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Voluntary Early Mediation (VEM) Program

Choosing a Mediator

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Robert T. Lynch

Lynch, Gilardi & Grummer


Areas of Experience: Products Liability, Professional Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Business


Robert T. Lynch is a founding partner of the law firm Lynch, Gilardi & Grummer. Over his 40-year career, he has tried more than 200 cases in the areas of products liability, professional negligence, medical malpractice, personal injury and business litigation.

He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and has participated as an advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates' Masters In Trial program. Reflecting his extensive mediation experience, Lynch has helped settle cases through superior court mediation programs for over 20 years. His expansive trial and mediation experience allows him to guide parties to a realistic, reasoned and cost-effective resolution to their dispute. He has extensive training in the theories and practice of mediation. He serves on the panel of mediators for the San Francisco, Santa Clara and Contra Costa Superior Courts. Additionally, he has acted as a settlement judge and served as Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco Superior Court.

Lynch earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of San Francisco. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In addition, he is a member of the State Bar of California, the Defense Research Institute, the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, a Founding Fellow of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Hourly Rate: $250