The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Promotes Two Senior Law Clerks & Recent Graduates of Southwestern Law School to Associate Attorneys

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Pasadena’s Premier Family Law Firm Continues its Dedication to Developing & Mentoring Young Lawyers by Promoting Deborah Soleymani and Lucy Vartanian

The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer (LODPS), Pasadena's premier family law firm today announced that it has promoted two of its Senior Law Clerks, Deborah Soleymani and Lucy Vartanian, to Associate Family Attorneys.

“When I started my practice 10 years ago, I wanted to set my firm apart from others when it came to working with new associates,” said Don Schweitzer, Certified Family Law Specialist, Partner and Co-founder of the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “I’m an advocate of mentoring and encouraging professional growth for all of my associates, but especially for new hires. We provide an opportunity for new associates to manage their own cases, and as a mentor and colleague I help them navigate the pros and cons of each possibility. It allows the firm to provide the best representation for each client, while allowing new associates to build their character and confidence as a lawyer.”

While most law firms keep new associates at bay, the LODPS believes the contrary--allowing new associates to work side-by-side with senior members digging in to cases and challenge their professional instincts. This business model is what helped build the firm’s loyal, dedicated and professional team of associates.

“Don is the ideal mentor and has done so much to shape my career,” said Deborah Soleymani, associate, Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “I value the commitment he has had made to establish the techniques of advocacy that this firm is known for in family law, and I’m proud to be part of a team that is well respected.”

Ms. Soleymani and Ms. Vartanian will handle all areas of family law, including dissolution, child custody disputes and domestic violence.

Ms. Soleymani is recent graduate of Southwestern Law School, where she was elected vice president of the Student Bar Association and recipient of the Sanford P. Scholarship and the Cooperman Scholarship. While at Southwestern, Soleymani served as an extern in the Preliminary Hearings unit of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and as a litigation assistant for a civil litigation firm.

Ms. Soleymani earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is a member of the Pasadena Bar Association and served on the board of Break the Cycle, a national, non-profit organization that empowers youth to end domestic violence. She is also fluent in Farsi.

“In the time that I’ve worked at the firm, I’ve discovered the managing partners’ priorities are two-fold: to ensure the best possible outcome for the firm’s clients, while also encouraging professional growth of the associates through mentoring, one-one-one meetings and more,” said Lucy Vartanian, associate, Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “Seeing Don’s dedication motivates my commitment to honor the firm’s excellent reputation in the legal community. I’m thrilled to work with the most seasoned and reputable family law attorneys in Los Angeles.”

Ms. Vartanian started her law career a Junior Law Clerk, followed by a Senior Law Clerk at the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. She is a graduate of Southwestern Law School, where she participated in a variety of clerkships, including an immigration law firm and the business and legal affairs department at a production company. Prior to law school, Ms. Vartanian received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of California, San Diego, where she was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, a prestigious pre-law society.

About The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer

The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer is Pasadena's premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Their specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.
The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. They handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way.

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