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DEBORAH SOLEYMANI, CFLS

Managing Partner

BIO

Deborah's career is exclusively focused on Family Law. After working as a Partner at the largest family law firm in the San Gabriel Valley, she started her own practice, servicing clients throughout Southern California.

 

Deborah has extensive experience handling all family law matters including child and spousal support, child custody, complex division of property, separate property reimbursements and attorney’s fees. She also handles pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence restraining orders and default judgments.

Deborah is Certified to serve as Minor's counsel and is appointed by Judicial Officers to represent the best interests of children in child custody and visitation matters.

Prior to attending law school, Deborah volunteered and served on the Board of Break the Cycle, a non-profit organization working to empower youth to end domestic violence.

Deborah is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, a designation earned from the California Board of Legal Specialization. She is named in Pasadena Magazine’s list of 2022 Top Lawyers, recognized as a Rising Star and selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters - a recognition only given to 2.5% of attorneys in California. 

Deborah is a fluent Persian speaker.

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of California

U.S. District

 

EDUCATION
Juris Doctor, Southwestern Law School

English, University of California at Los Angeles


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Rated, Super Lawyers

Rising Stars, Super Lawyers

Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine

Cooperman Scholarship Recipient

Sanford P. Parish Scholarship Recipient

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Associate Attorney

 

BIO

Emily is devoted to the practice of Family Law since 2014. She handles all areas of Family Law litigation including dissolution, child custody , child and spousal support and domestic violence restraining orders. She is known for her impeccable courtroom advocacy and ability to settle matters when appropriate.

In law school, Emily served as the Note and Comment Editor for the Business Law Review. 

Outside of work, Emily participates in a local book club and volunteers at the Westside Community Garden.

She is recognized as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer in 2021 by Thomson Reuters - a recognition only given to 2.5% of attorneys in California. 

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of California

U.S. District

 

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, American University Washington College of Law

Major in International Studies and Minor in Anthropology, University of California at Irvine


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, Pasadena Bar Association

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Recipient, National Association of Women Lawyers

Outstanding Law Student Award

Leadership Endowed Scholarship

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EMILY HETU, ESQ

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RIANNA SOMOGYI, ESQ

Associate Attorney

 

BIO

Rianna has been committed to family law since 2015. After earning her undergraduate degree, Rianna completed additional training to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in the foster care system. As a CASA, Rianna was appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Court. 


In law school, Rianna worked at the Self-Help Center in the courthouse, where she helped unrepresented parties prepare their filings for Family Law Court. She then externed for the Honorable Richard Fruin, where she assisted in complex property and business disputes. While a student, Rianna became certified in Collaborative Family Law and worked in the school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Center as a mediator for divorce and custody disputes within the local area. She also worked as a Student Intern at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, where she helped prepare low-income individuals for Court. 


Rianna was elected President of the Child and Family Law Association at Loyola Law School and graduated with a concentration in Litigation and Advocacy, with honors.
 

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of California

U.S. District

 

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School

Major in Psychology, San Diego State University


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Recipient, Torrey and Pine Memorial Scholarship

Recipient, Fritz B. Burns Scholarship 

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NATALIE GUEVARA

Paralegal

BIO

Natalie's dedication to helping individuals with their legal issues stems from her passion for the law. She worked as an intern for the Justice Corps and the Legal Aid Foundation for several years, assisting low-income litigants with domestic violence restraining orders, civil proceedings, housing, and other family law issues.

 

Natalie is well versed in preparing all family law paperwork including declarations, drafting and responding to discovery demands and trial preparation.

 

Natalie is a fluent Spanish speaker.

 

EDUCATION

Criminal Justice, California State University at Long Beach

Paralegal Studies, West Los Angeles College

Certified Paralegal, West Los Angeles College

NOTABLE INTERNSHIPS

Justice Corp, Long Beach

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Service Club of the Year

Gold MRP Recipient

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TAMAR MAXOUDIAN

Legal Secretary

BIO

Tamar’s background is in Probate matters, wealth management and life insurance. She has experience drafting Trusts and handling insurance policies specific for each client’s needs.

 

While working in Probate, Tamar ensured the safety and well-being of elderly clients and dealt with elder abuse and decompensating mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and dementia.

 

In estate management, she distributed stipends for trust beneficiaries, manages trust assets as well as conservatee income and account payables such as social security, pensions and benefits and payment of housing and care costs. 

 

Tamar is a fluent Armenian speaker.

 

CERTIFICATION

Life Insurance Agent Certification, CA Department of Insurance

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