Ariel Leichter-Maroko has an impressive resume as a much sought-after family law attorney. His investigative, research and writing skills are unparalleled in the family law community.  He possesses unique evaluative skills and attention to detail that enable him to secure justice in the settlement conference room, as well as in the courtroom.  Ariel leaves no stone unturned in unearthing information necessary to favorably resolve a family law case on behalf of the firm’s clients.  Additionally, Ariel is a fierce and very talented appellate attorney.  His legal insights and keen analytical skills are evident in his appellate briefs, which are highly regarded among other attorneys and judges.   At the same time, he is known by his clients, opposing counsel, and even opposing parties as fair and imperturbable.


His practice concentrates on complex family law litigation, writs and appeals.  Ariel’s prior experience in finance and investment banking, his understanding of complex financial structures, his prior legal experience in Intellectual Property Litigation, and his intimate knowledge of computer systems is invaluable in his ability to analyze, research and present highly complex property and support issues.

Ariel also lectures on family law procedures, and complex legal analysis, and he is a very popular consultant to other attorneys in difficult family law cases involving intricate financial matters.  One of his recent lecture, for example, was his presentation on International Discovery Issues for the International Academy of Family Lawyers in San Francisco.  He has also lectured extensively for the Beverly Hills Bar Association, National Business Institute, and others on various family law property and discovery issues.


Ariel is a graduate from Stanford University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology; and he received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.


He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and he is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.  Ariel is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.


  • Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers

  • Super Lawyers, 2015-2020

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

J.D. Northwestern University School of Law

B.S. Biological Sciences, Stanford University

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