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Lisa Zonder

Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by State Bar of CA Bd Legal Specialization with over 25 years in practice, practice limited to family law. Emphasis on peacemaking including mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. Lisa has handled a wide range of complex divorce cases through both litigation and out-of-court consensual dispute resolution. After training in large family law firms in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, she founded Zonder Family Law in 2003. She has an active niche boutique family law firm in Westlake Village (Ventura).


Lisa R. Zonder has been practicing law since 1991, and has handled a wide range of complex divorce cases through both litigation and out-of-court consensual dispute resolution. Lisa was certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Family Law in 1999. After training in large family law firms in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, she founded Zonder Family Law in 2003. She has an active niche boutique family law firm in Westlake Village (Ventura).

ADR Experience

Lisa has successfully handled a high volume of mediated cases in her private practice and as a volunteer Settlement Officer for the courts. She had handled many Collaborative Divorce matters (partial and full-team) and countless “Cooperative” Divorce matters.

Lisa has completed over 115 hours of mediation and Collaborative Divorce training. She initially trained in mediation through Woody Mosten, Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the American Institute of Mediation (AIM), and continues to take advanced mediation and Collaborative Divorce courses through these institutions as well as through Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings (CDTT) aka CDI. In 2012, Lisa completed “Train the Trainer” an intensive 5-day program providing trainers with the tools to teach Collaborative practice. In 2013, Lisa served as a Shadow Trainer at Skirball (Los Angeles) for Day 1 of the “Streamlined” Collaborative Process training for professionals.

Lisa is a devoted peacemaker. She volunteers several times monthly as a Settlement Officer at the local court such as Van Nuys, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego Family Courts.

Approach

Customized to serve the consumer’s needs. Lisa uses a facilitative, directive or evaluative approach depending on the specific needs of the mediation clients.

Education

J.D. Early admissions to Cardozo School of Law transfer to Whittier Law.

B.A. Queen College, Lisa received departmental awards in Political Science, her chosen major in college. After completing only three years of college, Lisa was accepted on an early admission basis (“Accelerated Entry Program”) before the age of 19 to law school. After that, she completed her Juris Doctor in 1990 and went on to work for a 25-attorney family law firm in Los Angeles.

Lisa has been certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Family Law, since 1999.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Trainer

Fees and Provisos

Hourly arrangement. Discount for booking full day mediation.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

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