Professional Details

Janis Stocks, Attorney
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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3033 Fifth Avenue, Ste 430
San Diego, CA 92103


Description of Practice

As an attorney, I have practiced family law for over 35 years. I was approved by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Family Law Specialist when that specialty was first offered in 1980. Since that time I have practiced exclusively in the field of Family Law and Adoptions. In 1990, I completed a 40 hour intensive mediation study program and I have been handling divorce mediation cases since then. I have been honored by my peers by being selected as a past Chair of Certified Family Law Specialist Committee of the San Diego Bar Association; as a member of the State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee for 10 years and as a past president of the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

I know family law and take yearly legal education courses to make sure my knowledge is up to date. In order to assist my mediation clients better, I have taken advanced mediation seminars through the Association of Attorney Mediators; the Strauss Mediation Program at Pepperdine University and through the American Bar Association. For many years, I have participated as a volunteer settlement judge at Family Law Court.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer