Shelly M. Mandell, Attorney At Law
3415 S Sepulveda Blvd, Ste 660, Los Angeles, CA 90034
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About Shelly M. Mandell in Los Angeles, California



Litigator: All-Female Firm of Abbott and Bennett, Director of all Civil Litigation from complaint through trial.
1988-1992 Litigation Attorney, Law Offices of Maynard D. Davis
Handled all civil and family law matters.
1993–1997 Partner, O'Donnell & Mandell
Focus on Sexual Discrimination, Interviews, and represented thousands of women bringing discrimination claims against employers, educational facilities and in housing.
1997–Present Owner, Shelly M. Mandell, A Professional Law Corporation
Currently owns a small firm. Two (2) of Counsel Attorneys, Four (4) on-site staff. Focus on all aspects of Family Law.


J.D. Southwestern University School of Law

Civic Affiliations:

National Organization for Women:
Former President of LA NOW, 1995-1999, An Officer of LA NOW, 1995- 2013

Counsel to the National Organization for Women, Los Angeles (pro bono)
Defended Chapter as well as individual members in SLAP suits. LA NOW Political Action Committee, and the LA NOW Education Fund 1988 to 2013.

President, LA NOW 1980-1981; California NOW State Vice President, 1978-1980; National NOW Board of Directors, 1978-1989; Political Organizer & Political Action Chair 1980-2013.

Century Freeway Affirmative Action Committee:
Board Member, 1983-1993; Board Chair, 1987-1991
Woman working in court — Experienced Attorney in Los Angeles, CA


• Los Angeles County Bar Association
• Family Law Section
• Santa Monica Bar Association
• Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
• Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
• Beverly Hills Bar Association
Ms. Mandell has been a community activist for over 25 years. As a member of NOW in the late 70's she headed the task force for the organization's political and legislative action, directing the Equal Rights Amendment Extension campaign in California. She was one of the organizations' premiere national political organizers, and toured the country speaking and conducting seminars. Ms. Mandell commenced her advocacy for women's rights as a political activist and continues as an attorney representing women and men who need a strong voice to establish or protect their rights. She refocused her firm's practice to include sexual harassment, in the wake of the Clarence Thomas hearings, as the rise of public consciousness created an increased need for qualified attorneys in this area. However, she continues to focus her personal legal efforts in the area of family law.

Served as a Family Law Mediator and Judge Pro Tem in Santa Monica Family Court.



Political Action Committee Chair and Member for over 20 years, interviewing and recommending endorsements by NOW on the local, chapter, state, and national level, candidate recruitment, selection and fundraising. Delegate to 4 Democratic National Conventions. Recent strong supporter of Hillary Clinton.


Primary media contact and spokesperson in the Los Angeles area for NOW on women's issues for many years. She gave hundreds of television, radio, and print interviews. On going involvement in Mayoral, and other city races, has redefined and refreshed her media contact list.
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