William Ryden has been selected by Best Lawyers as the 2017 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for family law in Southern California. ‘Lawyer of the Year’ recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.
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