MEET OUR TEAM
Stephen Cawelti: Attorney
Stephen is a seasoned, board certified divorce attorney who has specialized in complex family law matters since 2006 in California. He has acted as the lead attorney on hundreds of divorce cases and argued before the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura County Superior Courts. He was voted by Pasadena Magazine as one of the “Top Attorneys” in the area for the past 6 years and named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers.
Stephen is active in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS). He sits on the Family Law Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (FLEXCOM) and is a member of the Volunteer Mediation Panel for the Pasadena Courthouse. He also serves in the Temporary Judge Program for the Los Angeles Superior Court, hearing family law and domestic violence cases on a volunteer basis. He has written a number of articles on family law issues, including domestic violence and complex financial matters.
Stephen earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he was named the Lloyd Tevis Commercial Law Student of the Year. He completed his undergraduate degree at USC, earning a B.S. in Psychology and Child Development.
Julian is a Los Angeles native with a passion for social justice and travel. After graduating magna cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in African American studies, he helped to provide legal assistance to under-represented communities as a Justice Corps Fellow at the Los Angeles Superior Court self-help center.
Julian is currently working on his Masters of Dispute resolution at USC Gould School of Law. He brings valuable negotiation and mediation to the Cawelti Law team and a precise attention to detail. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and running outdoors (he has run the LA Marathon twice).
Johnnie has worked in the legal industry for over 20 years, primarily in Family Law & Bankruptcy. After going through a divorce with young kids, Johnnie became passionate about helping parents navigate the challenges of child custody agreements and co-parenting. Johnnie extensive experience and passion for family law make her a vital member of the Cawelti law team. Outside of work, Johnnie enjoys handcrafting soap, candles, and lotions and spending time with her two adult children.
Laura Sadler: Operations Manager
Laura Sadler is the Operations Manager at Cawelti Law, where she oversees the firm’s complete operations, from recruiting to financials. Laura comes to Cawelti Law with a wide breadth of experience, from managing operations at a large media mail-order company, to assisting in the promotional design for the Lord of the Rings series, Austin Powers, & Toy Story. In Laura’s free time, she enjoys riding her horse Tyler and going for hikes in the nearby hills. She also loves spending time with her family, which includes her recently adopted daughter, Hannah.