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Attorney Patricia F. Barberis established her family law firm Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation in 1977. Colleen Baberis, Patricia's daughter, joind the firm in 1997. Colleen and Patricia Barberis are an effective mother daughter legal team that strongly advocate for their clients.  COLLEEN and PATRICIA are highly regarded for their extensive trial experience in all areas of family law, including complex custody and property issues.  However, their goal is to resolve issues whenever possible , but their trial experience is beneficial to their clients when needed.


1n1977 Patricia was admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. Federal Court


Patricia was one for the first female litigators to begin practicing in the South Bay, and she is a founding officer and member of the South Bay Women’s Association. She understands that her clients are going through some of the most difficult times in their life, which is why she uses her honest advocacy to help her clients set goals that are achievable.


Colleen and Patricia understands that individuals going through family law matters are in need of counsel from an attorney who is empathetic, but is also prepared to aggressively litigate on their behalf, if need be. In addition, Attorney Patricia Barberis and Colleen pride themself in fighting tirelessly to pursue their clients’ goals and the objectives they set.  Contact a Torrance child custody and family law attorney today!


Contact info

Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation

3480 Torrance Blvd.
Suite 222
Torrance, CA, 90503

Practice areas


  1. Family: 34%
    38 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Child Custody: 33%
    38 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Divorce: 33%
    38 years, 3 thousand cases



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    A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best - Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
clients choiceavvo2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Martindale-HubbellAV Rating2015
Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional lawSouth Bay University School Law1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer Attorney MediatorLos Angeles County Court, South Bay Branch2013 - Present
ArbitratorLos Angeles County Court1990 - 1999
Judge Pro Tempore, VolunteerLos Angeles Count Court1990 - 1999
Senior Attorney, LitigatorPatricia Barberis, A Law Corporation1977 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Sectionmember2014 - Present
South Bay Bar Asociationmember2014 - Present
Child Welfare, Child Protection and SACWis ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
California Child Custody Evaluations and Family LawMember2013 - Present
Our Family Wizard GroupMember2013 - Present
South Bay Women's Lawyers AssociationSecretary1980 - 1981
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Family Lawexcellent
Family Lawexcellent
divorce, separationexcellent
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Bay University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Greenvile School NursingNursingRN1961
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Leadership SpotlightFamily Law2013
Crenshaw Christian Center Womens MinistryLaw Day1994

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