Stephen L. Raucher

Attorney at Law

Ms. Blum has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law for over 20 years, and is a Certified Family Law Specialist, obtaining her Certificate of Specialization from the California Board of Legal Specialization in May 2003.

Ms. Blum seeks to help those who face the turmoil, uncertainty and challenges of a divorce.  Though her first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, Ms. Blum is also a fierce and relentless opponent in a court of law.

Ms. Blum has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer and, prior to that, a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine.  A celebrity divorce lawyer and author, she has frequently appeared on radio and television shows, such as “Entertainment Tonight,” “Celebrity Justice”,  “Inside Edition”, “The Insider”, WCKG-FM Radio, KNX-AM Radio, KZLA Radio, and KOST Radio.  She has also been featured and quoted in publications and print, such as iparenting.com, Variety, CBSMarketWatch.com, People Magazine, US Weekly and the Los Angeles Daily Journal.   Ms. Blum also speaks before community groups and professional organizations on various aspects of family law.

The Harriet Buhai Foundation has honored Ms. Blum for her pro bono work on their behalf.  She currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section.

Her philosophy in dealing with her clients is to bring sensitivity to what they are going through and to always treat every case on a highly individualized basis.  “I always keep in mind my client’s needs and circumstances,” she says.  “That means sound strategy, pragmatic advice, and an excellent knowledge of the system.  I’m fully prepared to resolve disputes but, when necessary, to fight to secure my client’s rights.”

Education

University of Southern California (J.D. 1994)
Cornell University (B.S. 1987)

Featured Publications

2015 Developments In California Insurance Coverage Law

California Litigation Review (March 2016)

Curb Your Cumis Counsel

Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 13, 2015)

Privileges When Law Firms Seek Advice

Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 3, 2014)

State High Court Clears Up Confusion Over Disparagement

Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 19, 2014)

2012-2013 Developments In California Insurance Coverage Law

California Litigation Review (March 2014)

Vacating Arbitration Awards, Now Less Daunting of a Task?

Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 9, 2009)

Divergent Rulings Tweak Law on Insurance-Broker Liability

Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 29, 2005)

Signs of the Times: Has the Warning Requirement of Proposition 65 Gone Too Far?

20 Los Angeles Lawyers 44 (Sept. 1997)

Raising the Stakes for Environmental Polluters: The Exxon Valdez Criminal Prosecution

219 Ecology L.Q. 147 (1992)
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Bar Associations

Beverly Hills Bar Association

(Past President; Past Chair, Litigation Section)

Los Angeles County Bar Association

(Past Member, Board of Trustees)