Richard F. Sperling, JD

Adjunct Faculty


Richard F. Sperling, JD, is an attorney and mediator. He has a full-time family law and mediation practice with offices in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Northridge in Political Science where he has taught business law, civil rights, real property, and consensual dispute resolution. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, with specialties in family law and civil rights. He is a Professor of Law at the Southern California Institute of Law, where he teaches Family Law and Community Property. He is a certified mediator with extensive mediation and collaborative law experience. Mr. Sperling’s interests bridge the areas of law and consensual dispute mediation, and specifically the use of mediation to resolve high conflict legal matters, particularly family law disputes. He has served as a part-time judge in Los Angeles County. He is an avid sailor.