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Meet Daniel Paletz of Kermisch & Paletz LLP in Studio City

Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Paletz.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Daniel. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I became an attorney in 2005 after attending Loyola Law School. I attended UC Berkeley for undergraduate studies. After commencing my career in Family Law, I realized the system was broken and almost exclusively financially motivated. I started Kermisch & Paletz, LLP to be an affordable, yet top level Family Law firm.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It was hard to fight with opposing attorneys and even judges who claimed that our rates were below market and devalued the profession. We argued that it provided access to counsel to people of all financial abilities. Personally, my parents were divorced when I turned 14 years old and I knew it was up to me to achieve the American dream without much paternal assistance. I worked through college and even taught high school, while in law school. This struggle made me stronger and more able to assist clients.

Kermisch & Paletz LLP – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Our law firm is a full service Family Law and Civil Law firm. We are best known as a top Family Law firm and largest in the Valley. We are proud to bring top level legal services at hourly rates at least 1/3 less than the present market. We also are compassionate and genuinely care about our clients. Clients are not given a number, but are treated as people and often our personal cell phones are shared because Family Law issues do not take a break over the weekend or after hours.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Every year we celebrate an anniversary I am proud. We recently celebrated 10 years of business and I am proud that we proved that you don’t need to charge the most to stay in business or be known as one of the best law offices in Los Angeles.


  • $375 per hour for senior attorneys
  • $400-$450 per hour for civil defense

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Daniel J. Paletz, Esq.

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