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I have successfully litigated, mediated, and settled hundreds of matters. I'm a firm believer that mediation relieves much of the anxiety clients experience in litigation, and results in tremendous cost and fee savings to all participants.        


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  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Litigation: 30%
    30 years
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 10%


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Cash, Check

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  • Steven Joseph Kahn

    I had the pleasure of working with Lola on a years-long contested real property matter. I learned a lot from her in the process. Lola's a fantastic attorney and a strong advocate for her clients. Her patience and ability to listen to everyone in the case - clients, opposing counsel, and the court - and then process all the noise into effective arguments and persuasive points is the essence of effective advocacy. Lola excels at seeing the "big picture" - the best outcome for her clients and how to get there with the least stress possible. She also applies that skill particularly well in her mediation practice, helping all sides reach a solution.


    Steven Kahn Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1205 Randolph St
Napa, CA, 94559


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/MediatorNapa Mediation Center2014 - Present
Attorney MediatorCalifornia Association of Realtors Center For Consumers2014 - Present
Owner/AttorneyLola C. Ellwein, A Professional Law Corporation1999 - Present
Owner / AttorneyRamos & Ellwein1995 - 1998
Owner / AttorneyAuerbach, Ellwein, Goldman & Ramos1994 - 1995
Pro-tem JudgeAlameda County Municipal Court1993 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Napa County Bar AssociationChairperson, ADR Section2014 - Present
Napa County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1994 - Present
Napa County Women Lawyers AssociationAttorney member1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Litigation Section ADR Subcommittee2014 - 2015
Richard M. Sangster American Inn of CourtPresident2005 - 2006
Alameda County Bar Association, Real Estate SectionChair1993 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Salahutdin v. Valley of California, Inc.Ms. Ellwein's clients prevailed at trial and on appeal.
Lawrence v. BrownMs. Ellwein's client prevailed at jury trial
Hopkins v. CarelliMs. Ellwein's clients prevailed at trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Small Firm and Solo Practitioner of the State Bar of CaliforniaNoteworthy Real Estate Decisions1997
General and Solo Practitioner of the State Bar of CaliforniaNoteworthy Real Estate Decisions1995
General and Solo Practitioner of the State Bar of CaliforniaNoteworthy Real Estate Decisions1994
The Business JournalBrokers' Recovery of Attorneys' Fees1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
San Francisco State UniversitySociologyOther - Bachelors1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New REALTOR OrientationRisk Management2016
Mandatory Continuing Legal EducationMaximizing Mediation Success Through Client Preparation2016
New REALTOR OrientationRisk Management2015
Legal UpdateHolding Title to Real Property2010
Legal UpdateTrustee's Sales and Short Sales2010
Legal UpdateDual Agency in Real Estate Transactions2000
Mandatory Continuing EducationCaselaw Update1999
Legal UpdateCurrent Developments in Real Estate Law1996
Real Estate Section Continuing Legal EducationBroker Liability1995
Legal UpdateCurrent Developments in Real Estate Law1995
Fall Section Education InstituteBroker Liability1995
Legal UpdateReal Estate Disclosurse1994