Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP (MOLM) is a boutique family law firm known throughout Southern California for its highly aggressive and focused representation. Because of its success, particularly in the areas of complex child custody and property matters, the firm has continued to grow, adding attorneys and receiving requests to represent clients throughout the United States.
"We're very proud of our national reputation as fearless advocates on behalf of our clients," says founding partner Lisa Helfend Meyer. "Our tenacity in the courtroom is equaled only by our compassionate and discreet service, as we truly go the extra mile to ensure that these often heart-wrenching situations are made as comfortable as possible."
A female-owned law firm, MOLM represents men and women equally in all aspects of family law, including complex marital dissolutions, high conflict custody matters, business valuations, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and mediation. In every matter, the firm is dedicated to providing detail-oriented and empathetic representation, as well as to protecting its clients' confidentiality.
"Many of our clients are either celebrities or they have issues that garner media attention, so you have to be able to navigate those kinds of issues," Meyer notes. "We're very media savvy, especially when it comes to social media, and I think that's an important aspect of being a family lawyer today."
MOLM's partners include some of the country's leading family law attorneys. Indeed, many have been influential in cutting-edge divorce issues, such as same-sex relationships, domestic and international move-away cases, and custody disputes involving special needs children. Members of the firm have also been AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and included in The Best Lawyers in America.
"I consider myself, as well as other members of our firm, to be experts in not only complex child custody litigation involving move-away cases within California and the United States, but also in international custody cases as well," says Meyer, who was named as Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles for Family Law. "These are challenging matters that require attorneys with both the legal knowledge and emotional fortitude to handle their complexities, and those are trademarks of the lawyers at this firm."
While the attorneys at MOLM are well known for their aggressive litigation skills and extensive trial work, they all agree that it is better to settle a case on a client's terms, rather than having a judge decide the outcome. To that end, many of the firm's cases are resolved before trial at voluntary settlement conferences, often with the assistance of retired judges and professionals to aid in the settlement process.
Still, Meyer emphasizes that the firm does not shy away from going to court: "Our firm is unique in that while we do a lot of settlements and mediation, we also try a lot of our cases," she observes. "And that really sets us apart from other family law firms."
Above all, lawyers at the firm strive to rebuild their clients' self-esteem, which often suffers during a divorce. "We take a holistic approach to the practice of law," Meyer says. "We understand that it's not just about the black letter law, it's about human relationships; so from the very beginning we treat our clients as unique individuals, empowering them to create better lives for themselves."
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP
10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1425
Los Angeles, CA 90067