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Eugene Andre Ahtirski

Family Attorney at Van Nuys, CA

4.9   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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About Eugene

Learn Eugene’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    The best interests of a child must always come first in both custody and how decisions in a child’s life about health, education, and welfare are to be made. We have 30-plus years of experience in navigating these critical decisions.

    501 cases

  2. Child support
    The best interests of a child must always come first in both custody and how decisions in a child’s life about health, education, and welfare are to be made. We have 30 plus years of experience in navigating these critical decisions.

  3. Family

  4. Litigation
    Mr. Ahtirski has been the named “Attorney of Record" in over 9,500 Court proceedings. Mr. Ahtirski's Courtroom experience and level of skill are extensive and highly respected.

    9,500 cases

  5. Mediation

2022 Curriculum Vitae - 33 years of litigation experience. Areas of litigation primarily include actions to Determine Paternity, as well as the important decisions about how child custody and/or modifications of existing custody are to be made. Plus, how other important decisions in a child’s life about health, education, and welfare are then to be made and by who. A court looks to many factors to determine what is truly in a child's best interests. Having an experienced, conscientious, litigation attorney with exceptional negotiation and mediation skills is often critical to navigating child custody and child modification based on what is truly in a child's best interest. Highlights include Attorney of Record in over 9,500 matters. Should you have any specific questions or inquiries as to how the Law Offices of Eugene A. Ahtirski may be able to provide you with assistance in actions for establishing paternity, or a modification of existing child custody, please do not hesitate to contact us. There is no fee for initial consultations. 




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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child support attorney
Child support attorney was very helpful to answer my questions and he made me feel like I do have some hope in this matter And he is willing to do whatever it takes to make this process as easy as possible I certainly appreciate his assistance
Posted by Adrienne | October 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Turning my son's life around. (A true hero to our family!)
Eugene helped my son get his life back together, enough that he got custody of his child and is now remarried with his own business and two more children.....grandchildren who would not even exist if Eugene had not been so successful and who is truly a hero to our family.
Posted by Malia | June 10, 2014
Independent Professional Advise (IPA)
I am so very grateful that Mr. Eugene Ahtirski contacted me when I made a decision to sell a part of my structured settlement. At no cost to me for his legal advise, he did all the work in getting me more then what I was offered and having him as my IPA, I was approved by the judge, for more then what was offered to me. He kept me informed to everything that was going on and represented me in court. I highly recommend Mr. Ahtirski for any and all of your legal needs. I will definately call him for any legal matters, when needed. Very friendly, trustworthy and gets the job done. God bless him in all that he does.
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Posted by Julie Ann | February 20, 2014
Eugene Ahtirski's Independent Professional Advisor Skills
I was in an accident. It was not my fault. I agreed to a “structured settlement” instead of a cash settlement. At the time it seemed like a good idea because it was more money in the long run. What I didn’t know was that, if I needed money early, I could not get an advance on any of the structured settlement payments. I found this out the hard way when signed up for classes to go back to school. I contacted the insurance company for advance payment so I could pay the tuition, and the insurance company denied any advance payments from the structured settlement. I called around to some of the companies that buy structured settlements. It was really confusing. I found out that I would have to go back to court if I wanted to sell my payments WITH what the courts call a “professional” or an “independent professional adviser”. I was getting frustrated. I had no idea what they were talking about. I kept searching for companies and luckily I came across Eugene Ahtirski on internet advertising and he was the “independent professional adviser” assisting sellers of structured settlements. There were others, but Mr. Ahtirski was an independent adviser that I found who came highly rated and recommended on lawyer reviews in this type of law, and who advertised as an official, "independent professional adviser" for "structured settlements". I knew he specialized in this. I was really glad I found him. Eugene helped me through the entire process, plus he appeared in court with me, and he also helped me negotiate a significantly better price for the payments I was selling. All of Mr. Ahtirski's fees were covered by the buyer of the structured settlement! Wow! I was not expecting that! I cannot recommend Mr. Ahtirski enough. He is a very experienced attorney in this area. I was in and out of the whole process within 4 months. This man works hard for his clients. -Julie
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Posted by John | July 21, 2013
Positive Review of Attorney Ahtirski
My wife and I are both attorneys. We were unclear as to how to resolve a somewhat complex legal issue, but were fortunately put in touch with attorney Eugene Ahtirski. Attorney Ahtirski, with the help of his excellently trained staff, promptly resolved the legal situation pending. Resolution of the original legal problem, as is often the case, resulted in another unforeseen issue involving privacy. attorney Ahtirski immediately filed the necessary motions and obtained Court Orders protecting us. We are very happy with his services, and recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Loren | December 28, 2011
Integrity, knowledgeable and honest
I have known Mr. Ahtirski professionally for over 25 years. Mr. Ahtirski has a keen knowledge of the law and more importantly is able to figure out the best strategies and tactics to get what his client wants. I have seen how he handles his cases and his clients. Many people complain that they can never speak to their attorney. That is not the case with Mr. Ahtirski is always accessible to his clients. When Mr, ahtirski says he is gong to do something he does. I commend him to your attention and reccomend him enthusiastically.
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Posted by Kate S. | August 16, 2011
Job well done
My sister was killed by a drunk driver and willed me $400,000 so I wouldn't have to get married. Well, I did get married and he ended up burning through the entire $400,000 in five years for toys for himself. And then he left me when the money was gone. A few years later, I got in a serious car accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down. The settlement from the lawsuit was larger than the amount my sister gave me. This time, I wasn't going to blow it. I am so grateful to have found Mr. Ahtirski. Not only did he help me take care of my structured settlement, medicaid was contacted and now I have a new power wheelchair and a beautiful bathroom transfer system to help me bathe with dignity and a new kitchen designed for wheelchair access. Eugene Ahtirski had this ability to look into the future for my life and my medical needs. His entire staff went to bat for me. Writing this testimonial is the least I could do for Mr. Ahtirski. I wish more people knew that structured settlements exist, and that decent lawyers, like Mr. Ahtirski exist too.
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Posted by Katherine E. | August 20, 2009
This is the guy you want to know when the $%%^&@%# hits the fan!
He is an extremely competent and skilled attorney who routinely goes the extra mile for clients. He is as intuitive and compassionate as he is talented. When things look dark, THIS is the guy you want in YOUR corner. He appeared for me on several cases and performed miracles that would have made most lawyesr scratch their heads and say, "How did he do that?!" Eugene is awesome and I highly recommend him. He is a cool, nonjudgemental stand up guy , which for an attorney is saying ALOT!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2008
Partnership Dispute
He settled a partnership dispute for me in November of 2007. I truly believe I wouldn't have received anything had it not been for Eugene's professionalism and dedication to my case. He negotiated a settlement very beneficial to me including a large down payment with a promissory note. I have since used him for subsequent business also with excellent results. He is highly recommended. Donald W. Cogswell
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Posted by Brenden L. Bowman | July 26, 2008
Trafic Tickets & Car Accidents
The Law Offices of Eugene Ahtirski has represented me several times on car accidents traffic tickets, and FTA warrants. the car accidents i always recieved a sizable settlement got my car repaired, was kept up to date, and they even help arrange for an advance on my lawsuit when i needed it. the traffic tickets, i'm not sure how they do it, but after 4 speeding tickets i still have no points on my record. i am a much better driver with as many times i have been to traffic school. FTA warrants well thanx to Mr. Ahtirski i have never spent any time in jail or had to do community service.
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Posted by Alberto | May 10, 2011
Structured Settlement Transfer
His office helped me with the transfer of my structured settlement i got from when i was bitten by a dog as a child, and he had 2 companies competing for my transfer and helped me get an extra $1000 i can't tell you how grateful i am.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of Eugene A. Ahtirski
  • 1989 - Present
  • Payee Counsel and Advisor
  • Structured Settlement Transfers
  • 2014 - 2017
  • General Counsel
  • Aspyre Settlement Funding
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Outside Transfer Counsel
  • Strategic Capital
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Of Counsel to General Counsel
  • Structured Settlement Investments, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Outside Transfer Counsel
  • 321 Henderson Receivables, LLC
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Outside Transfer Counsel
  • J.G. Wentworth
  • 1994 - 2002
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Law Offices of Stuart J. Faber
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • California Department Of Corporations
  • 1988 - 1989
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  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Univ of Southern Calif
  • 2 Separate Bachelor of Arts Degrees
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • In Re: Alexandra Negri
  • Granted
  • In Re: Elizabeth Swenson
  • Granted
  • In Re: Lindsay Rigdon
  • Granted
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  • National Association of Settlement Purchasers
  • Affiliate Member - Outside Counsel
  • 2002 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Municipal Court
  • 1999
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Municipal Court
  • 1998
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Municipal Court
  • 1997
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  • Present Value
  • et al
  • 2006
  • The Sun
  • Man faces Trial In SB killing of Survivor
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Open House
  • Factoring Future Payment Streams
  • 2013
  • Conference Roundtable
  • Underwriting Annuities For Investment
  • 2011
  • NASP Conference
  • Legal Issues in Strucutred Settlement Transfers
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eugene is a fine, competent and friendly attorney. I find him informative, considerate, caring and helpful. He graciously gives of his time to answer legal questions for both the AVVO lawyer and nonlawyer community either sage, sound legal counsel. A credit to the profession!"
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Ahtirski is a highly respected and extremely competent attorney in his field. Having worked with and against Mr. Ahtirski, I can state without reservation that he is a professional to be respected and admired. He has always maintained the utmost integrity in his practice and you may rely on what he says without question. I endorse Mr. Ahtirski 100%."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have become acquainted with Mr. Ahtirski through Avvo, and can attest to the quality of his knowledge and conscientiousness based upon his thorough and thoughtful answers. I endorse Mr. Ahtirski without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Ahtirski... He gives solid, accurate answers to questions posed on AVVO!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Ahtirski on numerous cases for over 13 years. Mr. Ahtirski’s level of representation is exceptional. Mr. Ahtirski constantly strives for outstanding results for his clients. Mr. Ahtirski is not only an expert in his field but is also a great strategist and tactician. You can seek Mr. Ahtirski’s legal representation with great confidence!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Ahtirski is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ahtirski is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Clients love him, lawyers respect him, he has several dozen published answers to questions at that show his knowledge of the law and understanding of the process, and decades of legal experience too. If you have a Criminal Law question, attorney Ahtirski is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Eugene Ahtirski for several years and have worked with him on several cases. He is a very conscientious lawyer who cares about his clients. He is an aggressive advocate who works tirelessly to get the best results possible for his clients. I have seen first hand the results he gets for his clients and am always amazed at how he can turn a seemingly hopeless situation into a favorable outcome. I highly recommend his services to anyone seeking his representation in any DUI or criminal related matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eugene Ahtirski is a professional of the highest integrity. I have associated with Mr. Ahtirski on numerous cases. His accessibility to his clients is amazing, often talking to clients long before or after the normal business day. His ability to understand his clients goals and achieve them expediciously is what sets Mr. Ahtirski above most other attorneys I know. I commend him to your attention and reccomend him enthusiastically."
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