Cheryl Friedman, J.D., Psy.D

Mediate Today

Mediator & Psychoanalyst
Santa Ana, California 92701


Child Custody, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Elder, Family, Juvenile, Partnership Disputes, PreNuptials, Same Sex Disputes

Leonard J. Frankel’s areas of expertise include mediation, arbitration, collaborative law, and service as a special master and parent coordinator.


A 1965 graduate of the Washington University School of Law, Frankel is also an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law. Frankel lectures on mediation and has served on the university’s mediation training faculty. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court on mediation. He is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators and the Association of Missouri Mediators. Frankel’s mediation experience includes employment law, personal injury, contract law, statutory remedies, and family law. He co-authored “Why Cases Settle, Why Cases Don’t Settle,” which appeared in the St. Louis Bar Journal in Winter 2005 and authored  “Presuit Mediation – A Missed Opportunity?”  published in Summer 2012.


Frankel is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in mediation and family law mediation.  The publication  named  him St. Louis Family Law Mediator for 2012 and St. Louis Mediator of the year for 2013.  He has been selected to Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine.

Dr. Friedman’s manner of approaching her practice as a Mediator reflects her awareness of how your life can be disrupted by unresolved issues. We only have a finite number of years to live. Resolve the conflicts in your relationships and find satisfaction and meaning in your life. Why not resolve your conflicts today?

Regardless of whether you are looking for resolutions to issues such as divorce, other family issues, or other conflicts that are keeping you from living the most satisfying life possible—there can be a solution.

As a Mediator, Dr. Friedman utilizes her skills acquired as a practicing Attorney, her Mediation and Psychoanalytic training to bring a unique skill set to the table.

In whatever context you seek Dr. Friedman’s assistance, you will find her approach professional, knowledgeable, unique, refreshing and effective. In a non-judgmental and safe environment, she will give you the benefit of her varied background and experience to facilitate the result you desire.

Cheryl Friedman, J.D., Psy.D, Mediator and Psychoanalyst

23046 Avenida de la Carlota Sixth Floor

Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1548

Phone: 949-588-5778

Fax: 949-588-5774 

Email: [email protected]