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Top Attorney - Orange County - 2015

Burch, Coulston & Shepard LLP
20281 SW Birch Street, First Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660

MOST PEOPLE UNDERSTAND that divorce proceedings can be emotionally and financially difficult. What is often not understood is how complex the field of family law can be, particularly when the divorce includes custody disputes or the value and division of a business.

Speak with Robert Burch and you will soon discover why his firm, Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, practices exclusively in the area of divorce and family law. As he explains, family law is a challenging legal arena that requires complete dedication and a laser focus to obtain the results clients desire.

"Family law is a very complex field that involves many specialties, including tax, real-estate and business law" says Burch, the firm's managing partner. "Unless you are a specialist in family law and keep up with changes in the field, you can miss very important issues. With the cases we handle involving professionals, business owners and their spouses, these issues could represent a million dollars or more, so they are very important."

Burch has been exclusively practicing family law for some 19 years. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer; is AVVO rated as a 10; has been recognized by OC Metro since 2011 as one of the top family law attorneys in Orange County; and has been certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in the field of family law.

At the firm he teams with fellow attorney Courtney Shepard, who is also a certified family law specialist, to handle custody disputes and divorces where there is a lot at stake.

"I have focused my career on representing business owners, professionals or their spouses,
handling complex marital estates and custody disputes," he says. "I have a thorough understanding and extensive experience in business valuation, cash-flow issues and tax issues, which are essential to representing business owners, professionals and high-net-worth individuals. I have a network of consultants and experts that I draw upon for my clients, including custody evaluators, forensic accountants, appraisers, actuaries and financial advisors.

Burch is regularly called for speaking engagements on family law and custody matters and has authored numerous articles for the Family Law Focus column of the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Burch says he and his team are successful because they are dedicated to their clients and get results. "We are dedicated, persistent and loyal to our clients," he says. "We will work weekends or long hours to uncover assets, prepare for negotiation or trial. We simply do not give up until the job is done. Most importantly, we take pride in obtaining the results our clients want."

His firm of seven attorneys has a reputation for integrity and credibility. "Judges throughout Orange County trust our credibility and competence, and opposing counsel respect our specialized family-law knowledge and unyielding determination to protect the rights and interest of our clients."

They employ the team approach to cases and stay up to date on current law. In sum, they offer big-firm resources with small-firm care, and they have exclusive and extensive experience in family law.

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