Andrea Fugate Balian
Ms. Balian has been practicing family law exclusively throughout her legal career, and joined Harris • Ginsberg LLP in 1996. She is a Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Balian has lectured for various non-family law professional groups about family law procedures and issues. Ms. Balian wrote a chapter for “Strategies for Family Law in California” 2011 Edition (Chapter 13 “Changes and Trends in Family Law 2010”) and also co-authored the entitled “California” chapter for the book “Family Law, Jurisdictional Comparisons” 2011 Edition with other attorneys at Harris • Ginsberg LLP.
Ms. Balian has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2013. She was also selected as a Southern California Rising Star for 2004-2008 by Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyers edition, through peer nomination, and independent research and review process. Ms. Balian is a former member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, which considers and makes recommendations on California legislation and proposed legislation pertaining to family law; encourages ethical conduct in the practice of family law; develops and improves family law standards of practice; encourages and promotes pro bono opportunities; and provides a forum through which family law practitioners may cooperate with, encourage and assist each other in the resolution of problems and practice issues. Ms Balian is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
- Family Law
- Adoption Law
- Premarital Agreements
- Child Custody
- Visitation Rights
University of Michigan, B.A., 1992
University of Southern California, J.D., 1995
1995, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations
- State Bar of California (Member, Family Law Section)
- Ms. Balian has been practicing family law exclusively since joining Harris-Ginsberg LLP in 1996. She has lectured for various professional groups about family law procedures and issues. Ms. Balian has been selected as a Southern California Rising Star for 2004 through 2010 by Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyers edition.
- Executive Committee of Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2010-2011. (Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization).