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I have practiced law for more than 25 years. I have the highest rating for legal skill and ethical conduct from the two most popular attorney rating sites: Avvo.com and Martindale.com. I was chairman of the IP Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association from 2009 to 2013, and I was a member of the Family Law Sections of both the Beverly Hills Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Associations.

I ensure that my firm puts our clients' needs first. I negotiate early when I think it’s in my client’s best interest and I will litigate aggressively when the situation calls for it. I offer opposing counsel an open exchange of information followed by skilled negotiation to obtain a fair result, but if the opposing counsel or spouse tries to gain an unfair advantage, I will use the law to ensure my client gets a fair deal. My trial experience ensures that your side of the issues will be heard by the judge.

I have been featured in the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. I have written a number of articles on legal topics, including: Do’s and Don’ts When Hiring A Divorce Attorney, 4 Steps To Improve Your Chances of Getting What You Want During Divorce Hearings, and 14 Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire A Divorce Lawyer

I am also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are more than 4,000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Education

  • University of Tennessee, B.A. in History, graduated 1984
  • Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, graduated 1990

Awards

  • Rated 5.0/5.0 for ethics and legal skill by Martindale.com
  • Rated 10.0/10.0 for experience, industry recognition, and professional conduct by Avvo.com

Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • Beverly Hill Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum