Ms. Halaby is a Certified Specialist in the field of Family Law, a distinction granted by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.
Ms. Halaby established her law firm in January of 2003 which is limited to the practice of Family Law. Ms. Halaby’s practice of “family law” includes the resolution of issues arising out of divorce, legal separation, annulment, paternity matters, custody disputed, child and/or spousal support issues, post-judgment modification of child custody, child support and spousal support, restraining orders and domestic violence cases, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and mediation.
Prior to Ms. Halaby establishing her firm, Ms. Halaby was an associate with the distinguished firm of Lisa Helfend Meyer & Associates located in Century City, California. While practicing law at Lisa Helfend Meyer & Associates, Ms. Halaby was part of a team of highly competent lawyers whose services were generally retained by wealthy business executives, celebrities and other individual with high-asset matters or complex child custody issues. While at Lisa Helfend Meyer & A ssociates, Ms. Halaby was well trained in working with a number of experts in other professional disciplines such as forensic accountants, mental health professionals, appraisers, estate and financial planners, pension administrators and actuaries.
Before joining Lisa Helfend Meyer & Associates, Ms. Halaby was a principal partner in the firm Moore, Halaby & Associates located in Pasadena, California. As a partner in a small firm, Ms. Halaby learned the value of working efficiently and cost-effectively for a client. Ms. Halaby also had the opportunity to learn and practice her litigation and trial skills.
Ms. Halaby is a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Century City Bar Association, California Association of Family Law Specialists, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, and the American Business Women Association. She has served as a Family Law Judge Pro Tem in the branch courts of Los Angeles Superior Court and is a scheduled mediator for the Family Law Department of the Los Angeles Superior Court in the North Central District.
Ms. Halaby is licensed to practice before all the courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Ms. Halaby majored in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating in 1993 with honors. She received her Law Degree from Southwestern University School of Law and was admitted to practice in California in 1996. While at Southwestern University School of Law, Ms. Halaby was a member of the honors program, Moot Court, and competed in the International and Tax Competitions as well as the Intramural Moot Court Competition.