Left to Right: Charles J. Morris, Ashley W. Edwards, Cynthia J. Ponce, Peter M. Walzer, Christopher C. Melcher, Kristina L. Hohne, Christina E. Djordjevich, and Steven K. Yoda
Walzer Melcher Welcomes the
Newest Members to the Team
We are excited to welcome Charles “Chuck” Morris, III as the firm’s newest Associate Attorney. Chuck has lived in Southern California for most of his life and has over 14 years of family law experience, both as an attorney and a legal assistant. Chuck received his Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies with a minor in Art History from Arizona State University. He received his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law, the oldest law school in Orange County, where he earned the Distinguished Public Service honor. 

Chuck enjoys music, art, design, and architecture, and cannot wait for museums to open back up. On weekends, he can be found training with his hiking club to hike Half Dome in Yosemite for the second time. 
We are excited to welcome Sandy Penaranda as the firm’s new Administrator. Sandy was born and raised in California, but her family is originally from Puerto Rico and has 5 years of Legal Administration experience, as well as over 20 years of paralegal experience. Sandy has a Bachelor in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  

Sandy is excited to join WM and be part of a strong dedicated team. When not working, Sandy enjoys traveling, dancing, and spending time with her family.
“I want a divorce.” These 4 words have the ability to change the trajectory of not only your life but also the lives of your children and other dependents as well.

Author Heather Locus, along with contributors Peter M. Walzer, Yasmine S. Mehmet, and Lauren Waddell join forces to offer the reader a perspective on the next steps in the aftermath of that divorce declaration based on their experience in financial analysis and matrimonial law.

Read the full book review, by Tamara Harris, here.
Super Lawyers SoCal Top 100
Congratulations to Peter M. Walzer for being named to Super Lawyers Top 100 Southern California Lawyers list for 2021!
Christopher C. Melcher Appointed as
Education Director for ACFLS
We are excited to share that partner, Christopher C. Melcher, is serving as this year's Education Director for the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

Steven K. Yoda Selected to Los Angeles Business Journal's 2021 Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys
Congratulations to partner, Steven K. Yoda, for his selection to this year's Los Angeles Business Journal's Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys.
P R E S S
Christopher C. Melcher



Peter M. Walzer

  S E M I N A R S

*May 12th, 2021
Hague Evidence Requests
Christopher C. Melcher
San Francisco Bar Association

*May 14, 2021
Trial Basics Seminar
Christopher C. Melcher
AAML SoCal

*May 22, 2021
Stock Options and Deferred Compensation
Christopher C. Melcher
CFLR - Advanced Family Law Conference

*May 27, 2021
Assisting with Child Custody & Visitation Issues
Ashley W. Edwards
HalfMoon Education’s California Family Law & Ethics for Paralegals Seminar

*June 18, 2021
The Money Hunt
Christopher C. Melcher
ABA

*October 2, 2021
Peter M. Walzer
ACFLS
S P O N S O R S H I P S
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA
Game Night Fundraiser
Sponsor

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. 
Los Angeles Business Journal
2021 Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys
Tribute Sponsor

Celebrating stellar minority attorneys in the Los Angeles region.
LACBA
4th Annual Sorrell Trope Family Law Trial Institute
Platinum Sponsor

 The program is designed to teach trial advocacy skills through a combination of instruction, mock trial presentations, and feedback from experienced lawyers and judicial officers. 
Los Angeles County Bar Association
52nd Annual Family Law Symposium
Sponsor

The symposium provides practical information and insight concerning recent developments, strategies, and current trends shaping this continually evolving practice area.
Harriett Buhai
Patron Sponsor
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.