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Bennett & Erdman — Lawyers for Your Life

Serving Individuals and Businesses Throughout Southern California for Family Law ● Probate ● LGBT Law ● Real Estate Law ● Business Law

When you have a legal issue, you need quality representation. You need an attorney who is familiar with your legal matter and understands the issues, an attorney with the experience and background to help you, and an attorney who will be dedicated to your cause and take the time to listen to you.

You need a lawyer who will explain the law and process to you, as well as provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

In short, you need Bennett & Erdman.

We are a full-service law firm assisting clients in a broad range of legal issues they may encounter during their life, including:

Our Experience and Background

Attorneys of Bennett & Erdman have been assisting clients in resolving legal issues for nearly 30 years. In addition, our attorneys have received numerous awards and recognition for excellence, including recognition by California Lawyers magazine of the firm's partners, Roberta Bennett and Jeffrey Erdman, as being among the top attorneys in California. In fact, Ms. Bennett is recognized as a pioneer for custody, visitation and adoption rights in Southern California.

Our attorneys have published numerous legal articles for newspapers, magazines and newsletters, including The Witness Chair, which is published for forensic accountants. Partners Roberta Bennett and Jeffrey Erdman have also co-authored chapters for two different books published by CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) dealing with California domestic partnerships and discovery in family law cases.

In addition, our attorneys have taught continuing legal education classes for lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, as well as given numerous lectures to students in Southern California on legal topics relating to divorce or dissolution of marriage, LGBT rights, and business law and estate planning matters.

Outstanding Reputation With the Judiciary and the Bar

At Bennett & Erdman, we work to maintain an outstanding reputation among the attorneys of our community and the judges who will preside over our cases. This reputation allows us to have a positive working relationship with everyone involved in your legal matter, even with our adversaries, leading to a more expeditious and cost-efficient resolution of your legal matter.

Personal Service and Dedication

While our reputation, track record of success and credentials bring clients in the door, it is our service that keeps clients for life. Our clients appreciate our commitment and dedication. They expect the truth from us, and we provide it — honestly and directly.

We take the time to listen to our clients' issues, assess their situation and offer advice based upon our knowledge and experience. We make sure our clients understand the law and the legal process to avoid surprises. We are committed to providing our clients with the information they need to make informed decisions.

Community Involvement

Our attorneys are very active in the community. We serve on numerous boards and committees and belong to countless organizations. For example, Jeffrey Erdman has served as a member of — and even chaired — the boards of several non-profit community and legal organizations, such as the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California State Bar Access and Fairness Committees, the Judicial Council's Access and Fairness Advisory Committee, the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association, the Mountains AIDS Foundation and the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. Roberta Bennett has also been a leader of many community organizations, including The Center, ANGLE, The Victory Fund, National Lesbian & Gay Task Force, the Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up! (POWER-UP), Human Rights Campaign, Southern California Women for Understanding, and others. He is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

In addition, Ms. Bennett was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Board of the Holocaust Museum. Please feel free to view our attorneys' profiles for a brief summary of biographical information about each of our attorneys.

To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please call us at 1-877-820-6534. If you prefer, you may also contact us online and a member of our firm will respond quickly.