Our attorneys and support staff are committed to straightforward action using a compassionate, yet no-nonsense approach to move you on to help you with your legal issues. Meet our team.
Claire has almost 30 years of experience in Family Law, moving from secretary to paralegal, to 24 years as an attorney. She'll know your case from the ground up. Diversity is Claire's preference - to help solve the problems of all types of Family Law cases and clients. Each situation is equally important to the client, and to Claire. You will find her to be approachable and easy to talk to. Claire will give you a sense of confidence and security, through aggressive yet balanced representation.
Michael has over 16 years of family law experience handling high-conflict divorces, spousal and child support issues, and child custody disputes. Patient and compassionate, Michael is always willing to listen to the needs of clients in planning a strategy to help achieve their goals. Having represented clients throughout Southern California, Michael is a calm and determined advocate for his clients in court. In addition, he has presented sensitivity and educational workshops for organizations that provide services and support to the LGBT community.
Dorothy LoCoco has provided key support on family law matters for over 20 years. Her thorough and organized manner makes her an invaluable member of Lightner Family Law. She serves as the key communication channel for all involved in client matters, contributing compassionate yet efficient legal assistance. Dorothy can serve as your initial contact to Lightner Family Law, and keep you informed throughout your process.
* Certified Specialist - Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization