Scott F. Levin
Scott Levin Biography
Scott F. Levin, the firm principal, provides family law consultation and mediation services. Scott leverages his extensive legal, business, and negotiation experience to offer clients high quality mediation expertise in all aspects of family matters, including divorce, domestic partnership, custody, visitation and support. Scott has spent most of his career helping people find the path to “yes” and believes firmly that disputes can be resolved through discussion and negotiation.
Scott Levin graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University and was a two-time Academic All-American and the four-year captain of the Men’s Tennis Team. Scott then graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was recognized for his dedication to public service by the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center. Scott spent much of his time during his college and law school years interning and gaining experience beyond the classroom. Through these experiences, Scott first understood the art of negotiation and importance of finding common middle ground even in difficult legal circumstances.
Scott began his career as a lawyer, gaining a firm grounding in litigation and settlement negotiation. Scott subsequently served as the General Counsel and President for a mid-sized San Diego-based media sales and marketing agency. In this role, Scott counseled thousands of businesses and business owners on promotions strategies as well as legal matters and he negotiated tens of thousands of deals in the process.
In closing hundreds of deals and resolving disputes, Scott focused his efforts on negotiations that benefited all parties. Where parties refused to take advantage of the process, Scott saw that the parties often spent more to reach the same or worse position than the deal crafter had offered.
Having seen many clients damaged from the win-lose mentality of litigation and deal making, Scott sought out extensive training in mediation where he learned to apply the skills and knowledge that he already had but for the greater good of bringing parties together. In opening up a mediation practice, Scott transitioned his focus entirely away from litigation and the representation of one party versus the other. As a mediator, he saw that he could employ his legal and business experience to counsel parties and help them save time and money.
Now at this point you may be wondering how San Diego Divorce Mediation & Family Law came into existence given this background. Scott’s interest in divorce and family mediation exploded in 2014 after he read a study about the negative effects that divorce litigation has on children of divorce. This initially led him to take several weeklong and weekend divorce and family law mediation training seminars with some of the elite teachers and practitioners out there. Scott was thrilled to learn that mediation techniques were being used by expert practitioners in the family law context and that these folks were doing great work to help people in need.
Unfortunately, during this exploration, Scott was troubled to find a lack of respected mediators in Southern California that focused in family law matters. What he did find were lots of litigation attorneys who would take on mediation cases. Given the lack of mediation firms exclusively serving in the peacemaking capacity, Scott launched his divorce and family law mediation practice which has thankfully provided residents throughout Southern California a viable alternative to litigation.
New York University, New York, NY, Bachelor of Arts, 2001
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA, Juris Doctor, May 2004
Scott Levin is admitted to practice in all of the California State Courts. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.