Sunday, May 30, 2021

A 1988 article about David Schwimmer's mom, one of Los Angeles's "most powerful family-law attorneys"


Arlene Colman-Schwimmer, 47, is one of the few women in this elite crowd. The Brooklyn-born daughter of a cabdriver and a seamstress, she’s a street fighter with the tenacity of a pit bull. Though many of her fellow lawyers aren’t particularly enamored of her sometimes obnoxious and often outrageous tactics, she is accorded at least a grudging respect by those who come in contact with her. A few days in Colman--Schwimmer’s life is a crash course in the real game of L.A. Law--divorce division.