Ronald Supancic, Woodland Hills Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Specialist

Ronald Melin Supancic, Certified Family Law Specialist

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Ronald M. Supancic has practiced Family Law exclusively since 1970.  Ron was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States on October 15, 1975. He has been certified by the California Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist since the inception of that certification program in 1980. Ron has handled hundreds of contested dissolutions, child custody cases, disputed post-marital proceedings, alimony cases, and prenuptial agreements. He has served as a Mediator and as a Judge Pro Tem with the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 1976. Ron holds an AV rating with the Martindale Hubbell Law Register. The 'A' signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the 'V' denotes 'very high' adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.  Ron as been voted one of L.A.'s Super Lawyers by a jury of his peers in Los Angeles Magazine every year since 2006. At a special ceremony held last September, Ron was honored by the California State Bar for 30 years of service as a Certified Family Law Specialist.

In addition to having taught Family Law at the University of Southern California School of Law, Ron is a frequent presenter at the California Bar Convention and various other professional associations. Ron has given a number of workshops on Mediation, Collaborative Law, and Unbundled Legal Services to the California State Bar. He has presented numerous workshops for the Southern California Mediation Association, the Orange County Mediation Association, and The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He presented two workshops at the Mediator's Beyond Borders conference in Italy. He is a frequent presenter for the Employee Assistance Professionals and is the author of the Employee Assistance Professionals Divorce Tool Kit. He filmed four webinars for The Holman Group about divorce, child custody, and important family law issues concerning process. Ron has qualified as an Expert on Standards of Practice in Family Law in the Los Angeles County Superior Court based on his years of experience as a Certified Family Law Specialist. He is uniquely qualified to offer a second opinion on any family law case.

ASSOCIATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association (SFVBA)
  • Los Angeles County Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • International Alliance of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Family Law Associates
  • International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers (IAHL)
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)

MEDIATION & COLLABORATIVE LAW TRAINING

Year: 2006-08
Training Type: Harvard Law School training in Advanced Negotiations
Instructor: Faculty
Hours: 35

Year: 2004
Training Type: Advanced Collaborative Law Training
Instructor: Pauline Tesler
Hours: 6

Year: 2000
Training Type: Basic Collaborative Law Training
Instructor: IACP
Hours: 24

GENERAL COMMENTS

Ron served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corp. He received his Bachelor's Degree from UCLA, and his law degree from the University of Southern California. Ron is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the Los Angeles County Superior Court. His extensive mediation practice includes volunteer court-appointed mediation. As an Associate Professor of Law and an adjunct professor of Law and Ethics, Ron has taught at colleges and universities statewide and abroad.

Ron Supancic is a frequent guest on radio and television, where he advocates Collaborative Divorce and Mediation, as well as other innovative approaches to resolve family conflict. Author of three books, When All Else Fails: The Real Cost of Ending a Marriage, Win-Win Custody Solutions, and California Family Law: A Layman's Guide, Ron Supancic offers his clients the newest choices in family law. His commitment is to advocate for his client's rights in a climate of integrity, dignity, and respect.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

EDUCATION

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BA with Honors 1964
  • University of Southern California (USC) Law School, Juris Doctor 1968

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Mediators Beyond Borders 2009 to present
  • Global Negotiation Insight Initiative, 2008 to present, Board of Directors 2009 to present
  • Harvard Law School, PON Program 2006 - 2008
  • Professor of Family Law, USC, 2005
  • Author of three books 
  • Arbitrator and Mediator for the American Arbitration Association and the Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Associate Professor, Adjunct Professor of Law and Ethics