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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|California Super Lawyer||Los Angeles Magazine||2009|
|One of the Six Top Family Law Mediators in So. Cal.||Los Angeles Times Magazine||2007|
|Distinguished Service Award||Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles||2000|
|The Top Family Law Mediators in State of California||Los Angeles Daily Journal||N/A|
|Isaiah Award||Progressive Jewish Alliance||N/A|
|Alumna of the Year||State Bar of California, Executive Committee||N/A|
|Of Counsel||Law Offices of James R. Eliaser||1998 - Present|
|Principal||Law and Mediation Offices of Joan Patsy Ostroy||1991 - Present|
|A Law Partnership||Ostroy and Truby||1984 - 1991|
|Associate||Bersch and Kaplowitz||1977 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Progressive Jewish Alliance||Founding Member and Chair, member of executive committee||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member-Alternate Dispute Resolution Standing Committee-South||1994 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Certified Fellow, Chair Mediation Committee||1992 - 2007|
|State Bar of California||Chair and Member of the Executive Committee||1985 - 1989|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair and Member of the Executive Committee||1983 - 1997|
|Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles||President||1982 - 1983|
|Loyola Law School||Loyola Law Review Editor||1974 - 1977|
|Loyola Law Review||HFH v. Superior Court-Another Perspective||1977|
|Loyola Law School||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude||1977|
|Univ of Pennsylvania||Political Science and French Literature||undergraduate honor student||1964|
|Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association||Ethics||2009|
Posted by Marilyn
Patsy Ostroy represented my husband and me in a pension settlement. We both were very anxious about the situation. Ms. Ostroy not only was able to obtain a very good result for both of us but equally important she made us very comfortable in her presence. She has a calming manner and her knowledge is impressive. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Kelly
Patsy helped me through a long, drawn out divorce that was completed only recently. In reading the negative review by “Daniel” I have to say I am flummoxed. My experience with Patsy could not have been more different.
Over many months Patsy was the epitome of professionalism – organized, thorough, tenacious and efficient. At times when I was frustrated or angry in the moment by delays posed by my husband, Patsy was able to dial back the emotion and help me see the Big Picture. This is precisely why you choose a mediated or collaborative divorce to begin with!
Beyond her professional expertise, however, Patsy was an extremely warm, empathic and supportive presence in my life during a very difficult time. I think the true measure of her personal and professional skills is that after our divorce was completed my former husband commended me on my choice of a lawyer and asked if he could recommend Patsy to others.
Posted by robert
Joan Patsy Ostroy is understanding of the situation , the lawyers on the opposing side , the law ; and is able to evaluate quickly - and fairly - the best resolution which enables the client - you - to make the informed decision that can save time and money - possibly a lot of time ; and , a lot of money .
She did , and was , all of the above for me in my case .
You would be making a mistake if you didn't initially contact her for an interview regarding you situation .