Who We Are

Brian I. Friedman, Esq.

Brian is certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist and has focused his practice exclusively on Family Law since he became a licensed attorney in 2012; he has worked in the field of Family Law since 2001 and comes from a family of highly-respected Family Law attorneys.

Brian specializes in all aspects of Family Law litigation and mediation matters, including, but not limited to, asset/debt division, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, child custody, visitation, parentage/paternity – all with an impressive success rate in both litigation and out-of- court settlement. His depth of understanding of the California Family Code and case law is far reaching; and Brian’s well-thought out and calculated approach, tailored to his clients’ needs, makes him a valuable asset to any Family Law case.

Brian previously served as Senior Counsel for a large law firm in Pasadena and also served as the Managing Associate at the Law Offices of Robert J. Friedman for several years. In his free time, Brian offers his Family Law expertise to the court by volunteering as a Family Law Daily Settlement Officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Awards, Accolades, Publications

  • Selected to the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list from 2019-2022, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of all attorney in California who exhibit excellence in their field.
  • Named Top Lawyer in Pasadena Magazine in 2021-2022.
  • Published in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (article re: assignment of tort liability in divorce).


  • University of La Verne, JD
  • California State University, Northridge, BA

Bar Admissions

  • California State Bar, 2012
Areas of Expertise:
  • Division of assets and debts in divorce, including complex and mid- to high-net-worth valuations
  • Characterization of property as separate or community
  • Highly contested custody/visitation, including move-away and physical or substance abuse
  • Imputation and discovery of income for child and spousal support
  • Defending or obtaining restraining orders for domestic violence, harassment or stalking
  • Negotiation of prenuptial agreements
  • Contested temporary or permanent guardianship
  • Termination of parental rights for adoption
  • Marital settlement agreements
  • Modification or enforcement of family law orders
  • Set aside of divorce judgments