Doreen Marie Olson


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Beverly Hills Bar Association
LA bar association

“What do clients remember in the years after their divorce? How they treated one another and their children during the process. I try to make that as productive and positive as possible so my clients can protect their families and move forward to the next, happier stage of their lives.”

Top Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Doreen Marie Olson offers a big-picture and realistic perspective that combines respect, compassion and clients’ long-term well-being. Doreen leads men and women through all aspects of high asset divorce and asset dissolution. She has in-depth experience with child custody issues and has helped resolve the most contentious and complex custody fights during her 30 years of practice.

Doreen is a California Certified Family Law Specialist, a designation earned by an elite group of attorneys. As part of her holistic representation, Doreen draws from her network of professionals, including educational specialists, therapists, and parenting coaches, to create custody agreements that support parents, children and the future of their families.

Doreen’s background includes representation of a range of clients and matters, including young parents and same-sex spouses in custody contests and post-judgment matters involving a move away and relocation issues. Appreciated by clients for her responsiveness and emotional IQ, Doreen has earned the trust of the family law legal community and formerly served as court-appointed minor’s counsel. Doreen strives to be the best family law attorney Los Angeles has to offer. That’s why she is also known for her thorough cases preparation, respectful approaches and effectiveness in court, during mediation and in settlement conferences. In all of her representations, Doreen provides clients with the critical tools to make informed decisions and chart a path toward a new quality of life. Recently, Doreen was elected as nominee for the ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award and recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal. She was selected for inclusion in the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers.

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Super Lawyers SoCal Top 50 Women List
Los Angeles Business Journal 50 Largest Law Firms In L.A.
AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer 25 Years Running
Southwestern Law Firm Outstanding Law Firm
Certified Family Law Specialist

Doreen Marie Olson


  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    • B.A. - 1989

Professional Associations &

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Practice Areas

  • Family Law


  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers: 2024
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2024
  • Top Women Attorneys by Los Angeles Business Journal: 2020
  • Most Influential Women Lawyers by Los Angeles Business Journal: 2017
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Stars": 2005-2006
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s Annual Leaders of Influence, Minority Attorneys: 2018, 2024
  • Women of Influence: Attorneys Los by the Los Angeles Business Journal: 2024

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Frequently appointed minor's counsel by the court


  • Spanish