Laurence R. Goldman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Calabasas, CA

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm
 | 5010 Parkway Calabasas, Suite 100
Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone: 818-888-1144
Fax: 818-888-1155
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Laurence R. Goldman is a family law attorney with over 40 years of legal experience. He practices as an associate at The Reape-Rickett Law firm in Calabasas, California, and handles all types of family law matters, serving clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. 

    Mr. Goldman is highly experienced with family law matters involving divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, paternity, premarital agreements, property division, restraining orders, spousal support and visitation. He has been certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in family law.

    In addition to his private practice, Mr. Goldman is a Los Angeles Superior Court mediator, helping individuals resolve their legal conflicts in a non-adversarial manner. As a testament to his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, a distinction he has held for over two decades. Mr. Goldman has also received the Super Lawyer distinction 

    Active in his legal community, Mr. Goldman is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and previously served as president. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Throughout the years, he has served on many committees and held various leadership positions for these organizations.

    In service to his local community, Mr. Goldman has been involved with the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is a former member of the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.

    Mr. Goldman is a graduate of the University of West Los Angeles and holds a license to practice law before all California state courts. 

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2021

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    About Laurence Goldman

    Admitted: 1978, California

    Professional Webpage: https://divorcedigest.com/legal-team/laurence-r-goldman/

    Honors/Awards:

    • The AV Preeminent® designation reflects the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards, AV Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
    • Recognized as the top 5% of Attorneys in Southern California for the 16th year., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers - Southern California, 2021
    • The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® designation reflects the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards, AV Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • Recognized as the top 5% of Attorneys in Southern California for the 15th year., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers - Southern California, 2020
    • Mr. Goldman received the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® designation, reflective of the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
    • Recognized as the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California for the 14th year., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers - Southern California, 2019
    • The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® designation reflects the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards, AV Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Recognized as the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California for the 13th time., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers - Southern California, 2018
    • The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® designation reflects the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards, AV Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
    • Recognized as the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California for the 12th time. , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers - Southern California, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court; President, 2004
    • Committee Member, Family Law Section
    • Member San Fernando Valley Bar Association 1978- Present, 2021
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member 1978-Present Board of Trustees 2004-2005, 2021
    • California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1978
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Tax Court, 1987

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member - Calabasas Chamber of Commerce 2021, 1996-2001 Treasurer 1984-1986, 2021
    • Board of Directors of Public Counsel, 2009-Present, 2021
    • LAC Superior Court Temporary Judge Program, 2017
    • West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, Member, 1998-2009, 2009
    • San Fernando Valley United Chamber of Commerce , 2002
    • President - Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2006-2007 President-Elect, 2005-2006 First Vice President, 2004-2005, 2006

    Videos:

    • The Reape-Rickett Law Firm, in partnership with LevittQuinn Family Law Center, is proud to present the Empowered Together: Navigating Legal Changes in Response to COVID-19 webinar series. Originally recorded May 28, 2020, our second webinar, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Custody, Visitation, and Support,” highlights court closures and limitations affects child custody, visitation, and support issues and reviews resources for co-parenting tools, guidelines for visitation exchanges, existing orders and more. Co-presented by Reape-Rickett Attorney Laurence Goldman, and LevittQuinn Staff Attorney Nalleli Sandoval, the attorneys help decode procedures and policies for family law courts in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as provide insight into actions parents and parties can take during the public health crisis. We hope you find this presentation informative and empowering. Please note: the information presented in this presentation does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to provide case-specific legal guidance. The information provided is accurate as of the date of the recording. As the situation is fluid and continues to change as counties and courts across California adapt to public safety mandates, some of the information in the recording may no longer be accurate. For the most accurate and up to date information regarding court procedures, operations, and policies, please refer directly to the courts. For information regarding Los Angeles County Superior Court, visit http://www.lacourt.org/​, and for Ventura County Superior Court, visit http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/​. , The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Custody, Visitation, and Support, Family Law, 2020

    Educational Background:

    • Divorce Mediation Skills - Pepperdine University, Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, 1996
    • Advanced Family Mediation - Pepperdine University, Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, 1997
    • Juris Doctor San Fernando Valley College of Law, 1977
    • California State University at Northridge, B.S., 1973
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    5010 Parkway Calabasas
    Suite 100
    Calabasas, CA 91302

    Phone: 818-888-1144

    Fax: 818-888-1155

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