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Samantha is a partner and head of the California family law practice.She has 20 years of litigation experience representing high net worth and high-profile clients in diverse fields including the entertainment and sports industry, executives, entrepreneurs, doctors and attorneys, as well as their spouses. She represents clients in all aspects of family law, concentrating much of her practice in the areas of complex financial issues, custody disputes and parenting issues.
Samantha also provides legal services in the area of cohabitation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She works with each client to prepare an agreement that is tailored to meet their individual needs and ensures that they understand how the agreements impact their rights and responsibilities under California law. Samantha's practice also includes mediation services, working with both sides to find common grounds for settlement.
Samantha was named to Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers list for divorce in 2018 and 2022. She was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in Family Law in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Early in her career, Samantha was recognized as a Rising Star in Family Law. In addition to her legal practice, Samantha serves on the Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association - Family Law Section, and in 2019 joined the Board of Directors of C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California. She continues to volunteer as a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel. Samantha also participates in continuing education programs as both a lecturer and a panelist.
In this video interview, Samantha discusses her professional history and explores key moments in her family law career and practice.
Me in a minute
I always tell prospective clients that lawyers are not one size fits all. You can be smart and skilled, and not be the right lawyer for a particular client or case. In family law, your lawyer will know more about your life than even the most trusted family members and friends. The lawyer you chose must be someone that you can trust to have the hard conversations with you in a frank and reasonable manner.
Many lawyers will tell you what you want to hear; I will tell you what you need to know whether the information is positive or poses a challenge in your case. At our best, family law lawyers are strategic thinkers and solution oriented. I use my experience to achieve settlement when feasible, and when it is not, I utilize the court process to achieve your goals.