The Law Firm of Diana P. Zitser is a highly respected and well-known firm in the family law arena. Diana, the founder, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 18 years of experience. She has successfully represented clients with matters ranging from high-net-worth divorces to later-in-life divorces, legal separations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, determination of spousal support, paternity actions, and domestic partnerships.
Prior to practicing law, Diana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance and was a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, handling complex multimillion-dollar realty valuation projects. Diana credits her unique finance and real estate background with helping to make her the top rated divorce attorney. She offers a distinct advantage in litigating and negotiating complex, high asset divorces, structuring, drafting and implementing marital property settlement agreements, and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. She also represents clients in child custody and visitations, child support and move away cases.
A recognized "Super Lawyer", (an honor awarded to only the top 5% of the lawyers in the country) , Diana P. Zitser also received a perfect “10” rating from AVVO for “peer recognition & client satisfaction" and Martindale-Hubbell awarded her their prestigious “AV Preeminent” rating, which is the “highest possible in both legal ability and ethical standards”. She's honored to have been named as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in the San Fernando Valley by the SFV Business Journal, named in Forbes magazine as one of the Ten Most Dependable Family Law Attorneys of the West, chosen as one of The 25 Best Divorce Lawyers in 2016 by Expertise.com and is the winner of the LiveWire’s 2016 Global Award.
This may be one of the most difficult times in your life and while it may be hard to think about the future, failure to do so can have devastating repercussions. It is essential that throughout the proceeding you have wise, trustworthy counsel and effective representation, prioritizing your well-being. Diana employs an experienced team of legal talent, assuring the best possible outcome for each client's specific circumstances. Her goal is to minimize cost, stress and waste of time and she does not use the legal system to fuel drama and expense that has become the standard in numerous divorce cases. Using her vast experience, insight, compassion, and resolve, Diana provides proactive, efficient, resourceful, and compelling legal representation of her clients and their best interests
Diana speaks English and Russian.
Languages spoken: Russian, English
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I endorse Diana. She is a zealous advocate and is a clever and persuasive litigator in the courtroom. I run into her at continuing education classes so I know she keeps abreast of current laws too. She is reasonable and wants to get a settlement.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Global Awards 2016||Corporate LiveWire||2016|
|Best Divorce Lawyer in LA||Expertise||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Ten Most Dependable Family Law Attorneys of the West||Forbes Magazine by Goldline Research||2008|
|Top 25 Lawyers of the Valley||San Fernando Valley Business Journal||2007|
|Top Attorney in Southern California||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Top Attorney in Southern California||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Top Attorney in Southern California||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2002|
|Judge Pro Tem||Los Angeles Superior Court||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Fernando Valley Bar||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)||Costly Divorces: Third Party Liability for Attorney Fees and Costs||2014|
|Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)||When Divorces Go Grey||2012|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|California State University, Northridge||Business Administration, Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|