Jessica M. Lastarza, Esq
Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney
Jessica Lastarza is a collaborative attorney, mediator and problem solver. She believes in resolving conflict peacefully and is passionate about assisting couples in effectively transitioning to the next phase of their lives in a self-determined way. Jessica takes her role as a mediator seriously to ensure, to the best of her ability, that the agreements her clients reach are durable, sustainable and meet the emotional and financial needs of the whole family.
Jessica joined CT Divorce Mediation Center in December of 2019 with nearly two decades of experience as an attorney in the areas of family law matters, designing and drafting estate plans, and advising individuals and closely held businesses in tax, business, corporate, lending and real estate matters.
She received her divorce mediation training certification from the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce and my Collaborative divorce certificate from the Collaborative Practice Training Institute. Jessica is a member of The Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce.
Outside of her career, Jessica can usually be found running around to activities with her three kids and volunteering at their schools. In her “spare time,” she loves tap dancing, travel and hiking.
“The goal of resolving conflict in a relationship is not victory or defeat. It’s reaching understanding and letting go of our need to be right”. — Unknown
“Conflict cannot survive without your participation”. — Wayne Dyer.