Larisa Reznichek is a Senior Associate and is enjoying her 12th year as an attorney with the firm. She is a native of Hermosa Beach and grew up playing volleyball and living the beach life. Larisa took a turn on the East Coast for college where she attended Bryn Mawr College and graduated in 2003 cum laude with a degree in the History of Art. After getting some real-life experience working in the museum world, doing art restoration in Florence, Italy, and working in the entertainment industry, Larisa moved to San Francisco to attend law school at UC Hastings. During her time at Hastings, Larisa spent a summer clerking for the Honorable John Slawson and the Honorable Glenda Veasey, Los Angeles Superior Court judicial officers in Family Law. Larisa graduated from Hastings in 2007 with a Concentration in Family Law, and received both the Witkin Award and CALI Award in Trial Advocacy.
After law school Larisa returned to the Los Angeles area to practice law. In 2008 she passed the Bar on her first try, became a licensed attorney with the California Bar, and worked as a volunteer attorney at Public Counsel Law Center (the largest pro bono law firm in the country), in their Early Care and Education Law Project. Later that same year, Larisa joined the team at TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP .
While at TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP Larisa has grown from a junior associate to the level of senior associate and now trains junior level staff and attorneys. She works daily to advance her client's interests while communicating with opposing counsel, experts, and the Court - be it in letter, email, telephone, or pleading format. Larisa works closely with clients, while being mindful of the financial and emotional costs of family law proceedings, and advises them on the various avenues that can be taken in their case including litigation, mediation, and/or settlement negotiations. Larisa regularly prepares cases for settlement conferences, and when necessary for Trial, and has negotiated and drafted countless Stipulations and Judgments. In fact, drafting Judgments is one of Larisa's specialties within the firm, as her attention to detail and precision are critical assets when drafting the most important document in a case.
Larisa is also passionate about Mediation. She believes that no one knows a couple's life better than they do. While a Court is constrained by the law and an overly taxed calendar, a Mediator is not. Litigation is expensive and contentious, and can take a large financial and emotional toll. When parties can reach a settlement together they are more likely to be satisfied with the outcome.
As a mother and spouse, Larisa knows the joys and challenges of family life and this perspective is an asset to her clients who are struggling and striving to do what is in the best interest of their children while going through a dissolution and/or navigating a custody schedule with another party.
Larisa lives in Santa Monica with her husband, young daughter, and spirited dog Zooey. She looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your family law needs.
YEAR JOINED FIRM
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- High Asset Divorce
- Domestic Violence
- Mental Health Issues
- Child Support
- Mediation/ ADR
- Substance Abuse/Addiction
- Child Abduction/Hague
- Custody & Visitation
- Paternity Issues
- Relocation/ Move-Away
- Special Needs Children
- Custody of Pets
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
- Honors: Concentration in Family Law
- Honors: Family Law Commissioners Glenda Veasey, Clerk
- Honors: ohn Slawson at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Torrance, Clerk
- Bryn Mawr College
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