Lisa Zonder

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2660 Townsgate Road
Suite 550
Westlake Village, CA 91361
USA
805-777-7740

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by State Bar of CA Bd Legal Specialization with over 20 years in practice, practice limited to family law. Emphasis on peacemaking including mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. Lisa has handled a wide range of complex divorce cases through both litigation and out-of-court consensual dispute resolution. After training in large family law firms in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, she founded Zonder Family Law in 2003. She has an active niche boutique family law firm in Westlake Village (Ventura).

Professional Background

Lisa R. Zonder has been practicing law since 1991, and has handled a wide range of complex divorce cases through both litigation and out-of-court consensual dispute resolution. Lisa was certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Family Law in 1999. After training in large family law firms in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, she founded Zonder Family Law in 2003. She has an active niche boutique family law firm in Westlake Village (Ventura).

Experience

Lisa has successfully handled a high volume of mediated cases in her private practice and as a volunteer Settlement Officer for the courts. She had handled approximately 15 Collaborative Divorce matters (partial and full-team) and countless “Cooperative” Divorce matters.

Lisa has completed over 115 hours of mediation and Collaborative Divorce training. She initially trained in mediation through Woody Mosten, Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the American Institute of Mediation (AIM), and continues to take advanced mediation and Collaborative Divorce courses through these institutions as well as through Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings (CDTT) aka CDI. In 2012, Lisa completed “Train the Trainer” an intensive 5-day program providing trainers with the tools to teach Collaborative practice. In 2013, Lisa served as a Shadow Trainer at Skirball (Los Angeles) for Day 1 of the “Streamlined” Collaborative Process training for professionals.

Lisa is a devoted peacemaker. She volunteers several times monthly as a Settlement Officer at the local court such as Van Nuys, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego Family Courts.

Degrees

J.D. Early admissions to Cardozo School of Law transfer to Whittier Law.

B.A. Queen College, Lisa received departmental awards in Political Science, her chosen major in college. After completing only three years of college, Lisa was accepted on an early admission basis ("Accelerated Entry Program") before the age of 19 to law school. After that, she completed her Juris Doctor in 1990 and went on to work for a 25-attorney family law firm in Los Angeles.

Lisa has been certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Family Law, since 1999.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
June 2013    Collaborative Divorce Institute (George Richardson)    Streamlined Collaborative Protocols 15 hours
Sep 9-11 2004    Collaborative Team Trainings (G. Richardson, Vicki Miller, Ellie Izzo)    Basic Collaborative Divorce Team Training 20 hours
Aug 20-21 2010    American Institute of Mediation (AIM)    Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies 12 hours
June 6-10 2012    CDTT (Richardson, Karpel-Miller, Izzo)    Train the Trainer Pomona 5-day 38 hours
June 21-23 2012    Pepperdine Straus Institute    Family Law Mediation 18 hours
Nov 3, 2012    SCMA    24th Annual Fall Conference 1.25
Nov 3, 2012    AIM     Building Trust and Personal Power 1.5
Nov 3, 2012    AIM    Stereotyping Prejudice and Bias in Mediation 1.5

Approach

Customized to serve the consumer's needs. Lisa uses a facilitative, directive or evaluative approach depending on the specific needs of the mediation clients.

Fees

Hourly arrangement. Discount for booking full day mediation.

Other Information

Lisa actively leads her lawyer colleagues by taking on leadership roles including: She is on the executive board of Coalition for Collaborative Divorce (CCD), member of San Fernando Collaborative Professional Group and she previously served as Chair of the North County Certified Family Law Specialist (San Diego) and the Family Law Section (San Diego) where she actively practiced for 10 years.

She is a member of: the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), State Bar Family Law Section, SCMA, APFM, San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals, Coalition for Collaborative Divorce (CCD), LA County Bar, and LACFLA.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues) (15 collaborated)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Prenuptial (2 collaborated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.