Left to Right: Ashley W. Edwards, Cynthia J. Ponce, Christina E. Djordjevich, Peter M. Walzer, Christopher C. Melcher, Kristina L. Hohne, and Steven K. Yoda
Update on COVID-19 From Our Firm
In these trying times, we hope that all of you and your families are keeping safe. With all the uncertainty in the world, the health and well-being of our clients and staff are our top priority. We are taking all necessary precautions as advised by the authorities.

Our firm is working remotely. The courts are limiting operations to essential functions. All other hearings are being continued until people can safely go to court.
For the near future, family law orders may be difficult to obtain unless there is an emergency. When the courts resume normal operations, there will be a massive backlog of work.
Matters involving private judges may go forward by video or telephone conferences per agreement of the parties and counsel.
Congratulations to
New Equity Partner Steven K. Yoda &
Partner Christina E. Djordjevich
We are pleased to announce that partner Steven K. Yoda has been elevated to equity partnership. Steve joined Walzer Melcher in 2015 after practicing as a commercial litigator for over 10 years. Since joining the firm, Steve has represented numerous clients in complex family law matters. Steve recently passed the Certified Family Law Specialist examination.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys good food and drink. Recently, Steve has been exploring the beauty and nuance of rye whiskey. To combat the resultant empty calories, Steve has subjected himself to the pain of F45 fitness.
We are pleased to announce that Christina E. Djordjevich has been elevated to partnership. Chrissy has been with the firm since 2018. Prior to joining Walzer Melcher , Chrissy was an associate at a leading New York City family law firm for five years.

A native Angeleno, Chrissy is thrilled to be back in California after many years of harsh New York winters. She is a lifelong fan of Saturday Night Live
(notwithstanding some
questionable seasons), and has vast knowledge of sketches both past and present.
50 Years in Family Law:
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
A lot has changed in the practice of family law over the past few decades, and few know this better than Peter M. Walzer .

He shared his experiences with the Daily Journal and you can read it here .
Super Lawyers SoCal Top 100
Congratulations to Peter M. Walzer for being named to Super Lawyers Top 100 Southern California Lawyers list for 2020!
  S E M I N A R S

*March 30, 2020
Manage Your Firm and Your Sanity During this Crisis
Peter M. Walzer & Aimee Pingenot Key
Zoom Webinar
*January, 2021
Litigating Prenups in 2021
Peter M. Walzer & Steven K. Yoda
AAML Trial Institute
San Diego, CA
*April 16, 2021
Trial Basics Seminar
Christopher C. Melcher
Costa Mesa, CA
*April 17, 2021
Trial Basics Seminar - Practicum
Christopher C. Melcher
UC Irvine, CA
BHBA Family Law
Meet the Judges Night

Introducing the family law judicial officers from the Central and
other districts.
Renee Fairbanks, Tony Storm, and Chris at the Santa Barbara College of Law. Chris and Tony presented on celebrity privacy issues
during divorce.
Tony Storm, Judge Mark Juhas, and Peter presenting for the Motion Picture Television Fund on celebrity privacy issues during divorce.
Peter at KABC for Gurvey's Law podcast.
Justice Kenneth Yegan and Chris' son, Michael, during a snow trip to Mammoth, CA.
AAML Executive Committee at NASA Space City in
Houston, Texas.
Chris, Ashley, Chrissy, and Peter at this year's AAML Trial Institute in Los Angeles, CA.
Steve with the Pro Bono Advisory Council of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles at the office of Lim Nexus LLP.
Cynthia J. Ponce
Attended AIJUDEFA in Santiago, Chile
Cynthia in front of the
Chilean Supreme Court.
Cynthia with family lawyers from
El Salvador and New Jersey.