Andrea Fugate Balian – Partner
Legal Specialization: Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Ms. Balian has been practicing family law exclusively throughout her legal career, and joined Harris • Ginsberg LLP in 1996. She is a Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Balian has lectured for various non-family law professional groups about family law procedures and issues. Ms. Balian wrote a chapter for “Strategies for Family Law in California” 2011 Edition (Chapter 13 “Changes and Trends in Family Law 2010”) and also co-authored the entitled “California” chapter for the book “Family Law, Jurisdictional Comparisons” 2011 Edition with other attorneys at Harris • Ginsberg LLP.
Ms. Balian has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2013. She has also been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2014 and was selected as a Southern California Rising Star for 2004-2008 by Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyers edition, through peer nomination, and independent research and review process. Ms. Balian has received a Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell®. Ms. Balian has been named by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California. Ms. Balian has been named as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine. Ms. Balian is a former member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, which considers and makes recommendations on California legislation and proposed legislation pertaining to family law; encourages ethical conduct in the practice of family law; develops and improves family law standards of practice; encourages and promotes pro bono opportunities; and provides a forum through which family law practitioners may cooperate with, encourage and assist each other in the resolution of problems and practice issues. Ms. Balian is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. Ms. Balian has served as a Mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court in family law.
State Bar of California, Family Law Section
United States District Court, Central District of California and US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section
B.A., University of Michigan
J.D., University of Southern California
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