Mediator's Profile

Victoria Lindenauer

Business Name: Lindenauer Mediation

After more than 25 years litigating on the central coast, Victoria Lindenauer became passionately focused on mediation and began making the transition to full-time mediator.  Upon completing intensive training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, Victoria began settling cases at a high rate.

As of 2017, Victoria associated herself with mediator R.A. Carrington, Esq. of Mediation Services, who has been a full-time mediator since 1999.  Together they have conducted over 3,000 mediations, 300 arbitrations and have been discovery referees in multiple complex matters.

Victoria has been told by mediation participants that she has a unique ability to read and understand people, to diffuse tense and emotional situations, and to quickly identify intangibles that might be interfering with settlements.

Victoria’s legal career began in insurance defense as an associate with Archbald & Spray (1986-1992), progressed to a partnership of mixed plaintiff and defense work at McIvers & Lindenauer (1992-1994), and ultimately led her to a solo practice in plaintiff PI (beginning in 1994). She mediates many types of personal injury and business matters.


  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Mediating the Litigated Case, 2012
  • Santa Barbara College of Law, J.D., Law, 1985
  • University of California Santa Barbara, B.A., Law & Society, 1980

Areas of Focus

  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial / Business Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Estates Wrongful Death

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles


  •  Superior Courts of: Santa Barbara, Ventura , San Luis Obispo; Resolute Systems, LLC

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