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.

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WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • She was very prompt in replying back to me was very helpful and knowledgeable.

    “Joy pointed me in the right direction for the issue I was dealing with but I can say, not like many I've tried to talk with, she was very prompt in replying back to me was very helpful and knowledgeable.”

    Melvin

  • She will go out of her way to help you out!

    “Very nice and helpful lady, she helped me out a lot. I recommend everyone to her, she will go out of her way to help you out!”

    Alberto

  • Mrs. Miles's ability to derive a solution along with her knowledge of the legal process was the key to allowing me to be the father I was prior to the separation.

    “I met Mrs. Miles because I needed help regarding a child custody case. Prior to obtaining Mrs. Miles, I dealt with another attorney for 15 months and was not making forward progress. Mrs. Kraft listened to my needs, requested a copy of my file, prepared the necessary documents and informed me of our court date. When we went to court she represented me in a FAR SUPERIOR way than my prior council. Due to the number of complications/errors on behalf of previously involved parties the documentation Mrs. Miles drafted was very thorough addressing all aspects of my case. We achieved the desired results within a couple months (3-4) and there were no needs for repetitive visits to the courthouse. Mrs. Miles's ability to derive a solution along with her knowledge of the legal process was the key to allowing me to be the father I was prior to the separation.”

    Former Client

  • Attorney Joy Kraft Miles's character and professionalism are above reproach.

    “I am a baby boomer who found himself in a legal battle for my children (infant twins). There were many issues that weighed against me getting custody of my children.

    1. My age vs. the mother's age.
    2. The fact that I live on the east coast.
    3. There were paternity issues.
    4. A lot of accusations made against me which were not true.
    5. A move away order to another country.

    Just to name a few.

    I felt overwhelmed and lost for 8 months and did not know if I was going to be able to get my children or ever see them again. Through it all, Attorney Joy Kraft Miles and her team stayed the course and amassed all of the documentation to prove that the truth was not being told by the mother. They presented a defense that was structured and exact. While opposing counsel was not as prepared. Their hard work paid off, I now have custody of my children. Opposing counsel also was asking for an ungodly amount of money, they wanted me to pay for her legal fees. That was also taken off the table because of the amount of work and fact-finding by Attorney Joy Kraft Miles and her firm. The entire firm from her Mother on down makes you feel like family, which I have to tell you made this a lot easier for me. Attorney Joy Kraft Miles's character and professionalism are above reproach. If you ever find yourself up against a wall and you don't know where to turn look no further than Attorney Joy Kraft Miles.

    Samuel

  • Words can't express how thankful I am to have found this Law Firm.

    “My review is long overdue!

    I met Joy Kraft Miles around July 2019. I had a prior attorney who did not help me one bit and I needed an attorney to represent me for my next hearing that was coming up quickly so I yelped Family Law Attorney's near me and came across this Law Firm.

    While Joy was reviewing the documents submitted in my case, she was very professional yet caring and extremely helpful. I knew instantly I was going to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Not to mention the very reasonable price for the quality of work they provide!

    I ended up being represented by Leyla Zerehi, another Attorney in the Law firm and I'm so thankful for her. She's very knowledgeable, professional and very nice. She truly does what's right and I felt taken care of as far as my wants and needs for a high conflict custody battle and keeping me in the loop of things. I never felt alone, I knew Leyla was taking care of things for me.

    Words can't express how thankful I am to have found this Law Firm. I hope I never need Family Law services again, but if I ever do, I know exactly who to call! I've even recently referred my cousin to Leyla and I would definitely recommend anyone to contact them because they will definitely help you solve your problem.”

    Monica S.

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