Neal Raymond Hersh
Neal Raymond Hersh is a founding partner of the firm, Hersh Mannis LLP. With nearly 40 years of professional practice in the area of Family Law, Mr. Hersh is nationally known for discreetly representing public figures, celebrities and high asset individuals. Recent accolades include: In 2017, The Hollywood Reporter acknowledged him among the top 50 Power Lawyers for his work and innovation on behalf of the entertainment elite, and also in the 2017 Hollywood Reporter Top 20 Legal Troubleshooters list which profiled L.A.’s top attorneys hired by the Hollywood elite in high conflict situations. In 2016, Hersh was named in Variety’s Legal Impact Report as one of the top 50 attorneys having a significant legal impact to the entertainment community, and that same year, Hersh was nominated as one of Los Angeles’ Leaders in Law by the esteemed Los Angeles Business Journal.
Mr. Hersh and the firm have exceptional expertise in international matrimonial law matters involving cross border wealth protection of the international elite. In 2017, Mr. Hersh was named by Chambers’ Worldwide, as among the world’s leading high net worth advisors in their second edition of the Chambers’ High Net Worth Guide. Mr. Hersh is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is a distinction that Mr. Hersh has held for over 20 years. He has been in the Top 100 list of Southern California “Super Lawyers” each year since 2003 to the present by Los Angeles Magazine. In addition, he has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers” by Los Angeles Times Magazine each year since 2005.
Mr. Hersh has stated on many occasions that in dealing with celebrity clients, the media has an interest in everything they do, and certainly their divorce cases create the opportunity for high exposure.“When a celebrity litigates his/her divorce the entire world watches and has opinions on what the celebrities do both in and out of court. We often interact with publicists, business managers and personal managers in order to assure that the celebrity client gets through this process as quickly as possible, with the least amount of media attention (to the extent that is possible) and make sure that their public image remains intact through at the conclusion of the process.”
Mr. Hersh is also well known for moderating important panel discussions on significant areas of the law including the Obergefell Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality and industry panel presentations on cross-border wealth protection of the international elite. He is a regular commentator in social media, providing thoughtful legal insight on pending celebrity cases for Vanity Fair, E! Television, The Hollywood Reporter, Buzzfeed, Marie Claire, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, Celebrity Justice and Court TV, Larry King Live, KABC news, Entertainment Tonight, Rivera Live, and The O’Reilly Factor. Hersh is often featured in editorial pieces for The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, Grazia, Marie Claire, and has appeared in Newsweek, People, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Worth Magazine and Playboy. Mr. Hersh has also authored for Inside The Minds™ – Strategies for Family Law in California, 2011 Edition, published by Aspatore.
Mr. Hersh is a graduate of UCLA, received his J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law, and in 2016, was the recipient of the prestigious Max Goodman Legacy Award. Mr. Hersh is admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of California as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Hersh is also a past Chair and current member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Section, Member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, California State Bar Family Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Section. Mr. Hersh is a Member of the Order of Distinguished Attorneys for the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Mr. Hersh is the attorney of two appellate decisions, In re Marriage of Brennan and In Re Marriage of Wickander, and has participated as a lecturer at numerous symposiums and colloquiums.
Mr. Hersh is married and enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling. In his spare time, Mr. Hersh also enjoys writing and has written a story which is a comedy relating to family law that has been sold to a major studio, hopefully to be made into a movie in the near future.