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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: 805-918-1277
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013, 2017 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1991
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Attorney Profile

Since 1999, Lisa Zonder has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. As the founder of the Zonder Family Law Group, A Professional Corporation, she focuses her practice entirely on these types of concerns, representing clients throughout parts of the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County from her firm’s offices in Westlake Village.

The predominant portion of Ms. Zonder’s client base is made up of people whose marriages have come to an end. As she possesses extensive training and experience in both mediation and collaborative divorce law, she is often able to help her clients avoid protracted and often bitter courtroom disputes and instead reach an accord on parenting time, spousal and child support, and the division of complex marital assets and debts through the use of those methods of alternative dispute resolution. However, when litigation proves to be necessary, Ms. Zonder is a forceful advocate on their behalf.

Ms. Zonder has also assisted clients who have already seen their marriages legally dissolved but who now need to have previous support or parenting court orders enforced or modified, and her family law experience has additionally encompassed the review and preparation of prenuptial and post-marital agreements. Her colleagues have taken note of her accomplishments both in and outside of the courtroom, and she has received a 10.0 “Superb” rating through Avvo and has been selected her for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. A graduate of Whittier Law School, Ms. Zonder is admitted to practice in California, New York and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Mediation


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013, 2017 - 2022

About Lisa Zonder

First Admitted: 1991, California

Professional Webpage:

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


  • San Diego Super Lawyers 2007 through 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

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

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

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, Collaborative 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

Phone: 805-918-1277

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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