Christopher C. Melcher is Chair of The State Bar of California Family Law Section for the 2011-2012 term, which has over 3,800 members, making it the largest family law organization in California. His practice focuses on complex divorce litigation and the preparation of premarital and post-marital agreements. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Southern California Chapter, which is the highest distinction for a divorce attorney in the United States. He is Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is a partner in the law firm of Walzer & Melcher LLP in Woodland Hills, California, where he practices exclusively family law. He is a regular speaker and author on family law issues throughout California. Prior to entering family law, he practiced civil litigation and criminal defense.