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Avery M. Cooper 
Santa Monica, California
General Partner
Founding Member
phone 800-561-6322
fax 310-828-6371
email Email Avery

Areas of Practice:
Guardianships & Conservatorships
Living Wills
Powers of Attorney and Appointment
Alimony & Spousal Support
Child Support
Childrens' Rights
Collaborative Law
Custody & Visitation
Prenuptial Agreements
Estate Administration
Certified as a Specialist in Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, 1991

Bar Admissions:
California, 1978
New York, 1982
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1980
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1977

University of New York College, Brockport, New York, 1973
Honors: Cum Laude

Published Works:
Marriage of Lurie, Court of Appeal, 2nd District, State of California, February, 1995

To Trust or Not to Trust? That is the Question

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Speaker, Probate and Family Law Crossover Issues, National Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Aspen, CO., 2006

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

"AV" Highest Preeminent Lawyers Rating

"Super Lawyer" of Southern California

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Santa Monica Bar Association
Past President

Santa Monica Bar Association, Family Law Section
Past Chairman

Santa Monica Bar Association
Past Chairman, Lawyer Referral Service Committee

Los Angeles County Bar Association

State Bar of California, Family Law and Probate Sections

West District of the Los Angeles Superior Court
Member, Judge Pro Tempore Panel

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association

Past Employment Positions:
Law Offices of Avery M. Cooper, A Professional Corporation, Founder and Sole Shareholder, 1981