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Judith A. Williams is a recognized mediator and collaborative law attorney with 15 years of experience in all areas of family law.  She has been a Panel Attorney on the Orange County Juvenile Dependency Court for 7 years, representing adoptions, foster children, and guardianships.  In 2009, Judy was named one of Orange County’s Top Lawyers by OC Magazine. 


Judy’s mission with The Center for Mediated Divorce (CMD) is to help clients amicably resolve disputes out of court and avoid the severe financial and emotional costs associated with lengthy litigation.  Judy understands the needs of families facing divorce, as well as the potentially devastating impact it can have on children.  Her decision to not do litigation supports her motto for CMD, “A Place for Peaceful Solutions”.  


As the managing attorney at the Center for Mediated Divorce, Irvine lawyer Judy Williams compassionately helps people resolve their issues in a divorce without having to go to court. Since 1996, she has been practicing as an attorney. Ms. Williams previously served as president and board member of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. For a number of years, she was a Panel Attorney for the Orange County Juvenile Dependency Court. Attorney Williams presently maintains a 9.5 Superb Avvo Rating. Contact her firm today to arrange for a consultation.



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Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 90%
  2. Divorce: 10%
    20 years, 500 cases


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  • Debra Vaniman Crawford

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    Debra Crawford Family Attorney
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  • Tracy Catherine Miller

    Judith Williams is an outstanding Attorney and Mediator. She can settle even the most difficult cases and both parties (especially their children) come out winners both financially and emotionally. You will save so much money mediating your divorce with Attorney Williams by avoiding the high cost of litigation. She's the most patient, warm and competent attorney I know in this area of practice. If she cannot settle your case no one can!


    Tracy Miller Domestic violence Attorney
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Contact info

Center for Mediated Divorce

20 Corporate Park
Suite 110
Irvine, CA, 92606-5184


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerOrange County Metro Magazine2009
Remarkable Woman AwardNational Association of Women Business Owners2004
Wiley AwardThe Public Law Center of Orange County1998
Attorney of the YearThe Public Law Center of Orange County1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Panel attorney, Juvenile Dependency CourtOrange County Superior Court2005 - Present
PresidentSylvan Learning Centers/Memphis1984 - 2007
Elementary teacherSchool systems in Illinois, N.M. Texas, and Md.1964 - 1970
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - Present
Orange County BarristersMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
William P. Gray Legion LexMemberN/A
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
Family Law Section, Community Service CommitteeMember1997 - 2000
Orange County BarristersBoard of Directors1996 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Guardianships & Conservatorships2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawN/AMaster of Education1965
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEnglishOther - Bachelors1963
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Whittier Law SchoolFamily Law Practice2000
Public Law CenterBasics of Adoption1998