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Susan E. Guthrie

Susan E. Guthrie

La Jolla Mediation & CT Family Law Online
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law
  • California, Connecticut
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Summary

I am a practicing attorney with almost 30 years of divorce and family law experience. After many years involved in traditional divorce litigation, and seeing the devastation that the adversarial process wreaks on the parties and their children, I established my current practice which is focused on the non-adversarial approaches to divorce. These include mediation, collaborative law and negotiated settlement. All of these methods of resolving the issues that arise in divorce and family law matters result in a more positive, cooperative agreement and understanding between the parties which allows them to move forward with a settlement that they both feel is best for them and for their family. The cooperative nature of these non-adversarial approaches also provides a stable basis for parents to co-parent their children after the divorce. I am a certified mediator with advanced mediation training and provide my clients with the benefit of my 26 years in the courtroom focused on family law issues.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute introductory consultation offered for new clients.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I also accept Paypal and Venmo.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Connecticut
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Founder
La Jolla Mediation Services
- Current
Founded family law and mediation practice in La Jolla, California.
Owner/Founder
Law Offices of Susan E. Guthrie
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Founded family law and mediation practice.
Partner
Gentile, Chiota & Guthrie, LLC
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Partner in firm handling all family and divorce matters.
Associate Attorney
Gentile & Chiota, LLC
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Education
Wayne State University Law School
J.D. (1990) | Law
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1987) | English
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Honors: Honors College
Awards
Top 10% of Lawyers in US - Family Law, Mediation
Lawyers of Distinction
Recognized the top 10% of attorneys in their respective fields in the United States.
Professional Associations
Connecticut State Bar
Member
Current
Southern California Mediation Association
Committee Member - Family Mediation Institute
- Current
Activities: On the planning committee for the First Annual SCMA Family Mediation Institute to be held in June, 2018.
San Diego County Bar Association
Member - Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
- Current
San Diego Family Law Bar Association
Member
- Current
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Member
- Current
Southern California Mediation Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member - Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
- Current
Fairfield County Bar Association
Member - Family Law Section
- Current
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
Member - Family Law Section
- Current
Fairfield County Bar Association
Co-Chair Women in the Law Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Susan Guthrie of La Jolla Mediation Services Provides a Better Way to Divorce
My Business Magazine
How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer
Splitcorner
Certifications
Certified Mediator
Mediation Matters
Certified Guardian ad Litem
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Certified Attorney for Minor Child(ren)
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Social Media
Contact & Map
CT Family Law Online
7590 Fay Avenue
Suite 204 B
La Jolla, CA 92037
USA
Toll-Free: (203) 295-3388
La Jolla Mediation
7590 Fay Avenue
Suite 204 B
La Jolla, CA 92037
USA
Telephone: (858) 412-3011