A Fierce Advocate and a Calming Spirit
Throughout her career, Emily E. Rubenstein has worked with an array of clients, from celebrities and social media influencers to executives, doctors, lawyers, business owners, creatives, and stay-at-home parents.
In domestic violence cases, she has achieved permanent domestic violence restraining orders and has protected clients from false allegations of domestic violence. She also volunteers regularly for Los Angeles County Bar Association's Domestic Violence Services Project.
Many domestic violence cases involve divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support. Ms. Rubenstein has extensive experience settling and litigating child custody and visitation disputes, including use of private custody evaluations, private co-parenting counselors, parenting plan assessments, and professionally supervised visitations.
Further, Ms. Rubenstein negotiates and litigates divorce, spousal support, and child support cases, both amicable and contentious. She works with appraisers, forensic accountants, and other financial experts to identify, characterize, and protect assets and income.
Ms. Rubenstein appears regularly before the Los Angeles Superior Court and has successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal.
Ms. Rubenstein proudly serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Judicial Appointments Committee. This committee responds to the governor's requests to evaluate individuals under consideration for appointment to the Superior Court bench.
She also serves on the Access to Justice Committee, which works to maximize the delivery of legal services to persons of limited means, including through Domestic Violence Legal Services.
Further, she volunteers monthly at the Domestic Violence Legal Services Project located at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
In 2016, Ms. Rubenstein served as the co-president of the LGBTQ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.
She also proudly supports the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and her favorite LA public radio station, KCRW.
Q&A with Emily Rubenstein
How do you help clients through such a difficult time?
It takes a very specific balance of empathy, sensitivity, and at times, tough love. Divorce can feel overwhelming. Clients need personal attention and a non-judgmental ear. They also need plain answers to complex family law and divorce questions.
Because divorce is emotional, part of my job is to help clients make smart decisions through the cloud of emotional discomfort. My job is to protect my clients and guide them to best possible result.
Domestic Violence Solutions That Respond To Your Individual Needs With Legal & Emotional Intelligence
Escaping from domestic abuse is one of the most traumatic things a person can endure. The right support team is critical.
With both fierce advocacy and a calming spirit, we guide clients through some of the most difficult and sensitive times in their lives. We do this with first-class litigation and negotiation skills along with emotional intelligence that many other attorneys lack.
When we go to court to request a domestic violence restraining order, we know what's at stake. We unleash a proactive strategy and prepare to win.
Our goal is to protect you, your family, and your personal finances with sensitivity and compassion.
During our initial consultation, we'll ask a series of questions and listen to your unique story to evaluate your case and begin creating a custom strategy to suit your individual needs.
Emily E. Rubenstein, Esq.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2013
The Ohio State University, B.A., 2009
Professional Memberships & Associations
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
LACBA Judicial Appointments Committee
LACBA Access to Justice Committee
LGBTQ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles , Co-President (2016)
2020 Expertise.com, Best Divorce Lawyers in Beverly Hills
2020 SuperLawyers Rising Stars
2020, 2019, 2017, 10 Best Female Attorney Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2019, 10 Best Law Firm, Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2017, Recognition for Excellence in the Field of Family Law, American Institute of Legal Advocates
In The Press
US News & World Report, Should You Go Into Business With Your Spouse?
Money Magazine, Should You Take Out a Loan to Fund Your Divorce?
Mel Magazine, The Men Who Live Off of Alimony From Their Ex- Wives
Domesticshelters.org, Recording Phone Calls Can Help Prove Abuse: Here's What You Need to Know About What's Legal and Admissible
GO Magazine, 100 Women We Love: Class of 2017
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As family law attorneys, we provide representation in domestic violence matters, divorces, child custody matters, and more.
A confidential consultation appointment can be made by calling (310)750-0827 or using the form on this page.
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