Lucille’s message -
"My primary focus is on the parties' needs and how they can be best met through an amenable, expeditious resolution of their dispute. I pledge to treat everyone with respect, patience and professionalism. My approach is tailored as the situation warrants."

Tel: 310-821-2461

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 9051
Marina Del Rey, Ca. 90295
Lucille C. Fontaine, Esq. has over 20 years of legal expertise including business litigation, EEOC - Title VII employment conflicts as well as the Juvenile/Dependency and family law arenas. She has presided over litigated matters as Judge Pro Tem in both Superior and Municipal courts since 1985 and has mediated civil and criminal Superior Court disputes, as well as Federal Agency and private sector matters. Her diversified credentials include extensive sales, marketing and supervisory positions in the corporate world including a major airline. Lucille is also licensed by the Ca. Dept. of Real Estate and has significant real estate experience. She is an active member of the Southern California Mediation Association and serves on various committees including the SCMA annual conference committee at Pepperdine University.

Lucille has a reputation with other professionals for possessing the ability to combine her legal and business acumen, knowledge and education with empathy, productive listening and sensitivity. She tailors her ADR approach to the parties' individual needs resulting in an impressively high resolution rate.

ADR TECHNIQUES: Lucille is trained in and practices facilitative, evaluative, transformative and collaborative ADR.

EDUCATION: Lucille earned her AA and BA degrees on scholastic scholarships from Vernon Court Jr. College - Newport, R.I.and Chapman College, Orange, Ca. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the R. I. Honor Society. She holds a Doctorate of Law -Jurisprudence (JD) degree in addition to holding a certificate in Dispute Resolution -Mediation from Harvard Law School. She is certified as a mediator by the LA County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Service and studied Labor Management Arbitration Mediation with the American Arbitration Assn.; and advanced ADR with the American Bar Association. Her practice currently focuses on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collaboration.

AUTHOR: "Philosophy of ADR-Ethical vs. Mandatory Duty"
  "How to Prep My Attorney for Mediation"
Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience: Lucille serves as panel mediator/arbitrator for:
* United States Postal Service EEOC * Los Angeles Superior Court
* California State Bar Arbitration Panel   * Ca.Office of Administrative Hearings Neutrals
* United States Bankruptcy Court   * California Dept. of Consumer Affairs
* California Association of Realtors Inter-Board   Arbitration Mediator   * Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Dispute Resolution   Services Mediation & Arbitration
* NASD Regulations, Inc.   * Santa Barbara Superior Court CADRe Program
* Southern California Mediation Assn.   * Court of Appeal Second Appellate District
What Professionals say about Lucille:
"She has a deep understanding of the process and how to assist disputants to move towards a mutually acceptable agreement and/or to clarify issues";
"Ms. Fontaine…..exemplifies the model standards of professional conduct as a mediator. She is impartial, neutral and compassionate."
"Ms. Fontaine enjoys a fine reputation among her peers, professionally and personally. She is regarded as ethical, sincere, forthright, conscientious and reliable.
"Ms.Fontaine commands respect and instills confidence in those who have an opportunity to work with her."

Panelist Information Updated: February 13, 2008
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