About Gina M. Famularo: “Integrity Matters”
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.
Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen. She understands that every client who walks through her door is unique, but each one is in need of kindness, understanding and direction. Over the years, Gina has helped thousands of people just like you.
Gina is a child of God first, a wife, a mother, and an attorney- in that order. Her faith caused her to struggle with her profession, but after a conversation with her priest, she realized that it was her duty to be a beacon of light to those in pain. Since then, she has tried to guide each client through the darkness with her gentle skill. Gina takes the time to get to know her clients on a personal level. She listens to their problems and is passionate about helping them. Her expertise allows her to see things from a unique perspective. This makes her an excellent problem solver.
Gina is a “straight shooter.” She will always tell you the truth, even if it is not what you want to hear. She is trustworthy, agressive when necessary, but she is also compassionate. This is why Gina consistently receives the highest satisfaction ratings from her clients. She is rated as a “Superb Attorney” by AVVO, a “Top 10” attorney by Martindale Hubbell, and has a perfect five stars from Attorney Reach. Gina is also recognized as the top 1% of lawyers in the nation, winning the “Distinguished Counsel” Award by NADC two years in a row. She has been featured in Inland Empire Magazine as a top attorney in the area. Gina is a member of the local bar association, as well as a member of the Inns of Court.
About Beshoy F. Shehata
Beshoy F. Shehata is the managing partner. He goes by “B.” B graduated from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2017. B is passionate about his career choice and loves helping his clients.
B was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He migrated to the United States with his family in 2000. He has six siblings. He always wanted to become an attorney to help those going through tough times. He understands how difficult it is to go through a divorce or a custody battle. He understands the stress and uncertainty that accompanies this unfortunate situation. B comes from a strong religious background. He is a Coptic Orthodox Christian. He has strong ties with his family.
B has three dogs, two blue-nose brindle Pitbulls and a German Shepherd. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, walking his dogs, and working out. His favorite foods are steak, pizza, and ice-cream.
At Family Law Matters, B believes that family matters. He strives to create an environment that fosters high work ethics, productivity, and compassion. His employees and colleagues are his second family.
About William S. Fitch, Senior Attorney
William Fitch, known as “Bill,” was licensed to practice law in 1999. He has been a member of Family Law Matters since 2016, and is our senior attorney. Bill has extensive courtroom experience. He has tried innumerable cases and appeared at thousands of hearings over the years. Bill brags that he has appeared at every courthouse in Southern California over his career. He has also sat as a “pro tem” judge in Los Angeles county for several years. Bill’s expertise is law and motion. He worked for many years in the civil arena, and has written thousands of legal briefs. He has also appeared on thousands of law and motion hearings.
As the senior attorney in our firm, Bill brings to the table vast knowledge of the law, polished trial skills and a passion for helping others. Bill enjoys chatting with our clients and getting to know them. While Bill is low key and laid back in personality, he is extremely adept in the courtroom and always walks in prepared. He is a great person to have by your side, both in and out of the courtroom.
Bill’s philosophy is it is always best to settle a case. This is usually cheaper, less stressful and elicits a better result for the client than going to trial. However, he is certainly capable of arguing any issue effectively.
In his personal life, Bill has a very interesting past. He spent his formative years playing cello in orchestras and retains his passion for music. Over the years, he has held many jobs before finding his calling as a lawyer. Bill has been a police dispatcher, a deputy sheriff, a computer programer, and an ambulance driver. Throughout law school, Bill drove a gas truck while attended school at night in order to support his family.
Bill has one adult son, Patrick, of whom he is extremely proud. Patrick is in the air force and will be retiring soon after twenty years of service. Bill experienced a divorce from Patrick’s mother when Patrick was a young boy, so he understands the pain and disappointment that comes with the process.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys woodworking, gardening, metal chain making and working around the house. His newest endeavor is French marquetry, or creating ornate wood engravings. Bill also enjoys good food, good company and good movies.
About Scottie Leming
Scottie Leming is one of our senior attorneys. She graduated from Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995. Scottie is an extremely experienced family law attorney and represented victims of domestic violence for twelve years before joining our firm.
Since 1995, Scottie has helped thousands of clients with great success. She understands the legal issues and uncertainties surrounding divorce, child custody and support are personal issues. She knows how to provide emotional support and clearly communicate with her clients. Scottie is well known and greatly respected within our legal community. She is passionate about her profession and that enthusiasm is obvious to her clients.
Scottie is married with three children, three very adorable grandchildren and two dogs. Scottie is very down to earth, with her favorite meal being hamburgers and french fries. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, go to the movies and spend time with family.
Scottie loves working at Family Law Matters because we are one big family, working together to help our clients. She believes that she truly makes a difference in our clients’ lives. She knows that having a lawyer in your corner who understands how the process works can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.