Sharon A. Bryan

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Torrance, CA

Moore, Bryan, Schroff & Inoue LLP
 | 21515 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 490
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: 310-540-8855
Fax: 310-316-1307
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

          Sharon A. Bryan is a Partner at Moore, Bryan & Schroff LLP ("MBS"), Torrance, California, which specializes in family law and trusts and estates, has been named a Best Law Firm by US News and Word Report since 2010.  Sharon is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has been voted a Super Lawyer by her colleagues from 2006-2020, rated A.V. by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards), selected to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, named a Top Women Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine, named a Best Lawyer® by Best Lawyers in America©.  Sharon is active in bar associations and in teaching and writing about family law.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Board member of the Southern California Chapter, treasurer 2014, 2017, Vice President 2017 to date and nominated President-Elect. She is a Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyer.  She has been President of the statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Editor of their newsletter, and Chair and Co-Chair of their Annual Spring Seminar.  She has been President of South Bay Women Lawyers, on the executive committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar, on the Board of Governors of Women Lawyers of Los Angeles and Chair and Co-Chair of their Family Law Section, and on the executive committee of the L.A. Delegation to the Council of Delegates.  Sharon also served for three years on the State Bar of California Family Law Section Executive Committee ("FLEXCOM").  Sharon gives courses at the California State Bar and publishes scholarly lectures and writings in various educational publications.  She has been Editor of the Association of Family Law Specialists Newsletter, and Editor of the State Bar of California Family Law News

          Sharon is a skilled litigator and negotiator and has handled hundreds of complex financial and custody cases and does most of the custody work for MBS.  She is also trained in collaborative law.   She received her Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri, a Professional Designation in Financial Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles, and Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.   

          Sharon serves as a temporary judge in different branches of the Los Angeles County Superior Court and as a mediator. 

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

    California Board of Legal SpecializationAmerican Academy of Matrimonial LawyersInternational Academy of Family Lawyers

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    About Sharon Bryan

    Admitted: 1990, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.mbsllp.com/attorneys/sharon-a-bryan/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards (rated by peers and the judiciary)
    • Selected by vote of peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2006-2014, representing the top 5% of attorneys practicing in Southern California and published in Los Angeles Magazine
    • Selected for inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Women Lawyers, 2011-2014
    • Selected by her peers for inclusion as a Best Lawyer® in The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in the practice of Family Law since 2015.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2008
    • President-Elect, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Chapter.
    • President-Elect, Statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2007
    • Editor, Family Law News, State Bar of California, 2011-2012
    • Executive Committee, Family Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2001 - 2004
    • Member: State Bar of California, U.S. District Court, Central District California, American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, South Bay Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, South Bay Women Lawyers, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.  Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • President, South Bay Women Lawyers, 1996 - 1997
    • President, Statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2008
    • Board of Directors, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2013 -
    • Board of Directors, Statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2003 - 2009
    • Chairman and Co-Chairman, Family Law Section, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, 1993 - 1997
    • Executive Committee, L.A. Delegation, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1996 - 1998
    • Board Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter, 2013 -
    • President-Elect, South Bay Women Lawyers, 1995 - 1996
    • Member, Family Law Section Executive Committee ("FLEXCOM"), State Bar of California, 2009 - 2012
    • Treasurer, Southern California Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2014 -
    • Chair, ACFLS 15th Annual Spring Seminar, Statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2007
    • Board of Governors, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, 1991-1997
    • Delegate to State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1991 - 1999
    • Co-Chair, 16th Annual Spring Seminar, Statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2009
    • Recording Secretary, South Bay Women Lawyers, 1993 - 1995
    • Nominating Committee, Statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2014
    • Parliamentarian, South Bay Women Lawyers, 1997 - 1998
    • Past-President, Statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2009

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Service as Temporary Judge in different branches of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, 2003 - Present
    • Docent, Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, 1980's
    • Volunteer, Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, 1990's
    • President, Malaga Cove Homeowner's Association, 1998
    • Service as mediator in Los Angeles Superior Court Central District, and formerly in Southwest District, early 1990's - Present
    • Patron, Los Angeles Opera, 1998 - 2003

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Tax and Estate Planning Considerations Before Marriage and During Dissolution," California State Bar Section Education Institute, 2004
    • "Tax Aspects of Divorce." California State Bar, 2003
    • "New Legislation at a Quick Glance." White Zuckerman Warsavsky Luna Wolf and Hunt Study Group, 2005
    • "Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Family Law Attorney." Women Lawyers of Los Angeles and Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, 1997
    • "Family Law Procedure." Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law
    • "Marriage of Iredale, Overview and Implications for Law Firm Valuations and Other Professional Practices." Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Newsletter, Winter 2006 No. 15
    • "Marriage of Pearlstein: A Pearl of Wisdom or Further Mystifying the Cash Flow Riddle." Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Newsletter, Winter 2007
    • "Know the Difference Between (1) A Blazer Investment; (2) A Berger Election; (3) A Dietz Argument Before and After Judgment; and (4) Whether Alter will Alter Spousal Support vs. Child Support?" Family Law News, State Bar of California, December 2010, Issue 4, 2010, Vol. 32, No. 4
    • "Another Knot in the Cash Flow Issue," Family Law News, State Bar of California, Issue 4, 2011, Vol. 33, No. 4
    • "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do; Try Standing in the Child's Shoe" ACFLS Family Law Specialist, Spring 2012, No. 1
    • "Phantom Income, Real Taxes, and Child Support, Family Law News, State Bar of California, Issue 2, 2013, Vol. 35, No. 2".
    • "Death and Divorce:  Cross-over Issues Between Family Law and Estate Planning," Association of Certified Family Specialists, ACFLS The Specialist (upcoming issue), 2014
    • "Characterization of Compensation" Family Law News, State Bar of California (January 2011) Issue 3, 2011. Vol. 33, No. 3
    • "Practice Tips," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Trial Advocacy Institute, 2014
    • "What Constitutes Cash Flow for Support Purposes?" California State Bar, 2007

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Professional Designation in Personal Financial Planning

    Newsletters:

    • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Newsletter, 2003-2007, Editor
    • Family Law News, State Bar of California, 2011-2012, Editor
    • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Newsletter, 2003, Editor Elect

    Educational Background:

    • University of Southern California Law School, Juris Doctor
    • University of California at Los Angeles, Professional Designation in Financial Planning
    • University of Missouri, Bachelor of Journalism
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    Office Location for Sharon A. Bryan

    21515 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Suite 490
    Torrance, CA 90503

    Phone: 310-540-8855

    Fax: 310-316-1307

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