Carrie Block

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
 | 4940 Campus Dr, Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-763-4552
Fax: 949-438-2884
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Carrie Block is an attorney with the law firm of Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC, which has offices located across Southern California. The managing partner of the firm's Orange County office, Ms. Block focuses her practice almost exclusively on family law, and she has more than 20 years of legal experience assisting families with their most serious and sensitive legal issues.

Certified as a family law specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Block handles mostly high-asset divorce cases, and she prefers to use collaborative law and mediation to help her clients going through an uncontested divorce to solidify their agreements with regards to child custody and support, spousal support, property division, and other related matters.

She also has extensive experience with paternity cases, premarital agreements, modifications and enforcements as well as qualified domestic relations orders, and she possesses the skills required to negotiate favorable terms for her clients without the assistance of outside help. In all cases, Ms. Block keeps her clients' rights and best interests at the forefront of her efforts as she strives to help them resolve their conflicts and reach agreements that will serve their families well into the future.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Ms. Block holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and she has earned Superb ratings on Avvo. Active in her legal community, she is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.

A 1990 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Ms. Block obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1993. The State Bar of California admitted her to practice that same year, and Ms. Block has established herself as a leader in her field through her publications and the numerous lectures and seminars she has conducted across her region.

*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

Family Law (100%)

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Carrie Block

Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.hbplaw.com/our-attorneys/carrie-block/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Awarded the status of “California Certified Family Law Specialist” by the California Board of Legal Specialization
  • BV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Super Lawyers section, 2018 & 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • State Bar of California Certified Specialist - Family Law, 2010
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California Bar Association, January 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1993
  • Member of Women's President's Organization, 2011
  • California State Bar
  • Member of Orange County Bar Association, 1993
  • Member of Pro Visors, 2010
  • Member of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, 2010
  • Association for Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member of State Bar of California, 1993
  • Member of American Bar Association, 1993
  • Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2010
  • Member of Pro Growth, 2011
  • Member of Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1993
  • Member of National Charity League, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, 2012
  • Grade Level Advisor for National Charity League, Inc., 2006
  • Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), 2012
  • Orangewood Children's Foundation, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Many Lose Health Insurance In Divorce, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2013
  • Speaker, Divorce and Financial Planning, Financial Planning Association, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1990
Office Location for Carrie Block

4940 Campus Dr
Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-763-4552

Fax: 949-438-2884

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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