Professional Details

Patricia Rigdon
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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301 E Colorado Blvd.
Suite 706
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Description of Practice

Patricia meets with both spouses at the initial consultation. She offers clients the option of meeting by video conference call or in a Covid-19 meeting space specifically designed for the safety and protection of all participants. At this first meeting, the divorce and meditation process and all costs are discussed in detail. If the parties choose to work with Patricia, a written Agreement is prepared and signed by all parties. Subsequent meetings are scheduled depending on the particular needs and circumstances of each divorcing couple. The end goal is to help the parties resolve all the issues related to their divorce and ensure that all documents are properly prepared, submitted to the Court and a final Judgment of Divorce is entered in the court file. Patricia has helped hundreds of couples work out their problems to come to a final agreement and terminate their marital status. Call today to see if mediation is right for you.

Professional Background

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
    Board of Directors 2008 to 2018, served as Secretary, Regional Director for Southern California, Membership Benefits Coordinator and participated on the ACFLS/AFCC Joint Task Force. Served as Co-Chair of the following ACFLS Spring Seminars attended by 300 to 400 Judges and Attorneys throughout California:
  • ACFLS 25th Annual Spring Seminar, “Yours, Mine and Ours: Complexities in Characterizing Assets and Debts,” March 24-26, 2017, Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, California
  • ACFLS 23rd Annual Spring Seminar, “Submitted: Mastering Rulings, Orders and Judgments,” March 21-23, 2014, Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, California
  • ACFLS 18th Annual Spring Seminar, “Titles, Transfers, and Transmutations: When Spouses Change the Character of Assets and Obligations,” March 26-28, 2010, Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa, Indian Wells, California
  • Pasadena Collaborative Divorce, Founding member 2007 to present
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, Board of directors 2006-2008
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Experience

    Private mediation practice working with couples since 2008 VolunteerMediator:
    Pasadena Superior Court Daily Settlement Officer, 2010 to present Northeast District Volunteer Attorney Settlement Team, 2019 to present
    Los Angeles County Bar Volunteer Attorney Settlement team, 2020 to present
    Pro Per Judgment Day Volunteer, 2018 to present
    Loyola Law School’s Center for Conflict Resolution, Collaborative Clinic Volunteer, 2018 to present


    Southwestern University School of Law – Los Angeles, California; May 1997 – Juris Doctor Moot Court Honors Program

    Occidental College - Los Angeles, California; June 1981 – Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, with Honors in History


    Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
    2019    Gary Friedman/Catherine Conner    Family Law Mediation Refresher 18 hours
        Gary Friedman/Catherine Conner    Family Law Mediation 40 hours
        Forest Mosten    Advanced Family Law Mediation 12 hours
        LACBA Mediation Training    Basic Course 40 hours

    Areas of Practice

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

    Professional Services

    • Mediator
    • Fact-Finder
    • Mediation Consultant
    • Representational Lawyer
    • Mediating Lawyer
    • Collaborative Professional
    • Online Mediator

    References available upon request.

    This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.