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Anne Mania
North Star Mediation Partners

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1946 Embarcadero
Ste 220
Oakland , CA 94606
510 479 1818
Fax: 510 535 2579

Description of Practice

Anne is a founding partner at North Star Mediation Partners, LLP. She specializes in mediating divorce, child custody, parenting plans, and prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Her goal is to get you through the family law process without breaking the bank and without setting foot in a court room. North Star Mediation Partners also provide facilitation services for businesses and non-profits, and conflict coaching for people who want to work out agreements on their own, but a want a little help with hard conversations. Call today. We can help!

Professional Background

Anne has practiced law in the Bay Area for over a decade. She began her legal career as a civil rights litigator working first for the non-profit Prison Law Office and then for the civil rights firm Rosen, Bien, Galvan and Grunfeld in San Francisco. In 2010, Anne opened her own solo practice where she now practices mediation, family law, and represents indigent criminal defendants in the Court of Appeal. Throughout her legal career, Anne sought to resolve the problems that bring her clients to court, ideally before they ever set foot in a court room. Three years ago, she took a 40 hour mediation certification course with SEEDS Resolution Center in Berkeley and found her calling. She has since volunteered as a mediator in Small Claims Court in Alameda County, served as an instructor in subsequent mediation trainings and conducted successful mediations in her family law practice. In launching North Star Mediation Partners with Meghan, Anne brings her experience both in and out of the courtroom to help people reach resolution without litigation in as many cases as she can.


Anne is a Graduate of UC Davis School of Law (’01) and Smith College (’89).

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.