Lucille C. Fontaine JD

LUCILLE C. FONTAINE. JD has over 20 years legal/mediation experience including business, employment, real estate, personal injury. She is licensed by the State Bar of California, the Dept. of Real Estate and is a Harvard Law School Certified Mediator. Lucille has mediated Superior Court Civil and Criminal disputes and private sector matters. Her diversified credentials include capacities in the corporate world and airline Industry. PAST AFFILIATES include the Beverly Hills Bar Assn. Trusts & Estates Section, the Real Estate Law Section and the Business Law Section. She was selected as a California State Bar Committee Delegate, a judge for the Pepperdine University Moot Court Competition and has been a committee member for the Southern California Mediation Assn. Annual Conference. LUCILLE has a reputation with other professionals for possessing the ability to combine her business acumen, knowledge and education with empathy, productive listening and sensitivity and tailors her ADR approach in accordance with individual needs. ADR TECHNIQUES: Lucille is trained in facilitative, evaluative, transformative and collaborative ADR. EDUCATION: Lucille earned her AA and BA degrees on scholastic scholarships from Vernon Court College - Newport, Rhode Island and Chapman University in California. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the R. I Honor Society. Lucille holds a Doctorate of Law degree in addition to a Harvard Law School certificate in dispute resolution. She is certified by the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Dispute Resolution, has a management certificate from UCLA, studied Labor Management Arbitration Mediation with the American Arbitration Assn. and advanced ADR with the American Bar Assn. ADR PANEL EXPERIENCE: • United States Postal Service - EEOC • Court of Appeal Second Appellate District • Ca. State Bar Arbitration Panel • Los Angeles Superior Court • United States Bankruptcy Court • Los Angeles Bar Assn. DRS Services • Ca. Assn. of Realtors Inter- Board Arbitration Mediator • Ca. Dept of Consumer Affairs • NASD Regulations, Inc. • Ca. Office of Administrative Hearings Neutrals • Southern Ca. Mediation Association • Santa Barbara Superior Court CADRE Program • Los Angeles County Dependency Court Panel WHAT OTHER 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.”

Areas Of Expertise

  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Real Property
  • General Mediation

Special Designation

  • N/A

Areas Of Certification

  • County Court
  • Circuit Civil


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