Michael Sarris, Family Law & Divorce Attorney

Practicing Family Law & Divorce Attorney Since 1995

Michael Sarris specializes in California family law with extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property division. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, Mr. Sarris founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris, where he advised clients in both corporate law and family law, building on his corporate experience at large firms such as Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, J.P. Morgan and Higgs, Fletcher & Mack where he spent a number of years as a corporate securities’ lawyer and an investment banker. Mr. Sarris is conversant in Spanish and fluent in Greek.

Family Law & Divorce Attorney Education

Athens University Law School
Juris Doctorate

Columbia Business School
Masters of Business Administration

University of London
Masters of Law in European Community Law

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Masters of Law with Merit from University of London (top 10% among 880 graduates).

Professional Activities

  • Member of the California Bar Association
  • Member of the European Union Bar
  • Vice President of Finance for the American Hellenic Council of California
  • Founder of the Los Angeles Opera House
  • Volunteer at the Harriet Buhai Center and Levitt and Quinn Family Law Center

Testimonials From our Clients

Michael Sarris is a smart and a hard working attorney. He will fight for you and represent you to the fullest and produce a positive outcome. He is very honest, which is very important. I refer him to all my family and friends and would definitely hire him again.


I've used Michael Sarris several times over the past few years for both my divorce and child custody issues. He's attentive, quick to return calls and very knowledgeable in court. More importantly he worked very hard preparing for each court appearan... Read More


There are no words to express how thankful I am to Michael Sarris for being my divorce lawyer back in 2005. Divorce is an emotionally and logistically stressful time, and to have a trustworthy, realistic, human, sensitive to our needs’ attorney, an... Read More


Michael has a diligent and thorough legal mind and is an outstanding family law attorney. He fights like hell for his clients and, in my experience, gets optimal results and delivers top quality legal services at reasonable rates compared to the comp... Read More


Mr Sarris is an amazing attorney. He assisted me with my prenuptial agreement and I could not be happier. It was such a smooth process. I hope not to need any more family law assistance in the future, but if I do, I have no doubt I will call Mr Sarris.


I'm a business woman who has needed strong counsel and Mr. Sarris is a great lawyer who has helped me with family law, estates and small business litigation matters both in and out of court, and also in mediation and arbitration. He is a great listen... Read More


Michael Sarris is a top-notch business, family law, estates lawyer who has obtained excellent results for me and my family for over ten years. As the former Chief Counsel to the Governor, I have overseen dozens of lawyers and many legal matters, and ... Read More


I got introduced to Mr Sarris right at the beginning of my divorce but I had already hired probably the worst lawyer in W LA, so after a bitter couple of years I finally got the right decision and hired Mr Sarris for my case! Michael made it clear t... Read More


I have been working with Mr. Sarris for more than 20 years. I have consulted him on business, family and real estate matters. He has provided me sound advice pertinent to doing business in the USA, Australia and Europe. He has represented me twice in... Read More


I originally filed for divorce in 2011 and tried collaborative, which was not successful. This went on for over a year, as both parties have to want to cooperate in order for this to work and since there is no judge or court timeline, there is no urg... Read More


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