Kristen K. Hirashima

Partner

Kristen is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Kristen achieved her specialist status after being in practice for only five years, the earliest possible time to receive such a designation.  Kristen attributes her exceptional work ethic to many years of rising before dawn to work on her family’s strawberry farm in Oxnard where her family still lives today.

Prior to Shebby | Barnett LLP, Kristen was a Partner at Jacobson Scully Shebby LLP, handling complex child custody disputes, division and characterization of assets and debts, calculation of child and spousal support, business valuations, paternity disputes, and domestic violence actions.

Kristen developed her passion for family law during her time as a judicial extern for the Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 7 and participant in the Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein Summer Associate Program.

Kristen volunteers as a Pro Bono Attorney for the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law and the Korean American Bar Association’s monthly clinic.  Kristen also dedicates countless hours every week volunteering her time at Culver City Presbyterian Church.

Memberships

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
  • Family Law Branch of the American Inns of Court
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • Japanese American Bar Association (JABA)
  • Korean American Bar Association (KABA)

Education

Kristen earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was a Certified Law School Student at the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy to represent juveniles in children’s court accused of committing crimes.  Kristen also served as the Vice President of the Women’s Law Association.  Kristen graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a B.A. in Social Science.  At Cal Poly, Kristen competed as a Division I Track and Field Scholarship sprinter in the 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m, and 4 x 400m races.