Feinberg & Waller is committed to supporting and serving the Greater Los Angeles community.
Feinberg & Waller attorneys have been drawn to the law out of a deep moral sense of social justice and a devotion to the welfare of others. Our firm serves the Greater Los Angeles area, and a law firm goal is to expand our relationship with the local community with service in our philanthropic work. We have pursued opportunities to use our firm’s resources to serve as leaders in our community through nonprofit organizations, civil and social initiatives, public policy advocacy, and furthering education.
Our law firm is taking action on our commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity by further investing in transforming the lives of young people. Feinberg & Waller established an annual award in 2020 that honors a high school leader involved in the Constitutional Rights Foundation Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition,
Firm Volunteer History of Passion and Investment in our Community
Feinberg & Waller is pleased to share the efforts that attorney members of Feinberg & Waller have voluntarily taken outside of the firm’s substantive practice area and also in the family law community.
Produced a digital referral database of law resources for low-income families in Los Angeles and Ventura County and a free online video library of family law topics.
Helped form the Oaks Christian high school mock trial team (competing through the Ventura County Office of Education, partnered with the Constitutional Rights Foundation) in 2008. Continues to volunteer at Oaks Christian high school as an attorney coach teaching students about the law, presentation, and courtroom demeanor. Guest speaker for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) – Regents of the University of California on a variety of family law topics. Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and member of their LGBTQ Committee, a group committed to better education and representation of LGBTQ matters as it pertains to family law. Served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Lodge Youth Services, a residential rehabilitation facility for juvenile offenders – Marshall Waller
Lobbied extensively for the cleanup of the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory due to environmental justice concerns over radiological risk to local communities. A track record of more than a decade advocating for equal civil rights for the LGBTQIA community. Advocated on behalf of victims of sexual abuse for stringent scrutiny and accountability within the Catholic church. Held the City of Calabasas accountable for responsible leadership in the land use context to foster both orderly development and environmental quality. Led a call for COVID-19 safety compliance within the California Courthouses to safeguard the well-being of the public. Active member of several community organizations including the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, National Charity League, Inc., Pierce Community College, Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Pepperdine Friends of the Theatre, and ARTS Reach at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. – Mary Ellen Waller
Guest speaker for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) – Regents of the University of California for The Basics Conference regarding child and spousal support issues, The Family Law Conference – “Custody and Support Issues for Highly Mobile and International Families,” and webinars such as Family Law Intensive Courses regarding property, procedure, and support issues. – Sandy Salinas
Volunteered as a Judge Pro Tem on numerous matters such as family law restraining orders and small claims appeals. Volunteered through the Voluntary Attorney Settlement Team involving mediation and alleviating court congestion. – Brian Moore
Legal extern for Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent, assisting California prison inmates who requested legal assistance and has had volunteer affiliations with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Sova Food Pantry. – Adina Rosenfeld
Aided the local community and businesses of Sacramento by utilizing lobbying as a tool to effectuate statutory changes and reform. – Hunter McMillan
We are proud of our firm’s dedication to social impact; however, we must continually do more to responsibly address inequality and disparities in our society. We remain committed to bettering ourselves, our firm, and our community.