Partner with Nachshin and Langlois
Admitted to bar, 1988, California
Joseph A. Langlois, a partner at the renowned family law firm of Nachshin & Langlois, LLP, has worked on hundreds of cases dealing with every aspect of family law from paternity to palimony—divorce to child custody—and spousal and child support.
Having made a decision by age twelve that he one day wanted to become a lawyer, Joe Langlois has become one of the most knowledgeable experts in his field. Both his colleagues and his peers seek him out to discuss the finer points of the law, knowing that his acumen for detail is unparalled.
The firm of Nachshin & Langlois is well known for handling celebrities in film, television and music, and also for handling high net-worth individuals. Langlois has played a key role in handling many of the firm's major cases, including the Barry Bonds prenuptial case, which the firm took to the California Supreme Court and prevailed; country legend, Buck Owens' dissolution proceedings; and also for the cases involving the Terry McMillan prenuptial dispute-McMillan is best known for her screenplay efforts on "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," and "Waiting to Exhale." Langlois also worked on cases for Welterweight champ, Oscar de la Hoya, baseball greats Gary Sheffield and Bart Saberhagen, and also was a pivotal force in handling the family law matters of both Sherrie Smith, former wife of Will Smith, and Snoop Dogg (Calvin Broadus).
Joining the firm of Nachshin & Langlois in 1994, Langlois is frequently sought out by media as both a "behind the scenes" expert source and also as an on-camera personality. He has appeared on such shows as "Entertainment Tonight," CNN Headline News and ABC. He has been quoted in a number of publications including the L.A. Times and in editorial on Web sites including ABC.com.
A native Californian, born in San Diego and raised in Thousand Oaks, Joe Langlois is the tenth of twelve children. He attended the University of California, San Diego for two years, prior to serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guatemala, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. After graduating magna cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in economics from California State University, Northridge, Langlois attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. While in law school, Langlois was a member of the Board of Advocates Co-Curricular program, a finalist in the first year moot court competition, and a member of the quarter-finalist team at the 1988 Fordham University Securities Law Moot Court competition.
After graduating cum laude in 1988 and after passing the California Bar exam, he took an associate position with Johnson, Poulson & Slater, a general practice law firm in Westwood. There, he practiced family law, estate planning, and employment law for six years.
Langlois has extensive, successful, litigation experience in defending premarital agreements, cohabitation agreements, and in handling all aspects of complex/high profile divorce cases. Langlois has extensive experience negotiating and drafting premarital and cohabitation agreements, complex marital settlement agreements, qualified domestic relations orders, stipulated/litigated court orders and judgments. Langlois' written work is always of the highest quality, as judges, clients and opposing counsel alike regularly comment on his briefs and pleadings.
"As a lawyer I have the greatest opportunity to use my talents to serve people in need," he says of his work as a family law attorney. "I always seek to make a positive difference in the lives of our family law clients by providing them with high-quality, well-prepared, well-executed, and fiscally-responsible family law services that they really need."
Langlois is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the State Bar of California.