The mission of Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center is to provide affordable legal representation in family law matters to low-income families of Los Angeles County to ensure stability for children and their families in the face of legal difficulties.
Levitt & Quinn provides family law legal services for low-income and modest means families who are unable to obtain representation from other legal services providers or to afford to pay for private attorneys. Levitt & Quinn attorneys provide legal representation at court hearings and trials and they provide legal advice and counsel in cases impacting the safety and well being of children.
Levitt & Quinn’s attorneys practice in key areas of family law, including adoption, child support or spouse support, custody, visitation, domestic violence, marital dissolution and paternity. Each year Levitt & Quinn receives more than 6,000 inquires, provides legal information and services to more than 1,500 families, accepts more than 800 clients for representation and makes hundreds of court appearances on behalf of those clients. Priority is given to cases involving the safety and well being of children.
Thirty-six years ago, massive federal budget cuts decimated traditional legal services programs throughout the nation, resulting in drastic program cuts that jettisoned hundreds of clients with nowhere else to turn. In 1981, 400-plus Los Angeles-area family law clients averted a similar fate when our founders stepped in to take on their cases. Those women, then grandmothers, had the vision and courage to turn a dire situation into an opportunity for refuge and hope for those who would otherwise have fallen through the cracks. Run by volunteers on a shoestring budget in the early years, Levitt & Quinn has grown into a million-dollar nonprofit organization run by professional staff with expertise in many areas of family and adoption law.