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Victoria Lindenauer

Mediation Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Lindenauer Mediation

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Victoria

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After more than 25 years litigating on the central coast, I became passionately focused on mediation and began making the transition to full-time mediator. After completing intensive training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law (ranked the number one dispute resolution program by U.S. News and World Report for the seventh consecutive year), I began settling cases at a high rate privately and through the Court(s).

 

You may be wondering what is different about me. I am told by mediation participants that I have a unique ability to read and understand people, to diffuse tense and emotional situations, and to quickly identify intangibles that might be interfering with settlement. These attributes work well in combination with my penchant for diplomacy and my long history evaluating and resolving my own civil cases. My approach is focused, efficient,cost-effective, and results oriented. I have developed a reputation for persistence and enthusiasm and I will follow up at no additional cost on any matter I have mediated, until it is settled!

 

My background gives me credibility and an “ear” with both the defense and plaintiff bar. My legal career began in insurance defense as an associate with Archbald & Spray (1986-1992), progressed to a partnership of mixed plaintiff and defense work at McIvers & Lindenauer (1992-1994), and ultimately led me to a solo practice in plaintiff PI (beginning in 1994).

 

I am an approved mediator by Santa Barbara Superior Court, Ventura Superior Court and San Luis Obispo Superior Court.

 

I mediate many types of personal injury and business matters.  I look forward to working with you to settle your next case!   

Location

Lindenauer Victoria, Law Offices Of
PO Box 30306
Santa Barbara, CA, 93130-0306

Reviews

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Posted by Deb | January 11, 2012
Best of the Best
I found Victoria to be an exceptional Lawyer. She kept me very well informed through my case. She was very friendly, professional and easy to speak with. I felt very comfortable putting my full trust in her. She would be highly recommended by me.
Posted by Barbara | October 24, 2010
Rental Property
Clear understanding of my rights, working with the bank and outstanding bills to preserve my credit.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2010
Integrity and Commitment
Victoria Lindenauer’s professional skill and integrity are of the highest caliber. This was evident from the moment she agreed to take on my very stressful personal injury case. Not only did she keep me apprised of the developments in the case every step of the way, she was committed to achieving the best outcome for me (and she did). Victoria’s word is her bond. She is highly intelligent, trustworthy, and honest. I recommend her services without any reservations whatsoever.
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Posted by Linda | August 24, 2010
Honest and hard-working!
I have consulted Ms. Lindenauer on many issues and have found her to be extremely knowledgeable. If she does not know the answer (rarely) she finds it and then gets back to me! She also has a calming manner and excellent judgement. I recommend her without reservation.
Posted by Christie | August 24, 2010
Results
I have known Ms.Lindenauer for more than 8 years. She was highly recommended to me by a friend . I have found Ms.Lindenauer to be extremely thorough in her analysis of my case and a pleasure to work with. She combines her knowledge and expertise in obtaining the best results for her clients. Ms.Lindenauer is very conscientious about her work and about the satisfaction of her clients. She is a woman of great integrity and possesses a high level of commitment. If you want results Call Ms Lindenauer .
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2009
Gets results
Several years ago I was rear ended by a truck driver talking on his cell phone. His insurance company would not cover medical expenses, lost wages or car repair costs. They were really giving me the run around. Once I contacted Ms. Lindenauer, she effectively assembled the facts, pulled the relevant regulatory citations and case law, and fired off an impressive letter to the truck driver's insurance company. She followed up with several phone calls. Within days, I received a check coveing all my expenses. Her fees were very fair. I highly reccomend her for any one affected by an accident or injury.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2009
Excellent Attorney
Victoria is a fighter. She handled my auto accident. She never gives up until she can get a just settlement. She is the person I wanted to have next to me when fighting against a big insurance company. She has high moral qualities that you don't always see in attorneys. I would highly recommend her for any litigation work
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2009
The Absolute Best
Trustworthy, honest, did my work promptly and thoroughly. I would highly recommend Victoria
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Tutor
  • Westside Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara
  • 2010 - Present
  • President
  • Law Offices of Victoria Lindenauer, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 1994 - Present
  • Settlement Master/Court Approved Mediator
  • Superior Courts, Santa Barbara and Ventura
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Partner
  • McIvers & Lindenauer
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Senior Attorney
  • Archbald & Spray
  • 1986 - 1992
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Education

  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Santa Barbara COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ms. W vs. Anonymous
  • $275,000.
  • Minor v. Anonymous
  • $200,000
  • Ms. T v. Anonymous
  • $90,000
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member various years
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court chapter
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2015
  • Santa Barbara Barristers Club
  • Member
  • 1986 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • Dean's List scholar
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • 1985
  • Highest Achievement- Wills and Trusts
  • Matthew Bender
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics Instruction
  • Ethics
  • 2008
  • Santa Barbara High School
  • Career Counseling
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (13)
Endorse Victoria
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Victoria is an excellent mediator. She is dedicated and works hard to get cases resolved to the parties' satisfaction. She is an asset to the profession and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lindenauer is one of the finest personal injury attorneys in CA. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. If I needed a personal injury attorney she is the first and only call I would make or who I would refer my clients to."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Victoria is an icon among personal injury attorneys in the Central Coast. Thoroughly prepared and professional, she takes on the insurance industry! Highly recommend to clients who need an attorney in Santa Barbara area. Deirdre Frank, Personal Injury Litigator in Ventura, CA."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Professional and Capable. Ms. Lindenauer was representing an injured party in a motor vehicle accident with serious injuries and my office handled the defense of the driver. During the entire time of the case, Ms. Lindenauer was professional in all aspects. She did not make civil discovery the usual wrestling match and was always able to provide the necessary backup for her client’s injury claims. The case resolved without a trial for an appropriate amount. I found she was a very capable adversary for her client. I would recommend her to others in need of a skilled personal injury attorney in the Santa Barbara area. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Victoria was a strong advocate for her client, but remained professional and courteous throughout litigation and trial."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Vicki on several cases. I have also referred clients to Vicki. Vicki has an unusual combination of what might be called "lawyerly" skills and care and concern for her clients. She is very energetic, and is relentless when it comes to gathering the facts necessary to put on the client's case in court. She is very familiar with the insurance issues which inevitably arise in personal-injury cases. She is unafraid of taking cases involving severe injuries, and possible high amounts of damages. But she also makes herself available to clients for "smaller" cases which other lawyers might reject. Either way, she is always caring for her clients and, in my opinion, gets good results for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vicki is a very caring and competent attorney. She is always well prepared and goes the extra mile for her clients to get them the best results possible. I would not hesitate to recommend her to folks in the Santa Barbara area who are looking for a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vicki is a terrific attorney and conscientous counselor and advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Victoria is a wonderful, caring individual and attorney. Her attention to detail and desire to produce the greatest possible outcome for her clients sets her apart from other attorneys. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a personal injury attorney to call Victoria."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"After working with Vicki on several matters, I am very impressed and strongly recommend her for any type of personal injury case. In fact, I refer cases to her because I know she will do a fantastic job. She is very savvy, and consistently gets extraordinary results for her clients. More than that, she is much more concerned for her clients' welfare than any lawyer I have met in 20 years of practice. A person simply could not find a better lawyer for their case than Vicki."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Her initial background was insurance defense, so her insight into claims departments and defense attorneys is a huge benefit. She is aggressive when necessary and works hard for her clients. I have referred personal injury clients to her, and that is perhaps the best recommendation of all."
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Santa Barbara Mediation Lawyer Victoria Lindenauer
Victoria Lindenauer
Mediation Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 38 years
Free Consultation