Left to Right: Ashley W. Edwards, Ryan D. Wedeking, Ashley K. Quan, Peter M. Walzer, Christopher C. Melcher, Steven K. Yoda, Cynthia J. Ponce, & Christina E. Djordjevich
Ryan D. Wedeking
Ryan is a seasoned litigator with a breadth of experience practicing at the highest levels of California family law. Ryan was previously an associate at the Los Angeles office of an international law firm headquartered in London, England, and the Los Angeles office of one of the largest family law firms in California.

Ryan received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where he received the Martin C. Pachter Award for excellence in family law and founded and served as president of the UCLA Family Law Society.

Prior to entering law school, Ryan worked in international business and is a conversational speaker of Mandarin Chinese. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys golf, tennis, hiking, and gourmet cooking.
Angelina Trejo
Angie was born and raised in the Valley. She has been a certified paralegal for 14 years. She has gained experience in various areas of law, including collections, personal injury, and family law, which has become her favorite.

Her hobbies include reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Administrative Assistant
Sophia Centurion
Sophia graduated from CSUN this past May, with a degree in Sociology, and a minor in English.

In the future, she plans to manage writers in entertainment development.

She enjoys road trips, poetry, sitcoms, and running. In her free time, she likes to learn to make new cocktails and read romantic/adventure novels.
Summer File Clerk
Ellie Sim
Ellie served as the firm's summer file clerk. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Consumer Behavior, and Legal Studies, with hopes of pursuing a career in the legal field.

In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends.

Best wishes in the new academic year, Ellie!
For another consecutive year, the firm has been ranked in Band 1 for Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.

Individually, Peter M. Walzer and Christopher C. Melcher were ranked in Band 1, and Steven K. Yoda in Band 2.
Congratulations to Peter M. Walzer, Christopher C. Melcher, and Steven K. Yoda, for their selection to Best Lawyers in America 2023.
Congratulations to partners Christina E. Djordjevich and Ashley W. Edwards, for their selection to Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2022.
When Estate Planning and Marital Agreements Collide
by Peter M. Walzer

Peter co-authored with Wendy Goffe and Kim Willoughby, "When Estate Planning and Marital Agreements Collide", for the American Law Institute’s The Practical Lawyer October and December issues.
Marital Settlement Agreements
by Peter M. Walzer

Since 2004, Peter has edited the chapter titled "Premarital Agreements for the treatise Marital Settlement Agreements", published by Continuing Education of the Bar.
Elkins Trumps Speed: The Right to Discovery Under the Domestic Violence Protection Act
by Ryan D. Wedeking
Are parties to a request for domestic violence restraining order ("DVRO") under California’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act1 ("DVPA") entitled to discovery? If so, to what extent?

How to Survive Your Breakup
by Steven K. Yoda

Steve co-edited the summer issue of Family Advocate, titled "How to Survive Your Breakup".

September 21, 2022
Peter M. Walzer &
Christina E. Djordjevich
October 13, 2022
Peter M. Walzer
ABA Family Law Section Fall CLE
October 14, 2022
Christopher C. Melcher
October 15, 2022
Christopher C. Melcher
ABA Family Law Section
Fall CLE
October 19, 2022
Peter M. Walzer &
Christina E. Djordjevich
January 15, 2023
Christopher C. Melcher
AAML SoCal Trial Institute
March 24, 2023
Challenging Prenups & Transmutations
Christopher C. Melcher
April 20, 2023
Irrevocable Trusts And Marital Agreements
Peter M. Walzer
BHBA Family Law State of Department 2
Platinum Sponsor
AAAJ SoCal 39th Anniversary Gala
Bronze Sponsor
LACBA 44th Annual Child Custody Colloquium
Platinum Sponsor
BHBA Meet the Judges Night
LACBA/BHBA: What's New in 2?
JABA 45th Installation &
Awards Gala
LACBA FLEXCOM Installation and Awards Dinner
Platinum Sponsor
Peter (and Ryan) out on the golf course. Peter shot a hole in one at River Ridge golf course in Oxnard, CA.
Steve, and his wife Kristine, with Gin Blossoms guitarist, Jesse Valenzuela, after a Gin Blossoms concert!
Wine Down Wednesday at WMY!
JABA'S 45th Installation & Awards Gala.
WMY Firm Name Change Party.