Marcy Sharafian, JD
Marcy Sharafian, Mediation and Family Law

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2832 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Fax: 510-373-6168

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Description of Practice

I work as a mediator, collaborative professional, and consulting attorney in Berkeley and Walnut Creek, helping clients better understand themselves, their spouse/partner, and family law so they can reach mutually satisfying agreements and reduce conflict in the present and the future. I use my extensive background in Non-Violent Communication to provide clients with a framework for understanding themselves and others.

Professional Background

I am a member of the California State Bar Family Law Section, the Contra Costa County Bar Association Family Law Section and Collaborative Practice East Bay.


For the last 7 years, I have worked exclusively as a mediator and collaborative attorney with over 150 separating couples.


University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 1989 University of California, Davis, JD, 1992


My needs-based mediation approach helps clients avoid communication dynamics that typically lead to defensiveness and disconnection, so that each client can hear and be heard. From this more centered place, clients are better able to understand what is important to everyone involved in the separation process and they are better able to relate to each other from a place of connection, rather than frustration, anger, or defensiveness.


$350 per hour. Free 20 minute phone consultation.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.