Attorney Profile

Lisa Zonder

Lisa Zonder

Zonder Family Law
2660 Townsgate Road, Suite 550
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Westlake Village

California (CA)

Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)

Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Law School: Whittier Law School


Zonder Family Law (ZFL) is a niche family law boutique emphasizing out-of-court options. The firm was founded by Lisa R. Zonder, a 22+ 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 to resolve divorce while keeping costs down, reducing frustration, and protecting client self-respect. 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. Not only has she attended American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer seminars, 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 and San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals Group. Zonder is also actively working on behalf of the the CP Cal (Collaborative) statewide group on educational and fundraising initiatives.

Zonder is a faculty member lecturing for Second Saturday Divorce 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 throuh divorce including mediation, Collaborative Divorce, lawyer-to-lawyer negotiation and court.

Zonder Family Law is a member of the Greater Conejo Valley of the Chamber of Commerce.



Years of Selection

• Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013

About Lisa Zonder

Admitted: 1991, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization in 1999. Advanced Mediation Training Certificate completed 2010 Woody Mosten (American Institute of Mediation). Train the Trainer Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings and Shadow Trainer, Skirball 2013. (CDTT and CDI).

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Volunteer Attorney-Mediator/Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) for Van Nuys Superior Court, Stanley Mosk, Los Angeles Superior Court and Ventura Superior Court., 2013
  • California State Bar, 1991 Admitted to practice in Washington D.C. and New York State.   California State Bar, Family Law Section since 1991 Current, Ventura County Bar Association, Family Law Section since 2012 Current, LACFLA, Member since 2012 Current, IACP, Member Current, San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals Group (SFVCP), Member, Website Committee Current, CCD (Collaborative Divorce) Member since 2012, Executive Board Member 2013 Current, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Member since 2012 Current, Los Angeles County Bar, Member Current, Various mediation organizations including APFM (Founding Member), SCMA Current, Member, AFCC Former Member of San Diego Collaborative Family Law Group 2004 to 2013 Current Member of San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Specialists 2003 to 2013. Former Member of North County San Diego Bar Association, Family Law and Specialists sections 2003 to 2013.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Divorce Talk Radio Show host on "Divorce: Lisa Zonder Style" on Ventura's talk radio station KVTA 1590 AM. Radio host and show producer for over six months. Show is currently on hiatus., 2013

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