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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!   


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    30 years
  2. Mediation: 50%
    5 years



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  • Randal Moore

    I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community.


    Randal Moore Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Jonathan Spencer

    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.


    Richard Spencer Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Lindenauer Victoria, Law Offices Of

PO Box 30306
Santa Barbara, CA, 93130-0306


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
Dean's List scholarUC Santa Barbara1985
Highest Achievement- Wills and TrustsMatthew Bender1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer TutorWestside Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara2010 - Present
PresidentLaw Offices of Victoria Lindenauer, A Professional Law Corporation1994 - Present
Settlement Master/Court Approved MediatorSuperior Courts, Santa Barbara and Ventura2011 - 2015
PartnerMcIvers & Lindenauer1992 - 1994
Senior AttorneyArchbald & Spray1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2005 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1998 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember various years1986 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/AN/A
American Inns of Court chapterMember2000 - 2015
Santa Barbara Barristers ClubMember1986 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
S. v. C.$168,000
Ms. Anonymous v. Trucking Company$475,000
Mr. K vs. Anonymous$100,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law"Mediating the Litigated Case" programN/A2012
Santa Barbara College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethics InstructionEthics2008
Santa Barbara High SchoolCareer Counseling2003