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Prince Law & Mediation


Areas of Experience: Business Disputes, Commercial, Contract, Employment, Wrongful Termination, Harassment/Discrimination, Wage and Hour, Partnership Disputes, Probate/Will Contests, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant, Civil Rights, Disability, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Intra-Organizational, Women’s Issues


Patricia Prince is a private mediator, offering dispute resolution services in San Francisco, Marin County and the Greater Bay Area. Her practice focuses primarily on disputes in the areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and wage and hour cases; business transactions, including buy/sell agreements, trademark and other intellectual property disputes; partnership disputes and fiduciary law, including probate disputes and will contests. She also handles commercial landlord/tenant disputes and premises liability cases.

Prince is a tenacious and creative mediator who has successfully mediated hundreds of cases to resolution. She is known for her ability to quickly grasp legal and factual issues, to work effectively with parties in highly charged disputes, and to move parties through impasse to reach optimal resolutions. She was a business litigator for over 15 years, practicing in the areas of securities, intellectual property, employment and general contract law for the investment, media, entertainment and high tech industries. She has represented clients in domestic and international disputes, and has practiced in both state and federal courts. She began mediating in 2001, while still practicing law, and became a full-time neutral in 2007.

Prince received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her B.A. from Stanford University. She serves as a mediator panelist for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Contra Costa Superior Court and the Marin County Superior Court, and is active in various Bay Area legal and alternative dispute resolution associations. Ms. Prince's ADR practice also encompasses early neutral evaluations, workplace investigations and mediation consulting services. In addition, she frequently appears as a speaker on mediation topics for legal and mediation associations, and Bay Area law schools.

Fluent in Spanish, Patricia Prince has significant experience mediating cases with Spanish-speaking parties. Her affinity for languages (she also is conversant in French) and her experience mediating cases involving parties from other countries and cultures helps build connections and understanding, which are essential building blocks to conflict resolution.

Hourly Rate: $510. No charge for travel within the Bay Area.