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Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney serving Southern California. Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, paternity, division of assets, and prenuptial agreements. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.


Mr, Hatherley has been selected to Superlawyers Southern California Rising Stars and has been published in the Daily Journal, a leading legal newspaper.

Mr. Hatherley has practiced family law exclusively since being admitted to the bar and has worked at prominent family law firms in the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Los Angeles. During law school, Mr. Hatherley served as a judicial extern in the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court for the Honorable Harvey A. Silberman. He was also Senior Production Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.

Mr. Hatherley is a member of the State Bar of California, Riverside County Bar Association, and Orange County Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
  2. Family: 35%
  3. Alimony: 10%
  4. Child Support: 10%
  5. Child Custody: 10%



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nydia Loya

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Doug professionally for several years and have always been impressed with the quality of advocacy he provides to his clients. His clients are in good hands.


    Nydia Loya Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rozanna Michelle Velen

    I endorse this lawyer. Doug is an excellent lawyer, who is smart, dedicated, and creative. I highly recommend him.


    Rozanna Velen Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Southern California Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2016
Southern California Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
Southern California Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2014
Superb Rated LawyerAvvo2014
Senior Production EditorLoyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law ReviewN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Family Law AttorneyStegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP2015 - Present
Family Law AttorneyHolstrom, Block & Parke, APLC2014 - 2015
Family Law AttorneyDouglas A. Hatherley, Attorney at Law2013 - 2014
Family Law AttorneyDishon & Block2011 - 2013
Family Law AttorneyLaw Offices of Korol and Velen2010 - 2011
Family Law Attorney/Law ClerkLaw & Mediation Offices of Pauline Rosen2009 - 2010
Judicial ExternLos Angeles Superior Court2009 - 2009
Family Law ClerkLaw Offices of Diana P. Zitser, APC2008 - 2009
Law ClerkInner City Law Center2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
University of California Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
Riverside County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2014 - 2015
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - 2011
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - 2011
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law ReviewSenior Production Editor2007 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalSupport Payments and that Big Year-End Bonus2013
Los Angeles Daily JournalUnrealized Expectations May Justify Spousal Support Modification2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning and Family Law IntersectionPremarital Agreements2013