Ellen Friedman Tinero

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Encino, CA

Tinero, Aharonov and Associates, A Family Law Practice LLP
 | 16255 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1015
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-995-0405
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Attorney Profile

Ellen Friedman Tinero has been exclusively practicing family law for the past 25 years. She is the founding partner of Tinero, Aharonov and Associates, A Family Law Practice, LLP. The firm handles all aspects of family law matters and is dedicated to providing personal service and attention to a wide range of clients. Ms. Tinero has earned a reputation for resolving difficult and high-conflict cases. Unlike other firms, the members of Tinero, Aharonov and Associates act as a team striving to resolve matters amicably and cost-efficiently, as well as focusing on the well-being of the children in custody disputes.  In 2013-2016 Ellen was selected to the Super Lawyers Top 50 Women's list for all of Southern California. 2016 marked Ellen's 6th consecutive selection to Southern California Super Lawyers and not only did she make the 2016 Top 50 Women's list, but she also made the 2015 and 2016 Top 100 list for all of Southern California.

Ellen is also a certified family law mediator. She has mediated and successfully resolved almost all of her cases in private practice and for the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation, ADR and VAST programs. In addition, Ms. Tinero is a mediator for Los Angeles superior courts, and she has served as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney/Client Fee Disputes. She is an active member and was chair of the Executive Family Law Committee of the San Fernando Valley Family Law Section. Ellen currently serves on the by-laws committee for the Family Law Section of the San Fernando Valley Bar. Ms. Tinero is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Southern California Mediator's Association.

As a means to encourage parties to resolve matters amicably and cost effectively, Ms. Tinero also founded the Family Law Mediation Center which has provided mediation services for all family law matters, including dissolution, paternity and post-judgment issues. As a mediator/family law attorney, Ms. Tinero works as a neutral facilitator to offer options and assist the parties in reaching a mutual agreement. The Family Law Mediation Center is a separate practice that specifically works with parties who want to avoid litigation and settle their matters in a collaborative and less stressful manner.

Ms. Tinero has been selected by family law attorneys and judicial officers to mediate and successfully resolve cases that have been stagnant and often highly litigious. She has mediated and resolved several cases where the parties had been unable to reach a settlement either with representation or on their own.

In addition, Tinero, Aharonov and Associates, A Family Law Practice, LLP, has an excellent reputation for its strong litigation skills and effectiveness in representing their clients in court. Ms. Tinero has received several commendations and accolades from judicial officers and her peers for her high ethics and effectiveness in achieving the best possible results for her clients. She has been happily married for 27 years and has two children.

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About Ellen Tinero

Admitted: 1989, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.tineroaharonov.com/Attorneys/Ellen-F-Tinero.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Book Awards in Family Law and Torts for Academic Excellence, University of West Los Angeles School of Law, 1989
  • Bernard Jefferson Evidence Award, University of West Los Angeles School of Law, 1989
  • Dean's List, University of West Los Angeles School of Law, 1989
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Panel
  • Mediator, Central and branch Courts of the Los Angeles Superior Court System, including Van Nuys and San Fernando

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • I am a Certified Family Law Mediator who completed more than 60 hours of Family Law Mediation Training.  I have completed the Judge Pro Tem Bench Officer's Training and Minors' Counsel Programs. During the past several years, I have been appointed several cases by the Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law ADR program to mediate highly contested and long-standing stagnant cases.  In addition, I have been selected by various prestigious Family Law attorneys to assist them in resolving their own cases, rather than going through litigation.  I am very proud to say that I have had a 95% success rate and received commendations and accolades by both the Family Law Supervising Judge and independent Family Law Attorneys.  I was also re-elected to a post in the San Fernando Valley Family Law Executive Committee. 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Panel, Los Angeles Superior Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair, San Fernando Family Law Section and Executive Committee
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Volunteer, Levitt and Quinn Family Law Center

Educational Background:

  • UCLA, B.A. in English, With Honors
Office Location for Ellen Friedman Tinero

16255 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1015
Encino, CA 91436

Phone: 818-995-0405


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Last Updated: 5/31/2018

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