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

  • ACFLS 2021
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Enterprise 2020
  • Avvo Badge
  • LACBA
  • SF Valley Bar
  • Valley Community Legal
  • SVBA Trustee
  • California State Bar
  • Avvo

WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • 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

  • Honest with their advice, attentive and very helpful throughout a very difficult time

    “My experience with Kraft Miles A Law Corporation was positive from the first moment I had my 30 minute consultation with Joy and Leyla. Joy Miles and Leyla Zerehi were honest with their advice, attentive and very helpful throughout a very difficult time. I hired them last minute (a week before my scheduled court date). Attorney Leyla Zerehi was with me every step of the way and fought for my 2 sons and my protection. I am very thankful and relieved. The retainer fee is well worth it if you want professionalism and someone who cares by your side in a courtroom. I would definitely hire again.”

    Edita

  • Five stars doesn't do justice, Joy deserves 10 out of 5!

    “Joy is professional, caring, and will go out of her way to make sure her clients are represented.”

    Ran

  • I would highly recommend Joy and Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation.

    “As soon as I went in for my consultation with Joy, I knew I didn't need to go meet with anyone else. She was professional and very understanding of my situation. Her prices were reasonable and I couldn't have asked for Joy and her team to represent me any better. They were on top of any correspondence I sent, answered all of my questions and concerns. Joy also "talked me off the ledge" sometimes making me see reason, thereby saving me money. I would highly recommend Joy and Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation”

    Julie S.

  • She listened and knew my desires for the outcome and got me a favorable decision.

    “Joy was very kind and considerate and hardworking throughout my divorce proceedings. She always kept me well informed and worked diligently for my best outcome. She listened and knew my desires for the outcome and got me a favorable decision. She negotiated ferociously and intelligently working within my timeframe and budget for a desirable outcome. I would highly recommend Joy to anyone.”

    David

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