MEET THE PARTNER
Elyse R. Margolin
Admitted to the California Bar in December,1975, and Elyse Margolin has been practicing Family Law almost exclusively since 1985. Ms. Margolin has handled countless dissolutions, paternity actions, support enforcement proceedings, prenuptial agreements, and cohabitation agreements. In her 45 years of practicing law, she has been lead trial counsel on numerous cases and litigated many contested Requests for Orders and Evidentiary hearings. Many of the cases she has handled could be described as complex litigation which involve complex issues of custody, support, and property issues, etc. She directly supervises all work performed by Associates that she assigns to cases.
Affiliated Association – Beverly Hills Bar Association
Southwestern University School of Law (JD – Juris Doctor, 1975)
University of Southern California (BA – Bachelor of Arts, 1972)
MEET OUR ATTORNEYS
CHERYL A. STEWART
Cheryl A Stewart graduated, with honors, from Chapman University, receiving a dual degree in Philosophy and Legal Studies. While working toward her PhD at USC, Ms. Stewart was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship for the Sustainable Cities program. Ms. Stewart found that, in the world of strict academia, problem solving was based in written theory. She desired to be in the trenches of life, solving real-world problems one person at a time. As a result, Ms. Stewart declined her dissertation and took a Master’s degree. This decision propelled her into law school, where she found that she could combine the academic and theoretic study with the real-life practice of law. Ms. Stewart is a dedicated student of the law, and fiercely loyal to her clients and friends alike. She knows that when a client requires the aid of an attorney, it is because of a crossroads in that client’s life. Ms. Stewart believes the relationship between attorney and client should be viewed as a sacred trust. Because of her graduate training and extensive research background, Ms. Stewart comes to the practice of law with years of experience in research, writing, and problem solving. Ms. Stewart has experience in a wide array of domestic matters including, but not limited to, dissolution of marriage, restraining orders, post-judgment modification of custody and support, and prenuptial agreements. Ms. Stewart is a member of the California, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Bar Associations.
Southwestern University School of Law(Doctor of Law, 2011)
University of Southern California (MA, 2005)
Chapman University (BA, 2000)
Dragana Balaban-Scuric practices exclusively in the area of family law. Ms. Balaban-Scuric ran a solo practice from June 2017 until July 2021 when she joined the firm. Ms. Balaban-Scuric represents clients at all phases of family law litigation, including dissolution, legal separation, parentage proceedings, as well as child custody, child support, spousal support and property division. She has effectively represented clients in evidentiary hearings, mediations, and settlement negotiations. Ms. Balaban-Scuric strives to contain contention between family law litigants and maintains her focus on achieving optimal results. On her free time, Ms. Balaban-Scuric enjoys learning Mandarin by watching Chinese historical dramas, and going to sporting events with her son.
California State University of Northridge – BA in English
University of West Los Angeles – JD