Samantha Klein

Partner | Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Samantha is a partner and head of the California family law practice.

She has nearly 20 years of litigation experience representing high net worth and high-profile clients in many different 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 is also trained to represent children in high conflict custody proceedings.

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 under California law. Samantha’s practice also includes mediation services, working with both sides to help them through the process and find common ground for settlement.

Samantha was recognized as a Super Lawyer in Family Law in 2021 and 2022. She was also named Hollywood Reporter’s Top 20 Lawyers for Divorce in 2018. 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.

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Track record

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Talks

Acting for a parent who had significant mental health issues and ensuring that measures were in place to protect the child’s safety while in that parents care so that she could continue to spend time with her children while focusing on her mental health.

Acting for a high-net-worth high-profile client with significant privacy concerns to settle her matter before filing for divorce.

Drafting and negotiating prenuptial agreements where the main concerns of the client is protecting existing family wealth from any claims by a future spouse.

California, 2002

I’m the owner of a business. What happens if my marriage breaks down?,’ Withers article - January 20, 2022, co-author

Joining the Firm,’ Daily Journal - August 23, 2021, mentioned

On the Move: Tracking the Ins and Outs of California Lawyers,’ The Recorder - August 20, 2021, mentioned

Board Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, 2006 – Present

Volunteer Mediator (DSO), Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel at Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law, 2010 – Present

Board Member, C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California, 2019 – Present

Board Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Executive

Breaking into Family Law,’ Beverly Hills Bar Association - June 15, 2022, speaker

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2021
Partner

2021

Recognition


Los Angeles

10250 Constellation Boulevard,

Suite 1400,

CA 90067

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San Diego

101 West Broadway,

Suite 1000,

CA 92101

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San Francisco

909 Montgomery Street,

Suite 300,

CA 94133

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