Ronald Melin Supancic


The Law Collaborative


5955 De Soto Avenue Suite 125
Woodland Hills CA, 91367-3648
Phone: (818) 348-6700
Fax: (818) 348-0961


Ronald M. Supancic has practiced Family Law exclusively since 1970. Ron was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States on October 15, 1975. He has been certified by the California Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist since the inception of that certification program in 1980. Ron has handled hundreds of contested dissolutions, child custody cases, and disputed post-marital proceedings. He has served as a Mediator and as a Judge Pro Tem with the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 1976. Ron holds an AV rating with the Martindale Hubbell Law Register. The 'A' signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the 'V' denotes 'very high' adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. In addition to having taught Family Law at the University of Southern California School of Law, Ron is a frequent presenter at the California Bar Convention, and various other professional associations. Ron is regularly voted one of L.A.'s Super Lawyers by a jury of his peers, in Los Angeles Magazine.


Practice emphasizes Collaborative Divorce, Consensual Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Litigation, Child Custody & Support, Property Division, Paternity, Estate Planning, Adoption. Our firm is LGBT friendly.



  • Los Angeles, California
  • Ventura, California

Legal Organizations

American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, Southern California Mediation Association. Current Position: Certified Family Law Specialist, Mediator & Arbitrator, L.A. County Superior Courts; Judge Pro Tem, Family Law Dept., San Fernando & Van Nuys Municipal Courts, Member Mediation Committee. Adjunct Professor, Family Law, USC Law School, 2005. Previous Positions: Served as Chair of the ADR Committee for the Academy, 2002-03. Board of Governors, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.


Cert. Specialist, CA. BD. of Legal Specialization, State Bar 1980-Present; Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating; Mediator, Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court; Named in "Super Lawyers," Los angeles magazine; Commendation LA County Board of Supervisors; Merit San Fernando Bar Assn. Award; Adjunct Professor of Family Law, USC School of Law, 2005; Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy JAG Corps.

CLE Presentations

Pepperdine University, International Conference for Family Strength, 2006, "Redifining Advocacy"; University of West Los Angeles, 2005, "Collaborative Law"; Orange County Collaborative Law Assn., 2003, "Refining the Practice"; AAML, Chicago, 2003 "Ethical challenges in the Practice of ADR"; Los Angeles County Psychological Assn., 2002, "Collaborative Law";California State Bar Section Education Institutes, 2001, 2004; California State Bar Convention, 2000, "Collaborative Law"; Southern California Mediation assn. (SCMA) annual Conference, "Professional Boundaries in Collaborative Cases".


When all Else Fails: Ending a Marriage; A Layman's Guide to California Family Law; Winning the Custody War Without Casualities; Los Angeles Daliy Journal Article: "Collaborative Divorce Plan Provides Separation Skills"; San Fernando Valley Bar Bulletin Article: "Using the Court as aLast Resort," with Jan Schall, JD.

AAML Chapter

Board of Directors, 1982-1986, Southern California Chapter.