Professional Details

Paula Lawhon
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Lawhon Law & Mediation, P.C.

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3950 Civic Center Dr.
Suite 230
San Rafael, CA 94903
Fax: 415-398-3446


Description of Practice

Multiple Locations:

San Rafael Office
3950 Civic Center Dr.
Suite 230
San Rafael, CA 94903
San Francisco Office
870 Market Street
Suite 1151
San Francisco, CA 94102
East Bay Office
3569 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Suite 220
Lafayette, CA 94549

Paula M. Lawhon is a full-time Family Law Mediator and Certified Specialist in Family Law. She has been practicing law since 1999 and has been a full time mediator since 2007.

Our Family Law Mediation Team is made up of three full-time attorney-mediators in addition to our administrative staff. We have offices in San Francisco, San Rafael and Lafayette. Our three attorney-mediators also serve as Settlement Conference Masters for the San Francisco Unified Family Law Courts and Paula serves on the Marin County Bench Bar Settlement Conference panel.

Paula was admitted to the California bar in December 1999. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1999, graduating as a Public Interest Scholar and with a Public Interest Concentration. She received her Bachelor's degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine in 1996, graduating cum laude and phi beta kappa.


Paula has participated in over 200 hours of mediation skills training including:
  • Community Boards, San Francisco, "The Basics of Mediation"
  • University of California, Berkeley, "Commercial Mediation & Conflict Resolution"
  • Northern California Mediation Center, "Civil and Family Law Mediation"
  • San Francisco Superior Court Family Law Self-Help, "FLASH Mediation"
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Mediation Section ongoing seminars


University of California, Irvine, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

Law School
Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., Public Interest Scholar, 1999

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues) (1,000 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediating Lawyer

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.