Jaffe and Clemens Elevates Two Attorneys to Partners

Jaffe and Clemens LLP, a highly regarded firm devoted exclusively to the practice of family law, is pleased to announce that Stephanie M. Barnett and Robert W. Stanley have been made Partners of the firm.

“Stephanie and Robert have tremendous skills and experience which made them the perfect candidates to become partners at Jaffe and Clemens,” said Daniel J. Jaffe, co-founding partner of the Beverly Hills firm.

Bruce A. Clemens, co-founding partner said, “We consider Stephanie and Robert not only the next generation of great family law practitioners in our profession, but the future of our firm.”

Stephanie M. Barnett

Barnett, who has been with the firm since 2005, represents high net worth individuals in a variety of complex domestic maters including divorce, custody, premarital and post-nuptial agreements. She has handled cases involving multi-layered business structures, complex domestic and international investments, extensive real estate holdings, stock options and other intricate compensation packages, law and medical practices, and family trusts and foundations. Prior to joining Jaffe and Clemens, Barnett worked as a research attorney for five family law judicial officers with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District.

Barnett is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section. She also serves on the Executive Committee of The John Thomas Dye School Parents Association and is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.

Barnett is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles where she earned an undergraduate degree in 1999. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2002.

Robert W. Stanley

Stanley, who has been with the firm since 2006, handles all types of family law matters for high income and high net-worth individuals, including representing clients in all phases of divorce, as well as drafting and negotiating cohabitation, premarital and postnuptial agreements.

In addition to practicing law for over 16 years, including more than a decade of experience in traditional family law, Stanley represents clients in same-sex relationships and has special expertise regarding the evolving state of the law pertaining to same-sex couples.

Stanley is a member of the family law sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association, and the State Bar of Georgia.

Stanley earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1996.