Lori M. Dobrin, Esq.

Lori M. Dobrin, Esq.


Lori Dobrin is a 30-plus year litigator who is recognized for her preparation, empathetic demeanor and knack for building rapport and trustworthiness. She brings this mindset to her mediation practice, where she balances patience with perseverance in discovering the participants’ underlying interests to forge a resolution. Firm on the substance of the dispute, yet tactful towards the participants, she asks the right questions to hone into the root issues that move the parties to agreement. In her role as a mediator for the Ventura Superior Court, she is gratified when she successfully encourages the litigants to take control over the outcome of their dispute and resolve the matter, sparing them from the inherent uncertainty of an impending trial.


  • State Bar of California
  • Florida Bar
  • Co-Chair ADR Section of the Ventura County Bar
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Women Lawyers of Ventura County
  • Co- Chair, Emory University Alumni Interview Program (2018-present)


Civil disputes including Personal Injury, Products and Premises Liability, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Unlawful Detainer, Business, Insurance Subrogation, Medical Malpractice


  • Panel Mediator U.S. District Court Central District
  • Settlement Master Santa Barbara Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem Ventura Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem Los Angeles Superior Court (Santa Monica)
  • Volunteer Mediation Program Unlawful Detainer Ventura Superior Court
  • Mandatory Settlement Conference Pro Tem Ventura Superior Court


  • Doctor of Law, Emory University School of Law (1985)
  • B.S. University of Florida, With Highest Honors (1982)
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine-Caruso School of Law, Mediating the Litigated Case (2022)

Ms. Dobrin is available throughout California.

Alternative Resolution Centers

If you or your business is facing a legal challenge that calls for sound advice and skilled representation, contact us today to arrange a free consultation.

Contact Us