Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney with Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP. Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, paternity, and division of assets. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.
Mr. Hatherley has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list three years in a row, named one of the Top 40 Family Law Lawyers Under 40 in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and published in the Daily Journal, a leading legal newspaper.
Mr. Hatherley has practiced family law exclusively since being admitted to the bar and has worked at prominent family law firms in Orange County, the Inland Empire, and Los Angeles. During law school, Mr. Hatherley served as a judicial extern in the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court for a highly respected family law judge. He was also Senior Production Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.Read less
Law Review: Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, Senior Production EditorUniversity of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 2001
Major: Political Science
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