Trope and Trope LLP was established in Los Angeles in 1949. Initially, the firm engaged in various areas of the law, with about a third of its activity in family law (then called "divorce law"), but Sorrell Trope quickly developed a particular expertise in the area of family law. Within a short period, the percentage of the firm's practice devoted to family law significantly increased, to about half of the firm's overall practice. Under Sorrell Trope's leadership, the firm grew, and as the firm grew in size, more and more of its practice was devoted to family law. By the mid-1970s, Trope and Trope LLP consisted of eight attorneys, and the vast majority of its practice was devoted to family law. This was an unheard of phenomenon at that time, as traditionally, family law practitioners in California practiced alone, or perhaps with one or two others. Despite the recession in the 1980s, Trope and Trope LLP continued to prosper, and by 1990, the firm had reached its present size of approximately 25-30 attorneys. At the same time, the firm's concentration in the area of family law continued to increase, and today virtually all of the firm's practice is in the area of family law. Trope and Trope LLP has demonstrated to the legal community that family law can be practiced in a successful and efficient way in a firm setting, as opposed to the traditional sole practice or two-person firm, and in recent years several other family law firms in Southern California have followed suit. Nevertheless, Trope and Trope LLP remains the largest, most successful, and most prestigious family law firm in California, setting a standard for quality family law practice in Southern California. The present attorney staff has more than 400 years of combined experience, most of which are in the area of family law, and the firm today can offer its clients a wide variety of efficient family law legal services. Not only has Trope and Trope LLP provided excellent representation for its clientele over the years, the firm and its partners and associate attorneys have been very active in making significant contributions to support the community. For more information about our volunteer work, please see our Community Involvement page.