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Loni Poyner-Klein is a licensed attorney in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside before receiving her Juris Doctorate Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Loni works in all areas of family law including custody, dissolutions, guardianships, paternity, step-parent adoptions, surrogacy and ovum donation, children’s counsel, and grandparent / step-parent visitation. Loni is also court appointed to represent minor children in Orange County.


 Loni has extensive experience assisting children and families through the legal process. Loni worked for Orange County law firms as a family law clerk, a legal assistant and an investigator in children’s cases before starting her career as an Attorney with A Center for Children and Family Law in 2003. Loni is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, National Association of Counsel for Children and Academy of California Adoption Attorneys/ Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers (ACAL/ACFFL).


Loni resides with her husband Rob and their two sons near in South Orange County. In her free time Loni enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, golfing, snow boarding and being outdoors.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
  2. Guardianship: 16%
  3. Divorce: 16%
  4. Contracts: 16%
  5. Other: 32%
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Contact info

A Center For Children & Family Law

1111 W Chapman Ave
Orange, CA, 92868


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Associate AttorneyA Center For Children & Family Law2003 - Present
Investigator, Juvenile Dependency LawCharles Bergstrom, Esq.2002 - 2003
Investigator, Juvenile Dependency LawLawrence Aufill, Esq.2002 - 2003
Legal Assistant/Investigator, Jevenile Dependency LawLaw Office of Cara Bender, Esq.2001 - 2003
Legal ClerkEdwards Swift & Associates, Law Offices Of Pamela Edwards Swift2000 - 2000
Legal ClerkLaw office of Phil Hummel2000 - 2000
Legal ClerkPhillips, Lazarus & Associates2000 - 2000
Legal ClerkDriscoll & Fox1999 - 1999
Legal InternU.S. Department Of Justice1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of California Adoption LawyersN/AN/A
Academy of California Family Formation LawyersN/AN/A
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenN/AN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Parental Rights of B.G.Successful Termination of Alleged Father
In Re Matter of Adoption Petition of M.M.Sucessful Defense, no Termination Granted
In Re Parental Rights D.NSuccessful Termination of Alleged Father
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Publication nameTitleDate
Court of AppealK.K. et. al v. D.N.2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of California - RiversideN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal and Ethical Issues for Adoption and ART ProfessionalsEthical Quandries in Adoption and ART Law2016
Academy of California Adoption LawyersEthics in Adoption and ART2015
Academy of California Adoption LawyersContested Adoptions2014
Exposing Family Secrets: An Update on Assisted Reproduction Technology and Adoption LawBirthmothers & Surrogate Mothers: What are they thinking?2010
University of California State IrvineMinors Counsel2009