Finding Common Ground
Mediation and Law Services®

We have helped hundreds of people resolve their legal disputes without going to court.

Begin finding that common ground.

What is Mediation?

Mediation helps people find fair and practical ways to resolve disputes. At Finding Common Ground Mediation and Law Services™, we have a structured process that has helped hundreds of people resolve their legal issues. Our clients save time, money, and maintain control over the outcome. We do this without the stress and conflict of going to court. We offer mediation online and in-person; the choice is yours.

Mediation by Gillian Brady

Both Attorney Mediators at Finding Common Ground are highly experienced, licensed attorneys. Gillian Brady has been a mediator for over 20 years and has successfully mediated over 600 cases. Melinda Levy is also a 20+ year attorney who has been training with Gillian since 2021. Both mediators serve every county in California through online mediation. We specialize in all types of family law matters, including divorce, separation, parenting, same-sex, post-divorce, and premarital agreements. In addition to helping clients reach agreements, we also prepare and file all of the legal paperwork.

Our Mediators: Unlike other attorneys, our sole focus is mediation. We have a proven process that has been helping people for over 20 years. It is never too late to mediate, please contact us to learn more and schedule a free 30 minute consultation.

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Why Mediation is Best for Kids

In our private, confidential mediation process, both parents work together to resolve any issues related to their children.

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Who Can Mediate

Each party keeps his or her power to control the outcome of the divorce, because the decisions are made mutually by both Parties with the help of their Attorney Mediator.

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Benefits of Mediation

Because you create your own solutions in mediation, you are more likely to abide by those agreements, thus avoiding the cost and stress of ongoing legal battles.


Going through a divorce is never easy. Gillian handled our mediation with even handedness and just as importantly, compassion. Her methodology and thoroughness made a painful process much less so. She has our highest recommendation.

-D & S January 16, 2019

Areas We ServE

We provide legal mediation services for clients throughout the State of California, including the counties of Yolo, Sacramento, Solano, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Yuba, Monterey, Los Angeles, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Diego, and many others.

How to get started with mediation

Tell us about your unique situation.

Our solutions are designed with you and your unique circumstances in mind. Our goal is to help you resolve your disputes without going to court. We work with all involved parties to help everyone reach a mutually acceptable agreement you feel is fair and just.

This website can help you learn about mediation, but it can’t replace information from a real person. We prefer to speak to our clients directly so we can answer your questions and so you can get to know us and see if mediation would be a good fit for you. Please feel free to call our offices directly.

Davis/Gillian: (530) 756-2536

Sacramento/Melinda: (916) 835-5635