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Deborah Ortega
Deborah Ortega

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Deborah Ortega

Neutral Mediator

Deborah A. Ortega


A highly effective mediator with extensive experience mediating a wide range of courtroom litigated and non-litigated matters and holds a Master of Dispute Resolution, Law Degree from the prestigious Malibu Pepperdine University, Straus Institute/Caruso School of Law. Deborah A. Ortega is dedicated and has resolved several mediations involving complex matters, out-of-town parties, and highly contentious issues. Her tenacity, unique approach, and commitment to each case will accelerate and expedite positive solutions and workable settlement agreements. Her extensive resolution expertise includes a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters, with particular emphasis on Real Estate-Property/Boundary line disputes, Unlawful Detainer/Eviction, Family Law-Child Custody-Asset Division, Entertainment Business & Legal Affairs-International,  Contract disputes, Probate-Estate Division, Products Liability, and Personal injury, Insurance issues disputes.

Deborah A. Ortega has served 12 Los Angeles County courthouses – Civil Court, Family Law, Restraining Orders, UD-Unlawful Detainers/Eviction Court Small Claims court. Additionally, she has served the San Diego Civil Probate Court Downtown and El Cajon Civil Family Law Court and is a proud member of the CCR, ABA, SCMA, LACBA, SDCBA


MDR – Master of Dispute Resolution Pepperdine Caruso School of Law/Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution- May 2019

Harvard Law School Certifications Negotiation & Leadership – 2018 Great Negotiators – 2018
Los Angeles County Bar Association Certified  Mediation, January, 2019

MFA – Master of Fine Arts in Communication Arts-
Loyola Marymount University, 2000

BA – Bachelor of Arts in Art History & Communications Arts
Loyola Marymount University,1998


Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Animal
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Family
  • HOA
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Small Claims
  • Trust Management

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator



Fees and Provisos

SPECIAL RATES -SD County Court Cases (filed) & LA County Court Cases (filed)–$150.00 Per Hr.


Two Party Mediation

Telephone or Video Conferencing
In-Person — Available only for cases requiring joint sessions

The following fees are applicable to two-party mediations. Mediation rates for more than two parties are available by quote.

Mediation sessions typically occur Monday – Friday, excluding federal holidays, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM though weekend mediation sessions are available.

*Minimum mediation session time is 1 hours on-line or in-person.

2 hour Min (For Cases not filed)

Online Rate
$ 375

$ 187
per party

In-Person Rate
$ 450

$ 225
per party

Half Day
4 hours

Online Rate
$ 1,500

$ 750
per party

In-Person Rate
$ 1,800

$ 900
per party

Full Day
8 hours

Online Rate
$ 3,000

$ 1,500
per party

In-Person Rate
$ 3,600

$ 1,800
per party

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Certified  Mediation, January, 2019
  • Harvard Law School Certifications Negotiation & Leadership – 2018 Great Negotiators – 2018

Professional Associations

  • LACBA-ACMAS-Los Angeles County Bar Association/Attorney Client Mediation & Arbitrations Services
  • LACBA-Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • ABA-American Bar Association
  • CCR-Center for Conflict Resolution
  • SDCBA-San Diego County Bar Association