I focus on mediation in the areas of family law, juvenile dependency, and probate. I have been a mediator since 1984.
3478 Buskirk Avenue
Pleasant Hill CA 94523
I offer an initial consultation for a fee of ½ the regular hourly rate for up to one hour.
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Jody Iorns works Tuesday through Thursday mornings; D Aymett works Monday morning
While attending law school, I became involved with battered women's shelters. I started the legal program at Battered Women's Alternatives (now STAND!). By the time I was ready to hang out my shingle, I had an established reputation in the Family Law community.
It is critical for clients to educate themselves on legal issues.
Yes, I am willing to review documents prepared by clients.
Yes, I am willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves.
1983 - 2006
Attorney & Mediator (Private Practice)
I am responsible for representation of all parties, including children, in Family Law, Juvenile Dependency, and Probate Guardianship proceedings. I also do mediation for intra-family disputes.
1980 - 1983
Founder & Director, BWA (now STAND!) Legal Services Program
Over 24 years as a lawyer representing all parties in family law and juvenile dependency cases has taught me a lot. I have learned something new from each family I have worked with. My attendance at continuing education courses enriches and reinforces my skills.
My unique strength is the depth and breadth of my experience working with families in difficult situations.
My style is open, honest, and cooperative.
My personal interests include my family, my pets, and reading.
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