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Amira Sarah Trattner Hasenbush

Adoption Attorney at Glendale, CA

5.0   48 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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About Amira

Learn Amira’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    We provide legal assistance to families using assisted reproduction, adopting, and those seeking protection through co-parenting agreements, parentage orders or guardianships.

  2. Family
    We serve clients seeking name and/or gender changes.

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    We represent clients in reviewing and negotiating prenuptial agreements.

  4. Uncontested divorce
    We assist clients in "status only" divorces in which there is no dispute over property or children.

Amira has been called "a lawyer with heart."  In addition to being thorough, efficient, and detail oriented, she cares about every one of her clients and making sure that they are getting what they need when they walk out of her door.  Amira graduated second in her class from UCLA School of Law and also has a Masters in Public Health.  She has chosen family representing all ends of the LGBT spectrum, giving her a deeper understanding of the special needs that may be involved for LGBT families. Her practice focuses on family formation - surrogacy, adoption, sperm/egg donation, and complex parentage litigation. 

Prior to taking her solo practice full-time, Amira spent five and a half years as the Jim Kepner Law and Policy Fellow for the Williams Institute, where she did research and published reports on LGBT law and policy, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, family law issues for transgender parents and children, and the legal needs of people living with HIV. 

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All Family Legal | Law Office of Amira Hasenbush
1015 Grandview Ave
Glendale, CA, 91201

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Posted by Kim | January 31, 2024
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felt very supported and taken care of!
We worked with Amira and team for confirmatory adoption to ensure our family was protected. She made the process feel SO easy and safe especially considering I felt overwhelmed at the idea of the process before we reached out. Thank you!
Posted by Shanan | January 30, 2024
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Professional and kind
Amira and her office were wonderful to work with. We have used their services for two second-parent adoptions and both have gone seamlessly. The entire team was attentive, communicative, and quick. I have already recommended Amira and her team to a few friends with kids. We are very happy to have worked with such a professional and know our family is protected should anything change with the country's laws for LGBTQ families.
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Posted by Dave | January 22, 2024
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Sharp, careful, and warm
Beyond being knowledgeable, and extremely thoughtful, sharp, and careful, Amira is warm and caring. She gave us straightforward advice, was empathic through some difficult parts of our situation, and became a highly trusted advisor & advocate as we worked together. We recommend her as highly as possible.
Posted by Cassandra | January 8, 2024
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Confirmatory Adoption Help
Amira and her team helped my wife and I obtain a confirmatory adoption that recognizes both of us as the legal parents of our child. She was super kind, worked efficiently, and ultimately secured our adoption which has given us a feeling of security and comfort. Should we have another child, we will certainly be reaching back out, and we would recommend her to others in a similar position! Thanks Amira!
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Posted by Chad | January 6, 2024
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Fast & Friendly Prenup Services
My husband & I spent a lot of time debating whether a prenup was right for us as a young, gay couple. Amira advised me on the benefits that pertained to us specifically which ultimately made me decide to hire her. Amira worked quickly to get an agreement put together that met my desires prior to our wedding day. She remained completely transparent and adaptable to new ideas the entire process. I can't recommend her highly enough for prenup services, and I hope to work with her again in the future when we decide to have our first kid.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2024
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Thanks Amira
I happily chanced upon Amira. Amira was personable, approachable and professional in overseeing a birth certificate change. Thank you.
Posted by Spencer | December 19, 2023
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LGBTQ Family Law in California
Amira and her team (Elizabeth & Robert) are all very responsive, attentive, and professional. Amira presents as incredibly knowledgeable and organized. All Family Legal helped our family with a second parent adoption. I would highly recommend their services for your family law needs, especially if you are needing a firm that is LGBTQ affirming.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 6, 2023
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Stellar Family Lawyer
All Family Legal are incredible valuable people in the community! Thank you for helping protecting our rights as queer parents! We look forward to using your services again in the future. From start to finish, it was seamless and communicative relationship throughout. Amira is upfront, and informative of ALL of our options. I truly appreciate her take and representation for our legal family matters.
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Posted by Paul | July 19, 2023
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Donor/Surrogacy Legal work
Amira was very helpful not only in reviewing our egg donor contract, but also guiding us through our first steps to surrogacy. We are a same sex couple who decided to have children through surrogacy. Originally, we had planned to hire Amira to take care of all the legal work for our surrogacy (drafting and reviewing contracts, parentage, etc.), but our surrogacy agency insisted that we use their legal team. Even then, Amira was very responsive, patient, and understanding. She consistently got back to us quickly and took time to explain anything we were unclear on. We would definately reach out to hire her in the future if we ever need.
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Posted by Claudia | June 26, 2023
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Amira worked on the adoption of my daughter by her stepdad, and we couldn't have been more pleased. She was very communicative and organized and made the whole process so much easier. We appreciated her professionalism and would recommend her to anyone that is seeking a qualified and dependable attorney to help in their family matters. This was an important moment in our lives, and we were so happy to have Amira walk us through it.
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Posted by Jessica | June 4, 2023
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Second Parent Adoption Process (Same-sex couple)
My spouse and I are happy and very satisfied with the services we received from Amira and her team. We found them to be approachable, caring, informative, and prompt. Prior to reaching out to Amira, we hit a couple of roadblocks in finding an attorney that could provide us answers to whether or not it was a good decision for me to take the extra step to formally adopt my daughter. Even though my spouse and I are married, and I am named as a parent on our daughter’s birth certificate we wanted to secure my parental rights at the federal level due to the political climate appearing unstable. In our search for a lawyer to help us, we came across a few that told us that we are protected. We also came across a non-existent protocol for same-sex couples to submit the second parent adoption paperwork. Still feeling uneasy with the answers we were getting we continued our search. Thankfully, we were able to find Amira via Connecting Rainbows. Reaching out to her and going through the intake process was the best decision. Overall, the process was simple, welcoming, and we immediately felt comfortable. Thank you, Amira for helping us!
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Posted by Christina | May 16, 2023
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I have only amazing things to saw about Amira. She helped me through a time I didn't think I would ever get through. She responded promptly, let me know exactly what she was doing and how much money each part cost me. She helped me have the wonderful twins I have now. Without her, I don't know if they would be here today. She is a dedicated lawyer that cares about her clients. I had a few lawyers and I can't say the same about them as I can about Amira. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Becky | May 15, 2023
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We recommend Amira to everyone!
We worked with Amira on our son's second parent adoption (we are two moms). She was such a pleasure to work with, and made the process so easy. In particular, we appreciated how she laid out all our options, explained everything in a way we could understand, and patiently guided us through the process. She was incredibly empathetic, and answered our many questions quickly and comprehensively. We've recommended her to everyone we know going through this process.
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Posted by Teresa | April 11, 2023
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Our Family's Hero
Trying to find LGBTQ2SIA professionals and allies can be difficult. When I set out to adopt my son through confirmatory adoption I was reluctant I would find a lawyer I trusted. Then my wife and I met with Amira. She was graceful, helpful, knowledgable, and experienced. Even though we were in another county, Amira and her staff made the process smooth and simple. My family is grateful for Amira. She helped to protect our family legally.
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Posted by Micaela | February 1, 2023
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We were very happy with Amira's work during the adoption of our daughter. She was very fast, thorough, and friendly. She gave us one less thing to worry about during a stressful time. Thank you, Amira!
Posted by Kimberly | January 31, 2023
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Caring, Communicative, Honest!!!! 10/10
Amira and her team are incredible. We hired her to help us through the adoption process and we are so glad we did. From the very beginning, she made that process so easy. She listens, is detail oriented and her communication is top notch. She walks you through each step, keeps you updated on progress and any status updates. When it comes to signing the paper work, she even sent samples in case there is any confusion on where you or notary signs. I would hire her again if i ever needed these services and strongly recommend her to anyone who needs adoption services. Thank you so much Amira and Robert
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Posted by Felicia | January 30, 2023
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Attentive, caring and effective!
Amira and her team were so helpful through our adoption process. Even when there were small bumps in the road they made the entire journey feel seamless.
Posted by Gianna | December 22, 2022
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10/10 Would Recommend (And Use Again)! :)
My partner and I found Amira online, and we’re so glad we did! Amira’s website, All Family Legal, had great resources available so we knew exactly what services she offered and what we needed. After our consultation, Amira, and her amazing paralegal, Robert, successively helped guide the way to completing our adoption. They were thorough, concise, and communicative throughout the whole process. As much as I wish my partner and I didn’t have to go through this extra step to protect our parental rights, I’m extremely thankful for Amira and Robert and would absolutely use them again in a heartbeat, and recommend them to others.
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Posted by Nicole | December 22, 2022
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Egg Donor Agreement
Amira was amazing to work with. She was very professional and easy to get in touch with. She did everything in a very timely manner. She made sure to inform me in advance if she was ever going to be unavailable (much appreciated!) I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a caring, meticulous, and responsible attorney!
Posted by Charlsie | December 12, 2022
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Knowledgeable, compassionate, and timely
Amira helped us submit our stepparent adoption forms. All went incredibly smoothly. Would certainly recommend
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Amira Hasenbush
  • 2016 - Present
  • Jim Kepner Law and Policy Fellow
  • The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • New York State Office of the Attorney General Environmental Protection Bureau
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health
  • MPH
  • 2011
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Society for Ethics for Egg Donation and Surrogacy
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Institute
  • 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40
  • National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
  • 2023

Speaking Engagements

  • LGBTQ+ Allyship Training Series
  • Response + Action—Transgender Policy Panel: Ensuring the Right to Health
  • 2019
  • Law and Litigator LGBT+ Forum
  • Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: LGBT+ Family Building Advanced Issues Beyond Assisted Reproduction
  • 2019
  • Family Law Symposium
  • Modern Family Formation
  • 2019
  • ABA Family Law Section Conference
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Constitution Part I: Foundations and Challenges of ART Law on Both Sides of the Atlantic
  • 2019
  • UCLA Law 397: Advanced Legal Research
  • Legal Research in the Real World
  • 2018
  • Fair Share for Equality Convening
  • HIV Criminalization in California
  • 2017
  • Best Practices for Trans HIV Prevention & Care: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Gender Identity and the Law
  • 2017
  • International AIDS Conference
  • Health Impacts of Unmet Legal Needs for Low-Income Women Living with HIV
  • 2016
  • Annual Conference
  • Discrimination and Harassment by Law Enforcement against LGBT People and Communities
  • 2015
  • San Francisco Training for Family Court Staff and Associates
  • Legal Implications for Transgender Parents and Children
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Amira
Adoption Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hasenbush provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Adoption Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although fairly new to Avvo, it is immediately obvious that the answers of Ms. Hasenbush are accurate, full of analysis, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client should look for when hiring an attorney."
Adoption Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I think Amira is terrific. There is no standard category for what she does. She helps create families for couples who would not otherwise be able to have children. She is a family formation attorney. She cares about her clients and is passionate about what she does. If you’re looking to create a family the non-traditional way, you’ll be well-served to use Amira. She is LBGTQ-friendly."
Adoption Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amira is very well informed in the area of family law, including marriage rights and adoption. She recently argued a case in the California Court of Appeal. It is obvious that she a strong advocate for her clients. I strongly endorse her!"
Adoption Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amira is a dedicated and talented attorney. Any individual or couple seeking to build their family through assisted reproduction or adoption would be fortunate to have her assistance."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amira has deep level knowledge of her field. She also cares very much about her clients. I am happy to recommend her to anyone looking for adoptions!"
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amira is very smart and dedicated to her clients."
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Glendale Adoption Lawyer Amira Sarah Trattner Hasenbush
Amira Sarah Trattner Hasenbush
Adoption Attorney
Glendale, CA
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation