Craig S. Pedersen


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Beverly Hills Bar Association
LA bar association

“I serve as an envoy between my client and the court. I can focus the court on my client’s concerns – and the reasons behind them — in ways that my clients might struggle to convey to the court if doing it by themselves.”

In his more than 20 years of experience as a family law attorney in Los Angeles, Craig S. Pedersen has counseled clients across the full range of issues. His in-depth experience includes high net worth divorcehigh-conflict custody casespaternity matters, and post-judgment litigation.

Craig strives to be the best family law attorney Los Angeles has to offer, that’s why he has earned a reputation as a highly effective communicator for his ability to voice his clients’ concerns persuasively before judges and arbiters. As a Los Angeles family law attorney, Craig customizes his counsel to each client’s individual circumstances and focuses on helping them adjust to their changing personal and family dynamics so they can move forward.

A graduate of Loyola Law School, Craig served as president of his alma mater’s Alumni Association Board of Governors and continues to serve on its board. His work there has involved overseeing pro bono efforts, including adoption finalizations and legal services clinics. Craig serves as a vice-chair of the Beverly Hills Bar AssociationFamily Law Section. In addition, he is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association, where Craig provides guidance on legislation and legislative priorities geared toward family law litigants and their children.

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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

Craig S. Pedersen

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Dissolution
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Marital Property
  • Paternity


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Azusa Pacific University
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations &

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • California Lawyers Association, Family Law Executive Committee
  • State Bar of California


  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers: 2024
  • Super Lawyers: 2011, 2014-2024
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section, Award of Recognition for Service as Co-Chair: 2017-2018
  • Loyola Law School Alumni Association Board of Governors, Award of Recognition for Service as President: 2013
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2008-2009
  • Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Dean’s Service Award: 1994

Published Works

  • “For the Best or Worst Interests of Baseball: The Commissioner’s Powers Lie in Doubt,” Loyola Law School of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 2 (Spring 1993)