Your 2023 Reape-Rickett Super Lawyers Honorees


The Reape-Rickett Law Firm proudly announces Shareholders James P. Reape, Esq. and Matthew Breddan, Esq., Senior Attorney Steven L. Weiss, Esq., and Larry Epstein, Esq., Of Counsel, are 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers honorees! Each of our selected attorneys’ primary practice area is family law, specifically focusing on divorce, child custody, parentage actions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, support, and more. We are honored to have four Reape-Rickett attorneys selected to the 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Each year Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters, uses a rigorous selection process to choose Super Lawyers across the nation on a state-by-state basis.


What is the Super Lawyers Selection Process?

Super Lawyers are selected upon first achieving a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are reviewed via a thorough 12-point evaluation process, including an independent research evaluation, statewide surveys, and practice area evaluation. Following the rigorous process, only 5% of nominated lawyers receive the Super Lawyers designation in a specific practice area and state. For additional information about Super Lawyers and the selection process, please visit


Shareholder James P. Reape, Esq. Selected to 2023 Super Lawyers

James Reape’s selection to the 2023 Super Lawyers is his 9th consecutive selection and reflects his over 35 years of family law experience in and out of courtrooms across Southern California. From divorce to prenuptial agreements, child custody and visitation, complex property division, paternity matters, and beyond, Mr. Reape has the experience and expertise to help clients navigate their family law concerns while advocating for their best interests. In addition to his experience representing clients, Mr. Reape has served in leadership positions for multiple legal associations and non-profit organizations and was voted the Best Family Law Attorney in Santa Clarita by Elite Magazine in 2019. For additional information, please visit elite Magazine. Mr. Reape has the knowledge, expertise, and ability to provide family law services second to none.


Shareholder Matthew A. Brededan, Esq. is a 2023 Super Lawyers Honoree

Mr. Breddan’s 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers selection illustrates his over 25 years of legal experience in the family law realm. From divorce to child custody and visitation issues, support matters, domestic violence restraining orders, and beyond, Mr. Breddan has helped his clients and their children by advocating for their best interests while assuring that children are not used as pawns or bargaining chips to accomplish a goal or agenda of either party. In addition to his decades of representing clients and resolving their family law matters, Mr. Breddan is active within the legal and non-profit community. He serves as President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and Vice President of a domestic violence non-profit organization serving Southern California. Mr. Breddan is committed to providing the highest level of family law services across Southern California.


Senior Attorney Steven L. Weiss, Esq. Chosen to Super Lawyers

Mr. Weiss’ continued selection to the Southern California Super Lawyers list reflects his over 35 years of family law experience and expertise as a Certified Family Law Specialist as designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specializations. From divorce to complex property division, spousal and child support, post-judgment matters, and beyond, Mr. Weiss advocates for his client’s best interests and works tirelessly to resolve their issues. In addition to his decades of experience in the courtroom, Mr. Weiss regularly utilizes alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, to help clients avoid unnecessary litigation. Mr. Weiss has the expertise, experience, and ability to advocate for you and your family.


Larry Epstein, Esq. Of Counsel, Selected to Super Lawyers

Mr. Epstein has practiced law for over 45 years and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyers for over ten years, affirming his extensive experience with family law matters and peer recognition within the legal community. In his decades of experience, Mr. Epstein has assisted clients in resolving family law issues such as divorce, property division, spousal and child support, and post-judgment matters. In addition to his years of advocating for his client’s best interests, Mr. Epstein has also held leadership positions with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s Family Law Section and dedicated his time to community service endeavors. Mr. Epstein is determined to empower our clients with knowledge and information, enabling them to make reasoned and results-oriented decisions.


What Is the Benefit of the Super Lawyers Designation?

When an individual requires the services of a lawyer, it is customary to conduct a considerable amount of research before hiring a well-vetted attorney. The Super Lawyers designation assists in the research process by providing insight into an attorney’s experience, standing within their legal community, and professional achievements.

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