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Yesenia Cardona Muller

Associate Attorney | Spanish Bilingual

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PRACTICE AREAS

CONTACT

Family Law

EDUCATION:

Degree

J.D.

B.A.

Institution

Monterey College of Law

University of California, Santa Cruz

Year

2020

2003

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

Entity

Position

Year

The Grunsky Law Firm PC

Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz (CRC)

Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz (CRC)

Associate Attorney

Program Coordinator (Small Claims Mediation)

Volunteer Mediator/Translator (Community/Family/Labor Mediation)

2021-Present

2017-2020

2017-Present

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/SPECIALIZATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

State Bar of California, Active Member 

Family Law Mediation Certification, Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Mandell Gisnet Center, Core & International Mediation Training

Conflict Resolution Center, Core Mediation Training

Certified as competent counsel in juvenile dependency cases (CRC 5.660)

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

California - All Courts 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS:

Santa Cruz County Bar Association, Active Member 

Monterey County Bar Association, Active Member

San Benito County Bar Association, Active Member

Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), Active Member

California Women Lawyers Association, Active Member

MORE INFORMATION:

Prior to joining The Grunsky Law Firm PC, Mrs. Cardona-Muller was Coordinator of the Small Claims Mediation Program of Santa Cruz County. She fully managed this program and implemented guidelines for Small Claims mediations, as well as trained and supervised mediators. Mrs. Cardona-Muller's extensive mediation experience has made her skilled in facilitating complex mediations involving Employment, Community, Family, Small Claims and Estate disputes. While a Law student Mrs. Cardona-Muller offered pro bono mediation services to the Santa Cruz and Monterey communities. Mrs. Cardona-Muller is experienced in the Family Law aspect of Immigration Law with respect to SIJS petitions, that include Guardianships and Adoptions. Mrs. Cardona-Muller has repeatedly been a guest speaker at the UCSC Careers in Law lectures and hopes to continue to inspire new generations of mediators and attorneys. Mrs. Cardona-Muller is a long-time resident of Santa Cruz and is actively involved in volunteer services that help the Latino community and groups that promote preservation of environmental resources. Mrs. Cardona-Muller enjoys an active outdoors lifestyle and visits to her home country of Puerto Rico.

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