Lawrence A. Moskowitz

Areas of Practice:

Family Law, Collaborative, Mediation, Private Judging


Mr. Moskowitz was admitted to the California State Bar in 1977. He has practiced family law in Sonoma County since 1984. Before opening his office in Santa Rosa, he was employed by Matthew Bender and California Family Law Report, Inc. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*.

Mr. Moskowitz has taught community property and family law at the Empire College School of Law. He has also taught a family law tax course at the Golden Gate University School of Tax.

Mr. Moskowitz has been a lecturer in various programs produced by California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the California State Bar Family Law Section, the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section, the Medi-Legal Institute, the Canadian Institute, the Sonoma County Bar Association, and Sonoma County Legal Aid. He serves as a judge pro tem in family law trials and is a settlement conference panelist for the Sonoma County Superior Court.

Community Involvement:

Mr. Moskowitz is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. He is also a member of the Planning Committee for the Sonoma County Legal Aid Golf Classic, a golf tournament which has raised over $200,000 for Sonoma County Legal Aid in recent years.

Education and Memberships:

Mr. Moskowitz received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1974. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1977).
Mr. Moskowitz is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). He is also a member of the California State Bar and the Sonoma County Bar Association.

He has previously been a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California and the Editor of the Section's quarterly publication, the Family Law News. He has also served on the Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee, which he chaired in 1992. Mr. Moskowitz is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" since 2007, and selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers listing every year since 2006.

Recent Presentations;

  • Advanced Family Law Course – Part 2 of 3 Discovery and Evidence. Panel included retired appellate court justices Donald King and Dennis Cornell, 4 Northern California Family Law Judges, and a statewide panel of family law attorneys  (SCBA 2016 –Presenter and planning committee)
  • Advanced Family Law Course – Part 1 of 3 (SCBA 2015 – Presentor

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