Lisa Zonder

Lisa Zonder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Thousand Oaks, CA

Zonder Family Law Group, A Professional Corporation
 | 3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 323
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone: 805-777-7740
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013, 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Zonder Family Law (ZFL) is a niche family law boutique firm dedicated to helping families through divorce using mediation and Collaborative Divorce processes. The firm was founded by Lisa R. Zonder, a 24+ 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 for clients to resolve divorce while keeping costs down, reducing frustration, and protecting privacy. 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. 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. 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 President of CP Cal since April 2016. 

    Zonder is the lead faculty member lecturing for Second Saturday Divorce Education 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 (hiatus). She is a member of the California State Bar and Ventura County Bar Association.

    About Lisa Zonder

    Admitted: 1991, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • San Diego Super Lawyers 2007 through 2013.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • 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
    • Train the Trainer Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings and Shadow Trainer, Skirball Center, (CDTT and CDI), 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • 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
    • Chair of Programming, Collabortive Practices (CP Cal) 2015 Celebration 10 - Annual Statewide Conference, 2014
    • Board of Directors, April 2014, Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal), 2014
    • Co-Chair of Programming, Collaborative Practices (CP Cal) 2014 Celebration 9 - Annual Statewide Conference, Expanding Our Community: Bringing Together Diverse Sources of Wisdom, 2013
    • CP Cal President-Elect for statewide Collaborative Divorce professionals group., 2016

    Industry Groups

    • Collaborative Practice California
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    Office Location for Lisa Zonder

    3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
    Suite 323
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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    Last Updated: 7/25/2020

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