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Andrew R Klausner

Family Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.4   27 reviews

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    65%
    Certified Family Law Specialist in California averaging 250 court appearances (hearings/trial) per year, handling divorce, paternity, annulment, high conflict custody, support, d.v., move-aways, and complex business and property valuation & division.

    28 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    I have handled criminal matters ranging from traffic matters and D.U.I. cases to drug trafficking, armed robbery, and 1st Degree Murder cases in multiple jurisdictions including State'Federal Courts in Az, Ca, Tx, Oh, Va and Ma

    28 years, 500 cases

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Licensed in Arizona and California, their respective Appellate and Supreme Courts and all Federal Courts and have been sponsored to appear all across the United States in State and Federal cases handling Contract and Property disputes and P. I.

    28 years, 650 cases

 I am a Certified Family Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of California and am licensed to practice law in California and Arizona. Our firm emphasizes complex Family Law, Civil Litigation, Corporate Formation and Transactional Matters, Criminal Defense, Catastrophic Injury/Wrongful Death cases, cases and Elder Law 

 

 

Licensed for 28 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 08/06/2022
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 09/18/2022

Contact Andrew

Klausner Johnson LLP
2 Park Plaza
Suite 900
Irvine, CA, 92614

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
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Posted by Jessika | September 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
MY HERO
Andy and his team has been with me since day 1. He helped me to win full custody of my child. He then helped me to obtain move away orders years later. Now I’ve come back a 3rd time and he’s won for me yet again! He has never let me down and has always been honest and straight forward. Andrew and his team are supportive and clear when explaining and they set honest expectations. I feel so confident every time I’ve had to enter the courtroom because I have Andrew and his team on my side. I would recommend Andrew and his team to my loved ones and anyone who wants to have the best on their team.
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Posted by John | March 14, 2021
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The best!!!
I’m beyond greatful that I had Andrew represent me throughout my child custody dispute.
Posted by Michael | March 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law Pro
Andrew Klausner is an awesome attorney! After 13 months of my case dragging on, and my previous attorney was just billing me dry. I decided to hire Andrew Klausner to handle my case. He took the bull by the horns, cut through all the crap that was being thrown around by opposing attorney. He argued the law like a pro that he is. Shut the other side down and won the case. Highly recommend Klausner and Johnson.
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Posted by Susan B. | September 26, 2019
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I high recommend Andrew Klausner
I have been in Family Court more times in the last 11 years than I care to say. I went through three other attorneys the first 2 years, all of whom ended up being less than capable to handle all the issues involving the manipulative tactics of my ex. Unfortunately, like marriage, sometimes you don't recognize bad choices until you're well into the game. Those first two years ended up costing me hundreds of thousands of dollars and drove me into bankruptcy. The attorneys seemed more intent on increasing their billable hours than resolving my case in a cost effective and healthy manner. In 2010, I heard about Andrew Klausner and decided to give him a call. Hiring Andrew is one of the best decisions of my life. My only regret was that I did not do it sooner. Even though our divorce judgement was finalized in 2011, there have been ongoing issues with my ex who is unwilling to comply with court orders and is steadfast in creating chaos in our children's lives, and mine. After so much personal experience with attorneys and court over the last 11 years, I am well aware that even with the best attorney, things can be unpredictable and go awry. Andrew's confidence, extraordinary experience, sharp instincts, and caring sense of partnership with me consistently got me the best results possible without breaking my bank. Moreover, the stress of dealing with custody issues can be overwhelming, and his involvement in my case over these last 9 years gave me more peace of mind than I can ever express. We just completed yet another a 6-month, 2-hearing matter, and Andrew was successful once again. Actually, there were many issues in the matter, so there were multiple wins on all counts. Even bigger than winning in court, was the peace of mind I had due to Andrew and his highly professional, attentive and caring team at Klausner Johnson. I highly recommend attorney Andrew Klausner for any kind of divorce, or any legal issue for that matter. Andrew is not only highly experienced and knowledgeable--he's street smart and people smart. Andrew is extremely good at his craft, genuinely cares about his clients, is the epitome of integrity, makes himself accessible to his clients (how refreshing!!), and goes well beyond the call of duty to be responsive and effective. He charges more per hour than any of the attorneys I have used before, but don't let the sticker shock cause you concern... I spent far less money with Andrew and his firm in the last 9 years with many more hearings, documents, and issues while actually getting results than with any of the three prior attorneys in my first two years, not to mention the much needed peace of mind I got with Andrew representing me. He cares much more about his clients personal and financial well being than his own personal gain. Andrew is realistic, honest, and sees the big picture. He would tell me when it is not in my best interest to pursue an issue, and then try to help me find alternative solutions, even though it certainly would have lined his pockets--significantly--to litigate. And, when he does litigate-he is consistently successful with the best possible results in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Lastly, if you don't live near any of the Klausner Johnson offices, don't let that stop you. My court and residence is about 50 miles away from their offices, and it has never been an issue. In fact, on the rare occasion I chose to meet him in person at the office, it was always well worth the drive compared to the drive to the local attorneys I used in the beginning.
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Posted by Bill | September 18, 2019
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Elder Justice
My mom who has dementia was being sued by two creditors. The second happened right as we closed the first case. Andrew Klausner is professional and gets results. He is also fair and great to work with! I could not have asked for or found a better attorney for both cases. I wholeheartedly recommend Andrew and thank him for all he did for my mom!
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2019
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Extremely Competent Attorney
I recently had the opportunity to have Andrew represent me in a family law matter. Due to the unreasonable nature of the other party, we were forced to appear in court. I experienced greatness. As he argued on my behalf, Andrew called up cases like he was reading from a textbook. He was skillful in his use of the law, which I strongly feel helped us get to a favorable decision. I would without reservation hire Andrew again. He is someone you want on your side when in court.
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Posted by K | August 6, 2019
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Safe & Sound
Being a mother in a dangerous relationship/living situation was my worst nightmare -- it became my reality as a 21 year old. I was terrified to take legal action against my daughters father, and after speaking with Mr. Klausner (And Ms. Johnson @Klausner Johnson LLP) I felt a sense of relief. His best advice to me: keep your composure, your argument doesn't become stronger by crying or yelling. In the courtroom, Andrew's respectfully-aggressive demeanor allowed him to quickly walk through my situation with the judge, and within a few minutes, I walked away with a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, full legal and physical custody of my daughter and most importantly, I had peace of mind knowing my daughter and I were safe.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
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Andrew Klausner / Elizabeth Johnson - SKT Law Firm
I highly recommend SKT Law Firm. My daughter's custody case was handled by Andrew Klausner and Elizabeth Johnson. I can't speak highly enough about each of them; and as a team you couldn't be in better hands. Their knowledge of family law and their organizational skills are impeccable. Andrew Klausner is powerful in the court room, yet very respectful of everyone. His ability to examine, cross examine, and open and close a case is stellar. As a result of Andrew and Elizabeth representing my daughter, she maintained full legal and physical custody of the children; along with other matters having been resolved in her best interest, and most importantly, the best interest of the children. Andrew and Elizabeth are the finest attorneys that I've ever dealt with, and we won't use anyone else in the future, if / when needed.
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Posted by Ryan | January 30, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Mr. Klausner on the spot to represent me for a paternity case and I am grateful for doing so. He knows what he’s talking about, he walked me through all the potential outcomes and my case went exactly as he told me it would. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone in need or legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Straightforward and Concise
I was going through a terrible divorce and Andrew helped me through it. He was straightforward and concise which resulted in getting me full legal custody of my daughter.
Posted by Dave L | June 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One Month Notice
I met with Andrew and I gave him a 1 month notice on my divorce, he reassured me that everything will be fine, even though he had a month to prepare, all I can say is stop and talk to him, he will be that one BULL DOG you are looking for, he comes prepared and his knowledge and being straight foreword, his staff is awesome. Thank You All From The Bottom Of My Heart
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2018
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Helpful, friendly, professional.
I've only just met with Mr. Klausner and it's already gone better than any other law firm that's considered/taken my case. He was kind and helpful when I had questions regarding legal jargon and he has a very professional yet friendly demeanor.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Andy helped me through one of the roughest points in my life and I couldn't be more grateful to him and his team. I hired him for a child custody matter and he made sure to reassure me throughout the whole process that he was confident I would get the results I was looking for. Thank you so much Andy!
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Andy has done an excellent job of laying out expectations and defining a legal strategy for my divorce case. I've learned the value of a partnering with a strong attorney. Andy knows the laws in his field, understands the players and can outline a strategy for a successful outcome. If you mean business and want things done, Andy Klausner is the man for the job!!
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Posted by Ellen Connor | March 14, 2018
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Exceptional Lawyer
This has been a very challenging time, and I appreciate you and your staff so much! Thank you for all your help. It won't be forgotten!
Posted by Charlie P | January 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Results
I hired Andrew during a family crisis and couldn’t be more thankful for his help. He and his staff are everything you could ask for. I appreciate Andrew’s attention to detail. The only thing I regret is that I didn’t hire him sooner.
Posted by Manerva | December 26, 2017
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I Recommend
All my concerns and issues were dealt with in a very efficient and timely manner. I was pleased with the advice offered by Mr. Klausner and felt at home whilst dealing with the legal team!
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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Pleased with services
Mr. Klausner has helped me beyond words can describe. I was terrified of what the outcome of my divorce could be. He is so respectful, knowledgeable, and top of his game. The only reason I had a successful divorce was definitely because of him! Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Eternally Grateful for Mr. Klausner
Mr. Klausner, there are no words that can accurately describe how grateful I am for everything you've done for me. Your presence in the courtroom assured me that everything was going to be okay. Thank you for helping me get out of the worst situation of my life, not too many people could have done that. I will be eternally grateful for you.
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Posted by Stephanie | October 17, 2017
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Would recommend
Andrew and his associate, Michelle did a fantastic job representing me in a festering family law case. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Censure issued in AZ, 2008
updated on 03/24/2014

Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State censures the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Schuchert, Krieger, Truong, Spagnola & Klausner, LLP
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • N/A

Associations

  • Whittier Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (15)
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an extremely experienced, knowledgeable, and talented family law lawyer. Over the years, I have seen him in court and always been impressed with his impeccable dress and demeanor. What makes Andrew such an effective family law attorney is that he has compassion for his clients, he is cool and calm in front of the judges, and works hard to always find the best solution for his clients. Anytime that I am unsure about the quality of a judge or a course of action that I am taking for one of my clients and have consulted with Andrew, he has always been spot on with his advice. If you are going up against one of the bigger firms in LA or OC, make Andrew one of your first choices."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of witnessing Mr. Klausner advocate in court...and it was truly a sight to see. He has a rare talent to combine wit, focus, and grit, all while holding extraordinary compassion for his clients. This only added to a reputation that I would hear about through other lawyers -- since they always seemed to have a great story to share about his ability to own the courtroom and get fantastic results. The ultimate compliment from a fellow lawyer is to say that you would hire them if you needed them. He certainly makes this list for many of us."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Klausner is known throughout the Family Law community to be an excellent litigator. He is a great advocate for his clients as he is both straightforward and fierce. One of the brightest in the business. Those represented by Mr. Klausner are fortunate to have such a zealous advocate on their side."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with and known Andrew for several years. I have found him to be a knowledgeable and caring advocate for our clients. He obtains excellent, fair results and is mindful of the needs and wants of the clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an extremely knowledgeable family law attorney. He is dynamic in the courtroom. Andrew is always professional and cares about his clients and the outcomes of his cases. I would highly recommend Andrew for any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Andrew Klausner for approximately four or five years. He has been the opposition on several cases in family law. Andy is a vigorous advocate, but also very realistic in determining a proper solution to a case. He is very strong, and forceful, in dealing with his own client, as well as the opposition. I respect his professionalism, and his ability to work towards a solution for the benefit of the client."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is one of the smartest litigators I know. He is aggressive in the Courtroom and a nice person outside the Courtroom. He thinks faster than opposing counsel and is very successful in getting what is best for his clients. When a case goes to trial, he is masterful in Court."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"If I were going through this personally, I would want Andrew to be my attorney."
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Irvine Family Lawyer Andrew R Klausner
Andrew R Klausner
Family Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 28 years
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