Left to Right: Ashley W. Edwards, Cynthia J. Ponce, Christina E. Djordjevich, Peter M. Walzer, Christopher C. Melcher, Kristina L. Hohne, and Steven K. Yoda
Kristina L. Hohne
Named Partner at
Walzer Melcher LLP
We are pleased to announce that Kristina L. Hohne has been named a new partner at Walzer Melcher LLP . Kristina has been with the firm since 2017. Since that time, her years of service have made significant contributions to the firm and its clients. Kristina is no stranger to hard work. Kristina’s diverse litigation background has been instrumental in assisting clients in complex divorce litigation where the issues are multifaceted and stakes are high.

"Thank you, all! I’m happy to be at a firm that is supportive of my career and family."  
 Kristina L. Hohne

We are excited and look forward to her continued commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation.
AAML President
Peter M. Walzer Farewell Tour
Peter will be attending his last AAML Annual Meeting as president of the Academy. His farewell reception will be on November 7th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Harry Carey’s Restaurant and Chicago Sports Museum, 33 W. Kinzie (In the Water Tower). It will be an opportunity to thank you and bid farewell. Delicious food, great music, and a great view!

Prior to this, Peter will be visiting the AAML Ohio Chapter and attending the 2019 Harold R. Kemp Annual Family Law Symposium, October 12th-14th.
Walzer Melcher LLP  is pleased to announce that  Chambers and Partners , a prestigious legal ranking service, has bestowed high rankings on three of its partners in its 2019 High Net Worth Guide for Family Law in California. 
Peter M. Walzer  received a Band 1 ranking;
Christopher C. Melcher  received a Band 2 ranking; and 
Steven K. Yoda received a Band 3 ranking. Overall, the firm received a Band 1 ranking. 

“This is a great honor for the firm. We have worked hard to build a solid team that is second-to-none. We are proud of this recognition .”
Peter M. Walzer
Chambers and Partners  annually ranks law firms based upon an extensive research process, which takes over six months. Unlike other legal ranking agencies,  Chambers and Partners  focuses largely on attorney feedback, results, and overall impressions in ranking law firms .
We are proud to announce that Walzer Melcher LLP has been recognized by Best Lawyers for their 2020 edition of top law firms. The firm ranked in Tier 1 for their Family Law Section.

Partners Peter M. Walzer and Christopher C. Melcher were also recognized individually for their list of top attorneys.
    S E M I N A R S

* October 10, 2019
Protecting the Privacy of a Public Figure/Celebrity During Divorce
Christopher C. Melcher & Tony Storm
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Beverly Hills, CA
 S P O N S O R S H I P
Celebrating the installation of incoming SFVBA President
Barry P. Goldberg.
Celebrating the installation of incoming LACBA Family Law Section officers.
LevittQuinn provides free and sliding scale family law legal services for poor and modest means families who are unable to get legal help from other legal services providers or afford to pay for private attorneys.
The AAAJ-LA Anniversary Dinner celebrates the organization’s accomplishments throughout the year and highlights its year-round programs and services.
We are excited to welcome Sydney “Syd” Cheek as the firm’s new Administrator. Syd is a Texan that relocated to California more than a decade ago, she has over 20 years of Legal Administration experience and achieved her CLM (Certified Legal Administrator) designation in 2005. Syd has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Office Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and has experience working for law offices in Texas, Florida and California. 

Syd is excited to be at WM and be part of a strong dedicated team. Syd enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She is an active hiker and recently hiked the Grand Canyon and spent two nights below the rim.  
Walzer Melcher at the LACBA Installation and Awards Dinner
Norman Heller and Steven K. Yoda attending the Chambers and Partners USA Guide Release Party in New York CIty
Steven K. Yoda speaking to the Asian Pacific CPA Association about premarital agreements
Steven K. Yoda speaking to Just The Beginning about the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the US during World War II
Cynthia J. Ponce and
Ashley W. Edwards attending the 41st Annual LevittQuinn Stand for Justice Gala
Christopher C. Melcher serving on the faculty board at the NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Boulder, CO
Peter M. Walzer with the AAML Mountain States Chapter in
Jackson Hole, WY
Kristy Rodd, Peter M. Walzer, AAML Minnesota Chapter President Lisa Spencer, and Joani Moberg attending Divorce Camp in Breezy Point, MN
Lesleigh Monahan, Peter M. Walzer, and Denise Mills attending the AAML Colorado Chapter Annual Dinner in Denver, CO
Partners Peter M. Walzer, Christopher Melcher, and Chris' son Michael at Yellowstone National Park
Peter M. Walzer and Lisa Spencer attending Divorce Camp in Breezy Point, MN
AAML Colorado Chapter President Patricia Copper and
Peter M. Walzer at the AAML Colorado Chapter Annual Dinner in Denver, CO