Lisa Helfend Meyer

Top rated Family Law attorney in Los Angeles, California

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP
Lisa Helfend Meyer
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1982

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

10100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 1425
Los Angeles, CA 90067 Visit website


Lisa Helfend Meyer is the co-founder and senior partner of the California-based law firm of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP. A State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization-certified specialist in family law, she primarily concentrates her practice on high-asset, complex divorce and custody cases. Her extensive experience includes handling cases related to:

  • Relocations
  • Contested adoptions
  • Nonmarital parental disputes
  • Child abuse
  • Parental alienation syndrome
  • Visitation disputes
  • Attachment theory and time-sharing arrangements for children
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Children with special needs

Credible, thorough and professional, Ms. Meyer zealously advocates for her clients’ rights during the unpleasant and stressful times of their lives. Over the course of her four-decade career, she has gained in-depth knowledge of every stage of the legal process for a vast range of matters that involve special needs children and adults. A well-known attorney across the nation, she has represented creators and entertainers, professional athletes, corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs, and people from all professions and backgrounds.

With a bachelor’s degree from the University of California – Los Angeles, Ms. Meyer attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles to obtain her Juris Doctor. To stay connected with other professionals, she is involved in several associations such as the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Century City Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and The State Bar of California. A frequent marriage and divorce blogger on HuffPost, she shares her expert opinion on media outlets such as The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the Today Show and Fox News.

Ms. Meyer devotes her time to cancer research through Tower Cancer Research Foundation and other special needs communities. She spends considerable time mentoring girls from underserved areas in Los Angeles through Motivating Our Students Through Experience, the LevittQuinn Family Law Center and the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. Her contribution to the legal society has garnered her much recognition from various sources. She holds a “Superb” rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She has been included in the Best Lawyers in America on several occasions.

*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

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Top 50: Women Southern California Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2023
  • "Top Family Lawyers” by the Daily Journal: 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers: 2023
  • California’s “Super Lawyer in Family Law”
  • 2020 Super Lawyers
  • “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California”
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts, American Jurisprudence
  • Most Influential Women Lawyers by Los Angeles Business Journal: 2017
Representative Clients:
  • Lisa Helfend Meyer and Felicia Meyers represented Abbie Cohen Dorn in the closely watched case focused on the child visitation rights of disabled parents. Ms. Dorn, who suffered severe brain injury while giving birth to triplets at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, had been locked in a legal battle with her former husband Dan Dorn over her rights to see her children. Meyer was successful in arguing that it is in the best interests of children to know and have a relationship with their mother regardless of her physical and mental limitations. On March 23, 2011 Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Frederick C. Shaller issued a ruling ordering regular visits between Abbie Cohen Dorn and her three children. Other representative clients include members of the entertainment industry; professional athletes; corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs and other successful professionals
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar Association of California
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, California Association of Family Law Specialists
  • Member, Century City Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1979
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member of Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization

Office location for Lisa Helfend Meyer

10100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 1425
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 424-226-3655

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