Marianne Barth Earns Certified Specialist Designation in Family Law
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek would like to recognize attorney Marianne Barth on being certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Marianne has nearly three decades of legal experience in family law as well as civil and business litigation resolving highly-complex financial and child custody matters commonly present in domestic cases. In her practice, she successfully balances specialized legal knowledge with the sensitive support needed to resolve emotional issues surrounding matters of the family.
The State Bar Legal Specialization program provides a rigorous process for attorneys to earn a certified specialist designation in 11 specialty areas of law—including Family Law—for the purposes of increasing public protection and encouraging attorney competence.
Marianne was certified through a process that included the successful passage of a written examination in the area of Family Law, her demonstration of a high level of experience in this area of law, attendance at a prescribed number of approved education programs and a favorable evaluation by judges and fellow attorneys familiar with her work.
In California, less than five percent of the state’s attorneys have earned the designation of certified specialist. SCMV is now home to nine certified specialists, including:
- Marianne Barth – Family Law
- Larry Branton – Taxation
- Arezoo Jamshidi – Appellate Law
- Brian Katusian – Taxation
- Sandra Joan Morris – Family Law
- Laura Lamb Nichols – Estate Planning, Trust & Probate
- Jim Siegel – Estate Planning, Trust & Probate
- Rebecca Van Loon – Estate Planning, Trust & Probate
- Reg Vitek – Legal Malpractice