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Scott Kosner

Child custody Attorney at Pasadena, CA

4.8   44 reviews

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce, Paternity, Legal Separation, Nullity, Spousal Support, Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Property, Division of Assets & Debts, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence Issues, Child Abuse Issues, Settlement Agreements, Mediation, Move Away Cases

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Child support
    20%
    Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce, Paternity, Legal Separation, Nullity, Spousal Support, Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Property, Division of Assets & Debts, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence Issues, Child Abuse Issues, Settlement Agreements, Mediation, Move Away Cases

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce, Paternity, Legal Separation, Nullity, Spousal Support, Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Property, Division of Assets & Debts, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence Issues, Child Abuse Issues, Settlement Agreements, Mediation, Move Away Cases

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce, Paternity, Legal Separation, Nullity, Spousal Support, Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Property, Division of Assets & Debts, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence Issues, Child Abuse Issues, Settlement Agreements, Mediation, Move Away Cases

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%
    Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce, Paternity, Legal Separation, Nullity, Spousal Support, Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Property, Division of Assets & Debts, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence Issues, Child Abuse Issues, Settlement Agreements, Mediation, Move Away Cases

    29 years, 5,000 cases

I've been a lawyer for over 25 years now, focusing almost exclusively on Family Law for all of those years. I am in excellent standing with the State Bar of California and have never had any disciplinary actions taken against me by the Bar. (You would be surprised how many attorneys have.) Also, in over 25 years of practice, I have never paid for advertising, including with AVVO...no internet, no newspaper, no radio advertising. I don't even have a website. 100% of my work comes from referrals from other other happy clients or people who have seen my reviews online. This is because I'm honest, I charge a reasonable fee, I work hard, and I get great results. While I can never guarantee those results, I'm confident that you'll be happy with my work. (Google my name and you will see that I have almost nothing but 5-star reviews anywhere on the internet.)

I help all types of clients with their Family Law cases...everything from standard, middle-class earners, to high-asset, and high-profile cases. Please feel free to contact my office to set up a telephone, or in-office consultation. 

THE KOSNER FIRM

Handling all areas of FAMILY LAW since 1994, including:

• General Family Law

• Mediation

• Divorce / Dissolution / Annulment / Legal Separation

• Prenuptial Agreements / Postnuptial Agreements / Cohabitation Agreements

• Child Custody and Visitation

• Spousal Support (Alimony)

• Child Support

• Modification of Support, Visitation, or Custody

• Restraining Orders / Domestic Violence

• Property Division

• Pension / Retirement Division

• Move-Away Requests

• Document Preparation or Review

• Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO's)

Please contact me if you have any of these issues. My staff and I will work extra hard to make you happy.

 

NOTE: We offer free 30-minute consultations by telephone, or you can pay a flat rate of $100 for an in-office consultation. You will receive a lot of valuable information at the consultation, and if you choose to hire my firm, the $100 will be applied to your retainer, making the consultation free.

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from Daily Mail UK: Spice Girl Mel B leaves court with her attorneys Scott Kosner and Claudia Osuna after divorce settlement.
Scott Kosner / The Kosner Firm - accredited by the Better Business Bureau and given an A+ rating
Scott Kosner - admitted to Lawyers of Distinction - an accreditation awarded to only 10% of the attorneys in the U.S.
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Licensed for 28 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/02/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Scott

Scott Kosner
301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 610
Pasadena, CA, 91101

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
Posted by Jay | December 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great human being
Scott was amazing and explained to me thoroughly what was going on. He asked to review my documents for free and was incredibly knowledgeable. I can't believe he gives free consultations. But that's a show you what a great person he is.
Posted by Kerry | June 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney ever!!
Scott Kosner is one of the most professional competent attorneys you will ever need. Before I hired him he had a two hour free consultation with me. My case is very complicated. Scott never promised me a miracle, but said he would work hard and do his best to fight for me. Well…… A miracle happened. Scott got me protected and more than I ever expected. We still have some complicated issues coming up, but I know he will do his best for me. Do not hesitate in hiring Scott. It was one of the best decisions of my life.
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Posted by Frank | June 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
My name is Frank, well where can I start in the most stressful times of life where circumstances involving a child or family court in general can be a burden and hard to take the right steps or what path to take, Where Can I start with Scott I have so many amazing things to say about him as a lawyer, Scott is CARING, HONEST, AND takes pride in what he does Scott helped me in a very challenging custody case where Scott took HOURS OF HIS time to help me and my daughters mom come to an agreement Scott did not leave my side and made sure both parties where fair! I 100% would hire Scott in the future if his services where needed! Thank you Scott!!!
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Posted by Silva | January 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Scott Kosner is a very professional and experienced attorney and I was extremely happy with his service.. I hired him as a limited scope to appear with me in court and his knowledge and determination left me very impressed. I'm so thankful I came across a great attorney such as Scott!
Posted by Maegan | June 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I am already impressed
I just spoke with Scott’s paralegal today to retain him as my attorney. I have not met him in person. However, when I contacted him for a consultation he gave me his full attention and spoke to me for over two hours without charging me to sit in his office (a barrier I came up against with multiple attorneys who were rude before I even opened my mouth to ask questions). Scott was kind, encouraging knowledgeable and I felt heard. I am looking forward to working with him and I would encourage anyone to reach out to him for his expertise. I have been going through a toxic divorce and child custody battle for over a year and half made extra complicated by Covid and CPS. I am so relieved to have found someone I already trust.
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Posted by George Berrocal | August 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott is Theee Man!!!
This is the second time that I have worked with Scott and this man can make miracles happen. The first time Sott helped was when my sons mother and I were ordered to take a PPA and the courts were trying to take most of my access away from my son, but Scott was able to turn the tables by bringing up some good points about me having my son in sports. Scott was able to emphasize this and got my access modified so I did not loose any time away from my son. My sons mother was trying to take all custody away from me and Scott saved the day for me and for my son. Scott is the real deal my friends!!! I was just in court again this last week and hired Scott to represent me in getting true 50/50 ustody of my son and despite my sons mom slandering me in anybway she can, Scott was able to turn this around in a matter of one day and got me the results I have been looking for for the last 3 years now. Thank You Scott. You will always be a hero to those that need your help.
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Posted by Tammy | July 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely THE BEST
I was in a jam and needed legal advice in a hurry. Mr. Kosner got in touch with me almost immediately after receiving my request for a consultation. He spoke with me and I felt at ease. He is a very caring man, not just out for the money, he actually cares about his clients and offers so much info that I was no longer worried about representing myself! I will definitely use him If the need arises and make sure that others do too! Thanks Scott!
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Posted by William | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott truly respects his profession
I am extremely pleased with how Scott has performed. Scott is experienced and knowledgeable; however, I find that his awareness and savvy are, at times, extremely valuable. Things have not gone perfectly during my hearings, but Scott has been able to communicate effectively with opposing counsel, maintain a good rapport with the judge and court clerks, etc. The thing I appreciate most about Scott is that he spends a lot of time explaining the process to me, as well as the things I should think about when attempting to settle. I have a checklist of things to do, and I feel that it's manageable. Although I hope to settle, I'm completely comfortable referring Scott to anyone who is interested in going through this process correctly.
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Posted by Jose Arturo | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best
Scott Kosner, to me is one of the best attorneys out there. i had hired an attorney to handle my divorce and it was taking for ever to end things got complicated and my other attorney was the one who referred me to Scott knowing he would be the only one able to get me out of the mess with a satisfactory result. that spoke very highly of Scott being referred as one of the best so i hired him and the results where better than i had expected. I find my self in a possible situation that I might need to hire him again and he is such an honest attorney that he explained to me that I might be able to handle the situation alone unless I didn't feel comfortable. with that said. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Saturnino | July 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy
He was very gd lawyer and he explained everything to me and I really love the way u was with me I will let another people know about him .....
Posted by Angel | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody & Visitation
Scott Kosner is an excellent attorney. He is a genuine man and helped me with my case. He knows what he is doing and you can tell he’s been doing this for 25 years. I told him exactly what I wanted with my custody and visitation case and he delivered. I am satisfied with the agreement he helped me reach with my daughter’s mother. I highly recommend him to anybody dealing through difficult family law situations. He knows what strategies to use depending on your case that will help get that result you want.
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Posted by Delbert | March 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
He was very thorough and elaborated alot on my case...excellent Communication....I'm glad I hired him.....excellent Attorney....real professional in expressing himself and my case...
Posted by Antonio Caldera | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law Case
Just want to say Ty for Scott Kosner for his help in my Family court case. Very professional and took the time to explain every detail and advice me on what to expect with Judges. I felt I was not alone through the process. He was there during regular court and child support. I was Impressed how he event won over my ex through the case when we were in court. Ty Scott. I really recommend if you want someone in your side that cares for you.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Court Hearing
Scott Kosner represented me on the day of my hearing, he did a fantastic job on making sure the court schedule I currently have with my daughters, would be followed and respected by my their mother. Prior to this date I would pick up my kids as scheduled and they would already be gone with either their mom or grandmother. Scott is an excellent and very professional attorney that will defend all of your rights as a parent. I am very thankful for Scott representing me in court, because now I get to spend time with my daughters as scheduled.
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Posted by Theresa | September 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
I contacted Scott because I needed legal services in family law. He responded very quickly and answered all of my questions. He made my husband and myself feel very comfortable. He explained the documents in detail and in a language that we understood. If you are in need of an attorney I highly recommend Scott
Posted by Jason | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AWESOME ATTORNEY
I retained Scott’s services for my child support case. Choosing him to represent me was one of the best decisions I could ever make. His personality is great, very down to earth. I told him the situation I had and he took care of everything with the child support attorney and my son’s mother. He was very polite and respectable. Giving him all of my financial information along with an updated I&E, he fought to dramatically decrease my monthly support. I told him after running the numbers myself I had an idea of how much my support would be. He said if he was able to meet it or beat, I’d be excited enough to be doing cartwheels. Well guess what... it was lower than I thought, so when I went back home I sent him a video of me doing a cartwheel!! LOL! Please note: be sure to give him all your information so he can do the very best for your situation.
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Posted by Mike | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/restraing order
Scott and his entire team (specifically Stephanie) made me feel confident and protected from the very first meeting. Scott got my (false) restraining order dropped (because of his diligent work) and wife realized her error. I was not working full-time and they still found a way to help me. I will always b grateful. Thanks-Mike
Posted by Derrick | August 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Qdro
First-hand he wasn't the lawyer that i needed. But the information that he gave me was astounding, the knowledge he gave me about my case was more information i had in the past ten years. I left their with more confidence in what I'm trying to do.
Posted by Monique | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My real life guardian angel
I went onto thumbtack to look for an attorney which was pretty late, and he replied to me within 5 mins! Messaged me directly from his phone. It was 4 days before my court day. He already had someone scheduled at the same time. Since he has a good relationship with the court he was able to call the day before to come in at a later time so he can be there for me. I was really scared, nervous and stressed out because I got myself into a HUGE horrible mess. Scott and his firm assured me that everything will be okay. Scott is truly a real life guardian angel, I was able to walk away because of the amazing reputation and relationships he has with the court and other lawyers. It was over within minutes. After he had to remind me again that it was all over because I was still in shock that it was all done and it was closed. I'm so grateful to have found him. He honestly made me feel so safe during that time. He is truly thee best!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond grateful to have Scott as my attorney
Scott stepped in to handle my case after I had been trying to handle it in my own. The weight was lifted off my shoulders. I had a very difficult ex who continuously used a post judgment as leverage over me in a very sticky custody battle. I am beyond grateful to have Scott on my side representing me in my case. He is a true professional and very well respected in the courts. Anyone dealing with a difficult family law case should consider hiring Scott! He's the best!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Minor's Counsel
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2015 - Present
  • DSO - part of the official DSO (Daily Settlement Officer) team
  • Los Angeles Superior Court - Downtown, LA
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Kosner Firm - Family Lawyers
  • 1994 - Present
  • DPSS Advocate Liaison
  • Public Counsel
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles Free Clinic - Legal Department
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Teacher
  • Chicago Board Of Education
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Family Law - Divorce Cases
  • thousands of satisfied clients
  • Family Law - Child Support Cases
  • thousands of satisfied clients
  • Family Law - Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • thousands of satisfied clients
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Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Family Law Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 1995 - Present
  • LACBA
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • International Law Fraternity Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • HALSA - Whittier Law Chapter
  • President
  • 1992 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2019 Lawyers of Distinction
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent: "An elite group of approx. 10% of all attorneys"
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2017
  • Recognized for Service: Daily Settlement Officer (LA Sup. Court)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Best of 2017 - Highest Rated Firms
  • Thumbtack - Lawyer Ratings
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2016
  • Recognized for Service: Daily Settlement Officer (LA Sup. Court)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Top Pro 2016
  • Thumbtack - Lawyer ratings
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Best of 2016 - Highest Rated Firms
  • Thumbtack - Lawyer Ratings
  • 2016
  • Recognized for service: Daily Settlement Officer (LA Sup Court)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Best of 2015 - Attorneys
  • Marc Zappacosta - CEO, Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • 5 Star Rating (out of 5)
  • TT Professionals
  • 2015
  • Excellent Status - Family & Divorce Law Attorney
  • AVVO - Attorney Ratings
  • 2015
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • The State Bar of California
  • 1994
  • Special Recognition - Public Interest Law Offices of BHBA
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 1994
  • Special Recognition - Public Interest Law Offices of LACBA
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 1994
  • Law Clerk of the Year
  • Los Angeles Free Clinic - Legal Department
  • 1994
  • Best Oral Argument - Moot Court Honors Board
  • WCSOL
  • 1994
  • Certificate - Outstanding Achievement In The Study Of Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 1993
  • Five-Time Law School Scholarship Receipient
  • Whittier Alumni Committe, Whittier Scholarship Committee, MABA, HALSA, LIFE
  • 1993
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cannabis and Custody - What Every Patient/Parent Should Know
  • California Medical Marijuana Laws and Child Custody
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (69)
Endorse Scott
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kosner is an excellent attorney who advocates zealously for his clients. I have worked with him in the past and have found him to be both professional and courteous at all times."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail and exceptional client service. One of the best divorce attorneys there truly is. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very respected in his local Family Law Community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly knowledgeable and is a strong advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kosner is a great asset to the legal community. He provides accurate and detailed responses on the AVVO boards."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good answers on Avvo."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An intelligent and an amazing attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Kosner has garnered the admiration and respect of both his clients and fellow attorneys. This is a remarkable feat. I highly recommend him to any and all potential clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott really knows his stuff! I highly endorse him!"
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