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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westlake Village, CA

Lisa Zonder
Zonder Family Law
2660 Townsgate Road, Suite 550
Westlake Village, CA 91361
T:Work 805-777-7740
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1991
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)


Zonder Family Law (ZFL) is a niche family law boutique emphasizing out-of-court options. The firm was founded by Lisa R. Zonder, a 22+ year veteran attorney and a Certified Family Law Specialist (State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization) since 1999. Zonder Family Law offers numerous options to resolve divorce while keeping costs down, reducing frustration, and protecting client self-respect. Options include traditional (court) divorce, mediated divorce, Collaborative Divorce, and private dispute resolution. ZFL handles complex divorces involving business valuations. ZFL has experience handling divorces for athletes, celebrities, physicians, lawyers, biotech execs, teachers, firefighters and stay at home parents and other hard working clients.

Lisa Zonder believes ongoing legal education and mediation training is criticial. Not only has she attended American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer seminars, Zonder has taken over 120 hours of advanced mediation and Collaborative Divorce training at pre-eminent institutions including Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu and the American Institute of Mediation and CDDT/CDI Collaborative Team Trainings. 

Zonder is dedicated to raising awareness of ways to solve divorce woes out of court. She is a member of the Coalition for Collaborative Divorce and San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals Group. Zonder is also actively working on behalf of the the CP Cal (Collaborative Practice California) statewide group on educational and fundraising initiatives. She is a member of the Board of Directors and is the Programming Chair for the 2015 Celebration 10 statewide conference.

Zonder is a faculty member lecturing for Second Saturday Divorce Workshops, and she previously hosted divorce talk radio show titled "Divorce: Lisa Zonder Style" on Ventura radio station KVTA 1590 AM. As a lecturer for Second Saturday Workshops, she provides an overview of the legal process and options for getting through divorce including mediation, Collaborative Divorce, lawyer-to-lawyer negotiation and court.

Zonder is a member of the ProVisors Westlake II Professionals Group, and Zonder Family Law is a member of the Greater Conejo Valley of the Chamber of Commerce.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013

About Lisa Zonder

Admitted: 1991, California

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • San Diego Super Lawyers 2007 through 2013.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Train the Trainer Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings and Shadow Trainer, Skirball Center, (CDTT and CDI), 2013
  • Advanced Mediation Training Certificate, Forrest (Woody) Mosten, American Institute of Mediation, 2010
  • Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Current, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Member, 2013
  • Current, Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA), Member, 2013
  • Current, Coalition for Collaborative Divorce (CCD), Executive Board Member, 2013
  • Current, Academy Professional Family Mediators (APFM), Founding Member, 2013
  • San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2012
  • Ventura County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, 2012
  • Current, Coalition for Collaborative Divorce (CCD), Member, 2012
  • Current, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), Member, 2012
  • Current, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Member, 2004
  • Former Member, 2004-2013, San Diego Collaborative Family Law Group, 2004
  • Former Member, 2003-2013, San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Specialists, 2003
  • Former Member, 2003-2013, North County San Diego Bar Association, Family Law and Specialists Sections, 2003
  • California State Bar, Family Law Section, 1991
  • California State Bar. Admitted to practice in Washington D.C. and New York State, 1991

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Current, Volunteer Attorney-Mediator/Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) for Los Angeles Superior Court - Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 2012
  • Current, Volunteer Attorney-Mediator/Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) for Van Nuys Superior Court, 2012
  • Current, Volunteer Attorney-Mediator/Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) for Ventura Superior Court, 2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Shadow Trainer, Streamlined Protocols (Collaborative Divorce), CDI Skirball Center, June 2013.
  • Faculty, Lecturer for and Second Saturday, 2013; Lecturer at Second Saturday Divorce Workshops (portion of proceeds are donated to
  • Authored, Collaborative Divorce Differs From Litigation: Assessing Whether the CD Model is Appropriate, Aspatore Publications, Thomas-Reuters, 2013.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Board of Directors, April 2014, Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal), 2014
  • Chair of Programming, Collabortive Practices (CP Cal) 2015 Celebration 10 - Annual Statewide Conference, 2014
  • Divorce Talk Radio Show Host (2013 to 2014) "Divorce: Lisa Zonder Style" on Ventura's talk radio station KVTA 1590 AM. Radio host and show producer for more than six months. Show is currently on hiatus, 2013
  • Co-Chair of Programming, Collaborative Practices (CP Cal) 2014 Celebration 9 - Annual Statewide Conference, Expanding Our Community: Bringing Together Diverse Sources of Wisdom, 2013
Last Updated: 7/3/2014
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