Family Law Sections of the California State Bar
Los Angeles County Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
Super Lawyers 2015-2023
AV Preeminent Rating 2022-2023
U.S. News Best Lawyers in America 2021-2023
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 Mr. Reape was selected a Southern California Super Lawyers for his first of nine consecutive selections. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. His continued selection reflects 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 designation in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
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.