Adam Philip Lipsic
Adam Philip Lipsic is a Partner at Hersh Mannis LLP and a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. After graduating from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005, Mr. Lipsic immediately commenced practicing at Hersh Mannis LLP, where he had been interning since his sophomore year of college at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In 2014, Mr. Lipsic was elevated to a Partner of the Firm.
Mr. Lipsic’s practice is devoted exclusively to family law, including a wide range of domestic matters such as divorce, dissolutions of same-sex domestic partnerships, custody, premarital and postnuptial agreements, and paternity. He is as equally comfortable litigating a case to its completion as he is guiding a client to a negotiated settlement agreement, and he frequently deals with highly complex and sophisticated family law matters for high net worth, often high-profile, clients. Mr. Lipsic has represented a wide range of clients, from famous entertainers and athletes to corporate and entertainment executives to stay at home parents, and he is sensitive to the personal, emotional and private nature of the matters he is handling for each of his clients. As Mr. Lipsic puts it, “Sugarcoating is not the solution. Clients want honesty and integrity and their privacy safeguarded as much as possible.” Through his direct, goal-oriented approach, Mr. Lipsic attempts to achieve the best potential resolution as expeditiously and quietly as possible.
Mr. Lipsic graduated Order of the Barristers from Pepperdine University School of Law, receiving this national distinction, which is bestowed upon select graduates for their excellence in oral advocacy. While at Pepperdine, Mr. Lipsic was selected by faculty to represent the school on the Pepperdine Trial Team for two years, winning three regional competitions and advancing to the national championship in Texas. Mr. Lipsic also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Roy Paul at the Los Angeles Superior Court while attending law school.
Mr. Lipsic is well known for moderating important panel discussions on significant areas of the law. In 2019, Mr. Lipsic was invited to join a panel that included a Superior Court judicial officer and other highly experienced family law attorneys, to present important aspects of trial preparation for members of the Los Angeles County Bar Trial Institute. In 2017, Mr. Lipsic co-developed curriculum for international estate and trust attorneys on the important topic of: “Cross-Border Wealth Protection of the International Elite,”. That curriculum was presented at two industry symposiums in Beverly Hills, California and London England.
Mr. Lipsic’s recent industry acknowledgements and distinctions include: In 2017, 2018, and 2019 inclusion in the Chambers and Partners Guide, which identified Mr. Lipsic as one of the leading attorneys representing the world’s high net worth individuals. Additionally, the business and entertainment publication, Variety, identified Mr. Lipsic in the 2016 Legal Impact Report “Up Next” section, which profiles younger attorneys accomplishing any goal that influences or sets new standards in the business. That same year, Mr. Lipsic was selected amongst a distinguished group of top L.A. lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the publication’s Leaders in Law issue. Mr. Lipsic has been recognized by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics in its Up-and-Coming 100, which identifies the top 100 attorneys in Southern California under the age of 40, from 2015 – 2019; he has been named a Rising Star by the same publication from 2008 – 2019. Mr. Lipsic is a member the Beverly Hills Bar Association, where he previously served as co-chair of the Family Law Section, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association and he has participated as a Speaker at both the Beverly Hills Bar Association (2015 Family Law Symposium: Tax Affecting S Corporations for Business Valuations) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2010 family Law Trial Advocacy Program: How to Conduct a Custody Trial). Mr. Lipsic is also a graduate of the nationally recognized Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas. Recent interviews have included: “How to Hire A Private Judge”, for the The Wall Street Journal’s podcast, “Watching Your Wealth.”
In his spare time, Mr. Lipsic enjoys spending time with his wife, Tara, their two children, Lily and Landon, and their bernedoodle puppy, Roxy, following University of Michigan sports (Go Blue!), and obsessing over the Los Angeles Lakers.