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

Of counsel for Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Personal Injury, Employment, Civil Litigation, and Bankruptcy

A pioneer for female attorneys heading their own multi-associate law firms in the San Fernando Valley, Marcia L. Kraft has been in private practice in Woodland Hills and Simi Valley since 1990, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, petitioners and respondents. Now, “of counsel” for Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation, Marcia uses her wealth of experience to counsel the attorneys of the firm. She understands 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 guides 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 is 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 has 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?

  • A+++

    “She is very experienced and knows the law like the back of her hand. She has defended me with integrity, passion and success. ”

    Jason

  • To say that Joy Kraft-Miles is an expert is an understatement.

    “Divorce is not an experience that you look forward to. It's also messy and very stressful because of the emotions and people involved. For me, hiring a lawyer was a necessity not because I wanted to penalize my ex, but because I wanted an expert that would help me navigate the cumbersome process. To say that Joy Kraft-Miles is an expert is an understatement. She is a consummate professional with a solid reputation at the Chatsworth Courthouse. Initially, I tried to tackle the process myself by going to the self-help center and filling out the documents on my own. This turned out to be overwhelming. She took my case even though I had a pending DV case. I spoke with four lawyers prior to Joy who would not take my case because of the DV. She whipped through my paperwork in one meeting and told me my case could be brought to resolution with my help. I listened to her advice, asked millions of questions and continuously asked her and her legal secretary Marcos to clarify terms, rulings, and paperwork when I did not understand what was going on. I trusted Joy from the first meeting. I think that is really important; to trust the person that you are working with. She was exceptional to work with under the circumstances. I highly recommend Joy as she has the highest integrity and is very professional.”

    Lisa

  • I was very impressed with the efficiency in this office.

    “They work well together, did what they said they would do, and produced the result I wanted. ”

    Former Client

  • Your encouragement, your wits, and intelligence really pulled me out of a hardship (to say the least) that now feels like a distant memory, though your efforts and giving were remarkable and effectively memorable.

    “Joy, your name gives meaning to what you bring in life! Thank you for being an exceptionally wonderful person. Your encouragement, your wits, and intelligence really pulled me out of a hardship (to say the least) that now feels like a distant memory, though your efforts and giving were remarkable and effectively memorable. You are one amazing woman. I want to wish blessings upon your work, your office, and your gorgeous little family. May God bless you infinitely.”

    Sara

  • I am grateful to have had Leyla represent me in such a complicated case.

    “On 05/2019 I was served with a frivolous civil restraining order. I was caught off guard and didn't know what to expect or what steps needed to be taken in order to clear this up. I began searching for attorneys online but I was hesitant to reach out to anyone. I wasn't sure anyone would take the time to fully understand my case as this was a complicated one. Thankfully, a family member referred me to Kraft Miles Law where I met Leyla. Leyla took the time to fully understand my case and quickly figured out the bad intentions of the other party. She thoroughly discussed what the plan would be and instantly gave me peace of mind as I knew I was in good hands. At my trial, Leyla informed me of what to expect along the way and made sure all evidence was presented as needed to help the judge make a fair decision. In the end, not only did Leyla help me win my case, but she also helped me get a court order where my attorney fees would be paid by the other party. I am grateful to have had Leyla represent me in such a complicated case. In the future, If I come across anyone that is in need of her services, I will make sure they reach out to Leyla.”

    Gladys

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