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I have been practicing law for approximately 25 years.  I founded my own family law firm in 1995.   I have devoted my practice exclusively to family law for the past 15 years.  I am currently a Settlement Officer/Mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court, Central and Southwest Districts.  I am also a fee arbitratoar for the Santa Monica Bar Association.  I was formerly the chair of the Family Law Section for the Santa Monica Bar Association.  I am a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's and South Bay Bar Association's family law sections.


My practice ranges from uncontested dissolutions to complex dissolutions, including valuation and division of businesses, real estate investments, stock options, child custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence and restraining orders, prenuptial agreements and mediation.  I have a background in finance and real estate which assists me in my practice.  I am a also a licensed California Real Estate Broker. 


I graduated from USC Law School in 1989 in the top ten of my class, as a member of Order of the Coif.   I received my Bachelor of  Science degree from California State University of Northridge in 1985, with a 3.9 grade point average, graduating Summa Cum Laude.


My personal hobbies include water skiing, sailing, snow skiing, tennis, yoga, aerobics, music, theatre and the arts.   I reside in Redondo Beach, California with my eight (8) year old son and my office is located approximately 2 miles from my residence.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%

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1617 Pacific Coast Hwy. #A
Redondo Beach, CA, 90277


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMinyard & Morris1993 - 1995
AssociateLevin, Stein, Chyten & Schneider1991 - 1993
AssociatePaul Hastings Janofsky & Walker1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Superior CourtSettlement Officer/ Mediator2002 - Present
South Bay Bar Association (LA), Family law sectionN/A1997 - Present
Santa Monica Bar Association, Family Law SectionFee Arbitrator1996 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A1995 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationChair of the Family Law Section1996 - 1996
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A1995 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Southern California Law ReviewAre Landlords Being Taken by the Good Cause Eviction Requirement?1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1989
California State University, NorthridgeFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1985