Lisa Helfend Meyer, Esq.
Lisa Helfend Meyer is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California and a founding partner at Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP. Her unique blend of experience, interest and expertise is in all areas of family law.
Ms. Meyer is a strong advocate for the rights of children as well as for the rights of parents. She is highly regarded as an expert in move-away cases; contested adoptions; non-marital parental disputes; child abuse; parental alienation syndrome; visitation disputes; attachment theory and appropriate time-share arrangements for young children; drug and alcohol dependency; and children with special needs. Among her notable recent cases was representing Abbie Cohen Dorn in which she won child visitation rights for the severely disabled mother.
Ms. Meyer’s philosophy of the practice of law is that in order to excel as a family law professional, one must be committed and passionate about her work. Her commitment and passion have earned Ms. Meyer a national reputation as both an effective negotiator and skilled courtroom lawyer.
Ms. Meyer has been published extensively and lectures frequently before professional and academic audiences, and was a consultant to the highly regarded television show Family Law. Ms. Meyer is frequently quoted as a legal expert by news outlets including the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Today Show, CNN, Court TV and Fox News. She was also featured in an hour-long segment of 48 Hours regarding a complex contested adoption matter and on Good Morning America in conjunction with the precedent-setting Abbie Cohen Dorn case.
Ms. Meyer has co-authored numerous articles regarding child custody proceedings, the conflict between Dependency Court and Family Law Jurisdiction, and obtaining discovery from third party corporations. She also conducts “workshops” for the layman regarding divorce, paternity, child custody and prenuptial/postnuptial agreements. In addition, Ms. Meyer is a contributor to the Huffington Post Divorce blog.
Ms. Meyer is a member of several professional organizations, including the State Bar of California; the Los Angeles County Bar Association; Beverly Hills Bar Association; Century City Bar Association; California Association of Family Law Specialists; and the National Organization for Women.
In the area of community service, Ms. Meyer serves on the board of Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Among the honors she has received are the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts and recognition as one of California’s “Super Lawyers in Family Law” and “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California.”
Lisa Helfend Meyer graduated from Loyola Law School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a member of Phi Delta Phi, the national legal honor fraternity.
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