Attorney and Staff Profiles

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Bruce E. Cooperman

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    • Designee: "The Best Lawyers in America," 2003-present; "Southern California Super Lawyers," 2004-present; "Southern California Top 100 Super Lawyers," 2004, 2006,  2012 - 2014; Best Lawyers' 2014 Los Angeles Family Law "Lawyer of the Year"; Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated. Contributing Editor, Hogoboom & King, California Practice Guide: Family Law 1, (TRG) 1988—. Co-Author: "Million Dollar Babies—The Family Code Anticipates That In Extraordinarily High Income Cases, Guideline Child Support May Exceed the Needs of the Children," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, February 2005; Co-Author: "Depositions -- A Practical Approach," L.A. County Family Law Bar - Family Law Reference Book, 1996, 1997, and 1998. Panelist: "Deposition Tips, Tricks and Traps," AAML Trial Advocacy Institute, January 2016; "My Smoke, Your Mirrors: Accounting Games People Play," AAML Trial Advocacy Institute, January 2014; "Fiduciary Duty Claims: Translating Legal Concepts to Practical Advocacy," Beverly Hills Bar Association, June 2013; "Ask The Experts -- Family Law," Beverly Hills Bar Association, April 2013; "Claws & Effect: Searching Out An Enforceable Prenup," AAML Southern California Chapter, February 2013; "Drafting Family Law Agreements, " CEB, November 2012; "Imputed Income: The Netherworld of Gross Cash Flow For Support," ACFLS 20th Annual Spring Seminar 2012; "Outshrinking The Shrink -- Attacking The Psychologist's Achilles Heel," AAML Mid-year Meeting, March 2012; "Cross-Examination of Child Custody Evaluators," Los Angeles County Bar, Family Law Section, Child Custody Colloquium, October 2010; "Outshrinking The Shrink -- Cross-Examining The Psychologist," AAML Trial Advocacy Institute, January 2010; “What Are We Valuing In An Appraisal?” California CPA Education Foundation, October 2009; "Fiduciary Duties and the Effect of Mediation Confidentiality," Los Angeles County Bar, Family Law Symposium, May 2009; "Advanced Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Trials," AAML Trial Advocacy Institute, January 2008; "The High Earner Problem and Solutions," AAML Trial Advocacy Institute, January 2004; "Marital Standard of Living," California CPA Foundation, November 2002; "Prenuptial Agreements After Senate Bill 78," Los Angeles County Bar Association, December, 2001; "Buzzwords VII - Discovery," Los Angeles County Bar Association, December 2000; "Reiflerized Orders to Show Cause," Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Symposium, May 1998; "Family Law Buzz Words," Los Angeles County Bar Association, April, 1997 and November, 1997; "Discovery in Family Law Matters," Los Angeles County Bar, Family Law Symposium, May 1996; "Marriage Dissolution Practice," The Rutter Group, April 1996; "Death and Dissolution," Los Angeles County Bar, Family Law Symposium, May 1994.  President, Southern California Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2003-2004. Chairperson, Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2001-2002; Chairperson, Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Symposium, 2000; Chairperson, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Trial Advocacy Institute, January 1999. Co-Chairperson, Los Angeles County Bar Child Custody Colloquium, 1998.  Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Fellow: International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Reported Cases:

  • In re Marriage of Brandes (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1461
  • In re Marriage of Hill & Dittmer (2011) 202 Cal.App.4th 1046
  • In re Marriage of Burkle (2006) 139 Cal.App. 4th 712
  • In re Marriage of Drake (1997) 53 Cal.App.4th 1139
  • Estevez v. Sup. Ct. (1994) 22 Cal.App.4th 423