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  1. Adoption: 70%
  2. Probate: 15%
  3. Guardianship: 15%

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  • Virginia L Frank

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for over 17 years. He is one of the most professional and knowledgeable attorneys I know. He works tirelessly for his clients and is available for clients even on weekends and evenings. His practice includes adoption, surrogacy and all types of family formation law. I highly recommend him.

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    Virginia Frank Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Janis Kay Stocks

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Contact info

The Law Offices of David H. Baum A Professional Law Corporation

16255 Ventura Boulevard (ENCINO)
Suite 840
Encino, CA, 91436

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197805/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Angel in AdoptionUnited States Congressional Coalition on Adoption2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Angel in AdoptionUnited States Congress's Coalition on Adoption Institute2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerTHE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID H. BAUM, APLC1989 - Present
Partner/AttorneySHERMAN, STAUBER & BAUM1988 - 1989
AttorneyLAW OFFICES OF MILTON ZERIN1983 - 1988
AttorneySIMMONS RITCHIE SEGAL & STARK1980 - 1983
AttorneyLAFOLLETTE JOHNSON SCHROETER & DEHAAS1978 - 1980
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Fernando Valley Estate Planning CouncilMember2014 - Present
Woodland Hills estate and Tax Planning CouncilMember2013 - Present
American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology AttorneysFellow2011 - Present
Academy of California Family Formation LawyersFellow2005 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2000 - Present
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Academy of California Family Formation LawyersPresident2006 - 2010
Academy of California Family Formation LawyersPresident2000 - 2005
Academy of California Adoption LawyersPresident1994 - 2010
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Syllabus ACAL 2016 SeminarEthical Quandaries in Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Law2016
ACAL SyllabusAttorney Competence2016
www.adoptlaw.comServices Provided to Members of the LBGT Commmunity2015
www.adoptionhelp.comFAQ's for Birthparents2014
Syllabus ACAL 2013Adoption Legal Protections to Consider in Assisted Reproduction Technology Cases2013
COUNSEL LAW QUARTERLYADOPTION OPTIONS: AN OVERVIEW2012
Syllabus ACAL 2009Whose File Is It Anyway2009
Adoption Law UpdateWhy Birthmothers Prefer Independent Adoption Over Agency Adoption1999
Loving Journeys SeriesLoving Journeys Guide to Adoption1992
Adoption Law UpdateEthical Payment of Birth Mother Expenses1991
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationAdoption With A Heart, Selecting the Right Adoption Attorney1990
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brandeis UniversityLawBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ACAL FAMILY FORMATION SEMINAR 2016Applying the Rules of Professional Conduct & Ethical Practice of Law2016
Children's Court Partnership CSULANavigating the Ethical Waters of Adoption Practice2015
ACAL ADOPTION LAW SEMINARPratice Tips: Ethics, Litigation, Developments in the Law2015
NBI Continuing Education ProgramAdoption Options: An Overview2009