Sheila Pendergast has litigated in trial and appellate courts throughout the state for the past ten years and draws on her experience to help her family law clients navigate the legal system.
Sheila brings to family law a wealth of experience analyzing thorny legal issues, counseling clients who face difficult decisions, and persuading courts to rule in her clients’ favor. Her calm demeanor, clear focus, and sense of humor help defuse tense encounters and give her clients peace of mind.
Downey Brand's family law practice is particularly sensitive to the privacy of its clients, thus the family law group does not discuss specific case results.
Honors And Rankings
Completed 30-hour Los Angeles County Bar Association Mediation Training, October 2015
Loyola Law School Moot Court Programs, Volunteer Justice, 2008-2013
Loyola Law Writing Tutors Program, Tutor
Loyola Scholar (full-tuition merit scholarship)