Chip Rose founded
The Mediation Center in Santa Cruz in 1980 and is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Chip offers mediation and collaborative legal services throughout Northern California.

The Mediation Center has pioneered client-centered dispute resolution services in Santa Cruz County for more than 3 decades.  Chip's primary emphasis is on offering top flight divorce and family mediation services for marriage and domestic partnerships.

Chip also provides facilitative services for pre-marital and domestic partnership agreements, family business and business succession, business partnership formation and disagreements, and negotiation and mediation consultation for pro se litigants.

Chip offers a free initial consultation.  Please call Chip at 831-429-9721 or use our contact form to schedule an initial consultation.

You can get a sense of Chip from this short video clip from's Series "Views from the Eye of the Storm."  Here Chip discusses his inspiration for starting out in mediation, a process that newly allowed people to have control of their lives at the time of divorce: