Firm Overview

I focus on mediation in the areas of family law, juvenile dependency, and probate. I have been a mediator since 1984.

Main Office

Main
3478 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill  CA  94523

Phone
  • (925) 372-4830
Fax
  • (925) 957-0703

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer an initial consultation for a fee of ½ the regular hourly rate for up to one hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

None

Hourly Rates

$350

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Jody Iorns works Tuesday through Thursday mornings; D Aymett works Monday morning

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

None

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

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.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is critical for clients to educate themselves on legal issues.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, I am willing to review documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, I am willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves.

Barbara Suskind

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.

Personal interests:

My personal interests include my family, my pets, and reading.

License
  • Bar Number: 104388
    California , 1982
Education
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
    J.D. , 1982
    San Francisco, CA
  • Antioch College (West)
    B.A. , 1972
    San Francisco, CA
    Social Welfare

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

LA-NOLO1:DRU.1.6.4.20141222.29342