Joan E. Loos, Partner
Ms. Loos is one of the founding partners of Strunk | Loos, APC. Ms. Loos was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. Ms. Loos graduated from University of the Pacific with a degree in entertainment management (B.A. 1988) and obtained her law degree from Whittier Law School summa cum laude (J.D. 2006). Before beginning law school in 2004, Ms. Loos worked in the entertainment industry for several years and then for Orange County Superior Court where she worked predominantly in the family law division as a courtroom clerk.
Ms. Loos was admitted to the California Bar in 2006. Ms. Loos has worked exclusively in family law taking every opportunity to hone her craft as a family law attorney and litigator. Ms. Loos pursued and earned her designation as a Certified Family Law Specialist from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2013. Also, in 2013, Ms. Loos attended the prestigious American Bar Association's Family Law Section, Trial Advocacy Institute in Houston, Texas.
Ms. Loos has experience litigating and settling various family law issues ranging from highly contentious custody matters and high net worth estates to the unique niche issues that arise in enforcement cases and jurisdiction cases. Ms. Loos is well-known in the family law community as a strong advocate when necessary and a reasonable and practical negotiator. Ms. Loos employs a cost-benefit approach to her cases to counterbalance the sometimes emotionally charged circumstances of family law matters.
In 2015, after serving several years as a Member At Large, Ms. Loos was elected by her peers to fill the role of the 2016 Secretary/Treasurer for the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association. In 2017, Ms. Loos elevated to the role of Chair Elect. In 2018, Ms. Loos’ experience on the on the Board of the Family Law Section culminated with her lead role as the Section Chair. As the Section Chair, Ms. Loos was responsible for the educational programs, renovating and updating the attorney conference room at the Lamoreaux Justice Center, fund raising for the Section and acting as a liaison between the bench and the bar.
Ms. Loos currently sits on the Board of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.
Ms. Loos was designated as a “Super Lawyer” by her peers for 2020.