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Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I am the owner of Law Offices of Kelly Chang. We know family matters. Our practice is devoted to helping those who need us where it matters most -at home. My practice is limited to Family Law including Divorce, Annulment, Spousal Support, Child Support; Modification, Child Custody and Visitation, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, Property Division; Restraining Orders

Kelly Chang Rickert knows family matters.  As founder of Law Offices of Kelly Chang, her firm devotes its entire practice to family law.  For almost ten years, she has handled a variety of cases with issues involving divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence issues.  She is frequently quoted in the media and is a legal expert for CBS, NBC, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, OMG! Insider, The Insider, TV Guide, MTV, NPR, E!, Style Network, People Magazine, Life and Style, Star Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, Reuters, in celebrity divorce and paternity cases, including the Kardashians, Britney Spears, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson.  Mrs. Chang Rickert is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and American Bar Association, and has authored several articles on family law.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, French

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    16 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($350-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is so nice and friendly! She tries to work with opposing counsel to reach the best settlement for her clients.


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    Kelly is a very smart and dedicated attorney.


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Contact info

Law and Mediation Offices of Kelly Chang

438 S. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA, 91105

Los Angeles Divorce and Family Lawyer

Law and Mediation Offices of Kelly Chang
5405 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 236
Los Angeles, CA, 90036

San Francisco Prenup Lawyers

240 Stockton St.
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA, 94108

San Diego Prenup Lawyers

1020 Prospect St.
Suite 250
San Diego, CA, 92037



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Young LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2011
SuperLawyers Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
SuperLawyer Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Superlawyer Rising StarSuperLawyers2009
Certified Family Law SpecialistState Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization2008
SuperLawyer Rising StarSuperLawyers2008
Harriet Buhai Volunteer AwardHarriet Buhai2006
Outstanding Pro Bono AttorneySan Francisco Bar Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaw Offices of Kelly Chang2005 - Present
AttorneyCooper, White & Cooper, LLP2002 - 2005
AttorneyHaight, Brown and Bonesteel2002 - 2002
AttorneyDryden Margoles, LLP2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California Board of Legal SpecializationCertified Family Law Specialist2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Francisco County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Marriage of Jackson and LumpkinProperty Division - No undue influence found.
Benveniste v. SnyderSuccessfully defended false claims of DV.
Ruffin v. BarnettCustody for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hollywood LifeOh No, This is Bad News, Sandra Bullock2010
Divorce360.comDivorce Calculator2009
Divorce360.comDivorce and the Economy2009
ABA JournalFamily Law and Marketing2009
California Lawyer MagazineYouTubing for Clients2009
Custody MatchHow Much Will My Divorce Cost?2008
Divorce 360.comGoing to Court for Child Support2008
Divorce 360.comStrange Prenuptial Agreement2008
Divorce 360.comFiling for Joint Custody2008
Tie The KnotShould I get a Prenup, and When?2008
Divorce 360.comIs Alimony Possible in Common Law Marriages?2008
Lawyers USANot your Grandchildren's YouTube2008
Divorce 360.comYouTube, Divorce, and Airing your Dirty Laundry2008
Modern Woman's Divorce GuideThe Purpose-Driven Divorce2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AN/AN/A
University of California - Los AngelesN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DocumentaryAmerican Marriage2011
Celebrity NewsMel Gibson's Domestic Violence Charges2010
Hollywood 411More Britney Spears2008
Hollywood 411Christie Brinkley's Divorce Case2008
Hollywood 411Britney Spears' Custody Case2008