Chapter: California-Southern Chapter

The California-Southern Chapter of the AAML welcomes you!


The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Chapter was founded in 1985 to bring together Southern California’s most accomplished attorneys in the field of family law. Our chapter spans five counties and covers one of the largest geographic areas of Academy membership.

Our fellows are the most renowned experts in family law whose practice areas span all aspects of the field, including premarital agreements, annulment, legal separation, dissolution actions including child custody, child and spousal support, property valuation and division, paternity, same sex marriages, rights of domestic partners and rights of unmarried cohabitors.

2020-2021 Officers:
Neal R. Hersh, President
Sharon A. Bryan, President-Elect
Steven A Mindel, Vice-President – Membership
Robert A. Benavente, Vice-President – Programs
Scott M. Klopert, Secretary
Ira M. Friedman, Treasurer
Eleanor A. Stegmeier, Immediate Past President
William J. Glucksman, Legal Advisor/Counselor
Thomas L. Simpson, Chapter Delegate
Scott H. Finkbeiner, Board of Directors
Greg W. Herring, Board of Directors
Annette Hall Neville, Board of Directors
Sandra L. Mayberry, Board of Directors
Stephen D. Hamilton, Board of Directors

View our roster of our members.

Upcoming Events
AAML SoCal Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2020
AAML SoCal Chapter Meeting
Saturday, December 12, 2020
AAML SoCal Chapter Meeting
Saturday, February 13, 2021
AAML SoCal Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 17, 2021
AAML SoCal Chapter Meeting
Saturday, June 19, 2021

Chapter Delegate
Thomas L. Simpson
Chapter Legal Officer
William J. Glucksman
Chapter President
Neal R. Hersh
Chapter President Elect
Sharon A. Bryan
Chapter Secretary
Scott M. Klopert
Chapter Treasurer
Ira M. Friedman
Chapter Vice President of Membership
Steven A. Mindel
Chapter Vice President of Programs
Robert A. Benavente
Immediate Past President
Eleanor A. Stegmeier


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