Judith C. Nesburn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Judith C. Nesburn
 | 11661 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: 310-207-4400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of the Law Offices of Judith C. Nesburn, Ms. Nesburn represents clients in Los Angeles, California. She focuses her practice on family law and collaborative law cases that involve the following matters: paternity, nonmarital relationships, child custody, spousal support, divorce, mediation, child support, relocation and moving away, property division, cohabitation agreements, post-judgment modifications, premarital agreements, registered domestic partnership agreements and same-sex agreements.

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles, Ms. Nesburn went on to earn a Master of Science in social work and graduate magna cum laude from the Columbia School of Social Work. She then received a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she made the dean's list and was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society.

Combining nearly 30 years of experience with extensive training in mediation and collaborative law, Ms. Nesburn strives to help clients resolve family matters as smoothly as possible. She is committed to securing the best possible outcome, whether someone is trying to obtain child custody or draft a premarital agreement. For her efforts, Ms. Nesburn has received the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to The State Bar of California in 1986, Ms. Nesburn is active in the legal community, holding memberships with the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Family Law Section, The State Bar of California's Family Law Section and the California Dispute Resolution Council. She also regularly shares her knowledge with others through participating in guest lectures and presentations. Providing volunteer help, Ms. Nesburn is a mediator for several courts and even founded a family law mediation program to provide support in the courtroom.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018

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About Judith Nesburn

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.judithcnesburn.com/CM/Custom/Attorneys.asp

Honors and Awards:

  • Law Honor Society, American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Advocacy and Dean's Honor List, Loyola Law School
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell: 10 Year Top Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability and Professional Ethics

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court, Central District, 1986
  • California State Bar, 1986
  • Chair, State Bar Committee on Adoptions For Southern California, Family Law Section, State Bar of California (1990-1992)
  • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Family Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1996-1999)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, (1993-2005)
  • Member, Family Law Executive Committee, State Bar of California (1999-2002)
  • Chair, Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Section Execution Committee, State Bar of California, (2000-2002)
  • Member, State Bar Committee on Adoptions For Southern California, Family Law Section, State Bar of California, (1988-1992)
  • Founding Member, State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for Southern California, Family Law Section, State Bar of California (1995-Present)
  • Chair, State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee For Southern California, Family Law Section, State Bar of California (1997-2001)
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section, (1986-present)
  • Founding Member, State Bar Consensual Dispute Resolution Committee (formerly ADR Committee) for Southern California, Family Law Section, State Bar of California (1997-present)
  • Board Member, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (2008-Present)
  • Board Member, California Dispute Resolution Council, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer famiy law mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court as well as the Court of Appeals
  • Family Law Mediator, Court of Appeals Appellate Mediation Project
  • Founder and Co-coordinator, Family Law Mediation Program, LA County Sup. Ct, West District
  • Family Law Mediator, L.A. County Superior Court, Central District

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • California State Bar Annual Meeting, "Mediation After the Divorce", "Caucusing in Mediation: Magic or Mistake?", "Premarital Agreements in the New Millennium: Tying the Knot Without Strangling the Romance"
  • Southern California Mediation Association 10th Annual Interactive Conference, "The Challenging Family Law Case: Solutions Through Meditation"
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Annual Family Law Workshops, "Private Matrimonial Mediation - What it Really is and Can You Ignore it any Longer?", "Private Matrimonial Mediation - How It Works"
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section, ADR Committee, Continuing Education Workshop "Expanding Your Practice Through Family Law Mediation; The Roles and Responsibilities of Participants in the Process"
  • California State Bar Section Education Institutes, "Family Law Mediation - What's in it For You?", "The Nightmare Case: Solutions Through Mediation", "A Guided Tour Trough the Successful Family Law Mediation", "Caucusing in Family Law Mediation: Magic or Mistake?"
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, "Collaborative Premarital Agreements: Tying the Knot Without Strangling the Romance"
  • American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Sixth Annual Conference: Family Law Mini Plenary, "There's Room at the Table"
  • American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Eighth Annual Conference, "ADR in Bloom", "Transforming Families"
  • American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Seventh Annual Conference, "The Golden State of ADR", "The Language of Agreement: How the Words You Use Can Create a BluePrint for Successful Resolution"
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, "A (Not So) Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Altar: Premarital Agreements as a Collaborative Dialogue"
  • USC Graduate School of Social Work, MSW Program, "The Nexus of Law and Social Work in Family Law", "Overview of the Family Law Court"
  • UCLA Extension Program, Collaborative Family Law, "Interest Based Negotiations"
  • Basic Skills I Collaborative Law, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • The Family Law Section, State Bar of California, A Better Divorce and Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA): "Divorce in the 21st Century: Understanding the Expanding Role of Mental Health Professionals"
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), Annual Collaborative Professionals Interdisciplinary Trainings: "First Four Way Session", "Anatomy of Resolution: Brainstorming Options", "Between the Sessions", "Moderator for Role Play Sessions"
  • USC Graduate School of Social Work, Law and Social Work Program, "Overview of the Family Law System; Alternative Dispute Resolution for Divorcing Families", 2010-2011
  • International Association of Collaborative Professional (IACP), Annual Conference, Washington, DC: "When Termination is Inevitable: Exiting the Collaborative Highway: A Guide for Assessing Road Conditions and Avoiding a Collision on the Offramp", 2010-2011
  • Annual Collaborative Basic Training: "Moderator for Role Play Sessions"
  • Annual Collaborative Basic Training: "Between the Sessions - Opportunities and Challenges"
  • Annual Collaborative Basic Training:"Brainstorming Options for Resolution"
  • Annual Collaborative Basic Training: "The First Four Way Session"
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Section (LACFLA)
  • USC Graduate School of Social Work, Law and Social Work Program: " Mediation & Collaborative Divorce: Overview of the Family Law System"
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of California, Dispute Resolution Standing Committee, A Better Divorce: "Protecting Your Clients and Expanding Your Practice."
  • Consensual Dispute Resolution Standing Committee of the State Bar of California, Pepperdine University, Strauss Center for Dispute Resolution: "Helping Families in transition: ADR in Challenging Times"
  • Consensual Dispute Resolution Committee, State Bar of California: "The Next Decade in Dispute Resolution: Creating Opportunities in Challenging Times"
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Training Program, Winter, 1992
  • Basic Mediation Skills, Center for Mediation in Law, Mill Valley, California, Fall, 1993
  • Mediating with High Conflict Couples, Gary Friedman, Center for Mediation in Law, Santa Barbara, CA, Winter, 2000
  • Collaborative Law Training, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, Spring 2004
  • Collaborative Law Seminar/Training, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, Spring 2005
  • Advanced Mediation/Collaborative Law Seminar, Gary Friedman, Center for Mediation in Law, Los Angeles, CA Fall, 2007
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Training, Pauline Tessler, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, Los Angeles, Fall, 2009
  • Advanced Mediation Training, Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein, Center for Mediation in Law, Mar de Jade, Mexico, Winter, 2008, pre Conference Institute, IACP, Chicago, 2012
  • Collaborative Law Training Instructor, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA) Interdisciplinary Annual Training Program, 2009-2012

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Dean's Honor List, 7 semesters and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honor Society
  • Columbia University, Masters of Social Work, Honors: Magna Cum Laude and National Institute of Mental Health Scholarship
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Office Location for Judith C. Nesburn

11661 San Vicente Boulevard
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: 310-207-4400

 

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Last Updated: 6/13/2017

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