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Divorce Workshops

Educating the public on out-of-court (alternate) dispute resolution processes is a top priority for Ms. Martinez.  She is a regular guest lecturer at "Divorce Options", a monthly workshop where participants hear from legal, financial, and marriage & family therapy professionals on the topics of divorce litigation, mediation, collaboration, self help, custody, support, working with a difficult spouse, retirement plans, real estate, short sales, and much much more.  Call for more information or register online at

Ms. Marinez is also a frequest guest lecturer at several churches during their Divorce Care programs, helping participants find a peaceful way to resolve their divorces. Call your local Divorce Care provider for more information.


Practice Focus

Diana L. Martinez, founder of West Coast Mediation, Inc., provides collaborative divorce and mediation services in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties. After over 9 years of litigating disputes, she now devotes 100% of her practice to out-of-court dispute resolution, both in English and Spanish. As a mother, Ms. Martinez places a premium on family.  This is the driving force behind her professional services: to maintain and promote the welfare of the family through difficult changes.  Divorce may be inevitable; how you handle it, is not.  The question is, "what do you want for your family?"



Ms. Martinez is also dedicated to educating and training professionals in the fields of collaborative divorce, mediation, and cultural complexities in family law. She is a national speaker on these topics, and is a trainer, coach, and observer for professionals and students wishing to enter these fields of practice.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    18 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Ms. Martinez is an excellent attorney. She is truly caring and compassionate towards her clients, yet she is realistic with them as well. I found her to be very professional and knowledgeable. It is very easy to see why she is so highly respected by her peers.


    Roula Suter Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Delilah Knox Rios

    I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent mediator, collaborative lawyer, and consulting attorney.


    Delilah Rios Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

West Coast Mediation

15338 Central Ave
Chino, CA, 91710


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Top Contributoravvo2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Clients' Choice Awardavvo.com2012
Board MemberLos Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Professional Mediator Observer selected by Professor MostenUCLA Law School Mediation Clinic2010 - Present
President, Collaborative Attorney/MediatorWest Coast Mediation2007 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Diana L. Martinez2001 - 2007
OwnerLaw Offices of Diana L. Martinez1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange CountyMember2010 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Education InstituteTrainer2010 - Present
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
CultureCounts.netEducator/Lecturer2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Southern California Mediation AssociationMemberN/A
International Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of MartinezAgreement reached without going to court.
In re Marriage of RossAgreement reached without going to court.
In re Marriage of A.Agreement reached without going to court.
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Publication nameTitleDate
West Coast MagazineTelling Your Kids You're Getting Divorced2008
West Coast MagazineMediating Your Divorce - Finding the Right Fit2008
West Coast MediationFinding Common Ground in Divorce2008
West Coast MediationPremarital Agreements - A Plan for Success2008
West Coast MediationDivorce in a Tough Economy - Should You Postpone2008
West Coast MagazineDivorcing Out of Court - Saving Couples and Families Big Money2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - RiversideN/AUndergraduate1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The New FrontiersCultural Competency in Family Practice2015
CPCal Celebration 10Enrolling the Collaborative Client2015
Law School Mediation ClassCultural Complexities in Dispute Resolution2014
CDSOC Monthly LuncheonEnrolling the Client and Spouse2014
Piercing the Veil of CultureConsequences of Divorce2013
CDSOC Monthly LuncheonDoes What Happens in Vegas Stay in Vegas? Confidentiality in Collaborative Practice2013
The New FrontierCultural Complexities in Family Law Matters2012
San Fernando Valley Bar Association Monthly MeetingCultural Complexities in Family Law2011
FDR Statewide Educational InstituteCultural Diversity In Family Law2011
Divorce Options WorkshopOut-of-Court Solutions for Divorce2011
Divorce OptionsEverything You Need to Know About Divorce2011
Divorce OptionsDivorce Options - From Litigation to Mediation2011
Divorce OptionsOut-Of-Court Options for Divorce/Separation2011
CDSCO Lunch SeminarCultural Complexities in Family Law2011
AFCC California Chapter Annual Conference: Times are A' ChangingCultural Complexities in Family Law Matters2011
Southern California Family Law American Inns of Court Monthly MeetingCultural Diversity and Sensitivity in the Hypersensitive World of Divorce - Learning to avoid unintended insult and injury that just makes things worse”2010
CPCal CelebrationAvoiding Malpractice - Diversity Workshop2010
Second Saturday, Inland EmpireWhat everyone should know about divorce2009
Family Matters, a free informational divorce workshopOptions, process, and related costs of divorce2009
CPCAL SeminarsDealing with the Marital Home in Divorce2008
CPCAL SeminarAn American Quilt - A Workshop on Diversity2008
An American Quilt - A Workshop on DiversityAddressing issues on cultural diversity in divorce2008