Claudia Ribet is one of only four attorneys in California recognized by the State Bar as a certified specialist in both appellate law and family law.

This dual qualification gives Claudia deep insight into effective presentation of complex arguments in high-stakes family law appeals.

 

She wins most of the California family law appeals she litigates.

Some of Claudia’s published family law appellate victories are listed below, and Claudia has served as counsel in many more unpublished family law decisions. She also authored an amicus brief in the California Supreme Court where the Court ruled in her client’s favor, holding a Special Juvenile Immigrant Status proceeding could go forward in the absence of the father.

 

Claudia is a frequent author of articles about family law appellate issues, having penned more than a dozen for the Daily JournalLos Angeles Lawyer Magazine, and Family Law News.

Claudia has been a member of the State Bar’s Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission (the “JNE Commission”) and, for many years was Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee (“SAJEC”). She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

 

Claudia graduated from Antioch Law School in Washington, D.C.

She received her undergraduate degree in philosophy with high honors from Oberlin College.

Law School

Antioch Law School

Awards

Super Lawyer Super Lawyers Magazine

Best Lawyer Best Lawyers Magazine

Bar Admissions

California

U.S. Court of Appeals First and Ninth Circuits

Certifications

Appellate Law

  • Certified Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Family Law

  • Certified Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Some of Claudia's cases

California Court of Appeal

In re Marriage of Anna M. and Jeffrey E.

Favorable holding that financial support from a third person should not be counted as income of the payee of child support.

California Court of Appeal

Lappe v. Superior Court

Favorable holding that family law declarations are not protected from disclosure by the mediation confidentiality doctrine; pet. for rev. denied; resulted in legislative changes.

California Court of Appeal

In re Marriage of Sabine and Toshio M.

Favorable holding that husband and wife could not lawfully release child support and spousal support arrearages accrued by husband before the parties entered into post- dissolution settlement agreement.

California Court of Appeal

Amy G. v. M.W. (2006)

Favorable holding that wife of a man who conceived a child out of wedlock cannot come into court claiming the gender-neutral application of the parentage laws to her to oust the biological mother; resulted in legislative changes.

California Court of Appeal

In re Marriage of Rose and Richardson (2002)

Favorable holding that trial court is required to conduct de novo review of custody and visitation issues to determine child’s best interests where Judgment is not final.

California Court of Appeal

In re Marriage of Rossi

Favorable holding that wife intentionally concealed lottery proceeds entitling former husband to award of entire amount.

Publications & media appearances

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