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Roberta Bennett

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Partner
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
877-820-6534
323-900-0548
Fax:
323-935-0071
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Ms. Bennett has practiced law in California for 30 years and has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 20 years. She has a close familiarity with all family law issues, including complex issues. She is an aggressive, experienced trial attorney and is widely known throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Ms. Bennett is a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and frequently lectures at Continuing Legal Education courses, seminars, conferences, and symposia on a range of family law issues, particularly as they relate to domestic partners and the rights of LGBT parents and families. Ms. Bennett has published numerous papers, practice guide chapters, and articles for a variety of publications and publishers. Most recently, she co-authored two practice guide chapters with the managing partner of the firm, Jeffrey W. Erdman, on the advantages and disadvantages of formal registration with the state of California as domestic partners, and on the availability of and procedures for obtaining protective orders with regard to discovery and exchange of financial information in family law matters. She is also the author of a series of articles entitled "Separate Is Not Equal: Dissolution and Domestic Partners," for The Witness Chair, a quarterly publication of the Litigation Section of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1979

Education

  • San Fernando Valley College of Law, La Verne, California
    • J.D. - 1978
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • B.A. - 1964

Published Works

  • Choice of Registered Domestic Partnership Over Informal Cohabitation (Co-Author), Continuing Educ. of the Bar, California Domestic Partnerships , 2005 to present
  • Obtaining Protective Orders, Continuing Educ. of the Bar, Family Law Financial Discovery (Co-Author), 2008 to present

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazines, 2004 - Present
  • California State Assembly Courageous Leadership Award
  • Southern California Women for Understanding Lesbian Rights Award
  • City of West Hollywood award for Outstanding Community Service
  • Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law Pro Bono Volunteer Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Justice
  • Levitt & Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • California Alliance for Pride and Quality CAPE Crusader Award
  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund Award
  • Labor Day L.A. Courage Award
  • AIDS Project Los Angeles Award
  • Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services Award
  • Temple Kol Ami Shomer Tzedek Guardian of Justice Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Anderson & Bennett, Partner, 1995 - 2002
  • Abbitt & Bennett, Partner, 1979 - 1995