Mediator's Profile


Mayra Fornos

Business Name: Fornos Law Firm, APC

Mayra Fornos, Esq. is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney with three decades of experience handling a wide range of civil matters, with expertise in the fields of catastrophic personal injury, including spinal cord injuries, vehicular accidents, premises liability, products liability, elder abuse and dependent adult care abuse, wrongful death, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), sexual harassment/abuse, family law and business disputes.

This experience, combined with Mayra’s unpretentious pragmatism, resolute work ethic, professionalism, and personable demeanor, has garnered the deep respect and appreciation of her peers from both the plaintiff and defense bars as well as the court.

Her background and wealth of experience have compelled her to focus her talents on dispute resolution, and her resultant approach to the mediation process is guided by her commitment to providing litigants a forum to resolve disputes in an efficient and effective manner.

Mayra’s strong, positive approach to settlement is based upon bringing the stakeholders together in an atmosphere of reciprocal trust and fair conduct. She believes in the importance of establishing a platform of safety and trust among the parties, fostered by a deep dive into the facts of the case, in order to facilitate mutually beneficial resolutions.

Mayra has been successful parlaying her keen legal acumen, her empathetic mindset, and her innate interpersonal skills to reach fair and judicious outcomes regardless of the complexity or difficulty of the case. Her careful and thoughtful practice of striving to walk in the shoes of each litigant has served her clients well. She has been unwavering in the development of her skills in alternative dispute resolution, and has served as a Settlement Officer and Mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court in addition to receiving extensive training in mediation and conflict resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, earning certificates in Mediating the Litigated Case and in Elder/Dependent Adult Care Mediation.

Mayra is fluent in Spanish and draws upon a unique multicultural perspective, along with her respectful and patient approach, to effectively serve clients of many different backgrounds.

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Elder Abuse/Dependent Adult Care Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Sexual Harassment/Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family Law
  • Business Disputes


  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, Dispute and Conflict Resolution
  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • California State University of Long Beach, Bachelor of Business Administration

Awards & Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2011
  • Super Lawyers since 2012
  • Named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Recipient of the President’s Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • The Westside Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network, “Women of the Year Award”

Professional Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Emeritus
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), Affiliate Member
  • Loyola Law School, Civil Justice Program Steering Committee
  • California Women’s Law Center, Former Board Member
  • Culver City Disability Advisory Committee
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity, Founding Friend
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)

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