The President
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The President - Peter M. Walzer from Woodland Hills, CA

Peter is currently the President of the national organization, the American Academy of Matrimonial Law, whose stated mission is to ‘promote professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.’ He was sworn in as President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) in November 2018 at its annual meeting in Chicago. Additionally, Peter is a former President of the Southern California Chapter of the AAML, as well as a former President of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is the past chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section and former chair of the executive committee of the State Bar Family Law Section.

Peter has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 29 years and is a former president of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. He is a former member of the Council of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. He was a member of the Elkins Family Law Task Force, a statewide 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.

Peter was named Family Law Person of the Year in 2009 by the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Fellow of the Year by American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2010. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble. Peter received the Southwestern Law School Max A. Goodman Family Law Legacy Award on June 10, 2017. Chambers and Partners named him a “Leader in Their Field” and ranked him in Band 1 for their 2018 High Net Worth Guide for Family Law.

Peter’s articles have been featured in various publications, including Los Angeles Lawyer, ABA Family Advocate, California Lawyer, LACBA News and Review, and State Bar Family Law Section Family Law News. He has written chapters in two books for California Continuing Education of the Bar. He lectures regularly for the State Bar, UCLA, CEB, ACFLS, AAML, and various other organizations.


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

Phone (312) 263-6477
Fax (312) 263-7682