Haddad, Dina

Dina Haddad

Dina Haddad has practiced family law in both Southern and Northern California, representing celebrities, high profile clients and others for many years, earning a reputation as the “grinder to settlement.” With the knowledge of the ins-and-outs of the family law playbook, she provides parties with the upper hand in getting through their divorce quickly and without hang-ups. Dina also has a background in cross-cultural negotiations. Dina’s mediation experience comes not only from time spent at the mediation table, but from a prestigious academic background. She has an LL.M. in Alternate Dispute Resolution from the premier Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution—ranked number one among dispute resolution program by U.S. News and World Report for the seventh consecutive year. She also received her J.D. with a focus in family law from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a top tiered law school, and her undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Dina also sits as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Personal Property Arbitration in Santa Clara County.


  • Panel Mediator with Agency for Dispute Resolution (September 2011-Present)
  • Founder & Family Law Mediator of Families First Mediation (2011-Present)
  • Personal Property Arbitrator for Santa Clara County Superior Court (2010-Present)
  • Family Law Attorney at McManis Faulkner (2010-2011)
  • Family Law Attorney at the Law Offices of Michael L. Abrams (2006-2010)
  • LL.M. in Dispute Resolution at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, School of Law (2010)
  • J.D. at University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2006)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science at University of California, Los Angeles (2002)
  • Admitted to practice law in California
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (2010-Present)
  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2006-2011)
  • Secretary of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Standing Committee of the State Bar of California Family Law, South(2007-2010)
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California
Speaking Engagements
  • “Fundamentals of Divorce,” Law and You, February 27, 2011, CreaTV San Jose
  • “Using Mediation in Family Law,” Law and You, March 6, 2011, CreaTV San Jose
  • “Signs a Relationship is in Trouble and What to Do!” Part I, Law and You, June 19, 2011, CreaTV San Jose
  • “Signs a Relationship is in Trouble and What to Do!” Part II, Law and You, June 26, 2011, CreaTV San Jose


“There’s no such thing as a win in family law, but there is a right way to divorce. As a mediator-attorney, I can help you reach the best resolution for you and your family.”

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