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Paul J. Dubow | Watch his video

Arbitrator/Mediator | Download his resume.

Areas of Experience: Business, Civil Rights, Commercial, Contract, Disability Rights, Discrimination, Employment, Fee Disputes, Franchise Law, Insurance, Legal Malpractice, Real Estate, Securities

Paul Dubow was initially trained as a mediator in 1994 and became a full time neutral in December 2000, following his retirement after 26 years as director of litigation at Dean Witter Reynolds. He has mediated over 300 cases.

His mediation experience has covered a wide area. He has mediated disputes involving employment law (including wage and hour disputes and discrimination cases), securities, insurance, banking, commercial law (including the Uniform Commercial Code), real estate, franchise law, and attorney fees as well as occasional mediations in other areas of the law.

He is also active in ADR advocacy fields. He is a former president of the California Dispute Resolution Council; former co-chair of the Contra Costa County Bar Association ADR Committee; member of the BASF Mediation Committee; member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; and a member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

He is a former member of the State Bar ADR Committee. In 2001-2002, he was the president of The Mediation Society of San Francisco. He was the planning co-chair for the ABA Arbitration Training Program from 2004 to 2008. In 1999, he was appointed to a three-year term on the Civil and Small Claims Committee of the Judicial Council and, because of his ADR experience, he was assigned to the ADR Subcommittee. In that capacity, he spent his entire three years as part of the group that promulgated the Rules of Conduct for Mediators in Court Connected Mediations.

In 2012, he received the Mediation Society award for outstanding achievement in the field of mediation.


Hourly Rate: $400