Ted J. Fogliani, Esq.

Ted J. Fogliani, Esq.


Ted Fogliani has more than four decades of experience as a highly respected family law attorney/litigator and mediator handling a wide range of disputes, from difficult, complex cases to routine matters. He added mediation to his practice in 1978 and has served as a neutral in hundreds of cases involving both represented participants and participants who represented themselves. His extensive legal career also includes 10 years handling civil, business and real estate cases. Mr. Fogliani believes that the key to successful outcomes in family law disputes is to facilitate change and growth between the parties and allow them to craft their own framework for settlement.


  • Member, California State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Board of Legal Specialization, 1997 to Present
  • Co-Founder with Dr. Randy Northrup, Phd, Family Centered Mediation Services, LLC, 2015
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Mediator, VAST program, supported by the Family Courts of Los Angeles Superior Court, since 2016
  • Member, Pasadena Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Daily Settlement Officer, Family Court, Pasadena, 1995-Present
  • Recipient of AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell


Family Law matters, including business valuation/property division, child custody and parenting, child support, spousal support and prenuptial agreements


Mr. Fogliani spent the first 10 years of his law practice as an associate and partner at the law firm of McColgan and Vanni in Pasadena. He was involved in extensive early mediation education and training of family law attorneys at Stanford University with Professor Robert Mnookin beginning in 1978. He also has training in the use of collaborative law to resolve family disputes.

Mr. Fogliani opened his own family law and mediation practice in 1988. He has handled 3,500 family law matters, 1,500 trials and hearings and has mediated hundreds of cases, including:
  • Represented parents in more than 1,100 child custody matters, many requiring references to a child custody evaluator, minor's counsel or parenting plan coordinator to resolve
  • Represented parent in post-dissolution modification of the parenting plan in the landmark Santa Barbara move-away case, Marriage of McGinnis (1992)
  • Represented parties in more than 300 paternity cases
  • Mediated more than 200 custody/parenting matters, many of which were "high-conflict" cases
  • Represented litigants in child support matters covering the full range of difficulty and complexity, including the establishment of initial orders, subsequent review at the time of trial and post-judgment modification requests
  • Represented more than 900 parties in the establishment and/or enforcement of spousal support orders
  • Represented litigants in more than 150 domestic violence restraining order matters, including ex parte applications and hearings


   Certified Specialist Family Law, State Bar of California, 1997-present
   J.D., Southwest University School of Law, Los Angeles (1974)
   B.A., Political Science, Stanford University (1964)

Mr. Fogliani is available nationwide.

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