Kelly Chang Rickert’s Curriculum Vitae

 

Born in Taiwan, 1976
  • Admitted to State Bar of California, 2000
  • State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization: Certified Family Law Specialist, 2008
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles SuperLawyers, 2007 – 2017
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, UCLA, Honors, 1997
  • Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law, Honors, 2000
PRACTICE EMPHASIS
  • Family Law Trial Court Proceedings. Consultation and Representation in Marital Dissolution and Annulment cases involving issues of child custody and visitation; child support; spousal support; and property division.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mediation of issues, coordinating parenting plans in contentious custody cases.
CURRENT SELECTED LEGAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court, Small Claims Court: Judge Pro Tem
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court, Family Law Department: Mediator
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Board of Directors
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – California Chapter
  • Harriet Buhai Legal Aid, Volunteer Attorney
TV AND RADIO APPEARANCES
  • Entertainment Tonight, NBC, Legal Expert
  • Extra!, NBC, Legal Expert
  • MTV, Legal Expert
  • K CAL 9, Legal Expert
  • TV Guide, Legal Expert
  • Style Network, Legal Expert
  • People Magazine, Legal Expert
  • US Weekly, Legal Expert
  • Inside Edition, Legal Expert
  • Hollywood Reporter, Legal Expert
  • NPR, Legal Expert
PUBLICATIONS
  • Strategies in Family Law, Aspatore Books Publishing (2013)
  • Before Divorce: Do’s and Don’ts¸AVVO.com (2010)
  • How Much Will My Divorce Cost?, Custody Match (2009)
  • Strange Prenuptial Agreements, Divorce 360.com (2009)
  • Is Alimony Possible in Common Law Marriages? , Divorce 360.com (2008)
  • YouTube, Divorce, and Airing your Dirty Laundry , Divorce 360.com (2008)
  • Filing for Joint Custody, Divorce 360.com (2008)
  • Not your Grandchildren’s YouTube Lawyers, USA Lawyers (2008)
  • Should I get a Prenup, and When?, Tie The Knot (2008)
  • The Purpose-Driven Divorce, Modern Woman’s Divorce Guide (2007)
LANGUAGES
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Taiwanese
  • French (conversational)
NOTEWORTHY
  • Wife and Mother
  • Christian faith
  • Complete Los Angeles Marathon
  • World Traveler (over 30 countries)
  • Pianist with perfect pitch (since age 3)