Founder and Certified Family Law Specialist
Zitser Family Law Group is a highly respected and well-known firm in the family law arena. Ms. Diana P. Zitser, the founder, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She has successfully represented clients with matters ranging from high-net-worth divorces to later-in-life divorces, legal separations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, determination of spousal support, paternity actions, move-away cases, and domestic partnerships.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Zitser earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance and was a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, handling complex multimillion-dollar realty valuation projects. Ms. Zitser credits her unique finance and real estate background with helping to make her the top-rated divorce attorney. She offers a distinct advantage in litigating and negotiating complex, high asset divorces, structuring, drafting, and implementing marital property settlement agreements, and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. She also represents clients in child custody and visitations, child support, and move-away cases.
Ms. Zitser is licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. A recognized “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine (an honor awarded to only the top 5% of the lawyers in the country) from 2015-2023. Ms. Zitser also ranked as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California from 2017-2023. And in 2019 and 2023, she was ranked as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California by Super Lawyers.
Ms. Zitser has a perfect “10” rating from AVVO for “peer recognition & client satisfaction” and Martindale-Hubbell awarded her their prestigious “AV Preeminent” rating, which is the “highest possible in both legal ability and ethical standards.” She’s honored to have been named as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in the San Fernando Valley by the SFV Business Journal, named in Forbes magazine as one of the Ten Most Dependable Family Law Attorneys of the West, chosen as one of The 25 Best Divorce Lawyers in for five consecutive years from 2016-2021, and is the winner of the LiveWire’s 2016 Global Award.
Ms. Zitser is a member of the State Bar of California (Member, Family Law Section), Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar (Member, Family Law Section), and San Fernando Valley Bar (Member, Family Law Section). She also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), an organization dedicated to excellence in the financial aspects of litigation and divorce financial education.
Ms. Zitser is fluent in English and Russian.