CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST
State Bar of California
Board of Legal Specialization
FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE
Private practice in Manhattan Beach; attorney of record in over 1000 family law matters, including estates ranging from negative to $200 million.
Family Law Mediator, Southwest District Superior Court (1991 to present).
Judge Pro Tem, Family Law, Southwest District Superior Court (1991 to present).
More than 100 prenuptial agreements.
More than 50 successful divorce mediations.
More than 100 paternity judgments.
More than 50 D.A. child support cases.
Multiple collaborative divorce agreements.
Multiple trials in juvenile dependency court.
Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1997.
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) (Member, Board of Directors)
Family Law Section, LACBA.
Family Law Section, SBBA.
Family Law Reports, CFLR.
South Bay/Long Beach Family Law Study Group.
Founding member of A Better Divorce, a collaborative law group of divorce attorneys and therapists.
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA)
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION:
Regular and frequent attendance at seminars presented by California Family Law Reports and periodic attendance at seminars presented by the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the South Bay Bar Association.
Extensive and continuing training in both collaborative divorce and family law mediation.
Regular seminar speaker on solutions to domestic violence and collaborative divorce.