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Patricia practices entirely in the area of family law. She works with her clients to resolve their divorce, paternity, and family conflicts through negotiation, mediation and collaborative family law. Using these models, Patricia concentrates on finding ways for her clients to resolve their conflicts without court intervention. This allows parties to use precious financial resources for the benefit of the family rather than for payment of unnecessary litigation costs and attorney fees. Patricia enjoys collaborating with other professionals to empower couples to work together to make mutually satisfying decisions about important issues that will affect their family for many years to come.
Patricia obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College and her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. After working for the law firm of Palermo, Barbaro, Chinen & Pitzer, LLC for twelve years, Patricia opened her own law office in 2012. Patricia is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has advanced training in the areas of collaborative law, mediation and negotiation skills.
MEMBERSHIPS & HONORS
Patricia is a member of the State Bar of California (Family Law and ADR Sections); Los Angeles County Bar Association (Family Law and ADR Sections); Pasadena Bar Association (Family Law Section); Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (Board of Directors 2008 to 2018); Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (Board of Directors 2006-2008); and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.
Patricia has served as volunteer attorney for the Los Angeles County Barristers Domestic Violence Project, the Pasadena Superior Court Daily Settlement Officer Program, the Northeast District and Central District Volunteer Attorney Settlement Teams, the Pasadena Superior Court Pro Per Judgment Day, Loyola Law School’s Center for Conflict Resolution Collaborative Clinics, and at Los Angeles County Christian Legal Aid Clinics.
301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 706
Pasadena, CA 91101-1911