Ann Oakleaf specializes in providing family law representation in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County.
Family Law involves complex legal issues and highly charged emotions. The outcome can have far reaching consequences for the parties, their children, extended family members and others. We believe strongly that capable representation requires knowledge of the law and the facts, and particularly in the area of family law, an understanding and appreciation of the client and his or her needs. We want to counsel and guide our client’s decision-making by providing them with an understanding of their rights and obligations and helping them to decide what is fair and achievable. We believe a fair compromise will almost always benefit our clients more than costly litigation and trial. We believe also that a fair compromise results from a position of strength which requires being prepared, willing and able to take the case to trial if necessary.
About Ann Oakleaf
Ann Oakleaf has been licensed as a California lawyer since 1985. She practiced business and civil litigation in large firm settings and handled a wide variety of cases including complex financial disputes. She has specialized in family law matters in Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 2002. She is dedicated to providing high quality legal representation to her clients. She believes that effective representation in any legal matter, but particularly in family law cases, requires expertise in the area of law and the insight to advocate for parties who are often experiencing one of the most difficulty periods of their lives. Ms. Oakleaf gives sound legal advice and counsel acquired through experience. For a decade she has focused her practice on family law matters. She participates regularly in continuing education to maintain her expertise in the area of family law. She volunteers as a family law mediator in for the Long Beach Court, is a member of the Long Beach Bar, a member and past President of the Women’s Lawyers of Long Beach, a member of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association. She provides pro bono services to those in need of representation through the Harriet Buhai Center.
Licensed California Attorney Since 1985
Certified By the California State Bar as a Family Law Specialist since 2010
Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
- J.D. 1984 cum laude
- Articles Editor, Law Review
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
- B.A. Degree 1979, summa cum laude
- Government Honors
Los Angeles County Bar Association | Family Law Section
Long Beach Bar Association | Family Law Section
Long Beach Superior Court | Family Law Mediator
California Women Lawyers | Board of Governors, 2002-2003
Joseph A. Ball/Clarence S. Hunt, Inns of Court | Member
Women Lawyers of Long Beach | Past President
Harriet Buhai Center For Family Law | Volunteer Trial Counsel
Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Center | Legal Counsel Volunteer