Professional Details

Michele M. Charbonneau
Associate Mediator

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420 Exchange
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Irvine, CA 92602


Description of Practice

If you need a mediator that is proactive, listens and cares, then Michele M. Charbonneau should mediate your case. Ms. Charbonneau is an experienced and trained mediator who has been mediating cases for over a decade. She is a highly regarded Orange County family law practitioner and was a founding partner in one of Orange County’s premier AV Rated law firms. Ms. Charbonneau is well known for her uncanny ability to get to the heart of a case and get it resolved. While compassionate and understanding, she is tenacious in her resolve to get divorcing couples to focus on common ground to reach a fair and responsible resolution. She is very skilled in dealing with the range of emotions that go with a divorce and is able to relate to the parties like few others!

Professional Background

Ms. Charbonneau has worked in Southern California for over 28 years and has handled countless family law matters. A highly regarded family law attorney, Ms. Charbonneau has tried and settled various notable family law cases throughout her career, some of which have resulted in published law-making cases. Ms. Charbonneau has been involved in many highly contentious divorces, giving her a unique perspective into the problems, motivations and potential solutions in marital disputes. She has no problem thinking out of the box if that will get a case resolved. She also has extensive experience in resolving cases as a family law mediator. Ms. Charbonneau handles all types of family law disputes, focusing on getting results fast and efficiently for every client. Divorce mediations cover a number of different areas. Ms. Charbonneau is experienced in all aspects of Family Law, mediating the following issues: •Divorce & Legal Separation •Child Custody & Custody Investigations •Child Support •Spousal Support •Custody & Support Modifications •Breach of Fiduciary Duty •Property Characterization (Community or Separate Property) •Transmutations


Founding Partner (Family Law) Brown & Charbonneau, LLP (2002-present) .Attended the renowned Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution. •Divorce Mediation Certificate •Partner (Family Law) Kring & Brown, LLP •Board of Directors, Orangewood Children’s Foundation •Adjunct Professor Western State College of Law •Western State University College of Law •University of San Diego

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator