Chapter: California-Southern Chapter

The California-Southern Chapter 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.

2019-2020 Officers:
Eleanor Stegmeier, President
Neal R. Hersh, President-Elect
Sharon Bryan, Vice-President – Membership
Scott Finkbeiner, Vice-President – Programs
Scott Klopert, Secretary
Robert Benavente, Treasurer
Philip G. Seastrom, Past President
William Glucksman, Legal Advisor/Counselor
Judi Curtin, Director-at-Large
Patrick DeCarolis, Director-at-Large
Ira Friedman, Director-at-Large
Richard Hyatt, Director-at-Large
Annette Hall Neville, Director-at-Large
Brian Seastrom, Director-at-Large

View our roster of our members.

Upcoming Events
Southern California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Southern California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Southern California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Southern California Chapter Annual Retreat
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Southern California Chapter Meeting
Sunday, June 14, 2020

 Chapter President
Eleanor A. Stegmeier
 Chapter President Elect
Neal R. Hersh
 Chapter Vice President of Membership
Sharon A. Bryan
 Chapter Vice President of Programs
Scott H. Finkbeiner
 Chapter Treasurer
Robert A. Benavente
 Chapter Secretary
Scott M. Klopert
Chapter Legal Officer
William J. Glucksman
Immediate Past President
Philip G. Seastrom


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