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Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., Highest Honors, 1956)
    - Phi Beta Kappa; Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Harvard University (J.D., 1961)
  • Law Clerk to Judge William M. Byrne
    - U.S. District Court, Southern District of California 1961-1962

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1962
Ovvie Miller

Ovvie Miller

Of Counsel

(310) 246-3239
(310) 860-2439 (fax)
omiller@rmslaw.com

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Ovvie Miller is Of Counsel at Rosenfeld.  He represents clients in traditional marital dissolution matters involving trials of property division, spousal and child support, custody and visitation and attorneys' fees.  He also negotiates marital settlement agreements post-marriage as well as pre-marital agreements.

Ovvie served as Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Section on two separate occasions and he serves as a settlement officer in contested family law cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court.  He also arbitrates fee disputes for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  Ovvie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is rated "AV" in the Martindale-Hubbell Registry which is the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics.  He has also been voted a Southern California "Super Lawyer" for more than a decade.

Ovvie has written many articles for professional publications and lectured frequently on the subject of family law.  He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles for many years.

Member

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association – Member, Board of Governors 1970 – 1973
  • Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations Family Law Sections

Publications

  • "Alter Ego Is Hard To Prove Against Limited Partners," Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 11, 1997
  • "Separation Don'ts," Los Angeles Lawyer, February 1997
  • "You Can’t Go Home Again," Los Angeles Lawyer, No. 19, February 1997
  • "California Divorce Reform After 25 Years," 28 Journal of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, No. 4, Fall 1994 published Nov. 1995
  • "End Papers: Enforceable Spousal Support Termination Clauses," Los Angeles Daily Journal, Sept. 11, 1995
  • "Update, Custody and Visitation," Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Symposium, 1987–1989 and 1990
  • "The Name Game," 17 Los Angeles Lawyer, No. 11, February, 1995
  • "Recent Federal Non-Tax Laws Affecting Family Law Practice," Family Law News and Review, Vol. VI, No. 3, Spring, 1985
  • "Protecting Community Personal Property Before Getting Into Court," Family Law News and Review, No. 4, Fall, 1983
  • "Divorce In The Entertainment Industry - Some Special Problems," 5 Comm./Ent Law Journal No. 1, Fall, 1982, Supplement, California Marital Dissolution Practice, Vol. 1, January, 1983
  • "The Doctrine of Alter Ego," 4 Los Angeles Lawyer No. 6, September, 1981
  • "The Offer of Proof: A Trial Lawyers Trial," 55 California State Bar Journal, No. 12, 1980
  • "Where Are We Now On Spousal Support?" 53 California State Bar Journal, No. 5, September–October, 1978
  • "Valuing the Goodwill of a Professional Practice," 50 California State Bar Journal, No. 2, March-April, 1975
  • "The Return of Common Law Marriage to California," 8 Journal of the Beverly Hills Bar Association No. 2, March-April, 1974
  • "Appreciation in Value of A Husband’s Business-Separate or Community Property?" 4 Journal of the Beverly Hills Bar Association No. 7, Sept. 1970
  • "Should I Make A Will?" How to Live and Die with California Probate (3d Ed. 1992)
  • Co-Author: "Partnership Litigation," Advising California Partnerships, (3rd Edition), by California C.E.B. 2000 , updates 2001–2010
  • Supplement, California Marital Dissolution Practice, Vol. 1, September, 1984 and May, 1986
  • Changes in California Marital Dissolution Practice Under the Tax Reform Act of 1984
  • Special Supplement to 1 California Marital Dissolution Practice, California Marital Termination Settlements and Tax Aspects of Marital Dissolution
  • "Practical Considerations in Entertainment Litigation," Tenth Annual Program on Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, 1964

Presentations

  • Lecturer, “Community Property Aspects of Marital Litigation” California Continuing Education of the Bar (1974)
  • Lecturer, “Evidence and Trial Practice” Seminar, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (1975)
  • Lecturer, “Emergency Procedures in Family Law (Financial and Non-Financial), 4th Annual Family Law Symposium, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1979)
  • Lecturer, “Tax Aspects of Dissolution of Marriage,” Society of California Accountants, San Fernando Valley Chapter (1980)
  • Lecturer, “Emergency Procedures and Ex Parte Orders” Beverly Hills Bar Association Workshop on Family Law (1980)
  • Lecturer, “Enforcement of Orders,” 6th Annual Family Law Symposium, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1980)
  • Lecturer, “How the Non-Family Lawyer Can Avoid Malpractice and Provide Competent Legal Advice to Clients Where Family Law Issues Are Involved,” Beverly Hills Bar Association (1983)
  • Lecturer, “Representing Clients in Spousal and Child Support Proceedings,” California Continuing Education of the Bar (1981, 1983 and 1985)
  • Lecturer, “Family Law Developments,” 5th Annual Update of the Law, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1985)
  • Lecturer, “Law and Motion and Ex Parte Practice,” Family Law Symposium, Los Angeles Superior Court (1985)
  • Panelist, “Use of Experts in Family Law,” 12th Annual Family Law Symposium, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1986)
  • Lecturer, “Planning and Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements,” First Annual Spencer Brandeis Memorial Lecture, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1988)
  • Lecturer, “Do’s and Don’ts of Motion Practice,” Beverly Hills Bar Association (1988)
  • Panelist, “Recent Developments in Family Law,” 15th Annual Family Law Symposium, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1989)
  • Speaker, “Cohabitation and Pre-Marital Agreements,” Century City Bar Association, Family Law Section (1990)
  • Participant, Judicial Council Family Law Advisory Committee Goodwill Colloquium (1990)
  • Speaker, “Professional Liability of Business Managers and CPA’s,” CPA/Business Managers’ Committee of the California Society of CPA’s (1991)
  • Member, Symposium Syllabus Committee, 17th Annual Family Law Symposium, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1991)
  • Speaker,  “Hot Tips II” Symposium, Family Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1993)
  • Speaker, “Creative Solutions to Complex Stipulated Judgment/MSA Issues,” 21st Annual Family Law Symposium, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1995)
  • Panelist, “Uncle Sam Wants Your Client - Family Law and the IRS,” 22nd Annual Family Law Symposium, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1996)
  • Speaker, “Law Practice Management Review: The Audio Magazine for Busy Attorneys,” (February 1997)
  • Panelist, “Marital Settlement Negotiations,” The Rutter Group (1997); Hot Tips V Symposium, Family Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association (2000)

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