Yesenia Cardona Muller
Family Law | Spanish Bilingual

Prior to private practice, Mrs. Cardona-Muller was Coordinator of the Small Claims Mediation Program of Santa Cruz County. She fully managed this program and implemented guidelines for Small Claims mediations, as well as trained and supervised mediators. Mrs. Cardona-Muller’s extensive mediation experience has made her skilled in facilitating complex mediations involving Employment, Community, Family, Small Claims and Estate disputes. While a Law student Mrs. Cardona-Muller offered pro bono mediation services to the Santa Cruz and Monterey communities.

Mrs. Cardona-Muller is experienced in the Family Law aspect of Immigration Law with respect to SIJS petitions, that include Guardianships and Adoptions. Mrs. Cardona-Muller has repeatedly been a guest speaker at the UCSC Careers in Law lectures and hopes to continue to inspire new generations of mediators and attorneys. Mrs. Cardona-Muller is a long-time resident of Santa Cruz and is actively involved in volunteer services that help the Latino community and groups that promote preservation of environmental resources. Mrs. Cardona-Muller enjoys an active outdoors lifestyle and visits to her home country of Puerto Rico.

Yesenia Cardona Muller

EDUCATION:
J.D. | Monterey College of Law | 2020
B.A. | University of California, Santa Cruz | 2003

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
The Grunsky Law Firm PC | Associate Attorney | 2023
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz (CRC) | Program Coordinator (Small Claims Mediation) | 2017-2020
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz (CRC) | Volunteer Mediator/Translator (Community/Family/Labor Mediation) | 2017-Present

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
California – All Courts

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/SPECIALIZATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • State Bar of California, Active Member
  • Family Law Mediation Certification, Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Mandell Gisnet Center, Core & International Mediation Training
  • Conflict Resolution Center, Core Mediation Training
  • Certified as competent counsel in juvenile dependency cases (CRC 5.660)​

Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

240 Westgate Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076

831-722-2444

San Benito

SAN BENITO COUNTY

396 4th Street, Suite 101A
Hollister, CA 95023

831-638-2144

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