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John Carl Bigler

Family Attorney at Palmdale, CA

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
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Attorney John C. Bigler is the founding lawyer of the Palmdale law firm, the Law Offices of John C. Bigler. Mr. Bigler has been practicing family law for 25 years, and has handled thousands of family law and divorce cases, hearings, and trials. In order to develop an understanding of what a case looks like from a judge’s perspective, he has also served as a judge pro tem for over 100 days. Attorney Bigler has trained in mediation and arbitration to make sure that his clients obtain the most effective representation as possible to achieve their gaols. He has represented clients in almost every courthouse throughout the Los Angeles County, as well as numerous courts throughout the counties of California. Unlike other family law attorneys, Mr. Bigler is a certified family law specialist. In order to be approved by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, an attorney has to prove their expertise in the field. The requirements of being a family law specialist include practicing family law for at least 25% of the past 5 years, being an active member of the California State Bar, and demonstrating a high level of experience and achievement. In addition, they must pass a detailed written exam, complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education in family law, and have a favorable standing with peers and judges. Attorney Bigler became a certified family law specialist in 2000, and has secured his status since. At the Law Offices of John C. Bigler, Mr. Bigler is prepared to represent clients going through divorce, whether their situation calls for an uncontested, contested, or complex divorce. He also assists clients through various matters involving child custody, child support, domestic violence, property division, and paternity. To find out more about retaining the representation of Attorney Bigler, contact the Law Offices of John C. Bigler.

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Law Offices of John C. Bigler
1037 W Avenue N #201
Palmdale, CA, 93551


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Posted by Alastair | January 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A couple of years ago life took a turn that left me fighting to be a part of our sons life. Before I retained John Bigler my outlook was grim as my ex had hired an attorney unbeknownst to me and was setting me up to secure her move away. From my understanding, move away cases are some of the most difficult cases in family court. I had no idea what my rights were as a father and the only thing I wish I had done differently was hire Mr. Bigler sooner. If you are a father, do not wait to hire an attorney after a separation or divorce! John Bigler is an excellent attorney. I was the petitioner in my case, and as the father, I was concerned about my future with our son. It terrified me that the court was to decide the fait of our relationship. I went through hell because of the unfortunate reality that the respondent was determined to keep the upper hand no matter what the cost (we could have paid for an Ivy League education for our son by this point). The case started off really rocky when I received a less than favorable (and unfair) evaluation by the evaluator assigned to our case. The case ended up going to trial and when the trial date eventually came, it was continued a few times for unforeseen circumstances, one being that the respondent hired a second attorney, a "super lawyer," who personally knew the original judge overseeing our case. Having John as my attorney gave me a fighting chance on this roller coaster of a journey. The trial lasted for 3 days over approximately a 6 week period. Mr. Bigler came to court guns blazing so to speak. He had prepared for the fight of my life & it showed throughout not only the trial, but in all the correspondence that took place between his office and myself. He knew my case inside and out! Not only did he prep me well for trial, he read through literally hundreds of text message and email correspondence between the respondent and I to gather the top information for the best arguments that would show the court how involved I was in our sons life, and what a detriment it would be to our relationship if he moved away. When everything was said and done, against all odds, WE WON! Through the 2 years of heavy litigating the respondent went through 4 ATTORNEYS! Including the aforementioned "Super Lawyer" and even an Appellate Attorney, when she tried to appeal the case. I owe it to John Bigler & his excellent staff including his amazing paralegal Azjhuree' Brown for helping me secure our father/son relationship. At the end of the day you truly get what you pay for and John Bigler was & is worth every penny! I firmly believe that John is not only a stellar attorney, but he is also a kind and compassionate human being. He out performed my expectations and paved the way for a new secured life with my son. Thank you Mr. Bigler and Staff
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny!
Him and his staff worked tirelessly on my case! He was one of the few attorneys that I spoke to that I felt "got it" and I feel that he truly believed my side and not because I was paying him to believe me. He was recommended by someone and I'm paying it forward. John Bigler made a world of difference for my case. Thank you! Great attorney, great staff!
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Posted by Dallas | June 17, 2016
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Highly recommend John and his Staff
John and his office were Very helpful and patient with helping me understand the process and answering any questions that I had . I am very happy with the outcome of my case . Even after my case running into him he asked how things are. I really can't thank him enough . I would recommend him to family and friends and definitely use his services again if ever needed .
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2014
Great lawyer!
John did a great job on my case.
Posted by Nancy | July 19, 2013
John did the work to have the case etched in the court record for success!
I may well have been one of Mr. John Bigler's first clients, more than 17 years ago. I was Petitioner against a very wealthy husband. We were up against one of the Top Firms in California, if not the country. John did research on my case that was able to carry the day a good deal of the time. He helped educate me to the unfortunate steps of divorce. Six years later, I moved 70 miles away. The new lawyer often commented on how John had really etched the case clearly in the court record. Making it easy to follow and understand. All these years later I am so thankful John was on my case in the beginning. He is a great Lawyer. More importantly, a good man. Thank you John!
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Posted by Robert | February 14, 2014
Originally i was quoted a $3500 flat rate for a non-contested divorce, and $5500 for a contested divorce. I was told the $5500 would take me through trial if it went that far. Within a month of me giving him the money($5500) i started having trouble getting ANY response from him, or his office. got a bill almost every week. He burned through the $5500 in record time. He was supposed to fill out paperwork for a trial date. He told me it would take 2 months just to get a date, then it could take up to 10 months to get on the courts calendar. I waited the 2 months and when i finally called to check and see when the trial date was it took me over a week of emailing and calling to get him on the phone. i only got him on the phone when i got upset with his staff and told them i was very angry. I find out that he never even filed it, so now i have another year of going through this. He then said he would need another $7500 to take this to trial. WHAT? this was NEVER mentioned. I told him that he had trapped me into this and he was a con artist. When i called him on his lack of professionalism he said he no longer wished to be my attorney. how convenient, since all he really did was fill out billing paperwork showing how he had "used" my money.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Law Offices of John C. Bigler
  • 2000 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Law Offices of Richard P. Curtin
  • 1994 - 2000


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Redlands
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989


  • Antelope Valley Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2018


Speaking Engagements

  • Antelope Valley Bar Association Bar Lunch Lecture
  • Technology in the Law Office
  • 2006
  • Antelope Valley Bar Association Bar Lunch Lecture
  • Technology in the Law Office
  • 2005
  • Antelope Valley Bar Association Bar Lunch Lecture
  • Technology in the Law Office
  • 2004

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