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, and property issues including complex asset division. 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 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.”

    Former Client
  • “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

  • Avvo Clients Choice 2021
  • Super Lawyer 2021
  • ACFLS 2021
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Enterprise 2020
  • Avvo Badge
  • LACBA
  • SF Valley Bar
  • Valley Community Legal
  • SVBA Trustee

WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • She was tough as nails where needed and tender and compassionate to everyone involved.

    “Joy represented me in a case to solidify child support and adjust the visitation schedule for my 12-year-old son. She had the difficult task of helping two very different parents with very different value systems come to an agreement that would best benefit the child. She was tough as nails where needed and tender and compassionate to everyone involved. Above all, she was a huge blessing in helping me see the situation from the perspective that kept my child as the priority and very thorough and detailed to explore every option available. My son is better off because of her diligence in this case. I am very grateful to her for her services and expertise in family law.”

    Yvonne

  • If you have any family/custody issues do not hesitate to consult and hire Joy, she's a legal genie!

    “I came to Joy after several years of custody issues with my daughter that I thought would be resolved by itself. Initially, I would only see my daughter one night a week and one day on the weekend with no overnights. I tried to reason with my ex but with no success. The odds of getting equal custody (50/50) were not in my favor, but I figured something had to be done because I wasn't seeing my daughter and I didn't want to lose the precious time with my young daughter. I was scared of the legal cost they might incur during the process and the child support I will need to pay (my ex has not been working, or at least claimed to not be working).

    What started out as a simple custody case quickly escalated into a legal nightmare when the mother of my child filed a restraining order and tried every legal maneuver to prolong the custody hearing of our child. Joy and her team were able to diffuse the legal roller coasters I was going through, present the judge with the facts, and show the lack of credibility of my ex.

    Joy is professional, caring, and will go out of her way to make sure her clients are represented. On one of our court appearances, my ex managed to change the judge (a commissioner) to a different courthouse on the same day in the afternoon. Joy had another case in the afternoon and could not represent me, however, she managed to find just as good a replacement to represent me at a moment's notice! Sounds too good to be true.

    When I first came in to consult with Joy about my situation I was worried about the legal cost that might add up. I will never forget when she said "this will be the best money you ever spent". Boy was she right! I now have 50/50 custody, don't have to pay my ex as much child support as we originally anticipated, Joy managed to convince the judge to impute more than a minimum wage salary on my ex, but most of all I have the peace of mind my daughter will share equal time with both of her parents.

    If you have any family/custody issues do not hesitate to consult and hire Joy, she's a legal genie!


    I've said it many times and I'll continue to say it, thank you Joy!

    Ran O.

  • I never felt like just another client.

    “Hiring Joy as my attorney was the best decision I could have made. I never felt like just another client. She took the time to explain everything and never made me feel like I was a bother. I have already recommended her to a friend and will continue to do so.”

    Former Client

  • The entire crew is quick to respond to my emails and I am always made to feel like a priority.

    “Joy and the incredible staff at Kraft Miles are currently helping me with an unpleasant divorce. While the intricacies of an acrimonious separation can be overwhelming, Joy and Brigitte have done an excellent job of explaining the process step by step and answering all my questions. The entire crew is quick to respond to my emails and I am always made to feel like a priority. In court, Joy is a true professional and a class act that has guided me through this difficult time with great success. I have complete trust and confidence in her extensive knowledge and experience of family law matters”

    Michelle A.

  • I can't thank you enough!

    “Thank you for being so sweet, kind, caring and supportive in the past three years even though it wasn't easy for anyone. I'm deeply sorry that you had to deal with my crazy marriage, but without you the end wouldn't have happened. I am extremely happy it is over! I can't thank you enough!”

    Former Client

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