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Ms. LeAnn Kaufman

Academic Area:

Child Development and Family Studies

Leann K. Kaufman is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and has been an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Long Beach since 2014 where she teaches Child and Family Law under the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. She has practiced exclusively in Family Law since being admitted to the bar in 2007, and spent over a decade litigating family law matters. Ms. Kaufman’s practice currently focuses on mediating family law matters (divorce and custody issues) and helping people save money, reduce stress and stay out of court. Ms. Kaufman earned her J.D. from Chapman University School of Law, where she obtained an emphasis certificate in tax law. While at Chapman, she served as Vice President for the Family Law Society, and also volunteered in Chapman’s tax clinic and for VITA, assisting low income individuals with tax issues. She clerked for the Public Law Center in Orange County and interned with Legal Aid in Compton. Ms. Kaufman graduated cum laude from University of California, Irvine, with double Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Ecology and Women’s Studies. She is a proud Mama Bear of two boys and travels often to the Bay Area where she grew up.  

*Certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization  

Education

  • J.D. in Tax Law, Chapman University School of Law
  • B.A. in Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine 
  • B.A. in Women's Studies, University of California, Irvine 

Accomplishments and Awards

Additional Teaching and Speaking Engagements & Awards 

  • 2020 Remarkable Women Awards- Recognized as one of the "Four Attorneys Under 40"- NAWBO Orange County (National Association of Women Business Owners) 
  • Guest Lecturer at California State University, Fullerton; Communication Week, April 2015 , April 2017, April 2018  
  • Panelist for Second Saturday OC, 2017-2019  
  • Panelist for Veteran’s Leadership Academy, Legal Rotary Panel; Irvine Valley College, November 2015  
  • Panelist for Criminal Law and Society’s Career Panel; University of California, Irvine, January 2016