Family Law Expert and Tireless Advocate for Children‘s Rights Barbara Suskind Joins

Pleasant Hill, California (EastBayDaily) — As one of the most notable champions of children‘s rights in the field of family law and mediation, Barbara Suskind has established herself as much more than just an attorney or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) expert. Serving as mediator, referee and special master in her role as an ADR professional, Ms. Suskind has developed a reputation as one of the most dedicated and experienced family mediators in California. In an effort to bring her online presence up to date, she recently announced her membership in, the nation‘s fastest-growing online mediation network, shortly after joining sister site

“For many people, they think they’re giving up control when they invite a mediator or Special Master into their family turmoil,” said Suskind. “My job is to show people that this is far from the truth. My role for the last three decades has been about empowering families to make the best decisions despite emotional and financial stresses. Towards that end, I feel it’s my responsibility to make it as simple and easy as possible to find me and hire me as your advocate, mediator or Special Master – and that means being available online. is the only choice for a professional on my level.”

Suskind is certified as a Family Law Specialist and continues to participate in regular professional-level mediation training sessions. Her BA in social welfare is a testament to her commitment to helping families resolve their issues using the best solutions possible. In addition to her mediation practice, she also serves as a Temporary Commissioner for traffic, small claims and other legal matters.

A graduate of Golden Gate University, Ms. Suskind has been named a California Super Lawyer seven times since 2004. She is a member of the Family and Juvenile Law Sections of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation Association and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.


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