Why family law is so important to me:
I have been through a divorce, so I can relate to many of the things you are feeling. Life goes on after divorce. As hard as this may be right now, positive things will happen. Don't close your heart and mind to a new beginning. You will get through this. We have a supportive team so you don't have to go through this feeling alone.
I knew very early in life that I wanted to be a lawyer. I began my career handling general civil litigation cases involving business and money disputes. I started handling adoptions and watched a mentor and friend lending a more personal touch to her divorce clients. It was then that I realized that I could make a meaningful difference in the lives of couples and families going through the emotionally wrenching process of divorce. I have never looked back
In 1999, I was certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Family Law, and in 2003, I founded Zonder Family Law.
Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of my personal life and practice. I am particularly proud to be a volunteer attorney lecturer/educator at the nationally acclaimed “Second Saturday Divorce Workshops” created by the Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education for women.
Because I have seen Second Saturday benefit thousands of individuals and their families, I am especially excited to have founded my own LA Chapter of “Second Saturday.”
This workshop will help couples work together and apart in ending their marriages in a much less expensive and traumatic way. Inspired by the original, LA “Second Saturday Divorce, Mediation and Collaborative Workshop” features education and information on the legal, financial and emotional aspects of the process, with a focus on Collaborative Divorce.
A portion of all profits from Second Saturday go directly to WIFE.org.
I also serve on the Education Committee for the statewide group, CP Cal, and the (former) Chair of the Certified Family Law Specialists. I am a volunteer Settlement Conference Attorney/Mediator at the local courts in Ventura, Los Angeles, Van Nuys and North San Diego County
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Relationship: Worked together on matter
I first met Lisa through Collaborative Law Practice and Mediation groups. I have been honored to be a presenter on collaborative topics to her Collaborative Practice Group. She is heavily involved in consensual and informed out of court resolutions for couples and families in the transition of divorce. She is very empathetic and knowledgeable in this field. And with confidence, I endorse this lawyer.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney||Lisa R. Zonder dba Zonder Family Law||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Lisa R. Zonder- Consulting attorney to prestigious Manhattan matrimonial law firm||2000 - 2003|
|Associate||Trope & Trope||1998 - 1999|
|Associate||Law Offices Of Barry R. Binder||1996 - 1997|
|Associate||Neal R. Hersh||1995 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Practice California||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Ventura County Family Law Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Coalition for Collaborative Divorce||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - 2016|
|San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals Group||Member||2012 - 2016|
|Citations (VCBA)||Collaborative Divorce- A Win-Win Approach||2016|
|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||Collaborative Divorce Differs from Litigation: Assessing Whether the CD Model is Appropriate||2013|
|Whittier Law School||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Second Saturday Westlake Village||Divorce workshop||2014|
|Second Saturday Divorce Workshop||Second Saturday Divorce Workshop||2013|
|Divorce Lisa Zonder Style||Divorce talk radio show titled "Divorce Lisa Zonder Style"||2013|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Reifler--It is Ubiquitous||2010|