Dedicated to enhancing the legal profession through advanced financial education


About the Los Angeles Chapter

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The Los Angeles chapter of the AACFL is an organization of elite attorneys dedicated to excellence in the financial aspects of litigation. Membership indicates a significant commitment to the community by improving the efficiency of the court system through advanced financial education for attorneys. Additional benefits include greater efficiencies for their clients, effective financial strategies, and reductions in avoidable court time. The primary mission of the AACFL is to serve the public by establishing a community of lawyers committed to optimizing financial results for their clients.

The CFL™ training program provides advanced education to attorneys through live courses, member events, and a wide range of training resources and practice tools. The Exam provides independent, unbiased testing of an attorney’s skill in financial areas. The designation indicates completion of the training curriculum, success in passing the CFL exam, and is the AACFL’s highest mark of distinction for an attorney.

Many cases require an attorney who is sophisticated in financial matters. Whether a case is a divorce, a shareholder dispute, a damages claim, or other type of litigation, chances are that a significant part of the litigation relates to money. Surprisingly, many lawyers are not required to be trained in these areas. A common path for a lawyer is a liberal arts undergraduate education followed by law school resulting in minimal training in financial areas other than from occasional seminars. AACFL members can receive unique training in financial areas that could make a significant difference in both the outcome of a case and in the efficiency with which it is handled.

Membership is available to attorneys who are dedicated to the AACFL mission of enhancing the legal system through our programs and to being on the “cutting edge” of financial strategies.

For the individuals in need of an attorney with sophistication in financial matters, we encourage you to visit our national website and learn about the benefits of working with an AACFL member today.


The success of the Los Angeles chapter would not be possible without the leadership, guidance, and dedication of our attorney advisory board, advisory firms, and education faculty.

Los Angeles Advisory Board

David Yamamoto – Law Offices of David K. Yamamoto

Diana P. Zitser, CFLS – Zitser Family Law Group, APC

Kevin Martin – Blank Rome LLP

John Gilligan – Gilligan Frisco & Trutanich LLP

Matthew Skarin – Skarin Law Group, APC

Vicki Greene – Law Offices of Vicki J. Greene, APLC

Blair Slattery, CPA, ABV – J.S. Held LLC

Jared Tonks, CPA, ABV, CFF – CBIZ Forensic & Financial Services

Ron Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA – Forensic Accountant/Expert Witness AAC


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Member NameFirm NameMembership TypeCFL™ Certified
Alexander Payne Minyard MorrisFounding Member
Amaka AkudinobiAmaka A. Akudinobi Law OfficesFounding Member
Ann E. GrantThe Law Office of Ann E. GrantFounding Member
Blair Slattery, CPA, ABV J.S. Held LLCAdvisory Board Educator Member
Cynthia QuinteroLaw Office of Cynthia Quintero, A.P.C.Founding Member
Daniel GoldTLD LawFounding Member
David YamamotoLaw Offices of David K. Yamamoto Advisory Board Attorney Member
Diana P. Zitser, CFLS
Zitser Family Law Group, APCAdvisory Board Attorney Member
Edgar CoronadoLaw Office of Edgar CoronadoMember
Edwin Castellanos
Castellanos & Associates, APLCFounding Member
Emily RubensteinLaw Office of Emily E. RubensteinFounding Member
Fahi HallinHarris Ginsberg LLPFounding Member
Heather Mariano
The Law Offices of David K YamamotoFounding Member
Janani Rana Minyard MorrisFounding Member
Janet DockstaderDockstader OrliczkyFounding Member
Jared Tonks, CPA, ABV, CFFCBIZ Forensic and Financial ServicesAdvisory Board Educador Member
Jeffrey BollingerModer Bollinger Melamed LLPFounding Member
Jeffrey HofferHoffer Family Law FirmFounding Member
Jeremy SwansonSwanson'O Dell APCFounding Member
Joanne RatinoffThe Ratinoff Law GroupFounding Member
John GilliganGilligan Frisco & Trutanich LLPAdvisory Board Attorney Member
Jordon SteinbergKaufman Steinberg LLPFounding Member
Julia SchneiderWilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLPFounding Member
Kendra ThomasThomas Law OfficesFounding Member
Kenneth HarveyLaw Offices of Kenneth L. HarveyFounding Member
Kristen HowardLaw Offices of Makupson & Howard, A PCMember
Kristina HohneWALZER MELCHER LLPMember
Lisa Hughes
Hughes & HughesMember
Lisa ZonderZonder Family Law Group, APCMember
Lynda SheridanLaw Offices of Lynda SheridanFounding Member
Marilyn M. SmithThe Law Office of Marilyn M. SmithFounding Member
Matthew Skarin Esq., CFLS, CPASkarin Law Group, APCAdvisory Board Attorney Member
Melissa HoffMelissa Wheeler Hoff, Esq.Founding Member
Michael CarlovskyCarlovsky Law Office, APCMember
Michelle DeanMichelle Dean Law, APCFounding Member
Nicole SilversteinTerry Levich Ross, APC.Founding Member
Nicole StednitzTorrance Family Law, APCFounding Member
Patricia BlountCarlovsky Law Office, APCParalegal Member
Phyllicia MarquezLaw Offices of McPherson & MarquezFounding Member
Randy MedinaLaw Offices of Randy W. Medina, APLCFounding Member
Regina FilipponeRegina Filippone, AttorneyFounding Member
Robert BorskyLaw Offices of Robert BorskyFounding Member
Ron Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFARon J. Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFAAdvisory Board Educator Member
Ryan WoodWood Law GroupFounding Member
Sherry Garrels
Garrels Law FirmMember
Stephanie LoftinLong Beach Law, Inc., APLCFounding Member
Swati DesaiDesai Camino, APCFounding Member
Taylor WallinMeyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP.Founding Member
Tigran PalyanPalyan Law, APCFounding Member
Vicki GreeneLaw Offices of Vicki J. Greene, APLCAdvisory Board Attorney Member
Vindy “Charlie” HammonsCarlovsky Law Office, APCParalegal Member
Marlo Van Oorschot
Van Oorschot Law Group P.C.Founding Member
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