Ms. Landau earned her bachelor's degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana (B.A., 2001) and graduated from Tulane Law School, cum laude, in 2008 (J.D., 2008).
During law school, Ms. Landau aided in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts as a contractor to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Landau also worked as an extern and summer intern with New Orleans Legal Assistance (NOLAC), in the family law unit. For her summer internship with NOLAC, Ms. Landau earned an Equal Justice Works SummerCorps grant from AmeriCorps. In her third year, Ms. Landau practiced as a student attorney in the Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic program where she obtained temporary and permanent restraining orders for her clients. Ms. Landau’s practical experience while still in law school reaffirmed her desire to center her professional practice exclusively on family law. Ms. Landau recently passed the Certified Family Law Specialist Exam and is currently working toward completing the remaining requirements necessary to become a certified specialist.
A devoted advocate, Ms. Landau has successfully litigated cases involving child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, and attorney’s fees. She also has managed numerous cases through the discovery phase, served as second chair counsel in complex family law litigation, and facilitated step-parent adoptions. Ms. Landau’s creative problem solving abilities enable her to develop clear strategies to avoid extensive litigation while also appropriately preparing should the need arise. Her client-focused outlook inspires cost-effective solutions to achieve client goals with minimal impact on family life.
Ms. Landau is a member of the State Bar of California, the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Young Lawyers Division.