James P. Reape Divorce Law Firms California

James P. Reape

Managing Shareholder

Pepperdine University
AV Preeminent® Rating 2022-2024
Best Lawyers in America® 2021-2024
Southern California Super Lawyers 2015-2024
Ultimate Attorney in Santa Clarita 2019
California Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association

James P. Reape
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James P. Reape, Managing Shareholder, received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University in 1982. After practicing law in Encino for several years, he founded James P. Reape, A Professional Corporation, in 1992 and moved his practice to Valencia, California. In 1998 he co-founded The Reape-Rickett Law Firm, focusing exclusively on family law matters.

Mr. Reape is an expert in highly compensated individuals, business owners, complex compensation schemes, and complex or multiple asset matters. He is highly adept at resolving high-net-worth divorces and has extensive trial and settlement experience. His reputation and excellent track record are widely recognized throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Throughout his career, Mr. Reape has represented a diverse range of professionals including, business owners, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, dentists, corporate executives, and celebrities.

In 2015, James P. Reape received his first of ten consecutive Southern California Super Lawyers selections, a designation only bestowed upon 5% of attorneys in Southern California, reflecting his decades of experience, professional achievements, and a high degree of peer recognition. He was also voted the Ultimate Attorney in Santa Clarita by elite Magazine readers in 2019 and received the Best Lawyers in America® designation in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Mr. Reape is a member of the Family Law Sections of the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association. Throughout his career, Mr. Reape has taken leadership roles in each of these organizations.

He also served as an Arbitrator and Mediator for Los Angeles Superior Court and Arbitrator for Los Angeles County Bar Fee Dispute Program. Mr. Reape donates his time to various non-profit groups within his community and has served as Chairman of the Los Angeles area for UNICEF, pro bono attorney for Domestic Violence Clinics.


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