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Robert L. Howell

Robert L. Howell

Studio City, California

Experienced Dependency Attorney, Family Law Attorney and Divorce Lawyer

I have extensive experience in all areas of family law, including the following:

  • Dependency: Mr. Howell’s dedication, commitment and hard work have lead to numerous successes and earned him a stellar reputation throughout the legal community in the area of dependency law.
  • Divorce, Military Divorce and GLBT Divorce: As a family law attorney, I represent military men and women, as well as gays, lesbians and others in California-divorce proceedings.
  • Child Custody and Visitation: As a divorce attorney, I handle all aspects of child custody and visitation matters, including move-away requests and changes to custody and visitation schedules.
  • Child Support and Paternity Issues: As a divorce attorney, I represent mothers and fathers (and alleged fathers) in child support matters and paternity suits.
  • Division of Property: As a divorce attorney, I provide experienced representation in disputes over the division of property.
  • Post Divorce Modifications: As a divorce attorney, I handle all post divorce modifications, including requests to modify child support, child custody and visitation.
  • Dependency and Children's Educational Rights: As a dependency attorney, I am strong advocate and provide aggressive representation in dependency hearings involving DCFS, as well as in matters involving children's educational rights.
  • Domestic Violence: As a family attorney, I represent men and women in domestic violence matters, including both battered spouses and those accused of domestic violence.
  • Enforcement of Divorce-Orders: As a family attorney, I handle enforcement matters including child support enforcement.
  • Special Needs Children: We represent parents of special needs children, including child support and child custody matters involving handicapped children or children with special needs and educational rights for special needs children.
  • License Revocation: As a family attorney, I handle license revocation matters, including license revocations involving daycare or foster homes.
  • Adoptions: As a family attorney, I handle a wide range of adoptions, including stepparent adoptions and grandparent adoptions, as well as other domestic adoptions. I have personally gone through the adoption process and adopted a child through the foster care system as well as through step-parent adoption.
  • Guardianship: As a family attorney, I handle guardianship issues, including drafting and reviewing guardianship documents, as well as petitions to obtain guardianship of children.
  • Juvenile Delinquency: As a family attorney, I handle matters involving juvenile delinquency in both family law and criminal courts


Areas of Practice

  • Dependency
  • Dissolution
  • Adoption
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Guardianships

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2004


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2004
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • M.A. - 1975
    • Major: Theatre Design a & Technology
  • University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Honors at Entrance, Top 1% of all California HS Graduates
    • Major: Drama


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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2004 - 2010
  • Pasadena Bar Association, 2004 - 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Staff Attorney, 2006 - 2008
  • Law Offices of Fritzie Galliani, Associate Attorney, 2004 - 2006

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Law Offices of Robert L. Howell
13263 Ventura Blvd #103
Studio City, CA 91604
Toll Free: 800-836-4976
Fax: 818-849-5562
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