Jennifer Winestone

401 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90401
United States
Office Phone: 310-569-2283
Member since 2010
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Having both lived and practiced law north of the Canadian border most of my working life, my experiences are unlike most West Coast conflict resolution professionals. Getting an infant into a one-piece snowsuit and off to daycare, in -30 degree weather and 3 feet of snow, to catch a train to the office at 7 a.m., and finding the car snowed in - in 3 inch heels and without a shovel - takes some serious problem-solving skills.

Understanding that all things in life can't be fixed with a cardboard box, some duct tape, and an old grocery bag (but secretly hoping they could), I set out to Southern California where I trained and worked with some of the country's top mediators, earning my Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution from the highly acclaimed Straus Institute at Pepperdine University's School of Law. This set the stage for Winestone Mediation, where I work to help families out of their own seemingly impossible snow banks, arising from their separation, divorce, and child custody conflicts.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law Mediation
License(s): California Ontario (Canada) *ret.2016

Professional Activities

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Section on Conflict Resolution (Executive Committee Member and Program Chair) Los Angeles County Bar Association International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Center for Conflict Resolution (Volunteer Mediator) High Conflict Institute (New Ways for Families Liaison for Program Implementation in Ontario, Canada) Civic Mediation Project (Advance Mediation Training Coach) Women's Negotiation Academy (Negotiation Coach) USC Gould Law School (Lecturer, Divorce and Family Mediation)

Undergraduate Education

B.A. (Hons) (English and French), University of Western Ontario

Postgraduate Education

J.D. University of Ottawa
LL.M. (Dispute Resolution), The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law