Joanne D. Ratinoff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

The Ratinoff Law Group
 | 12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1940
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-909-8754
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

The founder of her own firm located in Los Angeles, California, Joanne D. Ratinoff has focused her practice exclusively on family law matters for over 30 years. She provides advice and counsel to clients throughout the area who are going through a divorce and are thus facing issues dealing with property division, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. A forceful advocate for her clients in the courtroom, Ms. Ratinoff also handles many of these matters through mediation, negotiations and collaborative law. She also has extensive experience in preparing premartial and postnuptial agreements as well as co-habitation and transmutation documents.  Further, she is a family law mediator and a collaborative familly law attorney.

Ms. Ratinoff pursued her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1974. She then enrolled at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1978. After she graduated from law school, Ms. Ratinoff joined a Century City family law firm, where she eventually became a partner before starting her own firm in October 2014. Her clients then and now have included professional athletes, business executives, film, television and music performers, and artists. Ms. Ratinoff is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Ratinoff has earned the high regard of her fellow attorneys for the ethical and sensitive matter in which she handles her client's family law issues. She has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Ms. Ratinoff is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles County bar associations.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

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About Joanne Ratinoff

Admitted: 1978, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • "Ten Most Dependable" Family Law attorneys in the West in Forbes magazine, 2008
  • "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles magazine, each year since 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California, 1979
  • California State Bar, 1978
  • ProVisors, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Beverly Hills and LA County Bar Associations, Family Law Section, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • MCLE program, Three's A Crowd: Love, Marriage and Taxes, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Univ of California Berkeley, 1978
Office Location for Joanne D. Ratinoff

12100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1940
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-909-8754


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Last Updated: 8/10/2018

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