Professional Details

Matthew Moore, CFLS
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Moore Family Law & Mediation

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148 East Carrillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Description of Practice

Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney and MC3 Certified Mediator. Matt is a compassionate and intuitive peacemaker with 13 years family law litigation experience and a decade of real world small business and management experience acquired before he began the full-time practice of law. Now he dedicates his professional practice to empowering parties to control the outcome of their family law matter through mediation, neutral case evaluation, and collaborative practice.

Professional Background

Matt has practiced exclusively in family law litigation and mediation for his entire legal career. He has worked with some the most renowned (and formidable) family law litigators in the region in high-asset, high-conflict litigation. He now dedicates his practice to helping ordinary people avoid the pitfalls and costs of litigation through neutral services.


Six years service as Santa Barbara Superior Court Settlement Master in family law; private practice mediation at all levels.


B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara;
J.D. Santa Barbara College of Law

Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization;
MC3 Certified Mediator


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
Nov. 2021    Woody Mosten & Susan Guthrie     Family Mediation Training (40 hours)
Jan. 2018    Zena Zumeta (Pepperdine/Straus)    Divorce & Family Mediation (32 hours)
Dec. 2015    Woody Mosten    Unbundling Legal Services (6 hours)
2009-2022    Various     Family Law Training (100+ hours)


Matt's approach varies from moderately facilitative to late-case evaluative. He tailors his approach to meet clients where they are.


$395/hour mediator;
$185/hour paralegal;
Low/no retainer options and fixed monthly billing (flat-pay)
arrangements available for qualified clients.

Other Information

100% Online Mediation Practice using the Zoom platform.

Matthew is a member of the LGBTQ community and he is the father of two children, co-parenting with a married lesbian couple.

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.