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Gillian Brady is an Attorney Mediator, specializing in family law.  Gillian is the founder of Better Solutions Mediation & Law Services.  She opened this practice in 2004 and has never looked back.  She believes mediation is a better solution and is dedicated to helping clients resolve their disputes without going to court.


Languages spoken: German, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
    18 years, 360 cases
  2. Family: 25%
    18 years, 360 cases
  3. Divorce: 15%
    18 years, 360 cases
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 5%
    18 years, 360 cases
  5. Other: 5%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Bryan Christopher Ginter

    I have known Gillian for many years now. She is committed to, and passionate about, mediation as a method of non-adversarial resolution.


    Bryan Ginter Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kresta Nora Daly

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kresta Daly Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Better Solutions, Mediation & Law Services

430 D Street

Davis, CA, 95616-4131


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the BarSacramento Business Journal2014
Best OralistAmerican University1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder, Attorney MediatorBetter Solutions Mediation & Law Services2004 - Present
PartnerFinding Common Ground Mediation Training2009 - 2013
Legal DirectorYolo County Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Center2005 - 2007
Client AdvocateUC Davis School of Law Family Protection & Legal Services Clinic2004 - 2007
Associate AttorneyRusso & Prince2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Family MediatorsCertified Advanced Mediator2014 - Present
Academy of Professional Family MediatorsAdvanced Practitioner2013 - Present
Family Law ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
High Conflict InstituteMember2011 - Present
Child Centered DivorceMember2011 - Present
Alternative Dispute Resolutions ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Mediators Beyond BordersMember2011 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
American Institute of MediationMember2010 - Present
California Dispute Resolution CouncilMember2008 - Present
Mediate.comCertified Advanced Mediator2008 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionAdvanced Practitioner2006 - Present
Sacramento Family Law Pro Bono Mediation ProgramVolunteer MediatorN/A
Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern CaliforniaN/AN/A
Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services ProgramVolunteer Attorney1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Confidential Divorce MediationFull Settlement
Confidential Custody MediationAll issues resolved and agreements reached
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Human Rights BriefSpotlight on Women for Women in Bosnia1998
The Human Rights BriefChina's Plans for Hong Kong Jeopardize Basic Civil Liberties1997
Human Rights BriefAlumnus Advises the International Mediator for Bosnia-Hercegovina1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - DavisLinguistics & GermanBA1991
Monterey Institute of International StudiesRussianN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest lecturer at UCD Law School ADR seminarFamily Law Mediation2012
McGeorge Mediation seminarMediation in Family Law cases2011
Guest LecturerFamily Law Mediation2010
Mcgeorge School of LawMediation trends in family law2009