Jennifer Winestone is a creative problem solver and no-nonsense strategist, who works to broker practical, long-lasting solutions for families in transition/crisis. After almost a decade in high conflict high stakes litigation, Jennifer spent two years training with the industry’s top mediation professionals and earned her Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from the highly acclaimed Straus Institute at Pepperdine University. Having practiced law in both Canada and the U.S., Jennifer brings a unique perspective to resolving family legal disputes, helping to broaden parties’ understanding of the issues and achieve fair and final resolution. Jennifer artfully tackles complexities, pays meticulous attention to detail, and gives thoughtful consideration to “the big picture.” She has quickly earned a reputation for professional integrity and innovation among her clients and peers. In addition to her private mediation practice, Jennifer now serves as Adjunct Lecturer for the Divorce and Family Mediation at USC Gould Law School. She has also proudly served as a Dispute Settlement Officer for the LA Superior Court, Certified Provider for the New Ways for Families Program, Negotiation Coach for the Women’s Negotiation Academy, and Executive Committee Member and Past Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Mediation Section. Jennifer has presented at the LA County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Pepperdine Law School, Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, and other community schools and organizations. She serves on the Board of Governors for the LA Collaborative Family Law Association. In addition to her involvement at the Collaborative Center of Southern California, Jennifer is a member of MFLA, FLAMES, ABD and LAWCDP, exclusive associations of local family attorney-mediators and collaborative professionals seeking to better the divorce process through education and collaboration.
Benefits of Collaborative Practice
- Promotes respect and keeps you in control of the process
- Reduces conflict and negative emotions
- Helps couples focus on their most important goals
- Keeps information private so sensitive issues and finances remain out of the public eye.
- Saves time and resources by keeping the process out of court
This web site is designed as a resource for separating and divorcing couples to learn about collaborative practice to resolve family law matters. You can learn more about Collaborative Practice or California No Court Divorce by contacting one of our professionals listed.