|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||State Bar of California - Certified Specialist||2008|
|Owner||The Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano||1999 - Present|
|Family Law Judge||Superior Court San Diego||2005 - 2010|
|Attorney||Singleton and Dean||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Women in Business||Member||1990 - Present|
|California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist||Member||1990 - Present|
|San Diego Bar Association||Settlement Judge||1990 - Present|
|La Jolla YMCA||Board of Directors||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1990 - Present|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Southern California||Nursing||BS - Bachelor of Science||1981|
|San Diego Living||Various Family Law Issues||2010|
Posted by Gregor
On my ex-partners request, I had been trying to have my Divorce mediated by our “collaborative” lawyers (dissolving a 20 year marriage with 2 teenage kids). It took me five years to realize that my ex had absolutely no desire to actually sign any mediated divorce, period. Finally, in late 2015, I went interviewing for a new lawyer. Out of four, I picked Lori, the only one who saw the issue at hand, and stated that she could use all the work already performed by the previous lawyers, no need to start things over again. The three others all wanted to start at zero again (I had already spent $75K in the first round). Lori was outcome-focused with a fantastic staff to take care of the finance math, custody items, etc.
She expedited court appearances to put pressure on the other party, and went right for the issue: the ex not wanting to sign anything, ever. The judge agreed with Lori’s analysis of the issue in this case, and Lori got it done!
Recommendation: If you are stuck in mediation not moving anywhere, you need someone to push the case through. Lori is your lawyer! She and her staff are great communicators, so they shall listen and look at the key items that need moving. Communicate and be proactive with information sharing, and I am confident she will be as effective in your case as well!
Posted by anonymous
If you are looking for a smart, strategic, fiscally responsible, caring attorney....look no further!
I am grateful and indebted to Lori and her entire staff.
I had two previous attorney's and 3 years of mounting attorney bills. My case was going nowhere. My former spouse was relentlessly trying to move my kids up North, and I was in jeopardy of losing most of my time.
With one chance and one chance only to block her from uprooting my children and moving them away from me, my family and all that was familiar to them, I called Lori.
At our initial consultation, Lori was extremely clear, firm and very articulate about the game plan. She stressed that along the way I would feel moments of frustration, but that it would be very important for me to stay focused and to trust her. It was at that moment that i knew Lori would not let me down. I knew she was committed to my success.
I wish I could tell you that the journey was smooth and enjoyable.
Did I do stupid things, yes....did I say stupid things, yes.....
Nevertheless, Lori was steadfast in her support and commitment to my success. She would regroup me, provide clarity for me, slap my hand when I deserved it, and console me when I was utterly exhausted .
The move-away motion was 7 grueling days in court and spanned over the course of 3 months. It was extremely stressful. Probably the hardest most intense time of my life. Lori and her entire staff never once waivered in their commitment to my success. Calling me many mornings and evenings simply to check on me, Lori is just a very compassionate women. She and the staff worked hard. They never ever over billed for their time. In fact, she was very fair and balanced with regard to her fees. With my case she earned ever penny! .
The move away request was flat out DENIED! I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Lori and her staff. They changed my life. They changed my kids life. They made me a better person...a better dad.
Do yourself a favor and call Lori today! Like me - You will be so glad you did!
Posted by Reina
Lori and her staff have helped me from day one to do an amazing job to guide me through "the process." She and her staff assisted me with what seemed to be an overwhelming amount of paperwork. All of the "discovery" responses, etc., I can't say enough great things about her staff's editing jobs! She knows the law, the courts, OPC (opposing counsel), the judges, etc.; all of the different players and their associated personalities. All knowledge that is needed to find and use the many angles that are needed to "win" your case and "winning" may be just getting a fair settlement, being finished with your former spouse and moving on with your life! So, she's not only book smart, but is also very wise and cleaver; all attributes which are needed to conquer and beat your opponent. While the whole divorce process can be sad, exhausting and distracting, not to mention a nerve racking process Lori and her staff have given me the support and confidence to make it through the ordeal with my head up, charging forward and focused on MY future!
She's also very fair with her billing as my former spouse paid 4xs in fees to his attorneys. Initially it may feel expensive, but it's really a very small price to get your life back and start living "your" life. "Libertad no tiene precio" - Freedom has NO price! Thank you Lori and staff! Reina