"By listening to my client and maintaining objectivity, I work with them toward a solution that accounts for both what my client wants and needs."
In her family law practice, Amy S. Kapner litigates and mediates all the critical issues in marital dissolutions. Her experience in custody matters includes international and transcontinental move-aways. Amy handles complex financial issues, from business valuations, division of royalties and the sale of real estate to the valuation and division of stock options and debt. Additional areas of focus include premarital and marital agreements and domestic violence issues.
Amy has represented numerous high-profile and high net worth individuals. She has advised on the validity of a post-nuptial agreement between a “stay at home dad” and successful female television writer, and in other matters, she led the valuation of multimillion-dollar fine art and collectibles collections. Amy has extensive first-chair litigation experience and actively participates in mediation and settlement meetings and other negotiations.
A graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Amy serves as a mentor to students at her alma mater as well as in the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles' mentor program. Amy is an active member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the LA County Bar Association and was named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2020.
How can your representation make a difference?
My representation can make a difference because I truly listen to my clients. I am able to empathize with my clients in order to best understand what they want, or counsel them when what they may want, ultimately, based upon the law, may not be in his or her best interest. My skill set enables me to remain objective, be a good listener, and be emphatic. I am able to work efficiently with my clients towards a solution that will enable them to move confidently into a new secure future.
How do you work with clients?
My client skills include showing patience and compassion, acting strategically and connecting personally.
What value do you deliver to clients?
I think clients gain the most value from my empathy, patience and focus on the big picture.
What is your favorite part of your work?
I enjoy working closely with people during a challenging time in their lives in a way that helps them achieve clarity about their future. I also really love getting to know people on a personal level.
Where did you grow up?
I was raised in Monterey, CA, and left the area to attend Northwestern University and Loyola Law School.
Area of Practice
Awards & Honors
Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2019-20
Published Works and Presentations
Professional Associations & Memberships
Loyola Law School, Mentor
Our expert family law attorneys have been providing effective divorce representation in cases involving complex issues of property, spousal support and child custody since 1995. Contact our offices in Los Angeles or Irvine, California, to schedule a consultation about your family law matter.