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Harold J. Stanton

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

Stanton Law Corporation
6320 Canoga Ave, Suite 1620
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 818-501-4224
Fax: 818-501-2021
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1966
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Harold J. Stanton, UCLA Law School Juris Doctorate, Senior Editor UCLA Law Review. Former California Deputy Attorney General.  Family law and mediation consultant in private practice.  Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ("AAML") since 1979, former President AAML Southern California Chapter, and Dean of its Trial Advocacy Seminar (2005).  Lecturer on business and Intellectual Property issues in Family Law at the Association of Certified Family Law Specialist's Spring 2017 Seminar.  Author and Lecturer on Zen Techniques for Family Lawyers for the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the AAML.

Hal practices Family law with his wife and partner, Marian L. Stanton, Esq.  Both have extensive education, training and experience in Family Law litigation, mediation, arbitration and negotiation.  Hal and Marian also offer joint mediation for individuals and/or couples, as well as mediation consulting services.   Hal has written, produced, and directed the films Marriage of Mardel and its sequel, Mardell II, for Family Law legal seminars dealing with intellectual property, celebrity good will, custody and complex business issues in Family Law cases.   

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Harold J. Stanton

First Admitted: 1966, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Marriage of Mardel is a 30 minute fact pattern film about a family in transition, a custody fight and intellectual property claims, between a film director and his wife, with their young son being used as a pawn in their struggle.   The issues raised by their conflict are cutting edge.   Mardell II is the 30 minute sequel dealing with the same characters after the divorce arguing over whether a film script written by the director was an omitted asset in the case. The films has been shown at Family Law Seminars  where panels of Judges, lawyers, therapists and expert witnesses discuss and debate how to deal with the various issues. , Marriage of Mardell and Mardell II, Family Law Seminars And Programs Produced By The American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), State Wide Chapters Of The AAML, California Association Of Certified Family Lawyers, Bar Associations In California And Other States.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • A.B.A. Mediation Training Program, Stanford Law School
  • Writer, Producer, Director, Short Film "Marriage of Mardell" and "Mardell ll" for legal seminar, AAML Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington and Oregon
  • Writer, Producer, Director, Documentary on History of AAML So. Cal. Chapter, 2011
  • Community Property and the  Right of Publicity, Los Angeles Lawyer, Vol. 9, No. 2
  • The Celebrity's Right to Publicity, Family Advocate - ABA Journal , Vol. 9
  • Senior Editor, Comment on Land Use Planning, Volume 12, UCLA Law Review, 1964 - 1965
  • Lecturer, AAML
  • Lecturer, American Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Los Angeles County
  • Lecturer, Beverly Hills


  • Voted a Super Lawyer in Family Law by Los Angeles Magazine, 10 consecutive years
  • Most Outstanding Member of the UCLA Law Review

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Arbitrator, Family Law Mediator, L.A. Superior Courts

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law
  • Completed Advanced Mediation Training, Pepperdine School of Law
  • United States District Court Bar, January 1966
  • Dean, AAML So. Cal. Chapter 2005 Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Member, L.A. County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Courts
  • California State Bar, January 1966
  • Member of Board of Governors, National AAML
  • Member, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers(AAML), So Cal Chapter since 1979
  • President, AAML So. Cal. Chapter, 2005 - 2006

Educational Background

  • UCLA School of Business and Economics, Bachelor of Science, 1962

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Section
  • California Bar Association Family Law Section
  • International Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section
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Office Location for Harold J. Stanton

6320 Canoga Ave
Suite 1620
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-501-4224

Fax: 818-501-2021

Last Updated: 7/10/2021

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