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Kristine L. Capell

Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California

Kristine L. Capell is a partner at Summers Levine, LLP, where she is well-known for calmly guiding her clients through difficult family law issues including prenuptial agreements, complex property valuation and division, spousal support and child support determinations, Post-Judgment modification actions, and contested custody disputes.

A Skilled Litigator who Collaborates to Achieve the Best Result

After over a decade of practicing family law, Kristine has ample experience to educate her clients about the divorce process in California. She believes that clients are an integral part of the team and their participation can have a significant influence on the direction and outcome of their case. She ensures that her clients fully understand all aspects of their case as it progresses. She regularly works closely with her Summers Levine, LLP colleagues to provide clients the best possible representation. While settlement is generally preferred in most cases, as a skilled litigator, Kristine is fully prepared to go to court if a settlement is not possible.

A Compassionate Los Angeles Family Law Attorney

Kristine recognizes that going through a divorce is one of the most difficult and challenging periods of anyone’s life. That is why she works closely with her clients to help them recognize their own power to navigate to the next stage of their lives. She emphasizes a personalized approach to her practice, understanding that there is no such thing as “one size fits all” in family law.

Kristine L. Capell’s Awards, Education and Background

Kristine has been named a Southern California “Rising Star” by Law & Politics Media, Inc., and Los Angeles magazine in 2012, 2019, and 2020.

Kristine received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University (2003) and her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law (2006). Kristine is licensed to practice law in Illinois (2007), California (2009), and New York (2016). In 2023, Kristine was approved by the State Bar of California as a certified Family Law Specialist. Before joining Summers Levine, LLP, Kristine was an associate at the Los Angeles firm, Freid and Goldsman, APLC and Schiller DuCanto and Fleck, LLP in Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Bar Associations.

An Active Member of the Community

As a non-native Angeleno, Kristine enjoys spending her free time exploring the wonderful cultural offerings and delicious cuisines of the Los Angeles area. She is actively involved in her local community of Culver City, and serves as a board member of the PTA and booster clubs at her children’s schools.

Let Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Kristine L. Capell Help You Find the Best Solution

Los Angeles family law attorney Kristine L. Capell has the compassion and experience to help you resolve or litigate any issue related to your divorce or family law matter. Kristine works together with her clients and colleagues at Summers Levine, LLP, to find the solution that works for you. Whether you need help resolving a matter related to divorce, separation, child custody/support, spousal support, or more, she is here to help. Located in Los Angeles, Kristine services clients throughout the Southern California area. Contact her today to see how she can help.