Lawrence A. Moskowitz
Mr. Moskowitz was admitted to the California State Bar in 1977, has practiced family law in Sonoma County since 1984 and is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*.
Areas of Practice
The California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Moskowitz as a Specialist in Family Law. Before opening his office in Santa Rosa, he was employed by Matthew Bender and California Family Law Report, Inc.
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 the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (California), 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 has served as a judge pro tem in family law trials and is a settlement conference panelist for the Sonoma County Superior Court.
Mr. Moskowitz is the President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation and a member of the Humanities Dean’s Council of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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 Berkley, 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). Mr., Moskowitz was the President of the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is presently a member of the Board of Managers of the U.S. Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation. 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.
- “Representing the Business Owner Spouse,” Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Bay Area Chapter, May 2019 – Sole Presenter
- “It’s None of Your Business – Or Is it?” Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Spring Seminar, March 2017 – Co-Presenter
- 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 – Co-Presenter and planning committee)
- Advanced Family Law Course – Part 1 of 3 (SCBA 2015 – Presenter
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