“I give my all for my clients; and to that extent, I am proud of those efforts.”


Michael L Trope
Over 31 years of experience
Handling cases such as:

  • Criminal Jury Trials
  • Civil Jury trials
  • Guardianship proceedings
  • Will contests
  • Child custody cases
  • Restraining Order cases
  • Marital Dissolution cases where the net worth of clients ranged from zero to tens of millions, to hundreds of millions to over a billion dollars.

At least three distinct narratives describe Michael Trope’s journey to the top of California divorce law – one professional, one personal and one, well, utterly original. For starters, he’s at the center of – and prevailed in – some highly complex and high-stakes family law litigation of the last two decades. And in Los Angeles, perhaps the capital of contentious, high-profile divorce. He’s done that, too, entirely on his own – no small feat also when you’re the oldest child of family law legend Sorrell Trope, whose shadow Michael Trope had to wrestle with in the legal field from the start. There is finally Michael Trope’s early life statement, his ultra-bold move – when he was a 21-year-old student at the University of Southern California, almost on a dare, to become a sports agent.  Read more at the Top Ten Leader site

Trope. a Magna Cum Laude graduate of USC and Loyola Law School was admitted to the California State Bar in 1987.  Trope, in 2010, obtained the most significant recorded child support order, for one child, in the United States for client, Lisa Kerkorian, ex-wife of Las Vegas hotel magnate Kirk Kerkorian which included a $10 million lump sum payment of retroactive child support, along with future child support payments of $100,000 per month. Read more about Trope as a former sports agent and as a trial lawyer at his Wikipedia page