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Certified family law specialist with over 20 years of child custody experience.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2017|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2009|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2004|
|American Jurisprudence Award||Southwestern University School of Law||1993|
|American Jurisprudence Award||Southwestern University School of Law||1991|
|Managing Partner||Joel S Siedel & Associates||1994 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Member||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|California State University, Northridge||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
Posted by Kris
Joel and his team are an incredible force both in and out of the court. His calm, friendly and reassuring demeanor did much to alleviate our anxieties in areas we knew nothing about. No question or concern was ever too small. In the courtroom he was amazing to watch. He is professional, skillful and knowledgeable of the law. His cool confidence, knowledge, and skills in the court room have earned him respect from colleagues, judges as well as court staff. He is a powerhouse who is not intimidated by opposing counsel nor judges. He can articulately explain the law to opposing counsel or judges in that cool, professional, polite demeanor while defending his case leaving everyone's self-esteem intact. He is never condescending, belittling or unrealistic. The compassion, drive and legalese of Joel and his team gave us tremendous peace of mind in a very tumultuous time.
Posted by Rita Azizi
I have handled cases in the past where Joel was the opposing counsel; the attorney who represented the ex-spouses of my clients. I would place Joel high on the list of the rare attorneys in L.A. who are honest and moral; and who have integrity, while ensuring that he advocates for his clients diligently and zealously. While we have argued many times, and we have differed drastically in our respective positions when fighting for our respective clients, I respect Joel as an experienced, cordial attorney.