Divorce is a life experience. Mediation and Collaborative Divorce goes beyond the legal process and treats it as such. This work is ‘peacemaking’.

Divorce is not the end of the family…there are children, grandchildren, graduations, weddings and funerals… As a peacemaker, my mission is to help you and your family journey through this crisis with a better future and hope for a family that does not remain in conflict and continue to cause pain to your children and grandchildren.

As a professional, Bart has diligently and extensively studied and trained in the legal processes of litigation, mediation and collaboration. Bart is teaching these skills at Western State College of Law and co-founded the Collaborative Divorce Education Institute to teach other professionals.

As a human being, Bart recognizes that the vast majority of people want to be fair and move away from conflict with dignity and respect to find peace. As a peacemaker, coming to the practice of Mediation and Collaborative Law is coming home.

Bart graduated from Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1988. Bart has actively practiced Collaborative Law since February 2004 and Mediation since 1998.


Bart Carey
Law Offices of Bart J Carey, Esq.

Work (714) 283-3400
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Orange County

Los Angeles County

Riverside County

San Bernardino County

San Diego County


Western State College of Law, JD, 1987

California State University at Fullerton, 1983


Mediation/Collaborative Law Training

High Conflict Institute: New Ways for Families – Managing High Conflict Clients in Divorce and Separation 2014

Mediation Skills and Strategies in Collaborative & Unbundled Practices 2013

Shadow Trainer: Collaboration Interdisciplinary Team Training 2010 in collaboration with Collaborative Divorce Education Institute

Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies for Mediators and Collaborative Professionals 2010

Protecting Disabled Children in a Dissolution, 2009

Shadow Trainer: Collaboration Interdisciplinary Team Training 2009

Training the Trainers: Collaboration Interdisciplinary team training 2007

Advanced Collaborative Training 2006

Adryenn Cantor’s 18 Hour Divorce Mediation Training, 2006

Collaboration Interdisciplinary Team Training 2004

Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute for Conflict Management , Pepperdine University, 2002

Family Law Mediation [40 hours], Institute for Conflict Management, 2000

Mediation: The Art of Facilitating Settlement, Straus Institute for Conflict Management , Pepperdine University, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

Mediation Course. Adjunct Professor. Western State College of Law. 2013 to present

Honors and Awards

Eureka Award – 2012

Professional Activity

Presenter Divorce Care 2013 – present

Presenter Divorce Options Programs 2007 – 2013

Presenter, Second Saturday Program, 2009 -10

Presenter, “A Chalk Talk: Baseball and Other Client Centered Collaborative Concepts”, Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, 2010

Presenter, “How to Present the Collaborative Concept to Prospective Clients – A Benefits Based Approach ”