Matthew R. Bogosian, CFLS*
Matthew (Matt) Bogosian has practiced family law exclusively throughout his legal career. Matt graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with Departmental Honors. After being inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honors society, Matt attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu where he earned a Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution at the world renowned Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. In law school, Matt received the American Jurisprudence Award in Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy, earned Honors in Trial Practice, and won the Appellate Advocacy Invitational. His elective courses of study included Family Law, Advanced Family Law, Community Property and Divorce Mediation.
During and after law school, Matt clerked for Family Law Commissioner Bobbi Tillmon of the Los Angeles Superior Court and volunteered in the Family Law Pro Bono Clinic of the Ventura County Superior Court. In addition, Matt served as legal research assistant to Beverly Hills celebrity divorce attorneys Robert S. Kaufman and Arlene Colman-Schwimmer where he assisted in high profile cases and the division of complex estates.
Upon his admission to the State Bar of California, Matt practiced family law at the Los Angeles office of global law firm Morrison & Foerster, LLP. During his two years at the firm, Matt served as lead counsel on a successful Petition for Writ of Mandate to the California Court of Appeal, obtaining the reversal of an erroneous child custody jurisdiction ruling made by the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Matt spent an additional three years practicing family law at Nordman, Cormany, Hair & Compton in Ventura County before embarking on a successful independent law practice with offices in Calabasas, Beverly Hills and Long Beach. Having appeared in family law matters from San Francisco to San Diego, as well as having handled dozens of inter-state and international family law matters, Matt’s breadth of knowledge and experience has no geographic limits.
Since 2010, Matt has been Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. From 2015-2016, Matt served as an Adjunct Professor of Divorce Mediation at his alma mater, Pepperdine University School of Law. Matt has also been a court-appointed mediator by the Ventura County Superior Court and has served as a private divorce mediator in hundreds of family law matters. As lead trial and appellate counsel in the partially published opinion, In re Marriage of Bonvino (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 1411, Matt not only had an award of sanctions upheld on appeal but was so successful at the trial court level that the California Court of Appeal felt compelled to change community property law to prevent such windfalls in the future.
Since 2016, Matt has been selected to Southern California SuperLawyers, a designation given to the top 5 percent of Southern California attorneys. Going a step further, Matt is recognized as among the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Matt is AV Rated Pre-Eminent by the Peer Review Ratings Agency Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Having been a child of divorce in a heart-wrenching move-away and having experienced divorce firsthand as an adult, Matt blends his extraordinary skills with personal experience and compassion for each client. Matt customizes his services to each case, creating a strategy for resolution to achieve optimal results in the most efficient manner possible. His dispute resolution background enables him to devise creative solutions, to achieve settlement where prior negotiations have broken down, and to pursue aggressive litigation and discovery methods when necessary to achieve equitable results for the client.
*Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Alimony / Spousal Support
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Marital Settlement Agreements
- Domestic Partnership Dissolution
- Domestic Violence
- Post Decree Modifications
- Post Decree Enforcement
- Defending Rights of Unmarried Parents
- Visitation Rights
- Grandparent Rights
- Legal Separation
- Juris Doctorate, Pepperdine University School of Law
- Bachelors of Arts, University of California – Los Angeles
- Member, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honorary Society
Honors and Awards
- 2022 Super Lawyers selection
- 2022 AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence (Martindale)
- 2022 Client Champion Silver
- 2021 AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence (Martindale)
- 2021 Super Lawyers selection
- 2020 Super Lawyers selection
- 2020 Avvo Client’s Choice Award
- 2019 Super Lawyers selection
- 2018 Super Lawyers selection
- 2017 Super Lawyers selection
- 2016 Super Lawyers selection
- 10/10 Superb rating on Avvo
- Nations’s Top 1%, by National Association of Distinguished Counsel
- Negotiation & Settlement Advocacy, by American Jurisprudence Award
- Departmental Honors in Linguistics, by University of California at Los Angeles
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