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Randy Wong Medina

Divorce and separation Attorney at Pasadena, CA

4.6   36 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
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About Randy

Learn Randy’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    All facets of divorce, from start to finish, including child custody, child support, spousal support and property divison. Regularly retained to represent individuals in post-judgment modification matters.

    26 years

  2. Child custody
    20%

    26 years

  3. Child support
    20%

    26 years

  4. Guardianship
    10%

    26 years

INTRODUCTION

Expert divorce and family law attorney practicing in all of greater Los Angeles County. Our office is centrally located in Pasadena, California. We represent individuals in divorce, paternity, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, restraining order, post-judgment modification and guardianship matters. 

OUR MISSION

It is our mission to represent our clients through the entire legal process as expertly and efficiently as possible and provide them with peace of mind through assertive and expert representation.

Nothing is more painful than when families have problems. In times of high emotion, it's easy to make uninformed decisions. That's why it's important to have sound advice during difficult times. At the Law Offices of Randy W. Medina, we concentrate on the legal issues that are important to families. We can help during your darkest hour with solid legal counsel and, perhaps even more importantly, compassion.

Mr. Medina's practice is limited to family law matters. He handles all aspects of marital dissolutions, including those involving high-asset marital estates, complex financial issues, property characterization, business valuation, child custody, child support, and spousal support, from the inception of a case through settlement or trial. He also represents clients in domestic violence actions. Mr. Medina also handles guardianship matters. 

BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE

Mr. Medina was born in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Cathedral High School, he enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Baumholder, West Germany. After his Army stint, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California (USC).

Mr. Medina then joined the the Los Angeles Police Department attaining the rank of sergeant after only five years. Mr. Medina earned his law degree at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA).

Mr. Medina began his practice in Los Angeles, California handling various civil matters. He eventually began to focus on family law matters and family law soon became his specialty. He is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Medina is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Medina has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2010 through 2021 by Super Lawyers Magazine and is featured annually in special issues of the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Magazine.

Awards

Client's Choice 2014,2012
Client's Choice
2014 2012

Location

Law Offices of Randy W. Medina A Professional Law Corporation
301 East Colorado Boulevard
Suite 514
Pasadena, CA, 91101-1919

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Moving Order - Professional and Meticulous Lawyer
Mr. Randy Medina was very professional and really knowable in regards to child custody and moving orders. He was very detailed in explaining what could happen if the decision was to go one way or the other. He made sure we understood what we were getting ourselves into. One of the biggest attributes we loved from Randy was his research of the many previous cases that has happened and utilizing those examples to your specific case. During our court hearing for our final decision, we loved that he walked us through our stressful experience and really explained why this process would be best for our case. We actually learned a lot from him during our moving order. We would like to thank Mr. Randy Medina and his team for working with us and fighting for our family to relocate. We highly recommend him and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service from a true professional!
Atty. Medina helped me with my case and was able to work it out for our benefit. He is someone you can truly count on and he will do everything to get the justice you and your family deserve. As a veteran, I would highly recommend Atty. Medina (a veteran himself!) to anyone who needs legal advice regarding family matters and domestic relations. Thank you Sir, I will always be grateful! LAW OFFICES OF RANDY W. MEDINA---> TOP NOTCH PROFESSIONALISM!!!!!
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Posted by Marcy | September 22, 2019
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The Best
After reading the negative reviews of Mr. Medina, I felt compelled to write a review myself. Mr. Medina is a top notch attorney. I found that he was very attentive and listened as I related details of my mistake of a marriage. I initially tried to go pro per, but as I did not know what I was doing and my ex had a pretty savvy attorney, I was fighting a losing battle. I decided that I would have to hire an attorney myself. After doing some extensive research and had a couple of consultations, I decided my best bet was to hire Mr. Medina. Needless to say I’m a very happy camper. Not only did Mr. Medina help me keep my house, I was also able to keep my 401k and other sentimental valuables. I recommend Mr. Medina 100%. You absolutely will not regret it.
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Posted by CynthiaMarie | May 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable, Experienced.
I retained Mr. Medina to represent me in my divorce case. I am very grateful for his help and guidance during a very difficult time in my life. He is well known and respected in legal and court circle. His excellent reputation in this arena is very apparent. From the moment I retained Mr. Medina, i was confident my situation was in capable hands. I highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Jean | May 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best family lawyer
I hired Mr. Medina at the advice of my sister’s coworker, who praised Mr. Medina for his work. Mr. Medina represented me for 18 months. He took time to learn about my situation, then fought hard for me in court. As a previous police officer, I could tell he stands for justice and goes out of his way to help people. Mr. Medina always gave me sound advice. Furthermore, he is well respected in family court. When we go to court, he is greeted by other lawyers and staffs who respect him. My divorce has finally ended, thanks to Mr. Medina, who fought hard to move the case along. I give Mr. Medina my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Brett | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Unexpected Education in Family Law
Mr Medina in our initial consultation told me what I needed to hear, not what I thought I wanted to hear. He is very experienced and basically pushed my case forward because the other party seemed to want to drag things out. Lets face facts..... This was a divorce. no one is ever 100% satisfied. I did however receive what I now know is a more than fair settlement. Both in terms of custody and support. I came out better than many fathers. Had I represented myself I do not believe this would have been the case. My case took a little over 2 years to complete, but from the time I spent in court I figure my case took about 1/2 the average. My lawyer was fair in billing and explained the process at the beginning and throughout the case. I do not ever wish to need his services again, but I would not hesitate to recommend him or call him myself should the need arise. Mr Medina is a fair and competent family lawyer. In my opinion he is in the top 5% of his field.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, proficient, no-nonsense!!
Randy Medina was recommended to me by a co-worker, and he exceeded my expectations. He is excellent, proficient, no-nonsense, and has extensive knowledge of family law and the court system. My case involved a custody/visitation dispute, and Randy handled my case promptly, and efficiently. He made no promises. He simply told me to think about what I thought was "best for my daughter". He has a mild manner, and seems very reserved, but what Randy Medina has is confidence in his ability as a lawyer…and this is something that can only be gained through years of experience in his field.
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Posted by Loren | January 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy Attorney
I was looking for an attorney that I could trust and has knowledge in Family Law. I found this in Mr. Medina. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being best), Mr. Medina's knowledge in Family Law is a 20. When in court, Mr. Medina is highly respected by other attorneys and the judge. Mr. Medina was extremely well prepared compared to my ex's attorney. I HIGHLY recommend Randy Medina.
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Posted by Isabel | May 29, 2014
Dependable and relieable
I was very pleased with Mr. Medina's services. I could email him directly with questions regarding my case and he replied with promptness by either email or calling me directly depending on the urgency. His staff was very pleasant and helpful. I felt like he stood his ground when trying to reach a mutual agreement with opposing party. My children were in his best interest and I would recommend him to anyone going thru child custody.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
I would hire Mr. Medina again
I hired Mr. Medina for a child custody case. I was impressed with his knowledge of the law and how it applied to my situation in particular. He advocated for me and my children before the judge to achieve a resolution that really benefited my children. He was very professional and well respected by the judge. The judge even told me in court that I had a very good lawyer working for me. If I had to do it all over again, I would hire Mr. Medina again.
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Posted by Stephen | May 28, 2014
My Experience With Mr. Randy Medina
When I first googled local family law attorneys, the first name that showed was Mr. Medina, I had read the reviews and all of the feedback that was given about him, so I decided to hire him for my case, and my experience with him was as good if not better than what I expected . He actually drove to the Ventura county court early in the morning for my case, Mr .Medina was very knowledgable, very compassionate and very honest. There is a reason he is considered the best.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
Professional, Knowledgeable, and Supportive. Mr Medina is a Class Act!
I hired Randy to help me with my divorce settlement. I am very thankful to have found him. He is incredibly knowledgeable and guided me through my case with total confidence. He is very straightforward and explained every situation that I encountered in a way that I not only understood, but in a way that made me feel I was handling the case the right way. He presents himself with total class and professionalism, backing it up with complete knowledge of the law. This was not the case with my ex wife's lawyer who preferred using bully tactics over any knowledge of the law. I was always very proud to have Randy and his style of representation on my side. I would recommend him to anyone that I know. He treats you in a way that shows he cares and wants the best for you. You will be happy with the outcome if you have Randy on your side.
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Posted by JC | May 24, 2014
Competent Family Lawyer
I’m Canadian and had full legal custody of my two children, my ex wife has been harassing me for several years with legal suits filed in California. I have moved to another country with my children making my case even more complex. There were differences in time zones and concerns of inter jurisdictional issues to consider. My last lawyer of 7 years suddenly dropped me after she lost a simple petition in court due to a technicality. I had less than 30 days to file my legal response to the court and was desperate for a good lawyer. I found Randy on the internet and saw good reviews about him as an ex-military man and police officer. I felt that he stood for righteousness and had integrity. He took on my case and he turned around and won every allegation filed against me. It was a turning point. Despite another round of appeals from my ex, I am confident that Mr. Medina will do his best to protect my rights and those of my children. I am highly recommending Mr. Medina to anyone in need of solid legal defense. We only communicated by phone and email but I am grateful that he represented me with the utmost professionalism, high level of service and legal expertise. I’m writing this review to help out anyone who might be in a similar situation and in need of a very competent lawyer.
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Posted by Maria | May 16, 2014
Smart and Aggressive Attorney
Mr. Medina represented me in my divorce case. I had two previous lawyers who were not very good or knowledgeable. Mr. Medina helped me claim my interest in our family home although I was not on title. He froze the property so that I would get my money. He is a thorough, assertive and diligent lawyer who I recommend strongly. He also speaks Spanish fluently.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2012
Successful
Randy was effective in winning my case. He is a courteous and knowledgable lawyer and at the end of my case he was just beyond the initial retainer. He was recommended to me by a friend, I would recommend him to another friend without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2012
There is no one better than Randy Medina-The best family law specialist
Randy Medina is a very professional, intelligent, knowledgeable, respectful, responsive, and compassionate individual. I was recommended by a different lawyer to meet Mr Medina, who can litigate my interstate inter jurisdictional conflicts. On my first phone call, I knew he is the one to represent me in the court of law. I felt very comfortable, secure, protected and a real friend that you can trust. The great distance, all the way from the east coast, did not matter. He was always a phone call away. Even though, divorces get settled, child custody contempt arises through the years. Randy Medina, who is a true expert in his field, made sure to battle for my justice. After hard work of litigation, the contempt was dismissed, attorney fees and costs which was brought against me was denies. I know one thing, Randy Medina is a keeper. I need him to protect me and my children while my children are minors and leaving 3000 miles away from their non custodial parent. No one is better than Randy Medina, period. Thank you Randy for all the hard work and complete dedication to my case. Strongly recommend his services to anyone who is in need of a great family law attorney.
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Posted by Yolanda | May 2, 2012
Outstanding Knowledgeable Attorney
I hired Randy to help take over my divorce and child custody case.He was always fully prepared for court (something my prior counsel wasnt able to do).Randy entire office was very supportive and professional.Randy made sure I took the time to understand all the steps involved and I never felt rush or forced to do something I didnt feel comfortable with. Thank You Randy for all the hard work and complete dedication to my case,I know that my divorce was difficult and looking back you stood by me and fought for me...I will forever be grateful ,Thank You again! Yolanda
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Posted by Lisa | May 1, 2012
Completely Satisfied
Our case was a difficult one. Even so, we were 100% victorious. Thank you Randy.
Posted by CraigB | May 1, 2012
Excellent Service
I engaged Mr. Medina after trying the DIY route. His staff were attentive to my needs and responded quickly when I had questions. Mr.Medina struck me as honest and forthcoming - he was attentive to my comments, and direct and straightforward in his. He provided the services I engaged him for in a professional and forthright manner. I would utilize his services if the need arises in the future and recommend his services to anyone who reads this review.
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Posted by Tre | May 1, 2012
A True Expert In His Field of Family Law
I finally found a family law attorney who was very well educated in family law and had a great deal of confidence in advising me how to proceed. He is fair, honest and does not play games with opposing counsel. I felt very safe walking into court with him and my case was settled quickly and fairly. I attribute that largely to the way Randy Medina represented me and the other sides lack of ability to push him around. I would absoultely hire him again and have already referred him to a friend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 550-600 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sergeant
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • 1982 - 1990
  • Specialist
  • United States Army
  • 1977 - 1980

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Guardianship of Ariana K. (2004) 15 CA3d 817
  • Prevailed in Opposition of Appeal

Associations

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Mediator Recognition
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • 100 Days Before Trial
  • Pre-Trial Organization
  • 2014
  • Piercing the Veil of Culture
  • Cultural Competency in Family Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Randy
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is very diligent and hard working. He has competent assistants helping him dealing with clients and the courts."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He was professional, respectful and responsive. He sought to resolve the matters in dispute rather than complicate matters. Good person to work with on the other side of the table."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Medina is recognized as a leading family law attorney. He is at the top of his field."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Medina has an excellent reputation in the Los Angeles area among the Family Law Community."
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Pasadena Divorce and separation Lawyer Randy Wong Medina
Randy Wong Medina
Divorce and separation Attorney
Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 26 years
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