Marshall S. Zolla



2029 Century Park East Suite 1020
Los Angeles CA, 90067
Phone: (310) 407-0770
Fax: (310) 407-0776


Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


Legal Organizations

State Bar of California (Member, Sections On:  Family Law; Real Property; Law Office Management); Los Angeles county Bar Association (Member, Sections On:  Family Law; Real Property; Law Office Management); Beverly Hills Bar Association (Chair, Family Law Section 1982-1983); Member, Board of Governors, 1983-1984); Association of Certified Family Law Specialists; Boalt hall School of Law Alumni Association (Founding Participant and Contributor to Boalt hall Family Law Society); Mediator, Family Law Department, Los Angeles Superior Court; Chairperson, Family law Mediation Program, Los Angeles Superior Court, West District, 1978-1980.


AV Rating:  Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, (1997-2012).

CLE Presentations

Guest Speake,  Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Symposium Los Angeles, CA, Topic:  E-Discovery, May 19, 2012; Guest Speaker, University of California, Los Angeles/Continuing Education Of The Bar Tax & Estate Planning Conference, Los Angeles, CA, Topic:  Family Law And Estate Planning Crossover Issues, May 12, 2012; Guest Speaker, U.S.C. Trust And Estate Conference, Los Angeles, CA, Topic:  Family Law And Estate Planning Crossover Issues, November 18, 2011; Interview:  CNBC Primetime Special:  "Divorce Wars", March 2011; Guest Speaker:  Estate Counselors Forum, U.S. Trust Bank Of America Private Wealth Management Topic:  Family Law And Estate Planning Crossover Issues, January 20, 2011; Guest Speaker, Hebrew Union College, New York, N.Y., Topic:  The Synagogue And Community As Support During Life-Threatening Illness, October 20, 2010; Guest Speaker:  UCLA Law School, Topic:  Representing Clients In Mediation From A Family Law Perspective, October 6, 2010; Guest Speaker, Venable LLP, Topic:  The Interdisciplinary Impact of Substantive Family Law Issues, December 8, 2009; Guest Speaker, Family Law Study Group, Topic:  Evolving Concept Of The Fiduciary Duty Between Spouses, January 9, 2007; Guest Speaker, White Zuckerman Warsavsky Luna Wolf & Hunt Study Group, Topic:  Automatic Teporary Restraining Orders (ATRO's), June 7, 2006; Guest Panelist, City National Bank, Divorce Hollywood style, July 2005; Speaker:  2002 Annual Meeting Of The State Bar of California Practical And Sacred Decisions At The End Of Life:  Advance Health Care Directives, Monterey, California, October 10-13, 2002; 2001 Marital Property Planning Symposium:  The State Bar Of California Estate Planning, Trust, Probate Law And Family Law Sections; San Francisco/Los Angles, July 13-14, 2001; Continuing Legal Education Presentations:  Law Firms, Accounting Firms, Business Managers, California Continuing Education Of The Bar (CEB), California Center For Judicial Education And Research (CJER); Panelist:  Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts And Estates Section, "Estate Planning & Probate Issues Arising In The Context Of Second Marriages," April 1996; LACBA Employee Benefit Committee Of The Taxation Section And The Family Law Section "Early Retirement Benefits, A New Hidden Asset:  An Analysis Of The Gram Case," February 1995; Panelist:  Beverly Hills Association Family Law Symposium, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995; Panelist and Author:  Los Angeles County Superior Court Child Custody Colloquium, 1995; Beverly Hills Bar Association Citzens law School, 1991, 1993.


Editorial Consultant and Commentator, California Family Law Monthly, Matthew Bender & Company, 1988-2012; Author:  The School of Law, UCLA, and CEB, Estate Planning 2012, Chapter 9, Family Law and Estate Planning Crossover Issues; Co-Author:  "Mediation Confidentiality vs. Breach of Spousal Fiduciary Duty:  The Clash of Enshrined Public Policy Titans," California Family Law Monthly, June 2012; Author:  Publication of Chapter In Nationwide Book Published by Aspatore Books Entitled Inside The Minds:  Strategies For Family law In California, 2011 Edition, Chapter Title:  Evolving Family Law Issues and Strategies; Co-Author:  Publication of Chapter in CEB Publication Entitled Dividing Pensions and Other Empolyee Benefits In California Divorces. Chapter 2, Initial Procedures and Pretrial Orders, January 2007; Supplement, 2009; Co-Author:  Publication of Chapter On Fiduciary Duty Between Spouses In The 2008 Family Law Symposium Reference Book, Los Angeles County Bar Association, May 2008; Practice Consultant, California Family Law Litigation Guide, Matthew Bender & Company; Co-Author:  "Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATROS):  Protector Of The status Quo Or Impermissible Restraint On Alienation?," California Family Law Monthly, November 2005; Co-Author:  "Marital Duty," Fiduciary Duty Between Spouses, Cover Article, Los Angeles Lawyer, February 2004; Co-Author:  "Health Care and Family Law:  An Unhealthy Alliance," California Family Law Monthly, June 2003; Co-Author:  "Religious Divide:  Time For Another Look At Religious Upbringing Provisions In Prenuptial Agreements," California Lawyer, June 2002; Co-Author:  "Lasting Wishes:  California's New Health Care Decisions Law," Los Angeles Lawyer, December 2000; Author:  "An Interdisciplinary Approach To Modern Family Law Practice," Los Angeles Lawyer, July/August 2000; Author:  "Religious Differences In Child Custody And Visitation Disputes," Los Angeles Lawyer, November 1998; Co-Author:  "Guards Of The House:  As Agents Of The Court, Guardians Ad Litem Face Substantive And Ethical Dilemmas In Family Law Proceedings," Los Angeles Lawyer, July/August 1997; Co-Author:  "Promises, Promises:  Enforceability Of A Prenuptial Agreement In California May Founder On Three Conflicting Standards Of Law," Los Angeles Lawyer, December 1995; Co-Author:  "Qualified Medical Child Support Orders (QMCSO's)," Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1995; Co-Author:  "The Perpetuation Of Shattered hearts:  The Disturbing Conflict Between Dependency Court And Family Law Jurisdiction," Los Angeles Lawyer, July/August 1993; Co-Author:  "Guideline Child Support:  How To Get 'Off' The Mandatory Guideline," Beverly Hill Bar Association, 1993: Co-Author:  "The Diversity Of Child Custody Proceedings In California," Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Symposium Reference Book, 1993; Co-Author:  "Child Custody Proceedings Other Than In Marital Dissolution Actions," Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Symposium Reference Book, 1991, 1992; Editorial Consultant, California Marital Settlement Agreement, Cal. Draft Master Series, Matthew Bender & Co., 1990; Author:  "When Parents Change Their Minds," California State Bar Journal, January,1985; Author:  "Evaluation, Division And Proof Of Retirement Plan Benefits Incident To A Marital Dissolution Proceeding," Beverly Hills Bar Association Eleventh Annual Family Law Symposium, 1985; Editorial Consultant:  California Legal Systems, Domestic Relations, Published by Matthew Bender & Co., 1983; Author "Tax Implications Of Living Together:  Close Encounters Of The Uncertain Kind," Beverly Hills Bar Journal, spring, 1981 (Reprinted By California Continuing Education Of The Bar, Advanced Family Law Series, "Solving The Problems Of Unmarried Couples," October, 1982); Author:  "Prenuptial Agreements And Freedon Of Contract In California," California state Bar Journal, January, 1981; Co-author:  "Report Of The Family Law Mediation Program Of The Los Angeles County Superior Court," Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, Spring 1980.