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  • Paul J. Walti, Jr.
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Paul J. Walti has been practicing law for over 35 years, and has been a partner with Ross, Hackett, Dowling, Valencia and Walti, APC for over 26 years.  He is currently the Managing Partner of the Firm.

Mr. Walti is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization.  Mr. Walti has been serving as a family law mediator for over 20 years and has successfully mediated hundreds of cases.  He has been extensively involved in mediation and alternative conflict resolution seminars, practices, professional groups, and training programs.  As a result of his extensive involvement and training, Mr. Walti employs an active collaborative practice for family law matters that implements a team approach involving:  a Collaborative counsel, coaches, a financial neutral, and if needed, a child specialist.  After many years of litigating and settling family law cases, Mr. Walti now devotes his family law practice to Mediation, Collaborative Practice, and Private Judging.  In addition, when he is not practicing family law, Mr. Walti specializes in Estate Planning.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
California State Bar, Since 1977
Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Bar Association

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:
Family Law Specialist
Family Law Mediation & Settlement
Collaborative Practice
Private Judging
Estate Planning

PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS & TRAINING:
Divorce Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training with the Northern California Mediation Center
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Practice California, and Collaborative Practice San Mateo County Training

EDUCATION:
San Francisco Law School
     Juris Doctor, 1977
University of San Francisco
     Bachelor of Arts, 1971

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Current Member of the San Mateo County Bar Association
Current Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Current Member of the San Mateo County Multi-Option ADR Project
Current Member of the Family Law ADR Panel Advisory Committee
Former Member of the Collaborative Practice San Mateo County
Former Officer of the Collaborative Practice San Mateo County
Former Board of Director of the Collaborative Practice San Mateo County
Former Board of Director of the San Mateo County Bar Association
Former Board of Director of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers
Former President of the North San Mateo County Bar Association
Former San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Consumer Fraud Unit

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell, 2010
Named a Northern California Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine, 2006

ILLUSTRATIVE PRIOR WORK HISTORY:
Volunteer Mediator for the San Mateo County Superior Court
Judge Pro Tem in San Mateo County
Privately Retained Family Law Mediator
Private Judging as a Settlement Judge Pro Tem
Private Judging as an All-Purpose Judge Pro Tem

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