Jaffe and Clemens Partners Daniel Jaffe, Bruce Clemens and William Ryden have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2017. The firm has been recognized in the family law category since the inception of the publication. In 2017, Best Lawyers recognized William Ryden as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Southern California.
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