About Our Practice

Brandon Law Group, originally founded in 1994 as Brandon & Yarc, LLP, is an AV-rated* law firm specializing exclusively in family law litigation and mediation. Brandon Law Group has assembled a team of highly experienced lawyers and legal assistants dedicated to providing our clients with excellent legal representation, prompt and regular communication, at fair and reasonable prices. We strive to ensure that our clients’ interests are well represented at all times. Brandon Law Group and its predecessor firm, Brandon & Yarc, LLP, have been included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for more than ten years.

*Rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, an "AV" rating is the highest possible Peer Review rating available. The Peer Review system considers both legal ability and ethical standards.

Our Attorneys

Lisa Brandon

Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 1996. Admitted to the California State Bar in 1987, Ms. Brandon received her undergraduate degree from California State University at Fullerton in 1983 and her juris doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1987. Ms. Brandon is a Member of the Los Angeles County, Long Beach and Orange County Bar Associations.

She is a past President of California Women Lawyers and a former member of the CEB Family Law Advisory Committee. She was selected as a "Super Lawyer" in 2005 and has received the highest possible Peer Review rating from Lexis Nexis/Martindale Hubbell (an "AV" rating). An aggressive litigator and insightful strategist, Ms. Brandon devotes careful attention to finding the optimal solution for each client. In her spare time, she is an avid gardener, pet lover, and golfer.

Lisa Brandon was profiled in the September 10, 2012 edition of Forbes magazine.

Mariellen Yarc

Formerly a partner of Brandon & Yarc, Ms. Yarc is "Of Counsel" to Brandon Law Group. Admitted to the California State Bar in 1986, Ms. Yarc received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977 and her juris doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1986. In 1993, Ms. Yarc received her certification as a Family Law Specialist from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Ms. Yarc is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Barristers, the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board, the Judicial Evaluations Committee for the LACBA, the Board of Directors for Rainbow Services and the LACBA Domestic Violence Counseling Project Committee. Ms. Yarc is also an active member and past President of the Woman’s Club of Cypress, and is the current President of the Orange District of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.