Judith A. Williams is a recognized mediator and collaborative law attorney with 15... more
Judith A. Williams is a recognized mediator and collaborative law attorney with 15 years of experience in all areas of family law. She has been a Panel Attorney on the Orange County Juvenile Dependency Court for 7 years, representing adoptions, foster children, and guardianships. In 2009, Judy was named one of Orange County’s Top Lawyers by OC Magazine. Judy’s mission with The Center for... view profile
Carrie S. Block joined Holstrom, Sissung & Block as a partner in 2014. Ms. Block’s... more
Carrie S. Block joined Holstrom, Sissung & Block as a partner in 2014. Ms. Block’s expertise is in family law, including divorce, adoption and pre-marital agreements. Many of her cases involve complicated property divisions or contested custody disputes. Ms. Block is a Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Block has extensive experience ... view profile
Full time Mediator and Arbitrator since January 2010, having started neutral work in... more
Full time Mediator and Arbitrator since January 2010, having started neutral work in approximately 2001/2002. Previous litigation practice included all forms of employment law including sexual harassment, discrimination (race, age, disability, ethnicity, cultural, gender, sex, sexual orientation, etc.), retaliation, termination, wage hour, and other employment related claims. Handled single pl... view profile
My practice is exclusively dedicated to Family Law litigation and mediation. I focus... more
My practice is exclusively dedicated to Family Law litigation and mediation. I focus on dissolution, child custody, child and spousal support, property division both assets and debts, business valuation, cash flow analysis for purposes of support, paternity, domestic violence and post-judgment matters of all types. My practice is also comprised of mediating family law disputes where parties ... view profile
Having handled medical malpractice cases exclusively for the last 20 years, I am now... more
Having handled medical malpractice cases exclusively for the last 20 years, I am now practicing full-time as a Mediator, assisting attorneys and their clients who are in litigation, by helping them resolve their cases rather than going to trial.
Edward A. Fernandez has over 25 years' experience in general civil litigation with... more
Edward A. Fernandez has over 25 years' experience in general civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury, premises liability, construction (both injury and defect) and business litigation. He has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases throughout Southern and Central California. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California San Diego in 1979 and his... view profile
I have wanted to be an attorney since the days of Perry Mason. I got that chance to... more
I have wanted to be an attorney since the days of Perry Mason. I got that chance to go to Law School when my two oldest sons were in college and my youngest son was in eighth grade. I did not know what kind of law I wanted to practice, even after passing the California Bar Exam. I think Family Law came to me and it has been my calling since 1996. While waiting for my Bar results, I became a Dom... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.