Stacy D. Phillips, Attorney
Stacy D. Phillips, a certified family law specialist, is a founder and the managing partner of Phillips, Lerner & Lauzon L.L.P., a full-service family law firm in Los Angeles. Ms. Phillips represents business executives, entrepreneurs, homemakers, and high-net worth individuals.
She also counsels celebrities in the music, film and television industries, including noted personalities in sports and politics. Former clients of the firm have included Darcy LaPier (former wife of Jean-Claude Van Damme), Darryl Strawberry, Bobby Brown (former husband of Whitney Houston), Erin Everly (former wife of Guns 'n Roses' Axl Rose), Toni Taupin (former wife of lyricist Bernie Taupin), Corina Villaraigosa (former wife of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa), Charlie Shanian (former husband of Tori Spelling), Jonathan Kaufer (former husband of Pia Zadora), Dean Sheremet (former husband of LeAnn Rimes), and Kelly Rutherford to name but a few. In 2008, she also represented the conservators with regard to Britney Spears' family law matters. Ms. Phillips is also the author of Divorce: It's All About Control How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars (now in its fifth printing).
A graduate of Dartmouth College, cum laude, Ms. Phillips earned her Juris Doctorate at Columbia University School of Law and began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward Rafeedie of the United States District Court of the Central District of California. She is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and before the United States District Court, Central District of California. A staunch supporter of victims' rights, in 1994, Ms. Phillips co-authored Senate Bill 924 which extended the statute of limitations period for victims of domestic violence, to sue their abusers in civil court.
Ms. Phillips is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been designated as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon. She has also received many accolades over the years, including:
* Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyer
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