Michelle "Mickey" Katz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution 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 - 2018
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%),
  • Family Law (50%)
Attorney Profile

Certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California since 1984, Michelle "Mickey" Katz focuses her practice exclusively on that area of the law. The founder of the Law & Mediation Offices of Michelle Katz, she provides representation to clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area who are going through a divorce and need help in resolving issues such as child custody, property division, and child and spousal support. Although she has a strong background in divorce litigation, Ms. Katz now concentrates solely on alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, negotiations and collaborative law. She also has experience in preparing and reviewing prenuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Ms. Katz has received widespread recognition from her colleagues for the manner in which she helps her clients deal with what can be an emotional and conflicting time in their lives. A recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, she has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2009.

Ms. Katz received both a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a Master of Education from Cornell University. She subsequently pursued her legal education at what was then known as the San Fernando Valley College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1977. Ms. Katz is admitted to practice before all California courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. A co-founder of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, she has served as the chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of The State Bar of California, and she is a past president of the California Dispute Resolution Council.

*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

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%): Mediation

Family Law (50%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2018

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About Michelle Katz

Admitted: 1978, California

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

Honors and Awards:

  • Southern California Super Lawyer in Family Law, 2009-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law Mediation, US News and World Report, 2009-2018
  • 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:

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

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 "Mickey" Katz

12400 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-472-2835

 

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Last Updated: 2/15/2018

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