Marie A. LaMolinara

Top rated Family Law attorney in Los Angeles, California

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP
Marie A. LaMolinara
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2003

Education: Southwestern Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

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

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A highly skilled family law attorney, Marie A. LaMolinara prides herself on her professionalism and the tireless work she does on behalf of her clients. As a Partner at the law firm of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP, she compassionately represents families in Los Angeles, California, who are going through a period of trouble or hardship. Having practiced exclusively in the area of family law for nearly two decades, Ms. LaMolinara is, perhaps, most well known for her dedication, diligence, empathy, and legal prowess, focused on securing favorable resolutions for her clients in cases involving:

  • High-asset divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Restraining orders
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Property division
  • Pre and post-marital agreements

Ms. LaMolinara is a strong negotiator and is always prepared to litigate cases in court, as and when necessary.  For approximately five years, Ms. LaMolinara has served, by appointment of the Supervising Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Division, as a volunteer in the Temporary Judge Property, and is certified to serve as Minor's Counsel. She co-authored, “Strategic Decisions to Minimize Risks in Domestic Violence Actions,” an article published in the Daily Journal, and was featured in Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star," for several consecutive years.  Ms. LaMolinara also currently serves on the Board of Directors for LevittQuinn, a non-profit organization that provides low-cost/pro bono legal services to low-income families. 

A dean’s list graduate of the University of Southern California, Ms. LaMolinara obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 1997. She later received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, in December 2002. She cleared her bar examinations and became admitted to practice in all the state courts of California in mid-2003. While in law school, she was a member of the Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program, during which she served as the only competitive oralist leading a 3-person team to place first in the Southwest region of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.  

As a result of her outstanding client services, Ms. LaMolinara has received many positive reviews from her former clients. She holds a “Very Good” rating on Avvo. She belongs to several prestigious legal organizations, including the Association of Trial Lawyers, the Beverly Hills Bar Association – Family Law Section, the Los Angeles County Bar Association – Family Law Section, and The State Bar of California.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.molmfamlaw.com/attorneys/marie-a-lamolinara/

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Over the past few years, Ms. LaMolinara has appeared in excess of 20+ times in Court (in the public arena as well before privately compensated retired judicial officers). Ms. LaMolinara has served as both first chair for trials and multi-day evidentiary hearings as well as serving as second chair trial counsel assisting founding and named partners at the law firm of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP. She has represented clients in matters involving complex financial issues, extensive and intricate claims relating to characterization and disposition of assets after highly contentious claims for an against valid transmutations of assets valued at upwards of multi-millions of dollars. She has successfully achieved favorable results after multi-day 6-cross complaint requests for domestic violence restraint orders, and favorable results after multiple days trials involving high conflict custody and support matters. Accomplishments include prevailing in securing a ruling issued in favor of her client relating to estates valued at upwards of millions and millions of dollars. 
Honors/Awards:
  • Featured in Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for several consecutive years., "Rising Star", Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2008–2012
  • Nominated for the Los Angeles Business Journal 2024 Women’s Leadership Awards, 2024 Women’s Leadership Awards, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2024
  • First-Place Regional Team and Individual Recipient, Best Oralist Award, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition Final Rounds
  • Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program, Member; 2001
Educational Background:
  • Southwestern University School of law, JD acquired in Dec. 2002 after having started part time as an evening student transferring to the full-time day program, completing the program in 3 1/2 years rather that 4 years as a part-time evening student while working full-time during the day at a low-cost legal service. , 1997-2002
  • University of Southern California, B.A., 1997; Dean’s List Commendations, 1995 and 1996., 1993-1997
Representative Clients:
  • Ms. LaMolinara’s clientele includes notable members/mogels in the entertainment industry including in the area of film, television and music (e.g., producers, writers, directors, songwriters, and performers). She further represents corporate CEOs, CFOs, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, and other highly acclaimed and successful professionals as well as spouses of same. , 2000
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Article co-authored entitled “Strategic Decisions to Minimize Risks in Domestic Violence Actions,” published in the Daily Journal, June 19, 2019 edition., Published Co-author, “Strategic Decisions to Minimize Risks in Domestic Violence Actions”, Daily Journal, 2019
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as Minor's Counsel, 2023
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • LevittQuinn, Member of the Board of Directors, 2024
  • Certified as Minor's Counsel, 2023
  • Appointed by Supervising Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Division, to serve as a volunteer in the Temporary Judge Program though out all Los Angeles Superior Courts, 2018
  • State Bar of California, Member since August 2003, 2003
  • Juris Doctorate acquired December 2002, 2002
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member Family Law Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member Family Law Section
  • Association of Trial Lawyers, Member since 2003
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • LevittQuinn, Member of the Board of Directors, 2024
  • Appointed by the Supervising Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Division, to serve as a volunteer in the Temporary Judge Program specialized in the area of Family Law  , 2018

Office location for Marie A. LaMolinara

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

Phone: 310-750-9510

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012

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