The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard Named Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine for 2013

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The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard is a Pasadena, California divorce law firm. The firm is excited to announce that they have been named Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine for 2013, marking the third consecutive year they have received this honor.

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The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard was named “Top Attorneys” by Pasadena Magazine for 2013. This is the third consecutive year the firm has received this prestigious award (2011, 2012, and 2013).

The Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine were recently featured in the fifth annual Top Attorney issue that hit newsstands in early September. The “Top Attorneys” were awarded with this distinction after going through an online balloting process which was made available to thousands of attorneys. The lawyers included in the annual list of Pasadena Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” are used by readers who are seeking the top legal experts in the San Gabriel Valley and throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County, California. While the city is infamous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and the Tournament of Roses Parade, which has been hosted every year since 1890, Pasadena is also home to numerous scientific and cultural institutions such as the California Institute of Technology and the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Pasadena Magazine is the city’s bi-monthly magazine that covers Pasadena and the surrounding areas of Glendale, the Eastside of Los Angeles, and the San Gabriel Valley. Pasadena Magazine features the highest quality journalism and photography as it chronicles the everyday life of Southern California’s most historically rich, culturally vibrant and fascinating community.

The legal team at The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard is honored to have been named a “Top Attorney” by Pasadena Magazine for 2011, 2012, and now 2013.

The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard is a divorce and family law firm located in the heart of Pasadena, California on E. Colorado Blvd. The firm’s stellar legal team is made up of Carolyn A. Makupson, her daughter Kristen M. Howard, and Erika R. Scheideman. They are the only mother-daughter law firm in Pasadena. Founding partner of the firm, Carolyn A. Makupson has served extensively as a Judge Pro Tem in Los Angeles County since 1996, she has also been appointed by the court as a minors’ counsel to represent the best interests of children in contested child custody matters.

Kristen Howard, partner at the firm, completed her internship at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office before working as a law clerk for Carolyn A. Makupson. Attorney Howard has volunteered for the Los Angeles County Bar Pro Bono Domestic Violence Project and for the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Pro Bono Attorney Panel.

Erika R. Scheidman, an associate attorney with the firm earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations with honors from Pacific Union College, and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. Attorney Scheideman interned at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and clerked for the firm while attending law school. She returned to the firm after taking the Bar Examination. Today, she is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Pasadena Bar Association. To contact the firm regarding your divorce matter, please call (888) 328-2734, or visit the firm’s website online at

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