Michelle 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
Fax: 310-477-6328
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michelle Katz is the principal attorney and founder of the Law & Mediation Offices of Michelle Katz in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Katz has over 40 years of legal experience and dedicates her practice to family law and mediation. She represents clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout California in matters involving divorce, cohabitation agreements, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and more.

    Over the course of her decades in practice, Ms. Katz has helped hundreds of California residents resolve their complex family law issues through courtroom litigation, out-of-court negotiation, mediation and other approaches. She has been certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and is a highly experienced mediator, having trained at Harvard Law School and with the Center for Understanding in Conflict.

    In addition to her law practice, Ms. Katz regularly speaks for professional organizations about collaborative law and mediation. She is the recipient of many honors for her accomplishments in the legal field, including being listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” multiple years in a row. She holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

    Highly involved in her legal community, Ms. Katz is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution, serving as council member and membership chair of the section. She is a former president and board member of the California Dispute Resolution Council and a co-founder of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. She is also very active in The State Bar of California.

    Ms. Katz earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in education from Cornell University. She received her law degree from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.

    *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
    • 60%Family Law
    • 40%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2020

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    About Michelle Katz

    Admitted: 1978, California

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


    • Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation, 2015
    • Southern California Super Lawyer in Family Law, 2009-2018
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law Mediation, US News and World Report, 2009-2020.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California State Bar Family Law Section, Executive Committee, Member
    • California State Bar, Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Past Chair
    • California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), Past-President and board member
    • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, co-founding member
    • California Bar
    • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Membership Chair and Council member

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Family Law Mediation., 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Cornell University, M.Ed
    • Cornell University, B.A. in philosophy

    Industry Groups

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

    12400 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 400
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Phone: 310-472-2835

    Fax: 310-477-6328

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    Last Updated: 5/20/2020

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