Member Description

Name

Pauline Tesler

Introduction

Pauline Tesler is a pioneer in the development of Collaborative Family Law, and a leader in the international Collaborative Practice movement. A certified specialist in family law since 1984 (California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization), she received the first “Lawyer as Problem Solver” award from the American Bar Association in 2002 and has been selected as a Northern California SuperLawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Her practice is currently limited to collaborative law, second opinions, and consultation. She maintains offices in San Francisco and in Mill Valley.

Areas of Practice

Collaborative Practice

Practice Counties

San Francisco, Sonoma

Contact Information

Email

phtesler@lawtsf.com

Firm Name

Tesler, Sandmann & Fishman

Address

163 Miller Avenue, Suite 4

City

Mill Valley

State

CA

Zip Code

94941

Telephone

(415) 383-5600

Fax

(415) 383-5675

Education

Education

B.A. cum laude, Harvard University (Radcliffe College), 1964
M.A., Victoria University of Manchester, England, 1966
J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974

Professional Activities

Honors

Author,”Dear Collaborator” column, Collaborative Review
Founding co-editor, Collaborative Review

Professional Organizations

Adjunct Faculty, Straus Dispute Resolution Institute, Pepperdine Law School, Malibu, CA

Chair, Ethics Task Force, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Past President and Ex Officio Board Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Community Service

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Author, Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce without Litigation (ABA, 2001, 2008)

Co-Author, Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move On with Your Life (Harper Collins, 2006)

Collaborative Practice San Francisco

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Practice Group