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Joe Spirito and Erin McGaughey Again Recognized by Super Lawyers

January 19, 2024

Joe Spirito and Erin McGaughey have been selected to the 2024 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

This recognition is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

This is Joe’s nineteenth consecutive year being selected for inclusion, and Erin’s seventh consecutive selection. Congratulations to Joe and Erin! 

Steven Spitzer Hosts Family Law Webinar

November 30, 2023

The webinar “An overview and summary of the valuation of retirement benefits and common issues thereto” was presented to Bar Associations across Los Angeles County. Steve hosted this well-attended webinar and assisted featured speaker John Madden with the outline of the course materials.

Alison Spirito Named to 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

August 18, 2023

McGaughey & Spirito is excited and very pleased to announce that Alison Spirito has been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. Alison has been recognized in the practice areas of Family Law and in Family Law Mediation.

The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America recognizes associates and other lawyers who are early in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. “The unparalleled methodology of Best Lawyers ensures the value and esteem of our legal rankings through both our traditional awards and our expanded ‘Ones to Watch’ accolades,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “Clients trust Best Lawyers as a credible and reliable way to identify the most elite lawyers, and it is with great pride that we continue to provide this valued service in the country.”

Congratulations Alison, an amazing accomplishment!

Erin McGaughey, Joe Spirito and Lauren Bass Recognized in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

August 18, 2023

Erin McGaughey, Joe Spirito and Lauren Bass were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for their work in Family Law. The Best Lawyers in America highlights only the top practicing attorneys in the United States. Since it was first published in 1983, Best lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. This is the fifth consecutive year that Erin was selected,  the twelfth consecutive year of inclusion for Joe, and Lauren’s initial recognition.

Congratulations to Erin, Joe, and especially Lauren!

Joe Spirito and Erin McGaughey Recognized by Super Lawyers

June 21, 2023

Joe Spirito and Erin McGaughey have been selected to the 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Only the top attorneys are included in this list. This is Joe’s nineteenth consecutive year being selected for inclusion and Erin’s seventh. Congratulations to Erin and Joe!

Alison Spirito Recognized as a Rising Star

June 15, 2023

We are very proud to announce the selection of Alison Spirito to the 2023 Southern California Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in California. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. A huge accomplishment for Alison. Congratulations!

Super Lawyers Selects Erin McGaughey as Top 50 Best of the Best

January 25, 2023

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Southern California via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation.

The top-rated Southern California lawyers are further recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers Top Lists.  Erin McGaughey was again recognized this year as one of the Top 50 women attorneys in Southern California across all practice areas.  Congratulations Erin –  so well deserved!

M&S again recognized as a First Tier Ranking for Family Law Practice in Los Angeles by U.S. News- Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2023

January 4, 2023

McGaughey & Spirito was named a preeminent Tier 1 Family Law firm in Los Angeles by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2023. M&S is one of the largest family law firms in the South Bay and is in the Riviera Village of Redondo Beach.

The 2023 Edition marks the ninth consecutive year that the firm has been awarded a Tier 1 ranking for Family Law, the highest possible ranking.  Congratulations to the entire team at McGaughey & Spirito!

For the U.S. News- Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” methodology, please click here.

 

Alison Spirito Guest Lecturer

November 16, 2022

Alison guest lectured at Loyola Law School’s Marital Property class. Alongside mental health professional Vi Ballard and financial professional Alex Weinberger, Alison presented to law students on the topic of divorce options including mediation, collaborative divorce, and litigation, and the roles of different professionals in the divorce process.

Divorce Media Panel in Popular Culture

November 9, 2022

Joe Spirito was a featured panelist in the Loyola Child and Family Society presentation “Divorce and The Media, a discussion with Family Law professionals.

Alison Spirito Moderates South Bay Bar Association’s Family Law Section Webinar

November 2, 2022

Alison moderated and introduced professional visitation monitor, Tonie Piper, for the South Bay Bar Association’s Family Law Section Webinar “Professional Visitation Monitoring: Best Practices and Strategies for Hiring Professional Visitation Monitors and Drafting Orders.”

Erin McGaughey Featured Speaker

September 12, 2022

Erin was a panelist on a very interesting and enlightening discussion regarding  “No Fault Divorce in California: Managing Client Expectations When They are Not Acknowledged by California Law.”