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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Lauri Kritt Martin

A seasoned litigator experienced in family law matters, Los Angeles attorney Lauri Kritt Martin is one of a select group certified by the State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist, a recognition of having achieved legal expertise in family law.

With over two decades of experience, Ms. Martin is highly skilled at handling a vast range of family law matters, examples of which include child custody disputes, securing spousal support /alimony and child support, characterization and division of community property and separate property, modifications of support orders, and representing victims and accused in domestic violence matters.

Ms. Martin is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and the U.S. Federal District Court for the Central District of Los Angeles. She is also called upon regularly to serve as a Family Law Mediator for the Los Angeles Court.

Ms. Martin has practiced with highly-regarded family law firms as Hersh Mannis LLP, the Law Office of Mitchell A. Jacobs, Brot & Gross LLP, and the Law Offices of Sandra Segal Polin.

Additionally, Ms. Martin has authored and published numerous articles in noted legal periodicalThe Los Angeles Daily Journal on complex family law issues including business valuations, child support, and disclosure requirements in marital dissolutions. Ms. Martin has also been published in California Litigation, the journal of the litigation section of the State Bar of California.

Ms. Martin is currently a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Ms. Martin obtained her undergraduate degree in History from Claremont McKenna College and her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University. Throughout her career, Ms. Martin has been a volunteer attorney in a variety of capacities including nationally-regarded Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the Harriett Buhai Center and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She is also actively involved in StepUp/Los Angeles, a mentorship organization dedicated to empowering girls and women.

When asked recently to describe her approach to settling disputes for clients, Ms. Martin stated: “I consider myself to be a responsible litigator. I try early and often to resolve all issues by agreement, so my client can obtain the greatest certainty as soon as possible. My philosophy, proven over time, is that treating each matter as though trial may be inevitable allows me to most readily determine the early settlement value of a case, and also lays the groundwork for efficient trial preparation, if that becomes necessary.”

Ms. Martin was born and raised in Los Angeles and is married with two daughters.
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Support Staff

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

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