Karen Berdy

2540 Camino Diablo
Walnut Creek, California 94597
United States
Office Phone: 925-937-0440
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP



My family law practice is devoted to collaborative practice, mediation and other settlement oriented dispute resolution. My goal is to assist people who are going through difficult family transistions to reach well informed, mutually acceptable agreements. My involvement and leadership, both on the state and local level reflect my commitment to collaborative practice.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): JD/MBA 1980 ~ ~California State Bar #95096

Professional Activities

Founding Board Member and Treasurer of Collaborative Practice California (California State Organization) ~ ~Steering Committee of the Collaborative Practice East Bay ~ ~Collaborative Law Association of Contra Costa County - Chairperson ~ ~Board Member of Eastern Alameda County Bar Association ~ ~NorCal Public Education Committee (Collaborative Law) ~ ~Contra Costa County Family Law Section ~ ~California State Bar Family Law Section

Undergraduate Education

Harvard University; Bachelors Degree in Mathematics; 1976

Postgraduate Education

Columbia University School of Business; MBA; 1980
Columbia University School of Law; JD 1980

Professional Education

Columbia University School of Law; JD; 1980


I have practiced law since 1980, initially specializing in a real estate transactional practice. I have been practicing family law as an attorney and mediator since 1994. I have been in the forefront collaborative practice in Alameda and Contra Costa County. My emphasis on mediation and collaborative practice enables me to help people resolve their disputes in a respectful and creative fashion with a focus on meeting the needs of each person.