Chip Rose

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550 Water Street, Ste. J3
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 429-9721
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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Chip Rose founded The Mediation Center in Santa Cruz in 1980 and is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Chip offers mediation and collaborative legal services throughout Northern California.

The Mediation Center has pioneered client-centered dispute resolution services in Santa Cruz County for more than 3 decades. Chip's primary emphasis is on offering top flight divorce and family mediation services for marriage and domestic partnerships.

Chip also provides facilitative services for pre-marital and domestic partnership agreements, family business and business succession, business partnership formation and disagreements, and negotiation and mediation consultation for pro se litigants.

Chip offers an $100 flat fee initial consultation. Please call Chip or use our contact form to schedule an initial consultation.


UC Santa Barbara - BA
UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law - JD

Other Information

You can get a sense of Chip from this short video clip from's Series "Views from the Eye of the Storm." Here Chip discusses his inspiration for starting out in mediation, a process that newly allowed people to have control of their lives at the time of divorce:

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Mediator