Dorothy M. Gibbons-White is a solo practitioner on the West Side of Los Angeles, offering personalized, cost effective family law, trust litigation and estate planning services to families and individuals.
Ms. Gibbons-White believes each client's unique needs call for legal services tailored to the individual's particular life circumstances. Sensitivity to the personal nature of the family issues involved in family law and trust and estates issues is at the core of her practice. She brings empathy for her clients together with effective advocacy, strong negotiating skills, and extensive drafting experience to bring about the best outcomes. From start to finish, she will give you the time and expertise it takes to understand and meet your goals.
You may call Dorothy directly for a no-cost initial telephone consultation.
Dorothy M. Gibbons-White is a 2000 cum laude, Order of the Coif graduate of Loyola Law School Los Angeles, where she served as an editor on Law Review and published an article on legal ethics ("Migratory Lawyers in Private Practice: Should California Approve the Use of Ethical Walls?" Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, Nov. 1999). She also received the Bancroft-Whitney American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Ethics, was a Faculty Honors Scholarship recipient, and a Sayre McNeil Scholar. A 1987 graduate of UCLA, where she earned a B.A. in English Literature, Ms. Gibbons-White had a career in politics and business prior to entering law school. During law school, Ms. Gibbons-White served as an editor on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was recruited as a summer associate for O'Melveny & Myers LLP where she worked in the Estate Planning Group in the Century City office. Upon graduation (cum laude, Order of the Coif) she joined the firm as an associate, first in the Estate Planning Group, then in the Litigation Department. In the Estate Planning Group, she regularly drafted complex estate plans for high profile and high net worth clients, often including irrevocable trusts, the formation of private foundations and family LLC's. In the Litigation Department she represented major motion picture and television studios and music industry talent. In 2003, Ms Gibbons-White was a contract lawyer to family law firms serving both high net worth and lower income family law clients. In 2004, Ms. Gibbons-White opened her solo practice focusing on full service family law representation, trust litigation and estate planning. She is admitted to practice in the State of California.