Maria Rivas Hamar, of Hamar Family Law Corp., is a certified family law specialist who heads the Family Law Section of WLALA, plans frequent WLALA networking lunches, and volunteers at the WLALA domestic violence clinic. She handles the following cases: complex marital dissolution litigation, child custody cases, prenuptial agreements, post nuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, international child custody cases, domestic violence cases . Maria is also the Legal Counsel for the Colombian Government in Southern California, New Mexico and Arizona advising on international, State and Federal law. Maria was formerly a federal criminal defense attorney with litigation throughout the U.S. She has lectured on family law issues, including as a speaker at the “Iranian American Bar Association and LACBA’s “ Cultural Competency in the Family Law Practice”.
Sojourn Domestic Violence Clinic volunteer ; Speaker for legal and community organizations on family law issues. Guest speaker at West LA College and the LAPD Academy on criminal law procedure.
I plan networking lunches for WLALA every two months as well as yearly seminars on family law and other topics. I believe we can help our younger woman lawyers through our relationships in WLALA. I am a happy member of the WLALA Golf League. I am the proud mom of two wonderful young women lawyers.