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Frieda Gordon 
Santa Monica, California
General Partner
phone 800-561-6322
fax 310-828-6371
310-829-2490
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Frieda Gordon has presented with some of her colleagues several two-day seminars for certified family law specialists from all over the State of California. She has spoken on the topic of "Valuing Minority Business Interests for Purposes of Divorce" and on the issue of "Joint Legal Custody-When is it Not a Good Idea" at Annual Spring Seminars for the ACFLS (of which organization she served as President in 2003) in Monterey, California. To find out more about ACFLS go to http://www.acfls.org/.

Frieda Gordon was quoted on the front page of the May 22, 2000 issue of the L.A. Times in an article about an appellate court case in which she represented the minor child who was the subject of a dispute between her mother and paternal grandparents over the right to visit with her and recently was featured in the reported case of Butler v. Harris, 2004 DJ DAR 10465 (Aug. 23, 2004) as the drafter of the Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, supporting the position of the grandparents who asked the Supreme Court to consider the rights of the minor child along with the competing interests of the custodial parents and paternal grandparents.

Frieda Gordon spoke at the Annual International Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in New Orleans, LA on the subject of grandparents' visitation rights. Frieda also spoke in Seattle, WA at an AFCC Conference in the Spring of 2005 to therapists, evaluators, mediators, lawyers and judges on the subject of International Abductions to Non-Hague Countries - Risks and Remedies. In January of 2006, Frieda spoke on the same topic to another national audience of lawyers at the National Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Aspen, CO. In April, 2006, Frieda spoke before the statewide Association of Certified Family Law Specialists on the cutting edge topic of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Families' Rights and Remedies. To find out more go to http://www.afccnet.org/.

Frieda Gordon has also spoken on the topic of Minor's Counsel in Vail, Colorado in January, 2001 for the National Law Education Institute. To find out more, go to http://www.lawedinstitute.com/.

Frieda Gordon was in charge of an all day interdisciplinary seminar, sponsored by the L.A. County Bar Association, involving judicial officers, psychological experts and family law specialists on the hot and controversial topic of "Minor's Counsel in Family Law."

Areas of Practice:
Guardianships & Conservatorships
Living Wills
Powers of Attorney and Appointment
Trusts
Wills
Alimony & Spousal Support
Child Support
Childrens' Rights
Collaborative Law
Custody & Visitation
Divorce
Paternity
Prenuptial Agreements
Estate Administration
Certification/Specialties:
Certified as a Specialist in Family Law, California State Board of Legal Specialization, 1990


Bar Admissions:
California, 1984
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
Education:
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1984
J.D.


Published Works:
A Comparative Analysis of the Use and Abuse of Minor's Counsel in the United States of America


The Survival of Grandparents' Visitation Rights Upon Termination of A Parent's Parental Rights: Whose Right is it Anyway?


A Walk on the Wild Side: Little Known Intellectual Property Rights can make for a Malpractice Minefield


Creative Ways to Designate Beneficiaries of Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans


Minor's Counsel Part III the Conversion of Our Plans Into Action


Minor's Counsel Workshop: A Day of Sharing the First Step from Diversity to Unity in Application


The Future of Spousal Support: We've Come a Long Way, Baby


Representative Cases:
Brief of Amicus Curiae, Butler v. Harris, Appellate Case No. D 036 144 (Fourth Appellate District, Division One)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Speaker, Santa Monica Bar Association Family Law Section


Speaker, "Valuing Minority Business Interests for Purposes of Divorce"


Speaker, "Joint Legal Custody-When is it Not a Good Idea", ACFLS


Speaker, Grandparents' Visitation Rights, Annual International Conference, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in New Orleans, LA


Speaker, Minor's Counsel Vail, Colorado, National Law Education Institute, 2001


Speaker, International Abductions to Non-Hague Countries - Risks and Remedies, AFCC Conference - Seattle, Washington, 2005


Speaker, International Abductions to Non-Hague Countries - Risks and Remedies, National Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Aspen, CO., 2006


Speaker, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Families' Rights and Remedies, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2006


Honors and Awards:
"AV" Rated, Martindale Hubbell Directory of Lawyers


"AV" Highest Preeminent Lawyers Rating


Selected to Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2012


Professional Associations and Memberships:
California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Member, 1990 - Present; Past President


California Bar Association, 1984
Member


California Bar Association
Past Member of Editorial Board, California State Bar Custody Committee


Los Angeles Bar Association, Family Law Section


Los Angeles County Bar Association
Past Member of Family Law Executive Committee


Los Angeles County Bar Association
Past Chair of Minor's Counsel Sub-Committee


Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
Member


Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA)
Member


Beverly Hills Bar Assoc., Family Law and Probate and Estate Planning Sections
Member


American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Publication Development
Past Member, Custody Committee


Santa Monica Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member


Women Lawyers' Association of Los Angeles, Family Law Section
Past Board Member


Women Lawyers' Association of Los Angeles, Family Law Section
Past Co-Chair


Women's Legal Clinic of Los Angeles
Past Member of Board of Directors


Past Employment Positions:
Principal, Gordon Law Offices, 1987 - 1996