WELCOME TO THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID K. YAMAMOTO Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS)
Family law is complex We stay current with the constantly changing laws
Properly prepared settlement, pre-nuptial and marital agreements
Identification of issues which can affect the distribution of property and/or support payments
We effectively help you deal with complex legal issues involving community property laws
We help people negotiate and litigate the difficulties arising from legal separation, dissolution of marriage and child custody and
Protect clients who need restraining orders for domestic violence, and defend those who are falsely accused
Handle modifications of child custody, child support, and spousal support
Offer collaborative and mediation services for clients wishing to avoid court intervention
23326 Hawthorne Blvd.
Skypark Bldg., Ste. 370
Torrance CA 90505
We specialize in family law, especially in the area of divorce and post divorce proceedings. We make it our purpose to be strong and knowledgeable advocates for our clients through tough litigation and consensual dispute resolution through collaboration and mediation.
David has been in practice since 1986 and remains focused on the subtleties of family law. His extensive experience and skill in this area as counselor, litigator (over 260 divorce trials plus 23 jury trials), mediator, and collaborator has allowed his firm to achieve remarkable results for his clients.
In addition to David's success as a strong litigator, advocate, and mediator, he and his associates also practice collaborative divorce and provide mediation services which are non-adversarial interventions providing viable options to traditional divorce processes. David is a member of A Better Divorce a group comprised of attorneys and other professionals committed to helping resolve family law issues without the need for court proceedings.
David received his Bachelor of Science in Law at Glendale University and graduated from Glendale University College of Law in 1984.
AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell:
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Recognized for High Legal Standards and Ethics by Martindale-Hubbell and Lexis Nexis' on the Register of Preeminent Lawyers
South Bay Bar Association President 2004
South Bay Bar Association Family Law Chairperson 1997 2001
Los Angeles County Bar Association Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee Member 2006 to present
Judge Pro Tem:
Previously assisted the Los Angeles Superior Court by hearing divorce matters, small claims, and traffic cases
State Bar of California
A Better Divorce: A Group of Collaborative Law Professionals Member
Past President Evening Optimist Club of Gardena
South Bay Family Law Study Group Member
Presenter at Family Law Related Speaking Engagements