Ronald F. Brot

Mr. Brot is a Founding and Senior Partner in the Firm, who has limited his practice to family law for over 30 years. He is widely respected in the Los Angeles legal community, and was elected President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association for 2019-2020.

Ronald F. Brot

Email:    brot@bgfllp.com

Phone:    (818) 594-0800

Address: 15260 Ventura Boulevard
               Suite 1500
               Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


With four decades of trial and appellate experience, Mr. Brot has successfully handled high conflict and complex cases from inception through settlement or trial involving all aspects of family law, including child custody, relocation, domestic violence, support, property, complex financial issues, and paternity. As a highly experienced family law attorney with a strong litigation background, he is tenacious in the representation of clients both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.

Mr. Brot has held a variety of leadership positions within the organized Bar, including Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Chair of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has served as a Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association since 2016, and as a Director of the LACBA Counsel for Justice Board of Directors.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, California Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverley Hills Bar Association and San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and is a member of the Family Law Section within each such organization.

Mr. Brot has also lectured extensively for various local and national continuing legal education providers, especially on topics of family law and trial advocacy. He has often appeared as a media commentator on family law issues and high profile divorces. In addition, Mr. Brot continues to be involved in the development of the law as a Sustaining Member of the American Law
Institute.

Mr. Brot has been recognized for excellence by his peers, and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America (Family Law). He has been designated a Southern California Super Lawyer in Family Law each year from 2005 to the present, and was named among the Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers in multiple years. He was also elected to membership in the prestigious Chancery Club of Los Angeles. He is rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell Registry.

Mr. Brot received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practice throughout California in all State and U.S. Federal District Courts, the United States Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

EDUCATION

University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1971

University of Michigan,
B.A., cum laude, 1968

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • President 2019-2020
  • President-Elect 2018-2019
  • Board of Trustees, Member, 2016-present
  • Chair of the Family Law Section, 2015-2016
  • Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section, 1977-1978
  • Chair of the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 1980-1981
  • Chair of the LACBA Conference of Delegates Executive Committee, 1981-1982

San Fernando Valley Bar Association

  • Family Law Section Executive Committee, Member 2004-2010, 2014-2018

Beverly Hills Bar Association

  • Family Law Section, Member
  • Order of Distinguished Attorneys

American Bar Association

  • Family Law Section, Member

California Lawyers Association

  • California Lawyers Association
  • Family Law Section, Member

LACBA Counsel for Justice

  • Board of Directions 2018-2020, Member

Chancery Club of Los Angeles