Marcia L. KraftMarcia L. Kraft (1945-2019)

A pioneer for female attorneys heading their own multi-associate law firms in the San Fernando Valley, Marcia L. Kraft had been in private practice in Woodland Hills and Simi Valley since 1990, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, petitioners and respondents. She was “of counsel” for Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation, Marcia used her wealth of experience to counsel the attorneys of the firm. She understood all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, property issues including complex asset division, probate, estate planning, and the preparation of wills and trusts. She also guided the practice of legal matters involving personal injury and employment law. With her depth of legal experience along with her ability to represent a diverse clientele, Marcia formed a highly effective law firm committed to achieving favorable results, handing over the torch to her daughter Joy, who is now the successive leader of the “matriarchy.”

Marcia was a member of various referral services including the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Ventura County Bar Association, and numerous others.

Marcia served as an Arbitrator in the Ventura County Superior Court, a Mediator on Probate and Family Law matters for Los Angeles County Superior Court, and had sat as Judge Pro Tem in both Small Claims and Traffic courts.

In June of 2018, Marcia received an award from the Valley Community Legal Foundation (“VCLF”) of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association for “Exemplary Community Service” related to her outstanding philanthropic contributions to the San Fernando Valley. The VCLF does charitable work providing scholarships and grants to the community. In addition to serving a term as its President, Marcia chaired the development and installation of the Children’s Waiting Rooms at the Van Nuys and San Fernando courthouses.

Marcia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University in Los Angeles, California.

Current

  • Arbitrator – Ventura County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem – Los Angeles and Ventura County Superior Courts
  • Member – San Fernando Valley Bar Association Attorney Referral Service Advisory Committee
  • Minors’ Counsel – Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Family Law Mediator – Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Member – Bench Bar Committee, San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Former

  • President – Valley Community Legal Foundation
  • Vice President for Fundraising – Valley Community Legal Foundation
  • Probate Volunteer Panel – Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Treasurer – San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Trustee – San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Chair – Los Angeles County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Advisory Committee
  • Trustee – Los Angeles County Bar Association Foundation

To learn more about Marica or to schedule a free consultation with Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation, call (818) 462-5076.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Past Customers Are Our Best Advertisements
  • “She was a kind listener when I was at my lowest and she even cracked a few jokes to make me laugh!”

    Jems
  • “I will recommend Marcia Kraft to all my friends.”

    Agrippa
  • “I highly recommend Kraft, Miles & Miller.”

    My
  • “The attorneys at this office under the supervision of Ms. Kraft have provided our family with professional and kind representation.”

    D.L.
  • “Run to them with your legal concerns and I promise you won't regret it!”

    Narvina
  • “I worked with both Leslie and Marcia and was very impressed with their thoroughness and attention to detail.”

    Ashley
  • “At the end of the day, the process was much more pleasant because I have a good lawyer on my side.”

    Luciana

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WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • I think they offer the best value in LA area.

    “I only have great things to say about the professional services I received at Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation and especially from Joy Kraft Miles! They always went the extra miles for my case, they were flexible with payment plans, picked up the phone or returned calls promptly when I called, and I really felt they had my back during my nasty divorce. They were there and knowledgeable to defend me in court. Joy is smart, energetic, resourceful and skillful at negotiating the terms. I think they offer the best value in LA area. You get results and their cost is reasonable. I highly recommend them to anyone.”

    Marie-France

  • She has been a friend and a fighter!

    “My experience working with Joy over the last year has been very favorable. Joy is an amazing attorney. She is smart, professional, clever, strong, and compassionate. She will fight for your best interest and guide you through the process. While my divorce started in mediation it went straight down and dirty from the other side. I felt hopeless and wanted to give up. Joy has been kind and can hold her own to any attorney out there. She has been a friend and a fighter!”

    Tamara

  • There is NO ONE better than Joy Kraft Miles to handle your divorce case.

    “Joy is WAY beyond a simple divorce attorney. Joy is BAD A** (pardon the expression but it is accurate). BAD A** encompasses many things including integrity, intelligence & tenacity. Joy is HONEST, an extremely important trait for a divorce attorney because it is tempting to tell clients he/she has a great case and bill, bill, bill. Joy does not do that. Her goal is always to settle amicably, as long as it is fair and good for her client. Joy is brilliant, from her knowledge of the law itself to emotional intelligence in the form of strategy and effective negotiations. Joy Kraft Miles is a person who I have referred countless friends and clients and EVERY SINGLE ONE has had an amazing result and been thrilled on every level. They all say the same thing...there is NO ONE better than Joy Kraft Miles to handle your divorce case.”

    Former Client

  • In my view, she performed a miracle in three hours.

    “You have our sincerest thanks, and Ms. Miles, who did the best job, possibly, of any mediator I have ever appeared in front of. When I drove away from my home this morning, I had no hope whatsoever this case would come anywhere close to settling. In my view, she performed a miracle in three hours.”

    Michael

  • Honest and dependable.

    “I have been represented by this firm for over a year now and Joy has displayed the utmost professionalism to me and my case. She continues to keep our best interests at hand and makes every effort to prevail. Her communication is effective and she is well respected. I was referred to her and I am very pleased with her integrity and her style. She has made a true impact on me and on our case and I believe she holds the same values for all her clients. I would recommend her and her staff without hesitation. Honest and dependable. Never have I felt like I wasn't receiving top-notch representation. A++++++”

    Former Client

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