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I have had extensive experience in litigating cases in the Los Angeles Superior Courts from Lancaster, San Fernando, Van Nuys, and Central Courthouse. Due to my 33 years of my experience in Court, I find that I am able to settle most of my cases and usually don't need to litigate. I have had cases with most of the Family Law attorneys in the Los Angeles County area. I believe most attorneys in Los Angeles County respect my abilities and that usually means that cases can be settled in a fair and reasonable manner. Sometimes cases can not be settled, and litigation is the only choice. My long time experience as a Family Law litigator, the knowledge of the law and familiarity with the Judicial Officers allows me to present your case with the best chance of success.

My background in accounting is valuable in determining income of parties in determining support, the tax effect of support, business valuations and division of community property and debts. I studied Psychology in College as my minor emphasis, and knowledge in that area has helped me to deal with the stresses of the dissolution process and custody cases. I am regularly appointed as Minor's Counsel (an attorney appointed to represent the children in highly contentious custody cases) by the Judges and Commissioners in the Los Angeles Courts. The Courts make such appointments based upon the ability of an attorney to handle and deal with the complexities of Custody Litigation. I have represented high profile clients in custody litigation. I have had cases involving most of the Child Custody Evaluators in the Los Angeles County area. I have represented successful appeals in Family law cases including custody litigation.


My office staff includes two attorneys, two paralegals, case managers and clerks. They all have been trained in representing clients in Family Law matters and are experienced in handling aspects of the cases that they are assigned. I am computer literate and so is my staff. Communications with the opposing counsel are emailed to the client immediately and as a client you are kept in the loop on the progress of your case.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($300-400/hour)

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  • Lisa Maria Pacione

    Jim Neavitt is highly experienced and well respected by other attorneys, as well as Judges. He has the ability to resolve high asset, complex dissolution proceedings while saving his clients time and money. Jim is an excellent Trial attorney and is always well prepared, obtaining excellent results. I highly recommend and endorse Jim.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

The Law Office of James T Neavitt

23734 Valencia Blvd
Suite 307
Valencia, CA, 91355


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Appreciation, MediatorSuperior of California, County of Los Angeles1994
Certificate of Appreciation, Judge Pro Tem ProgramSuperior of California, County of Los Angeles1990
Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Tem ProgramSuperior of California, County of Los Angeles1987
Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Tem ProgramSuperior of California, County of Los Angeles1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of James T. Neavitt1995 - Present
League CounselW.S. Hart Baseball and Softball2001 - 2003
PartnerLaw Offices Patterson and Neavitt1977 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
SCV Rotary ClubPast-President1984 - Present
Santa Clarita Valley Bar AssociationCharter Member1978 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
P.A.D.I.Instructor1987 - 1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Fernando Valley College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of ArizonaAccountingOther - Bachelors1972
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationnoneN/A
University of Southern California Law SchoolLitigation and Settlement of Marital DisputesN/AN/A