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Lisa Rose Zonder

Family Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 22 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
    California - CA 32 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    We are a small niche boutique family law firm with an emphasis on out of court options including Collaborative Divorce and Enhanced Divorce Mediation as well as some litigated cases. Our practice tends to focus on moderate to high net worth estates, however, we welcome all clients interested in out of court options.

    31 years

  2. Alimony

  3. Child custody

    31 years

  4. Child support

  5. Divorce and separation

  6. Mediation
    We offer enhanced mediation meaning we can involved a financial professional and mental health professional as part of a mediation to help move the settlement forward.

    31 years

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.

I am committed to helping my clients settle their cases expeditiously. I don't want them to waste time and money.   Open communication and mutual respect are the guiding touchstones of my work – I listen carefully in order to craft solutions to meet each client’s needs. I know I have done my job well when clients let me know that I fully understood their concerns and helped them moved on with their lives. As an example, one client thanked me for “being present” for him during our full team Collaborative Divorce meeting. Yesterday, a client stopped by to drop off a Thanksgiving basket filled with cookies and baked goodies and to give me a hug just to say "thank you" for being so kind and giving me such personal attention. This kind of feedback brings driving purpose to my work every day. Community giving:

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 (), 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 .

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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Lisa R. Zonder, Esq. Cfls
2660 Townsgate Rd Ste 550
Westlake Village, CA, 91361-5727


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Posted by Ben | December 28, 2014
Very Helpful
I approached the Zonder Law Firm to help assist me with a custody and child support issue. I decided to go with them due to their success rate with settling these delicate matters outside of court in a respectful, and amicable way. During my time from start to finish with my case, my attorney Matt Jewitt was very informative, understanding and handled my case with tact and respect with both myself and the other party involved. If ever i had any questions regarding my case, Matt put my mind at ease and made sure I was happy with the outcome. If you are looking for a law firm to help handle this type of delicate situation in your life, then I would highly suggest them.
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Posted by Ericka | December 3, 2013
Lisa Creates a New Beginning
I highly recommend Lisa and her wonderful assistant Sharon to get you through one of the most difficult times in your life. Lisa is efficient and trustworthy. She means what she says, and says what she means, in a clear and understandable voice. Lisa is very attentive to her clients and is almost always available to answer any question no matter how insignificant you may feel it is. If Lisa is not available then Sharon is. Sharon is very knowledgable and understanding. Both women are extremely professional, at the same time bringing warmth and caring to the difficult process of divorce. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to Lisa and her staff.
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Posted by Linda | November 29, 2013
Spousal Support advice and Legal Documents Filed
I met with Attorney Zonder and her Paralegal Sharon Fluxman, for a consultation. They gave me beneficial information and promptly took care of my needs as my situation was one that needed immediate attention. The filing was done and back to me within a couple of weeks. Their helpfulness did not end there. They helped me make additional changes and went over and above their "line of duty" with pleasantness and always very professional . I had some updates to be done so had to re-file the Documents, again, in Court and I had the paperwork back within one day. Lisa Zonder was a wonderful, caring and very helpful attorney with a wonderful, friendly Paralegal, Sharon !! I recommend this firm very highly.
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Posted by larry | November 27, 2013
Lisa Zonder did a great job
Lisa and her team did an EXCELLENT job with my collaborative divorce. No surprises, everything was straightforward and honest. Anytime I had a question she or a staff member responded in 24 hours or less. San Diego
Posted by Sandra | June 22, 2013
Outstanding attorney
My divorce case against my husband took 2yrs and during this time I got to really know Lisa and her staff very well. They knew my case, they knew my life, they knew what to do to get results and we got them. Lisa was so thorough, she educated me on all that was going on every time time I spoke to her. She made me feel comforted by the way she took care of me and my case and all my faith & energy in her was never lost. After many court dates, even when mediation didnt work and just before we went to trial they settled with us because we had a strong case. She was my angel and such a blessing to have found.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 575-650 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Zonder Family Law Group, A Professional Corp
  • 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
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  • Whittier Law School
  • N/A


  • 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
  • Collaborative Practice California
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2018
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals Group
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012


  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • Collaborative Divorce Differs from Litigation: Assessing Whether the CD Model is Appropriate
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Women In Transition
  • Divorce clients and resilience
  • 2020
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Reifler--It is Ubiquitous
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Lisa
Mediation Attorney | Apr 13
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."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is one of the most receptive lawyers you will ever meet. She really listens to your concerns and works with you to address them all. She is kind and caring, and a great asset to the family law community."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa skillfully uses mediation for divorces that helps avoid some of the high drama and keeps the legal fees associated with divorce down."
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa has a rare combination of intellect and empathy. She efficiently handles the nuts and bolts of family law. However, she also also understands and utilizes its nuances and intricacies. She knows the court system inside and out. She knows how to present or mediate a case. Most importantly, people respect and like her. Clients will find her to be a good listener and a zealous advocate."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
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Westlake Village Family Lawyer Lisa Rose Zonder
Lisa Rose Zonder
Family Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 32 years