Skip to main content

Ronda Aiello Middleton

Family Attorney at Fullerton, CA

4.8   16 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ronda

Learn Ronda’s areas of practice.

Ronda Middleton is known as much for her sharp legal skills as for her compassionate work with clients on domestic violence and child custody cases. Whether her clients are engaged in bitter child custody and paternity issues; seeking prenuptial or postnuptial agreements; going through divorce, property settlements or requiring litigation; Ronda ensures a 24-hour response. Her personal approach is to resolve each case with the least emotional and financial toll on all parties involved, as profiled in Inland Empire Magazine, "The IE's Best Lawyers," November 2008.

Previously, Ronda was a founding partner in the Law Office of Sheasby & Middleton, P.C., known as a leading Family Law and Estate Planning Law firm with offices in Irvine, Century City, and San Bernardino County. Since its founding in 2004, the firm represented hundreds of divorce and child custody clients ranging from clients with multi-million dollar estates to pro bono custody cases that needed immediate attention. Ronda's litigation expertise began as an attorney with a prestigious West L.A. Family Law firm.

Over the last decade, Ronda has built a growing clientele through her ability to connect on an emotional level with clients and whenever possible, achieve out of court settlements for the good of all parties involved. Her remarkable results in this area come from twelve years of work in higher education where she counseled and mentored minority students, mostly from single-parent homes. Her ability to recognize the impact divorce had on these kids compelled her to pursue Family Law to help future generations build hope after the turmoil of divorce.

Ronda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside; a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino; and a Juris Doctor from Chapman University in Orange. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in December 2001 and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.

Active in her community, Ronda serves on the board of FACES (Family Assessment Counseling & Education Service), is First Vice President for the Woman's Club of Fullerton, Guest Lectures for Yorba Linda Community Center, where she teaches a "Women and Divorce" seminar each month, and is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Orange County.


Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice

Contact Ronda

Law Offices of Ronda A. Middleton


4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Lisa | March 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate & Capable
I retained at a time when I was feeling my lowest. Not only did Rhonda help me through this process efficiently and thoroughly, I felt that her and her paralegal, Rene, truly cared about me. I had another attorney previously and I rarely got responses. In fact, his staff often didn't remember who I was. Renee always got back to me promptly and kept me informed throughout. The rates are reasonable and I never felt overcharged (which is a HUGE concern for anyone going through a family law matter). If you want personal attention with years of expertise, this is the office for you.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Happy
I was referred to Ronda by another member of my law enforcement family. Right away, I could feel her confidence, knowledge and professionalism. I was faced with an extremely difficult dilemma that Ronda assured me would be ok and told me not to stress. Easier said than done. Prior to each stage of my case, Ronda was able to provide me with righteous information. I was expecting a nightmare. Ronda was able to work well with a very difficult divorce process on my behalf. Ronda was great.
Read less
Posted by Monica | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ronda has worked vigorously throughout my case, keeping me on track & informed on my case. Dealing with my divorce has been very difficult for me but since retaining her services, the process has become manageable. I highly recommend Ronda for her knowledge of family law, professionalism and her attention to detail.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ronda Middleton is THE BEST
Ronda streamlined the law process and resolved my case in record time, with professionalism and efficiency. She was readily available for advice, often on short notice. Excellent staff too! Definitely recommend!!!
Posted by Adrian | March 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you have a family law matter and you need a lawyer, your search is over. I hired Atty. Middleton based upon her capability. She knows the law, is prepared, and will give your case the time needed in order for you to win. If your children are top priority in your life, you need an experienced and capable champion fighting for their rights and yours. I am a Father with sole physical and sole legal custody and my children will receive the child support that they deserve. If you believe in "Father's Rights" as I do, I advise you without hesitation to hire Ms. Middleton. She will fight for you and your children.
Read less
Posted by Bryan | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great Father's attorney
We first asked Ronda to help get my child placed back into his school after his mother unilaterally removed him. She helped me to establish parentage and each step of the way we prevailed. The case went deep into the weeds of a custody battle. She helped prepare an Ex Parte request after a dangerous Domestic violence situation occurred in the other house. This resulted in the court finding cause for me, the father to have full custody. She was also respectful to our checkbook and time. She did not shy away from the work and was committed to helping our child. I speak highly of her to friends and family. She is an honest, straightforward and good person. She is cutthroat when that is needed also.
Read less
Posted by Debbie | February 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney that cares about you and your case
Ronda was able to help guide me thru a very difficult divorce. She made herself available, and always responded quickly to my questions or concerns. She cared about what was best for my child and helped me by educating me on what my options were. I could not have done it without her, and I'm very thankful for her services. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a good family law attorney.
Read less
Posted by Carter | February 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond awesome!
Simply put she is a life saver ! She pulled me out when I was down very down and helped me every step of the way ! Professional and most importantly Carring. I had a very tuff situation , she managed by the help of god and her to pull through it . She is fair, Her staff is carring and handle things professionally . I will never get married again, but if I did she'll be there before the priest .
Read less
Posted by mike | March 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommended
I hired Ronda Middleton to help with a very hard and difficult prolonged custody case. I liked that she fought for my character and rights she is dependable and there when I needed her and saving me money in the process.
Posted by Tracey | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ronda Middleton
Ronda represented me in a divorce case. She was honest, reliable and compassionate during the entire process. Her dedication to family and what is best for all children involved shows her value for humanity. She was always on time and very supportive. A pleasure to work with.
Posted by Sharon | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ronda Middleton
We have used her a couple of times. Once in a child custody. She was very professional and followed through in a timely fashion and could not have gone any smoother. We have recommended to several others, with great success and will continue to do so.
Posted by Tony | July 5, 2015
I have used two attorneys prior to Ronda, they were unreliable, showed up late and actually lied to me. I lost a lot of time with my boys because of them. Ronda has been terrific, reassuring reliable. Thank you Ronda
Posted by sid | May 22, 2014
She is the best and most helpful
Prior to Ronda i had three other famous attorneys. neither were as responsible and affordable as Ronda. She is a great and honest attorney and for the last 4 years .
Posted by Emily | May 3, 2014
Handled my family's will and trust amazingly well
I hired Ronda to do my will and trust. Not only did she do a thorough job, she really took the time to ask questions about what was important to my husband and I. It made the process so much easier. She cares about her clients. I appreciate an attorney who is easy to get in touch with and available for answering my questions.
Read less
Posted by Richard | June 19, 2012
RONDA A. MIDDLETON, Honorable, professional, and proven
Ronda has provided the utmost respect for all my family law related issues. I have witnessed her integrity and honesty in the courtroom and in difficult family conversations. I have hired Ronda for several issues and recommended to several other friends.
Posted by Joe | March 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Decent on custody, poor on settlement
She was professional with me and was never late when we met. Her billing was poor, as she double billed me a couple of times. She did correct the errors. She negotiated a fair deal on child custody, however she left the settlement agreement ambiguous, which is resulting in future litigation. When contacted about it, she seemed surprised, stated she would call me back, and never did. Very unprofessional in that aspect. Would not recommend her at all.
Read less
View less reviews


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ronda A. Middleton
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sheasby, Cho & Middleton, LLP
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Schuchman & Marshall
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Michael Fisher
  • 2001 - 2002
View all work experience


  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Masters of Public Administration
  • 1994
  • University of California, Riverside
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • President of the Board
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Women's Club of Fullerton
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2008
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Women2Women
  • Women and Divorce
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Ronda
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ronda is a well-known and respected family law attorney. She is knowledgeable, professional, and an impressive advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a criminal defense and immigration attorney and I refer Ronda family matters that come our way. Out clients tell us the great work she has done for them and often thank us for referring them to such a compassionate, understanding, and great attorney."
Divorce and separation

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Fullerton Family Lawyer Ronda Aiello Middleton
Ronda Aiello Middleton
Family Attorney
Fullerton, CA
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available