I have wanted to be an attorney since the days of Perry Mason. I got that chance to go to Law School when my two oldest sons were in college and my youngest son was in eighth grade. I did not know what kind of law I wanted to practice, even after passing the California Bar Exam. I think Family Law came to me and it has been my calling since 1996. While waiting for my Bar results, I became a Domestic Violence Counselor and I have continued to use that training in my law practice as well as in my volunteer life.
I was blessed to be brought up in a family that emphasized "giving back" instead of "getting stuff" and that has enriched my life ten fold. I love to travel and enjoy new worlds. I lived in Brazil for four years in the 70's and returned just two years ago for the first time in over 30 years. I was amazed at the changes in Rio de Janeiro. More amazing is the fact that I could still commucate in Portuguese.
I continue to learn as much as I can about Mediation and Collaborative Law. This is a gift to myself and to my clients. I am convinced that the "no court" approach to family issues is in the best interests of the family and I am proud to help facilitate resolution instead of litigation.
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
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Ms. Jones is a rare attorney - tough, caring, incredibly knowledgable and a very worthy opponent - all coupled with a true caring personality for her clients. She is a highly respected in the legal community and a true professional in every aspect of the legal practice.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Professional Woman of the Year||National Association of Professional Women||2011|
|Remarkable Woman Award||National Association of Women Business Owners||2004|
|Ambassador to South Africa||People to People||2001|
|President||Elizabeth Jones, a Professional Corporation||1997 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hispanic Bar Association||member||2004 - Present|
|Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County||Founding Member||2004 - Present|
|Celtic Bar Association of Orange County||Member||2001 - Present|
|Orange County Women Lawyers Association||Past President; current Board member||2000 - Present|
|William Gray Lex Legion Inns of Court||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Inns of Court chapter||member||2000 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta||member||1992 - Present|
|California Women Lawyers||Board Member||2007 - 2010|
|John and Jane Doe (confidential)||special needs child has time with both parents|
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|Whittier College School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1995|
|California State College, Los Angeles||Education Studies||Life Teaching Credential for state of California||1970|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|William Gray Inns of Court||Collaborative Family law||2007|
|Whittier School Children's Rights Clinic||Keeping Families Out of Court||2007|