Leon F. Bennett
Mr. Bennett has 30 years experience in the field of Family Law as a Litigator, Mediator and Collaborator. He has gained the reputation of being a strong advocate for his clients, whether during negotiations, mediation or trial. He is also highly respected for his ability to resolve many matters without lengthy litigation. He is the co-founder of Family Divorce Solutions of San Fernando Valley (formerly known as the San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals), a group of attorneys, accountants and mental health professionals who employ a non-adversarial, cooperative method to family law proceedings. This non-litigious approach often results in swift and cost-effective resolutions.
In addition to his pursuits in private practice, Mr. Bennett has served as Judge Pro-Tem for the Los Angeles County Family Law courts. He has served as a lecturer on Family Law for California’s Continuing Education of the Bar, providing his expertise to other Family Law practitioners. He has also shared his knowledge with the public at large, through the community outreach television series “Legal Forum,” airing on Time Warner Cable, of which he served as writer, producer and presenter. Mr. Bennett also serves as counsel for LXM Pro, a professional lacrosse and entertainment group.
Mr. Bennett has held the positions of President, President – Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Trustee for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and Trustee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He currently serves as board president of Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association; and is the immediate past president of Family Divorce Solutions. He is proud to have received an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubble’s Peer Review Rating for 15 consecutive years, and is honored to be selected for inclusion in 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers – Family Law. These honors represent the highest level of esteem and accolade from the legal community.
2017 6th Consecutive Year rated as a Super Lawyer
2017 20th Consecutive Year rated AV® Preeminent™ by Judges and Peers
2017 “Top Lawyers” in Southern California