Family Law

Roberta Bennett

  • Partner


Beverly Hills, CA





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AV Peer Rating 2019

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law 100%


Ms. Bennett has practiced law in California for over 40 years and has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for over 30 years. She has a close familiarity with all family law issues, including complex issues. She is an aggressive, experienced trial attorney and is widely known throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Ms. Bennett frequently lectures at Continuing Legal Education courses, seminars, conferences, and symposia on a range of family law issues, particularly as they relate to domestic partners and the rights of LGBTQ parents and families. Ms. Bennett has published numerous papers, practice guide chapters, and articles for a variety of publications and publishers. Most recently, she co-authored two practice guide chapters on the advantages and disadvantages of formal registration with the state of California as domestic partners, and on the availability of and procedures for obtaining protective orders with regard to discovery and exchange of financial information in family law matters. She is also the author of a series of articles entitled "Separate Is Not Equal: Dissolution and Domestic Partners," for The Witness Chair, a quarterly publication of the Litigation Section of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1979


  • San Fernando Valley College of Law, La Verne, California
    • J.D. - 1978
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • B.A. - 1964

Published Works

  • Choice of Registered Domestic Partnership Over Informal Cohabitation (Co-Author), Continuing Educ. of the Bar, California Domestic Partnerships , 2005 to present
  • Obtaining Protective Orders, Continuing Educ. of the Bar, Family Law Financial Discovery (Co-Author), 2008 to present

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazines
  • California State Assembly Courageous Leadership Award
  • Southern California Women for Understanding Lesbian Rights Award
  • City of West Hollywood award for Outstanding Community Service
  • Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law Pro Bono Volunteer Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Justice
  • Levitt & Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • California Alliance for Pride and Quality CAPE Crusader Award
  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund Award
  • Labor Day L.A. Courage Award
  • AIDS Project Los Angeles Award
  • Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services Award
  • Temple Kol Ami Shomer Tzedek Guardian of Justice Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Anderson & Bennett, Partner, 1995 to 2002
  • Abbitt & Bennett, Partner, 1979 to 1995