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March 6, 2019

Judge Amy Pellman Honored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Congratulations to Professor Pellman! She was honored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as the Distinguished Judicial Officer of the Year for Southern California.

Each year at the Trial Advocacy Institute's Saturday evening social event, a Judge or commissioner in each of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Chapter's three prominent counties is selected as a Judicial Officer of the Year. Professor Pellman was recognized for her professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law. 

Professor Pellman is a Superior Court Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court. She was elected a commissioner in 2005 and appointed Judge in 2008. Prior to joining the bench, Professor Pellman served as the legal director for the Alliance for Children's Rights. In 2003, she received the Child Advocacy Law Award from the American Bar Association, a national award that recognizes outstanding work and achievement on behalf of children. 

"It is a great and humbling honor to be awarded the 'Distinguished Judicial Officer of the Year' award for 2019. The AAML Fellows are among the most highly skilled and respected family law attorneys in Los Angeles and nationwide. I would like to dedicate this award to the families we serve, in particular the children. Every day, I seek to be conscious of my implicit and explicit biases, to self-monitor and to continue to educate myself not just on the law but on ways to better help our families thrive in the next chapter of their lives."

- Hon. Amy Pellman

 About the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: 

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The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers was founded in 1962, by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys “To provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” There are currently more than 1650 Fellows in 50 states.

The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support and other family law issues.

To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The 1650 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill, and integrity. Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence, and integrity.


Meet Judge Amy Pellman at the Annual Judges Reception on March 7, 2019, as we honor and celebrate her along with Judges David S. Wesley '72 and Otis D. Wright II '80.