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Voluntary Early Mediation (VEM) Program

Choosing a Mediator

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Fred Carr

Carr & Venner ADR Mediation Services

Areas of Experience: Maritime, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, UIM, Property Damage, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Construction, Real Estate, Contract, Employment Law and Insurance Matters


 

Fred Carr is an international, AV® rated attorney-mediator, with over 20 years of legal experience. 

As a litigator, Carr served as legal counsel in trials and appellate matters in both Federal and State courts in California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Arizona. He has represented a wide range of clients on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the bar. Carr has managed litigation with sums in dispute in the eight-figure range and has a winning record in both judge and jury trials. Having managed hundreds of cases, Carr has extensive mediation experience and has been very successful in pre-trial resolution. He is highly accomplished at analyzing litigation strategies and possesses strong conflict resolution, communication and leadership skills.

Carr’s mediation skills also benefit from having recently returned from four years in the Middle East where he served as a Principal with Good Harbor Consulting, LLC, a Washington D.C. based international consultancy. Carr assisted in the development of an overarching national strategy for the nation, focused upon environmental and economic sustainability, public safety and security. This role required intense negotiations between disparate government agency and private stake holders with widely conflicting agendas. Carr was applauded for his ability to bring “calm to the storm” and find acceptable and workable solutions to what initially appeared to be impossibly conflicting goals. 

Carr’s litigation and negotiation experience, leadership skills and extensive mediation process training make him keenly capable of maintaining control of negotiations and facilitating resolution of cases. With an ability to connect with litigants from all walks of life, from laborers to Heads of State, his mediation style creates a calm and controlled atmosphere and assures that the parties assess the strengths and weaknesses of each side's case, as well as weighs the costs, risks and benefits of proceeding to trial, as opposed to resolving their dispute on their own terms.

Hourly Rate:  $425