Abby B. Friedman, Of Counsel
Telephone: 310.273.2800, Ext. 209
Post Judgment Collections; Professional Collections; Family Law; Marital Agreements; Divorce Arbitration and Mediation; Separation Agreements; Cohabitation Agreements; Domestic Partnerships
1990, California; 1991 U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court
University of West Los Angeles, J.D., 1990
Arizona State University (B.A., 1967; M.A., 1968)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California.
Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees, 2011 recipient of The Los Angeles County Bar Association Benjamin Arranda III Outstanding Public Service Award, Projects, Inc. Board Member 2010-2012, Editor in Chief, 1990 and Assistant Editor, 1989, University of West Los Angeles, Law Review. Judge Pro Tempore, Beverly Hills Municipal Court, 1996-2000; Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1996-2000; Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1997—2010 . Mediator Family Law, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2000—2011. Author; "Personal Jurisdiction: The Evolution of the Minimum Contacts Analysis as Advanced Through Asahi Metal Industry Co. vs. Superior Court and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. vs. British American Insurance Co.," University of West Los Angeles Law Review, Volume 20; "Interspousal Torts, What Family Law Attorneys Should Know," Los Angeles Lawyer, May 1992; "Dischargeability of Counsel Fees and Third Party Payments In Bankruptcy", American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, Spring, 1995; "Non-Paying Clients: How to Spot Them and How to Deal With Them", Family Law News and Review, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Spring, 1995; "Attorney-Client Fee Arbitration," Los Angeles Lawyer, October 1996; "Enforcement of Child Support, Spousal Support and Attorneys Fee Order From Spend Thrift Trusts," Family Law News and Review, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Winter, 1996; "Collecting Attorneys Fees In Family Law Proceedings," Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1997 Family Law Symposium Reference Book; "Tips and Advice," Family Law News and Review, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Fall 1998; "The Rules & Pitfalls of Joinder and Intervention," Los Angeles Lawyer, December 1999; "A Moving Issue," Los Angeles Lawyer, November 2000; "Opportunities to Maximize the Interest Rate in Family Law Cases," Family Law News and Review, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Spring 2002. "Ask Abby & Ira Questions Relating to Enforcement of Court Orders & Judgments," Family Law News, Issue 1, 2011, Vol. 33 No.1; "We'll always have Paris (not!): Enforcing child support orders," Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 24, 2012; "Tips: enforcing judgments by levy," Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 9, 2012. Listed in, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, Volume XXXIII.