Bret was certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California in 2009. He has been practicing law since 1992, and is licensed in Texas, Georgia, and California. Bret has been recognized as one of the top divorce/family law attorneys in Southern California by SuperLawyers for 12 straight years.
A National Merit Scholar, Regents Scholarship recipient, and winner of the Brandstrom Prize for maintaining a 4.0 GPA, Bret graduated from the University of Michigan in 1989 with two majors in only three years. Bret received his JD from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas in 1992, and a MA in 2001 from Emory University. Before opening his own practice in 2011, Bret was affiliated with two of the largest divorce firms in the country (Trope and Trope in Los Angeles and Warner, Mayoue & Bates in Atlanta).