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Nelson Cutter is an experienced legal professional who provides effective family law services to the clients he represents in Southern California. As a leadingSan Fernando Valley divorce & family law attorney, Mr. Cutter has devoted more than 20 years of his professional career to easing familial tension and issues among struggling families in the area. A former prosecutor, the attorney is comfortable in court, and he knows how to tackle a case from every angle. Added to his professional experience is a 4-year stint at White Sands Missile Range where he served as the Chief of Legal Assistance, as well as time spent as a high school teacher. Today, the retired reservist acts in legal cases throughout San Fernando Valley, including Santa Clarita. From the completion of a divorce, to the issues that arise during the establishment of child custody, Mr. Cutter pursues all of his cases with full force and undivided attention. Whether you are looking for professional representation to assist with an annulment or you need to file a restraining order, the attorney’s full range of services can accommodate your requests. You can reach Attorney Cutter at any one of his four offices which are located in Burbank, Encino, Westlake, and Valencia. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    29 years, 3 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Credit card

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  • Jeffrey Lee Hoffer

    I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely fair and knowledgeable. His first priority is his client's best interest.


    Jeffrey Hoffer Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law

16250 Ventura Boulevard #425
Encino, CA, 91436

Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law

2625 Townsgate Road
Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA, 91361

Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law

3500 West Olive Ave.
3rd Floor
Burbank, CA, 91505

Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law

27240 Turnberry Ln, Ste 200
Valencia, CA, 91355



TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative199007/16/2016
COAdministrative - Not authorized to practice198406/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1983 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1983
California Lutheran UniversityBusinessOther - Masters1980
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoAgricultureBS - Bachelor of Science1975