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Judith Nesburn is an experienced family law attorney mediator and Collaborative Law practitioner who combines her family law knowledge and skills with her background as a Licensed Clincile Social Worker to guide families through the dissolution process with the sensitivity and respect which are the hallmarks of Collaborative Practice. Judith's goal is to help parties avoid the costly and destructive experience of litigation, while creating a future which will best serve their interests and those of their children in the years following the divorce.

Judith has lectured widely throughout California and the US on many mediation and Collaborative Law topics, including "A Guided Tour Through the Successful Family Law Mediation", "Collaborative Premarital Agreements: Tying the Knot Without Stranging the Romance", "The Power of Language: How to Communicte Effectively with your ADR Client", "Avoiding Impasse in Collaborative Practice", and "Interest Based Negotiations". Since 1995, she has lectured at the California State Bar Annual Meetings, California State Bar Section Education Institutes, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution (ABA), Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Collaborative Professionals of California (CPCAL), the Law and Social Work Program of the USC School of Social Work.

Judith has also been active in many Bar Associations and in the ADR community, including her serve on the California State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee, as Continuing Legal Education Chair of the Family Law Section, as Chair of the ADR Standing Committee of the Family Law Section, and as a member of the executive committee of the Beverly Hills Bar ADR Section. Judith also serves as a family law mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and for the Court of Appeals.


Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 20%
    30 years
  2. Prenuptials: 20%
    30 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    30 years
  4. Divorce: 20%
    30 years
  5. Family: 20%
    30 years

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11661 San Vicente Blvd Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90049


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta KappaN/AN/A
Graduated Magna cum LaudeColumbia University School of Social WorkN/A
St. Thomas Moore Law Honor SocietyN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Judith C. Nesburn1992 - Present
Family Law AttorneyLaw Offices of Allen I. Neiman1990 - 1992
Family Law AttorneyTrope and Trope1986 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2004 - Present
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law AssociationMember, Presenter2004 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association ADR SectionMember, Executive Committee2000 - Present
ADR Standing Committee, CA State Bar Family Law SectionMember, Former Chair2000 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember, Presenter1986 - Present
State Bar of California Family Law SectionMember; Former Executive Committee1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Collaborative Review; Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsIsn't It Unromantic: Collaboratively Negotiating Pre-and Post-Nuptial Agreements2008
Family Law News and Review, Los Angeles County Bar AssociationPost Divorce Counseling: Does it Have a Place in Family Law2000
Family Law NewsA Lesson From the Titanic or "Staying Afloat" on the Rough Seas of Mediation"1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1986
Columbia University School of Social WorkClinicle Social WorkMasters Degree (MSW)N/A
University of California - Los AngelesSociologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A