Law Office of Judith Forman, P.C.

Attorney Profiles

Based in Century City, the Law Offices of Judith R. Forman, P.C. provides sophisticated and insightful legal counsel to members of the Los Angeles entertainment, sports, and business communities, or their spouses, in complex, high-asset family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, property division, and child custody. We invite you to learn more about our attorneys' experience and credentials below:

Judith R. Forman

Firm principal Judith R. Forman is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 30 years of experience. She is listed annually in Best Lawyers in America and in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She was also named as one of two California family lawyers to be included in Worth Magazine's nationwide Top 100 Attorneys 2008-2009. Since 2004, Ms. Forman has been selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers, including the Top 50 Women list, 2005 through 2011, and Top 100 list in 2006, 2007, and 2011. She appeared on Sky Radio Network's airline radio show "America's Most Influential Women," sponsored by Forbes Magazine, and in January 2008, was interviewed for the Forbes' radio broadcast "America's Premier Lawyers."

Ms. Forman has served as a presenter and panelist at numerous Family Law Symposiums held by the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and has written many articles regarding a variety of dissolution of marriage topics, ranging from division of intellectual property assets to the impact of parental alcohol use on child custody. Please see our published works page for a complete list of publications.

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • First Place Reimel Moot Court Competition
    • Special Achievement Award for Advancement of Women in the Law
  • University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts
  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction
  • Universite de Paris, Sorbonne

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Central District of California
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • California Women Lawyers
  • National Board of Governors, American Jewish Committee

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Theresa (Terry) Steen

Senior associate attorney Terry Steen joined the Law Offices of Judith R. Forman, P.C. in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Steen was a transactional real estate attorney at Sidley Austin, LLP. She transitioned to family law practice when she volunteered and then became an associate at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, which provides free family law assistance and legal education to the poor and to victims of domestic violence. Ms. Steen continues to volunteer for the Harriett Buhai Center. To learn more about our pro bono work and other involvement in local non-profit organizations, please see our in the community page.

Ms. Steen was named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.

Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Order of the Coif
    • Southern California Law Review, Copy Editor
  • Eastern New Mexico University, Master of Arts
  • Eastern New Mexico University, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • California

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

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Support Staff

  • Marcy Espinoza: Office Manager/Legal Assistant
  • Joseph Peter Aviles: Office Assistant and Records Clerk

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