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Tamara Elizabeth McVicker

Family Attorney at Menifee, CA

4.8   15 reviews

also known as T. Elizabeth McVicker, Elizabeth McVicker

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  • State Years
    California - CA 30 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Tamara

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DO YOU NEED A DIVORCE MEDIATOR OR FAMILY LAW MEDIATOR? T. ELIZABETH MCVICKER CAN HELP!

Throughout my 30 year uninterrupted family law legal career, I have personally litigated, negotiated and settled a wide array of complex family law issues on behalf of my diverse clients.  I have represented thousands of clients over a myriad of family law issues.  I run a "boutique" law firm where each client receives individualized attention in the privacy of my spacious offices.  I am currently a neutral full time Divorce Mediator and Family Law Mediator.  In 2003, I became a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by only a small number of lawyers in California.  In 2004, I became certified as a Mediator by Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.  In 2021 I obtain a Master of Laws (LLM) in Dispute Resolution from Peppedine University's Caruso School of Law.  I am known for my calm attitude yet agressive approach to dissolving marriages and breaking through barriers of intense conflict. 

I have built my reputation in the family law community based upon integrity, skill and a lightning rod ability to disentangle disputes.  I have solid experience and knowledge of the complexity of the family law system, earning praise from my clients, colleagues and family law judges.  With a proven track record for success, I have the legal expertise, experience and compassion to give you the peace of mind you deserve during this difficult time.

As a family law neutral, I am a firm believer in finding ways to resolve matters in a fair and ethical way.  I understand the emotional and financial stresses of divorce and when families are torn apart.  I work hard to mediate each case in a peaceful manner. I bring clarity to overwhelming and complicated issues through the mediation process.  You can expect a personalized and focused mediation.

In addition to my work as an attorney and a writer, I served at the Los Angeles Superior Court both as pro tem Judge from 2003 to 2006 and as a Settlement Officer from 2001 to 2006.

All aspects of divorce, child custody and property division are extremely familiar to me.  As a mediator, I am a neutral and attentive to all requests.  My family law background and training helps me guide parties as a mediator in a dignified manner through the maze of issues without ever having to step into a courtroom.  All mediations occur at our mediation center at our Canyon Hills' office.  My career began in 1993 in Beverly Hills, California, where I practiced primarily for 20 years.  In 2013, I moved to Riverside, California.  I am happily married to Tim McVicker and live in Tenaja, near the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness in Murrieta, California.  At McVicker's Family Law Mediation Center you can feel stress free as soon as you walk into my private office.  My friendly staff is here to assist you with all of your family law needs.  All work is handled efficiently with care and attention to detail.  My office is conveniently located at the Sun Plaza Business Center in Menifee two minutes from the 215 freeway. 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Location

McVicker's Family Law Mediation Center
27851 Bradley Road
Suite 135
Menifee, CA, 92586

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Bob | April 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
Liz is extremely Knowledgeable and Professional. She fights for her clients. You will not regret hiring Liz to represent You. She did an outstanding job for me. I do not hesitate referring Liz to anyone. She is very fair. Liz, Thanks for all You and Your Staff have done for me.
Posted by Jeannette | July 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Professional, Tenacity
Ms. McVicker proved to be an excellent advocate to represent me through my divorce settlement. Her professionalism, fairness and tenacity with opposing counsel and with me, coupled with efficient staff members, resulted in a judgment that both myself and former spouse could agree on without court appearances. Her years of accumulated knowledge of family law was impressive to me and I am grateful to have been represented by an attorney of Ms. McVicker’s caliber and expertise. The strength she has is complimented by her compassion and care for her clients. Without any hesitation, I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Sherry | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney experience ever!
I hired Elizabeth McVicker about a year ago. She has been very supportive and always kept me informed on the status of my case. It has been a pleasure working with her and her staff. I am totally satisfied with her services and the outcome of my case. I have and would recommend her to anyone that could use her services.
Posted by Maha | January 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great
Very happy with the answer, was very helpful, she has a excellent communication , very nice , i do recommend her . Thanks
Posted by John | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience
Mrs McVicker's and her staff were exceptional in every step of the divorce process. Mrs. McVicker's was prepared for every meeting and provided an honest assessment of the best course of action, even if it wasn't exactly what I wanted to hear. Her staff was always available and responded in a timely fashion for all inquiries. They aggressively kept my divorce headed towards conclusion vs. running up the clock and bill unnecessarily. Probably the biggest accolade to their performance: My Ex has passed on Mrs. McVicker's information to those seeking divorce assistance vs. suggesting her own Counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dissolution of marriage
Consulted with Liz from start to finish from legal separation to the end of divorce. Liz gave me honest advise and fiercely defended me. She quickly and skillfully negotiated an out of court settlement. She worked tirelessly to prepare a solid case where I felt totally confident to go to court. Left no stone unturned.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Presumed Fatherhood of 2 Children Went Perfectly
I am writing this review for Mrs. McVicker and her work on my case to become the Presumed Father of my Wife's 2 young children as well as doing a name change for my biological daughter. Mrs. McVicker did an excellent job on building our case and executed it perfectly. We avoided the trouble of Adoption because we knew that the biological father has no communication with my wife or the children. Not only did Mrs. McVicker finish the case out like a professional but she also cared about our situation and did everything she could to make our case affordable. I really appreciate all the work her and her office did!
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Posted by Jacquie | October 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
High Ethical Standards
After speaking with several attorneys who only seemed interested in making money for themselves, I finally found Liz who told me "Don't give me your money if you and your husband can work it out through litigation." Right then I knew that I had been blessed with not only the most honest and genuine attorney but also someone with high ethical standards. Liz worked professionally together with my forensic accountants in order to settle my case fairly. I started off with the best attorney I could have wished for, now I have a dear friend. When you're feeling sad and hurting you need someone like Liz who genuinely cares for you. Thank you so very much Liz, you are the very best.
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Posted by Shelly | September 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
McVicker's Family Law & Mediation Are The BEST
Tamara (Liz) is the most caring and diligent attorney one could ever want. She has taken such a personal interest in my case, as well as her entire staff. I can walk into court confident knowing she is there beside me. She is very detail oriented and can make opposing counsel look like they shouldn't even have a license to practice law. I highly recommend her and her staff. I feel like I gained a family instead of feeling like I lost a husband. She is so dedicated and works more hours than you would think. I love you Liz, Rosa, Susan and Brandon
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Posted by Kevin | August 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bravo Elizabeth, thank you!
Elizabeth McVicker was recommended to me by a paralegal I was working with to help me through my divorce in 2014. From the moment I met Elizabeth her insight was practical and straightforward, which help turn my situation into a no nonsense approach to resolution. Her wonderful personality and confidence is refreshing. I must say it was gratifying working with her staff and having Elizabeth represent me. Bravo Elizabeth, thank you!
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Posted by mechele linker | August 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent service
I consulted with Ms. McVicker regarding my divorce and she was wonderful to deal with. Very friendly and knowledgable and was always available to guide me in the process as I was handling my case pro per. She and All Legal Access gave me all the tools I needed to handle a divorce that should have been quick and seamless but unfortunately, due to the other party, became a long and drawn out 2 year process with him and his counselor being evasive and downright sneaky at times. Thankfully Liz and her team always had my back and advised me in the best possible way in an effort to handle the issues and protect me and my assets. I am pleased to announce that I received my judgment today and the first person I thanked was Liz and the gang. Thank you for everything, y'all are simply outstanding!
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Posted by Schantelle | August 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney McVicker Delivers Positive Results
Attorney McVicker fights hard for her clients. I experienced years of a very complicated & protracted custody battled until I hired Liz. Her ability to strategize & brilliantly execute has provided me amazing results. I'm so grateful to her for her ability to be blunt, litigate without bankrupting me & most importantly ensure that the court heard & addressed my daughters needs. Whether you're dissatisfied with your current representation or just beginning your divorce/custody case, you need to be armed with Attorney McVicker's before entering the courtroom.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I needed the help of Mrs. McVicker several times. She was highly recommended and did not disappoint. She controlled the courtroom on my very first day in family court. On another occasion she had convinced the opposing attorney so much he was actually siding with us trying to get my ex to accept a deal. She has good standards and was always ethical. She knows her stuff!
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2014
Great Attorney!
Liz is an amazing attorney. I hired her for a family law matter a few months ago. She is extremely knowledgeable about the law. She also has a great attitude, is an all around nice person and was very helpful and responsive. I have had really bad experiences with attorneys in the past, and I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I walked through the door. Liz was just great. I would hire her again and refer her to anyone who asked for the name of a great attorney. Not only is she a sweetheart, but she got me a sweetheart deal.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, but not aggressive
My experience with Elizabeth McVicker (formerly Fields) was different from other reviewers. I hired her in 2010 to obtain divorce from my ex-husband. The case was very straight-forward if only Liz had listened to her client in the first place. She eventually let my treacherous ex to play all kinds of games (incl. forgery of court documents). Instead of being on my side, she called my, not his, words in question. Her indifference ended up in me being involved in a 3-year long litigation. I waisted a lot of time, money, and energy over nothing. Liz washed her hands once it became clear that she was incapable to handle that mess. I was left with totally ruined case. I would not recommend this attorney. Knowledge of family law is useless if your legal counselor lacks professional intuition and toughness.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Mediator with Southern California Family Mediation Group
  • Edelman Children's Court in Monterey Park
  • 2020 - Present
  • Mediator
  • RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lead Attorney
  • McVicker's Family Law Mediation Center, Lake Elsinore, CA
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Office of T. Elizabeth Fields, Professional Law Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • Kleeman Kreman
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Law Office Of Mitchell A. Jacobs
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Minyard Morris, LLP
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Nachshin & Weston, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Temporary Judge
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro Tem
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Settlement Officer
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Offices of T. Elizabeth Fields, Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Moore, Sorensen & Horner, Beverly Hills, CA
  • 1993 - 2000
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Certificate of Mediation
  • 2004
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • American University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1989
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
  • Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • Masters of Laws in Dispute Resolution (LLM) expected 12/2020
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • IRMO L
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc.
  • DRS Panel Arbitrator and Mediator
  • 2019 - Present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (California chapter)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (National chapter)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Southwest American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2015 - Present
  • Riverside County Southwest Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mount San Jacinto/Hemet Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2018
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Minor Counseling Program
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2008
  • Minor Counseling Program
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Mediation
  • Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • 2004
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Translation French - English
  • American University
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Riverside Lawyer Magazine
  • Mediation Disclosure Notification and Acknowledgment
  • 2018
  • Divorce Magazine
  • How is Marital Property Divided in California
  • 2015
  • Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Navigating the Minefield of Divorce & Support
  • 2015
  • Santa Monica Daily Press
  • Family Law Mediation: A Practical Solution for Today's Needs
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Visitation Hesitation
  • 2008
  • Divorce Magazine
  • How do the Courts in California determine Custody and Vistation?
  • 2006
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • The Celebrity Dissolution
  • 2005
  • American Bar Association publication
  • Seminar on Topical Arbitration Issues
  • 1993
  • American Bar Association publication
  • Hearing At The Première Chambre C de La Cour d’Appel de Paris
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Southwest American Inn of Court
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Ex Parte Applications
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Tamara
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"Not only do I endorse this lawyer, but I also give them five stars for their tremendous work with the community."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elizabeth is an extremely capable and knowledgeable lawyer. She is appropriately aggressive and professional. Liz is a true pro in the area of family law."
Menifee Family Lawyer Tamara Elizabeth McVicker
Tamara Elizabeth McVicker
Family Attorney
Menifee, CA
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available