Michael is an experienced and respected family law mediator and collaborative practitioner. He has practiced family law in San Francisco for over 30 years and for the last 15 years has concentrated his practice in family law mediation and collaboration. He founded Tobriner Mediation in order to devote his practice exclusively to mediation and collaboration. Michael has mediated over 50 family law cases and has participated as collaborative counsel in more than 20 collaborative matters. He has served as a Settlement Conference Judge in the Family Law Departments of the San Francisco and Marin County Superior Courts. He is recognized by the family law bar as a leading family law mediator and collaborator.
Michael has taken mediation and collaborative training from the Center on Mediation and Law, the Northern California Mediation Center, the Mediation Society, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the State Bar of California, Collaborative Practice California, Collaborative Practice San Francisco, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and Community Boards of San Francisco.