Emily Shappell Edelman

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Emily Shappell Edelman
 | 1925 Century Park E, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-556-3600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1976
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

A practicing attorney with more than 35 years of experience, Emily Shappell Edelman focuses her Los Angeles firm on the practice of family law. Ms. Edelman handles issues such as high-asset and high-profile divorce, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, separation, spousal support, equitable distribution of property, assets and debts, collaborative divorce and modifications based on change of income.

A graduate of Whittier Law School, Ms. Edelman graduated in the top 10 percent of her class and was admitted to the California Bar in 1976. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Edelman is certified by the state of California as a family law specialist and is AV*-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an individual attorney can attain.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2017

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About Emily Edelman

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.manta.com/c/mmn7jmq/emily-s-edelman-attorney

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure
  • Dean's List: June, 1975 - 1976

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by State of California Family Law Specialist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Trial Advocacy Institute Dean for American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers of Southern California, 2011
  • Chair, Spring, Educational Retreat - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2007
  • Chair, Calendar Coordinating Committee, 2003
  • State Bar of California, Conference of Delegates: Member of Calendar Co-ordinating Committee since, 1997
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Search Committee, Executive Director - Representing the Board of Governors, 1995
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Director's Prize - September, 1992
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section's Symposiums: Organizer and/or Panelist mostyears, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1977
  • California, 1976
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Co-Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Women in the Legal Profession, 1998 to 2004
  • Vice President, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law , 2011-2012
  • Secretary of Harriett Buhai Center, 2010 - 2011
  • Teach family law to new attorneys and legal secretaries
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Mentor through the Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Author/proponent for legislation in California: adult adoptions, notice, female genital mutilation, attorney fees in family law cases
  • Member, California Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Los Angeles County Bar Association 1997-1998
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Chair of Legacy Committee (Charitable good works for AAML - So Cal. Chapter) 2005 - 2009
  • Board of Governors - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers to present
  • Judge Pro Tern - Central, Northwest and North Valley Districts - approximately 1995 to present
  • Family Law Mediator - Central, Northwest and North Valley Districts of Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County approximately 1990 to present
  • President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2002- 2005
  • President-Elect, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2001 -2002
  • Secretary, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1995-1996
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, October 1, 1994 to 2005
  • Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1991 -1992
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, 1987 - Present
  • Member,  Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1992 - 2001
  • President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2000-2001
  • First Vice President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1998 -1999
  • Second Vice President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1997 -1998
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1996 -1997
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Wrote and lobbied for passage of legislation relating to (1) adult stepparent adoptions, (2) service on parties/attorneys, (3) female genital mutilation, (4) attorney fees in family law cases
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section's Workshops: Organizer and Panelist
  • Member, Litigation Section - Program, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1993 -1994
  • Co-Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Public Education Division: 1994 -1995
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Legislation Committee, October 1, 1993 until 2000
  • Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Resolutions Committee, 1995 -1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors. Crenshaw Neighbors, 1972
  • Metropolitan Area Director. League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, 1972
  • Finance Director. League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, 1971
  • Government Appointments, County of Los Angeles Citizens Planning Counsel, 1970
  • Government Appointments, City of Los Angeles Citizens Planning Committee, 1970
  • Director of Speakers Bureau. League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, 1970
  • Board of Directors. Montessori of West Los Angeles, 1972, 1973
  • Board of Directors. Montessori of West Los Angeles, 1972, 1973
  • Class Fund Chair, Barnard College Class of 1960: President of Class, 1990-1995, 1995-2000, 2000-2005, 1960
  • President, Network LA -1996 -1997 (a business networking group)
  • Secretary of the Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center (1999 - 2001)
  • Member of Board of Directors of League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Education Fund, 2001-2002

Educational Background:

  • College of the City of New York, M.A., 1965
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A., 1960
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Office Location for Emily Shappell Edelman

1925 Century Park E
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 310-556-3600

 

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