Left to right: Ashley W. Edwards, Cynthia J. Ponce, Leena S. Hingnikar, Christina E. Djordjevich, Peter M. Walzer, Christopher C. Melcher, Kristina L. Hohne, Steven K. Yoda, and John B. Chason
AAML President Peter M. Walzer
Speaking to the Kentucky Chapter
This past April, Peter M. Walzer made a visit to the AAML Kentucky chapter at the Louisville Bar Association in Louisville, KY.

He spoke to the bar and gave his presentation
"Prenuptial Agreements: The Do’s and Don’ts Before 'I Do'".
Christopher C. Melcher
to Teach at
Pepperdine University
This fall, Christopher C. Melcher will be an adjunct professor for his alma mater, Pepperdine University School of Law.

Chris will be teaching two units of family law.
Leena S. Hingnikar
to Serve as Vice-Chair of FLEXCOM
We are proud to announce that partner, Leena S. Hingnikar , will be the vice-chair of the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) for the upcoming 2019-2020 term.
    S E M I N A R S

* June 14, 2019
Prenuptial Agreements: The Do’s and
Don’ts Before “I Do”
Peter M. Walzer & Christopher C.
AAML Mountain States Chapter
Jackson Hole, WY
* July 14-20, 2019
Faculty Member - ABA/NITA Family
Law Trial Advocacy Institute
Christopher C. Melcher
Boulder, CO
* July 30, 2019
Spousal Support
Christopher C. Melcher
Walzer Melcher LLP
* July 31, 2019
Protecting the Privacy of a Public
Figure/Celebrity During Divorce
Christopher C. Melcher & Tony Storm
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Beverly Hills, CA
 S P O N S O R S H I P
This past March, Ashley W. Edwards headed a clothing drive for the non-for-profit organization Dress for Success.

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
With the help of volunteers, the Harriett Buhai Center provides free family law assistance and legal education to the poor. They strive to empower people in need and assure them meaningful access to the courts.
Celebrating the installation of the incoming LACBA president, Ronald F. Brot , and other serving officers.
AAML Mid-Year Meeting
1st Tee Sponsor
Walzer Melcher was a proud sponsor of this year's AAML Mid-Year Meeting at the Fairmont Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, MX.
JABA 43rd Annual Installation Awards
Platinum Sponsor

Honoring prominent individuals in the Japanese American community.

The Japanese American Bar Association (“JABA”) was founded over 40 years ago
in Los Angeles, California. Over the years, JABA has provided a special forum for members of the legal profession with interests and ties to the Japanese American community to discuss issues, network, and serve their community.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI).

Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. 
President's Dinner Sponsor
IAFL is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

IAFL was formed in 1986 as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers to improve the practice of law and administration of justice in the area of divorce and family law throughout the world.
We are excited to announce that our law clerk, David Bass , graduated with his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine Law School , and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution this May.

In 2010, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University . He went on to achieve his Master’s of Science degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) .

David began his work at the firm in April 2015. David researched, assisted, drafted, and edited Christopher C. Melcher's book on pre-marital agreements “ Complex Issues in California Family Law, Volume K, Premarital Agreements " (available here ). He also drafted the trial brief and statement of decision for a case concerning a premarital agreement between European wife and American husband worth approximately $400 million.

In addition to his schooling at Pepperdine, he worked as a research assistant for Academic Dean Naomi Goodno . He was also a member of the Moot Court Board ; president of the Habeas Ludus Institute for Strategic Thinking Club, and served as a student mentor for the first-year law students.

His job and goal as an attorney is to help people navigate this difficult time in their lives by helping them understand the legal process and potential issues.
We would like to welcome our new Bookkeeper, Kerri Bevans , to the Walzer Melche r family. Kerri grew up in Los Angeles. With more than 10 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, her work ethic shows precision and accuracy. Passionate about her craft, Kerri is committed to paying close attention to detail.

Dedicated not only to her work but also to her home life, when she is not working she is spending time with her family. Kerri is a volunteering team mom for her 6-year-old son’s school baseball team. She is excited about her future at Walzer Melcher LLP.
Walzer Melcher
Easter Egg Hunt
Ashley W. Edwards' son, Ethan, had an Easter egg hunt on the Walzer Melcher lawn!

The office bunnies were nowhere to be found.
Ashley and Andrew Edwards
Christopher C. Melcher giving his presentation "Cross-Examining Statistical Analysis"
Peter M. Walzer with Susan Myres and Kristen Nelson
Walzer Melcher Gang
Peter attending the Georgia Chapter's Annual Casino Party in Atlanta, GA
Peter and Marshall Willick
AAML Nevada Chapter
Jason Naimi, Ed Kainen, Katherine Provost, and Peter attending the Nevada Chapter conference in Bishop, CA
Peter and Nevada Chapter President Bob Cerceo
AAML Missouri Chapter
AAML Virginia Chapter Spring Retreat
Peter and Lou Waterman at the Louisville Bar Association
Richard West and Peter golfing at Bay Hill
AAML Past President Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich and Peter
Peter Gladstone, Jorge Cestero, Peter, and Thomas Sasser for the AAML Florida Institute Conference
AAML Connecticut Chapter
AAML Presidents
Past, Present and Future

(L to R): John Slowiaczek, Joslin Davis, Peter, Susan Myres, Madeline Marzano- Lesnevich,
and Elizabeth Green Lindsey
AAML Executive Committee Meeting at the Aria Hotel in
Las Vegas, NV
AAML Executive Committee Members
Peter and Joslin Davis
Peter, Tom Sasser, and Ben Stevens
Peter and AAML Past-President Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich
Peter, Graham Walzer, and Ashley Guerzon
Judy Barton, Peter, Susan Myres, and Kristen Nelson
AAML Executive Committee
Joslin Davis, Jorge Cestero, Elizabeth Lindsey, Tom Wolfrum, Peter, and Amy Amundsen
Peter and Laura Belleau
Angela Dillingham, Peter, Twyler Jenkins and Twyler's family
Peter on stage during the President's Dinner at
La Isla, Xcaret in Mexico
Steve Mindel, Kelly Chang Rickert, and Christopher C. Melcher at the
ACFLS Spring Seminar
Sandra Mayberry, Christopher C. Melcher, and John B. Chason presenting for the AAML SoCal Trial Basics Seminar Practicum session at
UCI Law School
Walzer Melcher gang at the
ACFLS Spring Seminar
Ashley W. Edwards attending the AAML NorCal Symposium in Napa, CA
Christopher C. Melcher, Karen Platt, Steven K. Yoda, Gus Dahlberg, Brent Tanner, and families enjoying a dune buggy excursion at the ABA Family Law Spring Conference in the Dominican Republic
Brian Crotty, Chad Hoekstra, and Steven K. Yoda presenting at the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, NV
Steven K. Yoda presenting at the IAFL Introduction to Family Law Conference in San Francisco, CA
Hon. Patti C. Ratekin and Peter presenting for the
Advanced Family Law Course in
Costa Mesa, CA
Peter, former law clerk Erik Milan and his mom, and Chris at the Pepperdine Law School
graduation reception
Christopher C. Melcher presenting for the Advanced Family Law Course in Costa Mesa, CA
Tatyana Kalchik and Chris at the
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Luncheon in
Sacramento, CA