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Monica Mazzei
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

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san francisco, CA 94920

Description of Practice

Monica Mazzei is a Certified Family Law Specialist who has been handling high net worth divorces in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles for nearly two decades. Monica is presently serving as a mediator to help couples divorce outside the court system with discretion, dignity and efficiency. Monica's philosophy is that it is always best to help craft the outcome of your divorce rather than have the court decide. Monica uses the contacts and resources she has curated over the years to provide her clients with the best experts and service providers to assemble an A list team to navigate the entire divorce process.

Professional Background

Monica Mazzei is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Monica was the co-chair of the San Francisco Bar Association, Barristers Family Law Section from 2009 through 2010. In 2008 and 2011, she received the Outstanding Volunteer Award for Public Service from the San Francisco Bar Association. Monica speaks frequently on family law issues to financial advisors and other professional groups. She is a member of the Family Law and the International Law sections of the American Bar Association and a member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the San Francisco and Beverly Hills Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Southern California Mediators Association. Recognized in Chambers High Net Worth 2017-2020 guide for Family/Matrimonial: California Named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in California by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016, 2017 Named an Outstanding Volunteer by the Justice and Diversity Center of the San Francisco Bar Association, 2015 Listed in Northern California Super Lawyers®: 2015-2020 Listed in Northern California Rising Stars®: 2011-2014 Selected as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California by Super Lawyers: 2012, 2013, 2014 Selected as one of the Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40 in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates: 2013-2017 Selected as one of the Top 40 National Trial Lawyers Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, 2014


Monica is currently earning her LLM (Masters In Law) in Dispute Resolution from the world renowned Straus Institute in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Monica has served as a mediator in divorce cases as well as for couples contemplating a pre-marital or post-marital agreement.


Holy Names University B.A. 1999, magna cum laude Southwestern University School of Law J.D. 2002 Harvard Law School Advanced Negotiation Workshop, 2013 Pepperdine Law School, LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution-pending


As a mediator, Monica helps to identify the thoughts and concerns of both parties in a non-confrontational setting. Mediation helps clients discuss difficult topics which allows Monica to create a financial structure that works for both parties.


Fees range depending on the service provided.

Areas of Practice

  • Family (100 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator