Leann K. Kaufman is a Certified Family Law Specialist.* She has practiced exclusively in Family Law since being admitted to the bar in 2007. Ms. Kaufman has a passion for helping families in transition, so practicing in the area of Family Law was a natural fit for her. Ms. Kaufman practices in all areas of Family Law, but has a focus in mediation and settlement oriented divorce. She is very effective at helping families handle complex child custody matters. Ms. Kaufman earned her J.D. from Chapman University School of Law, where she obtained an emphasis certificate in tax law. While at Chapman, she served as Vice President for the Family Law Society, and also volunteered in Chapman’s tax clinic and for VITA, assisting low income individuals with tax issues. She clerked for the Public Law Center in Orange County and interned with Legal Aid in Compton. Ms. Kaufman graduated cum laude from University of California, Irvine, with double Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Ecology and Women’s Studies. Ms. Kaufman grew up in the Bay Area and travels there often to visit her family. Ms. Kaufman is also an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Long Beach where she teaches Child and Family Law under the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Teaching and Speaking Engagements
  • Adjunct Professor, California State University, Long Beach; Child and Family Law, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014- present
  • Guest Lecturer at California State University, Fullerton; Communication Week, April 2015 , April 2017, April 2018
  • Panelist for Second Saturday OC, 2017-2019
  • Panelist for Criminal Law and Society’s Career Panel; University of California, Irvine, January 2016
  • Panelist for Veteran’s Leadership Academy, Legal Rotary Panel; Irvine Valley College, November 2015
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution: Family Law Mediation Course, 2021
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution: Psychology of Conflict Course, 2021
  • Chapman University, School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Chapman University, School of Law, Tax Law Emphasis Certificate, 2007
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A. Social Ecology and B.A. Women’s Studies, 2004
Memberships, Affiliations, and Awards
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2020 Remarkable Women Awards – Recognized as one of the “Four Attorneys Under 40” – NAWBO Orange County (National Association of Women Business Owners)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 2013-2018
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member of ProVisors
  • UCI Alumni Lifetime Member
  • Member of CCFA (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America)

*Certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

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