Melva Warriner

1803 Tribute Road, Suite A
Sacramento, California 95815
United States
Office Phone: 916-929-9110
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP



I have been an attorney doing litigated divorces since 1978. I began mediating divorces in 1995 and collaborative divorce law since 1998. I have now limited my marriage dissolution practice to collaborative and mediation as I find these processes are so much better for the clients than litigation.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law
License(s): Certified Family Law Specialist ~ ~

Professional Activities

Volunteer Pro Tem Judge, Settlement Conferences, Sacramento Superior Court ~Past Chair, Sacramento County Bar Family Law Section ~Fee Arbitrator, Sacramento County Bar Association ~Lecturer, California Continuing Education of the Bar ~Presenter, California Certified Family Law Specialists ~Senior Mediator, Sacramento County Superior Court Mediation Panel ~

Professional Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Graduated 1978 With Distinction

Lifetime member, Traynor Society


After having litigated divorce cases for years, I welcomed mediation and now Collaborative Practice as much needed changes to the way families dissolve marriages. With the help and support of the Collaborative Team, the parties can dissolve their marriage respectfully and can move on to co-parent their children and feel that the outcome was equitable and that there was not a 'winner' nor a 'loser'.