Nitasha Khanna is a Certified Family Law Specialist.
Her practice focuses on premarital agreements, and all phases of cases involving dissolution of marriage, legal separation, paternity, and domestic violence, including child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, legal discovery, and restraining orders.
She has acted as lead counsel in cases involving highly litigated child custody battles, and for clients with multi-million-dollar estates with complex support and financial issues.
Given the delicate nature of family law cases, and to protect her clients from the emotional and financial consequences of a protracted litigation, she focuses her best efforts towards resolving her cases without judicial intervention. However, if successful resolution of her cases is not possible by way of settlement, she is just as aggressive in pursuing her clients’ interests in the courtroom. As lead counsel, she has effectively and skillfully represented numerous clients at trials, settlement negotiations, and depositions.
Ms. Khanna is an active volunteer for the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, and has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star list for six consecutive years, from 2014 through 2019. She has also received the “Top Attorney” Award from Pasadena Magazine for five consecutive years, from 2011 through 2016.
Ms. Khanna completed her legal studies at Southwestern University School of Law, where she was recognized as Second Place Writer and Finalist Oralist in the 2008 Intramural Moot Court Competition. Her performance in the Intramural competition secured her membership in the Moot Court Honors Program, which provided her the opportunity to compete in two National Moot Court Competitions. She served as Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at Southwestern, and as a Board Member of the Women’s Law Association. During her last year at Southwestern, she became a Staff Member of the Southwestern Journal of International Law, where she received a Bluebook Award. She also received a CALI award for excellence in Advanced Legal Writing and graduated in the top 20 percent of her class.
While at law school, she externed in the Major Fraud Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Ms. Khanna attended the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 2004. Following graduation and prior to attending law school, she worked in the banking industry as a Personal/Relationship Banker for three years.
While at college, Ms. Khanna was a member of the UCLA Hindi Film Dance Team and competed in multiple national dance competitions.
State Bar of California, 2010
United States District Court, Central District of California, 2010
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, Juris Doctor, 2010
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2004
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
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