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Avery M. Cooper 
Santa Monica, California
General Partner
Founding Member
phone 800-561-6322
fax 310-828-6371
310-829-2490
email Email Avery

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 Board of Legal Specialization, 1991


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


University of New York College, Brockport, New York, 1973
B.A.
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
Member


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