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Voluntary Early Mediation (VEM) Program

Choosing a Mediator

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Guy O. Kornblum | Watch his video

Kornblum Cochran Erickson & Harbison, LLP | Download his resume.

Areas of Experience: Auto and Homeowner's Coverages; Commercial Liability and Property Damage; Commercial Litigation; E&O Coverages; Group and Individual Life, Health and Disability; Insurance Coverage of all types (commercial, individual and personal); Insurance Bad Faith; Medical and Legal Malpractice; Personal Injury; Specialized Coverages; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist; Wrongful Death

Guy Kornblum

Guy Kornblum has been a trial and appellate lawyer in San Francisco for more than 40 years, and has been head of his own firm for more than 30 years. He is very active in the practice and has been involved in hundreds of mediations both as a mediator and as a representative of the client.


Kornblum is certified in Civil Trial and Pre Trial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary; a Platinum Member of The Verdict Club; a Legends Society Top Lawyer; and a member of the Elite Lawyer Society. His firm was nominated for a California State Bar award for pro bono services in 2004, and he has been selected as Northern California's "Super Lawyer" for each year since 2006. He co-authored "Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement,” 2nd Ed. 2013, published by Thomson West and the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial LawyersTestimonials for Guy Kornblum Association). His practice also includes consulting for clients on litigation management and mediation techniques.

Kornblum regularly lectures and writes on the subject of mediation. He also is a contributing author to the California Continuing Education of the Bar publication, "Effective Use of ADR in California," published in 2005. He has served as a pro tem judge in the San Francisco Superior Court overseeing settlement conferences for the past 12 years, and serves on the Bar Association of San Francisco panel of mediators. He writes a monthly column on Resolution Advocacy for the Litigation Counsel of America.

Hourly rate: $495. Rates are adjustable depending on the complexity of the case and time required. Flat rates are available in certain cases.