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I counsel clients in all aspects of family law litigation, including but not limited to dissolution of marriage, annulments, dissolution of domestic partnerships, child custody, child support, spousal support, attorneys fees, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, dependency, and adoption proceedings.

Through counsel and advocacy, I strive to make an unfamiliar process familiar so that clients navigate the legal system successfully and can start the next chapter of their lives.

As a former teacher, I have unique insight into the educational effects that child custody can have on children.  With this knowledge and an understanding of California's custody and visitation laws, I help parents to ensure that their children's best interests really are put first and that custody issues have as minimal an impact as possible on their children.

As a member of the LGBT community, who has counseled many gay and lesbian clients, I have additional insight into the unique legal challenges facing our community, as partners, husbands, wives, and parents.

Additional Experience:

  • Office of the Solicitor - U.S. Dept. of Labor - Legal Intern

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission- Legal Intern

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - Summer Clerk for Hon. Marjorie Rendell, First Lady of Pennsylvania

  • Teach for America in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Sixth and Seventh Grade Science Teacher

  • Sen. Ted Kennedy's Labor Policy Office - United States Senate - Intern

Sean C. Sobottka, Family Law Attorney

Emory University School of Law 

  • Juris Doctor

Cornell University

  • B.S. with Honors, Industrial and Labor Relations

  • California State Bar

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

  • Lesbian & Gay Lawyer Association of Los Angeles

Bar Memberships

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