JOHN E. MANOOGIAN
Degrees and Affiliations
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Santa Clara University Law School
Passed California State Bar Exam and
Admitted to Practice
Received Lifetime California Community Colleges instructor credential in law, December 1975.
Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, January 1981 to present.
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of the State of California, Certified Specialist in Family Law, October 1981. Re-certified 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016.
Recognized in the National Directory of Who’s Who in Executive and Professionals, 1994 to Present.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1997 to present.
Rated “A-v” in Martindale Hubbell, legal directory, 1995 to present.
9/73 through 12/74 - Paralegal/Law Clerk, Law Offices of Suren Toomajian, 18th Floor, Tribune Tower, Oakland, California. Practice restricted 98% to family law matters.
12/74 through 2/77 - Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Suren Toomajian, 18 Floor, Tribune Tower Oakland, California. Practice restricted 98% to family law matters.
2/77 through 6/81 - Principal Attorney, Law Offices of John E. Manoogian, Suite 1150, Ordway Building, Oakland, California. Practice restricted 98% to family law matters.
6/81 through 6/82 - Shareholder/Partner, Toomajian & Manoogian, Inc., A Professional Corporation, 18th Floor, Tribune Tower, Oakland, California. Practice restricted 98% to family law matters.
6/82 to Present - Principal Attorney, Law Offices of John E. Manoogian, Walnut Creek, California. Practice restricted 98% to family law matters.
1975 to Present - Frequent lecturer for California Continuing Education of the Bar programs, including Fundamental of Family Law; Selected Issues in Family Law; Handling Military Pensions in Family Law; advanced Family Law seminars conducted for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Alameda and Contra Costa County Bar Association and Alameda and Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association. (Chairman for AAML Symposium 1990).
1984 through 2001- Judge Pro Tem of the Contra Costa Superior Court in the Family Law Department (Approximately two to three days per year).
1993 through 2005 - Judge Pro Tem, Alameda County Superior Court, Hayward Branch and Pleasanton Branch, Family Law Department.
1987 through 1995 - Editorial Consultant, Matthew Bender, California Family Law Monthly.
1994 through 1996 - Editorial Consultant, West Publishing Company.
1988 through 1992 - California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California Family Law Specialist Exam Committee (one of six members). (Draft and Score Specialist Exam).
1982 - Accepted as an Expert in the area of Family Law (issue: Reasonableness of Attorney Fees and Court Costs, Alameda County Superior Court.
1982 - Accepted as an Expert in the area of Family Law (issue: Standard of Care), Santa Clara County Superior Court.
1987 - Accepted as an Expert in the area of Family Law (issue: Standard of Care, Marin County Superior Court.
2004 to present - State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission: Vice-Chair 2006 - 2007. (Draft and Score Specialist Exam).
2008 through 2010 - Bay Area Regional Sub-Committee, State Bar of Family Law, Executive Commission.
2009 through 2010 - Vice-Chair B.A.R.C.
2010 through 2012 - Member, California State Bar Family Law Executive Committee (advises State Legislators re Family Law Legislation).
2015 - Complete AAML Arbitration Training and received AAML Certification.