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Peter A. Lauzon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Lauzon Paluch
2049 Century Park East, Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-432-7188
Fax: 310-277-0970
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

"The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor" -- Christian Bovee

Adept at handling all aspects of family law, Peter A. Lauzon is well known for his expertise in litigation of international and interstate custody matters.

Mr. Lauzon served as the lead attorney in an international custody suit involving a famed film director and has successfully litigated court cases involving the countries of Canada, Mexico, Finland, France, Norway, Italy, Australia, Israel, Turkey, Uruguay and Hungary. He is an expert in international laws regarding child custody and child abduction, known as the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, including two different cases in 2010, whereby the court awarded the children to the mothers residing with the children here in the United States.

Over the years, Mr. Lauzon has represented clients from the business community and entertainment industry. He successfully obtained one of the highest litigated child support awards ever ordered in the State of California.

Mr. Lauzon has been featured in law journals, association publications and consumer magazines and newspapers as a top law expert. He is often called upon by news agencies (including CNN, E!, and CBS) to comment on International Custody issues. He is frequently guest speaker at the Symposium on International Divorce Issues given in Los Angeles and San Francisco and sits on the Parks Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Voluntary Neighborhood Oversight Committee.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar and Beverly Hills Bar Associations. Mr. Lauzon served in the United States Navy for four years and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.

About Peter A. Lauzon

First Admitted: 1991, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Educational Background

  • PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF LAW - Malibu, California Juris Doctor, 1990
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles, California             Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1986


  • 2022 Best Lawyers - Family Law in Los Angeles, 2022 Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • 2021 Best Lawyers - Family Law in Los Angeles, 2021 Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Best Lawyers: The Family Law Issue 2021, Best Lawyers: Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • 2020 Best Lawyers - Family Law in Los Angeles, 2020 Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • 2019 Best Lawyers - Family Law in Los Angeles, 2019 Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Naval Good Conduct Award, United States Navy, Naval Good Conduct Award, United States Navy
  • Naval Commendation Medal, United States Navy, Naval Commendation Medal, United States Navy
  • AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The National Advocates: Top 100 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of the Top 100 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families needing attorneys to represent them in the American legal system., The National Advocates list of Top 100 Attorneys,, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Committee Member, City of Los Angeles - Voluntary Neighborhood Oversight Committee
  • Board Member, Parks Advisory Council, City of Los Angeles - Department of Recreation and Parks

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Following a 2012 appeals verdict in favor of a client represented by Peter Lauzon, the answer may be no, a sperm donor who does not claim parentage does not need to pay.The question of donating sperm and child support obligations was raised in court, especially related to when the mother and father knew each other and when both had signed the birth certificate.Many times sperm donors don't know the mother, and typically the process is a paid transaction for a donation to a sperm bank.In this unique instance, the donor agreed to donate for a friend.The friend eventually gave birth to triplets, and later sued for child support. The donor was ordered to do so until Peter Lauzon won in appeals, relieving the donor of the obligation to pay support.What Are the Legal Implications of Becoming a Sperm Donor?If you are considering becoming a donor, consult with an attorney who specializes in these matters. In the state of California, sperm donors may or may not have parental rights and obligations depending on a number of different factors that need to be evaluated by an attorney.Some of these factors include: Marriage or attempt to marry Treating the child as your own Hosting the child in your home Signing birth certificates or paternity declarations Many state laws say that if the donation is done through artificial insemination, there is an automatic presumption that the donor gives up his parental rights. Be sure to know all the legal rights and obligations and consult with an attorney to help clarify the law with you., Author, Are Sperm Donors Required to Pay Child Support?,, Family Law, 2019
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Office Location for Peter A. Lauzon

2049 Century Park East
Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Last Updated: 10/19/2021

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