Michelle "Mickey" Katz

Michelle "Mickey" Katz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law & Mediation Offices of Michelle Katz
 | 12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-472-2835
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2017
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Michelle ("Mickey") Katz is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Family Law.  After years of advocacy work, she now devotes her practice exclusively to non-litigation conflict resolution services in family law, including mediation, consulting services in mediation and collaborative law, and unbundled legal services.  A frequent speaker on mediation and collaborative law,  Ms. Katz is a former member of the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and Membership Chair.  She is a Past President of the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), and has been a member of the Board of Directors of that organization for over ten years.  She is a former chair of the California State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution and a former member of the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Family Law Section.  Ms. Katz also served as a member of the ADR Consulting Group to the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  She is one of the founders of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association.  She currently carries Martindale Hubbell's AV rating and is one of Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers.  Ms. Katz has been named a Best Lawyer in America by US News and World Report since 2009 and in 2015 was named Best Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation.  She has been a Southern California Super Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution from 2006 to 2017.  She has trained with Gary Friedman at the Center for Mediation in Law and with Roger Fisher and Robert Mnookin at Harvard, and is a member of ARC's panel of esteemed family law neutrals. 

About Michelle Katz

Admitted: 1978, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.michelle-katz.com/attorney/michelle-mickey-katz/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law Mediation and in 2015 named as the Best Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation., Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Tier 1 designation, Best Lawyers in America in Family Law Mediation, US News and World Report, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law Mediation, US News and World Report, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law Mediation, US News and World Report, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law Mediation , US News and World Report, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law Mediation, US News and World Report, 2010
  • "Best Lawyer" designation reflects the ranking by one's peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America., Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2009
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar, 1984
  • 2014-2015 Los Angeles Family Law Mediation Lawyer of the Year., Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Council member and Membership Chair - American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution; former chair - California State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution; Past-President and current board member - California Dispute Resolution Council; co-founder - Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former board member - Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law; Former board member, Levitt & Quinn; Former Board of Governors member, Beverly Hills Bar Association; Former Board of Governors member, Beverly Hills Bar Foundation

Educational Background:

  • 1964, B.A. in Philosophy, Cornell University; 1965, Masters of Education, Cornell University

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • California Dispute Resolution Council
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • Office Location for Michelle "Mickey" Katz

    12400 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 400
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

     

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    Last Updated: 12/30/2016

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