Pasadena Family Law Attorney Mark Baer Receives 'Super Lawyer' Designation

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) - On January 23rd, Pasadena Family Law Attorney Mark Baer received the designation of "2012 Southern California Super Lawyer" in the 'Family Law' category. Super Lawyers, a top recognition, rates outstanding lawyers in Southern California who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of all lawyers practicing in the State of California receive this honor.

Mark B. Baer is a family law attorney, mediator, and collaborative law practitioner, practicing law in Los Angeles for twenty years with an office in Pasadena, CA. His firm represents individuals on issues regarding family law, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, restraining orders, paternity actions, and domestic partnerships.

In the legal professional community, Mr. Baer is one of the most well-known, highly-respected attorneys in Southern California and among the legal online community, nationwide. He is particularly well-known for his thought-provoking and often controversial articles, blogs, and TV and radio interviews focusing on family law issues.

As a result of his willingness to take a stand on often controversial subjects involving divorce, litigation, mediation, Collaborative Divorce, and Family Law in general, Attorney Baer has gained a widespread audience on online forums taking to a new level discussions on the impact of divorce on families. As a result, in March 2012, he will serve as a Keynote Speaker for The Divorce Expo in Detroit, Michigan.

Family Law Attorney Baer was the first attorney to promote the use of the 'USDA Cost of Raising a Child Calculator' for issues involving child support.

In March 2011, Attorney Baer then called for a complete overhaul of the way in which Family Law is handled in the United States, calling it "barbaric." In an article, he brought to light the glaring discrepancies in the American Family Law system compared to the more enlightened approach used in England, Wales and Australia.

In May 2011, when Maria Shriver announced she would be divorcing former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Attorney Baer published an article advising her to choose consensual dispute resolution over litigation to better protect their privacy, wealth, health and that of their children. The article became very popular and was widely circulated among the legal and business community.

Attorney Baer has recently been interviewed by numerous legal and business publications including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times and San Gabriel Valley News. He's appeared twice on KTLA's "Inside the Law with Manny Medrano" and was profiled by the Beverly Hills Bar Association in an article entitled "Family Law Par Excellence" and by the Pasadena Star-News in "Finding the Solution." Since 2008, he's written a column on psychology and family law for the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association's bimonthly newsletter.

The selection process to receive Super Lawyer status uses a vigorous, multi-phased process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicated areas of peer recognition and professional achievement. Those who qualify are named in the list published by Super Lawyers Magazine with an insert included in The New York Times, Los Angeles magazine and at

Acknowledging his Super Lawyer designation, a Judicial Officer stated, "Congratulations -- it's a fine honor. I know, of course, how much you actually care and think about our profession, the representation of people who need help, and the administration and implementation of justice. I trust this will only inspire you more."

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact:
Mark B. Baer, Esq
(626) 389-8929

Pasadena Family Law Attorney Mark Baer Receives 'Super Lawyer' Designation