobie's education, experience and responses on AVVO that she is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about her clients. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Waxman provides solid pragmatic advice on family law matters on this website, has excellent academic credentials, and years of experience in family law matters."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Waxman gives pretty good responses to questions online."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Waxman is one of America's Top Attorneys. If she accepts your case you know that you will get the best result! I endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Waxman is an outstanding, client caring, legal advocate who has been recognized repeatedly for her excellence. I endorse this lawyer. WM"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Waxman is a brilliant attorney with extensive knowledge not only of family law but also medical malpractice and transactional issues. Her answers are sharp, well grounded in law and supported by evidence. She does not leave even a minor issue untouched and crafts responses tailor-made to her clients' needs."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tobie Provides sound legal analysis to the online avvo community. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Toble adds great, quality-filled content to this forum demonstrating her superior knowledge of the areas that she specializes in. If you have a claim in her area you would be well served by making a consultation with her office."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mrs. Waxman. She is a truly asset to our legal community. Very helpful on AVVO and a great expert in the field."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Such a wonderful spirit and is truly dedicated to clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Waxman is certainly a counsel of experience and knowledge in family law arena."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer she is a true professional"
Appeals Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is knowledgeable, efficient and talented. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"21 years of practice on family law matters is what I call experienced. Experience matters. Avvo reviews and contributions are excellent. Giving without compensation has been a recurring theme in her past and now here as well. Knowledge of the law and procedure is very strong. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with her. I believe you will be quite impressed."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Culver City Divorce and separation Lawyer Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Culver City, CA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation