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 underlying interests to forge a resolution. Firm on the substance on the dispute, yet tactful towards the participants, she employs active listening, and asking the right questions to hone into the root issues that move the parties to agreement. In her roles as mediator and settlement officer for various Courts, including the US District Court, and the Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura, she is gratified when her encouragement and tenacity results in litigants taking control over the outcomes of their dispute and reaching resolution, sparing them from the inherent uncertainty of protracted litigation and trial.


  • State Bar of California
  • Florida Bar
  • Co-Chair ADR Section of the Ventura County Bar
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Ventura County
  • ProVisors
  • Co-Chair, Emory University Alumni Interview Program


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 Officer - ResolveLA - Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Settlement Master and CADRE Panelist - Santa Barbara Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem Ventura Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem Los Angeles Superior Court (Santa Monica)
  • Mandatory Settlement Conference Officer - Ventura Superior Court
  • Volunteer Mediation Program Unlawful Detainer - 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)
  • Continuing Mediation Education and Training through US District Court, Superior Courts and SCMA

Ms. Dobrin is available throughout California.

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