150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Peter M. Walzer

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Walzer Melcher LLP

Contact Information

5941 Variel Avenue
Woodland Hills CA 91367
Work (818) 591-3700
Fax (818) 591-3774

Practice State



My practice emphasizes traditional client representation and litigation. In addition, I draft premarital, postmarital, and cohabitation agreements. I serve as an expert witness in the legal malpractice actions and in the area of premarital agreements.


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  • Los Angeles, California
  • Ventura, California


B.A. UCLA, J.D. Southwestern University School of Law

Legal Organizations

Chair, LA County Bar Family Law Section 2014--15;Council, ABA Family Law Sec, 2013-2016; State Bar of California Family Law Section Chair 2003; Past President Association of Cert. Family Law Specialist, 1993; Chair Family Law Section, Century City Bar Association 1988-90.


Max Goodman Family Law Legacy Award from Southwestern University School of Law 2017;Listed in "Best Lawyers in America," 2007; In 2010 Peter M. Walzer was appointed to serve on the Elkins Family Law Task Force, a panel whose charge is to propose measures to improve efficiency and fairness in family law proceedings and ensure access to justice for family law litigants. This task force was intiated by the California Supreme Court in Elkins v. Super, Ct. (Elkins) (2004) 41 Cal. 4th 1337, 63 Cal. Rptr. 3d 483, 163 P.ed 160.

CLE Presentations

Divorce & Tax Issues, AAML 2017; Social Media Meets the Courtroom, AAML 2017; Strategies for Business Valuation in a Depressed Economy; Lecturer, Evidentiary Issues in Divorce, LACBA, Family Law Section 2008; Drafting Premarital and Postmarital Agreements, UCLA Extension, 2008; Effective Legal and Psychological Approaches to Parental Aligment, Estrangement, and Alienation, AFCC, 2008; The Art of the Trial Ethical and Malpractice Minefields in Preparation of and During the Family Law Trial, AAML So Cal Chapter Trial Institute, 2008.


Author: Chapter, CEB Marital Settlement & Other Family Law Agreements; CEB, 2005, 3rd ed. Co-Author, California Domestic Partnerships, 2005. Los Angeles Lawyer, Goodwill Hunting (Law firm Valuation) 2000, FairShare, Making Foreign Divorce Judgements Enforceable in the U.S. Numerous other articles

AAML National

Vice-president 2013-2015; formerly Co-Chair, Chapter Leaders Committee; Chair, webinar committee; member of the Amicus Committee; Website Committee and Newsletter Committee. Family Law Fellow of the Year, 2010.

AAML Chapter

Southern California Chapter, President, 2006-07, Person of the Year 2009.

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