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Claudia Viera | Watch her video

Mediation Law Offices of Claudia M. VieraClaudia Viera

Areas of Experience: Business, Civil Rights, Commercial, Contract, Disability Rights, Discrimination, Education, Employment, Estates and Trusts, Family, Harassment, HOA Disputes, Landlord/Tenant, Partnership Dissolutions, Intra-Organizational, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour


Claudia Viera is a highly-experienced and dedicated full-time mediator. Since 2001, Ms. Viera has successfully mediated hundreds of tough cases, including all types of harassment and discrimination, wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, defamation, HOA disputes, landlord/tenant and partnership dissolutions.

Viera is tenacious and works actively with both sides to help them achieve a better resolution than either would achieve in court. She encourages true cost benefit analysis of litigation alternatives as she works to orient parties toward settlement. She formerly litigated at Littler Mendelson and then practiced as a plaintiff’s employment attorney, which gives her a keen understanding of the priorities on both sides of the table. She mediates in both English and Spanish.

Viera was selected to mediate for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, the Third District Court of Appeal and the Appellate Mediation Group. She is a frequent lecturer on mediation skills and techniques for the ABA, local bar associations and Bay Area law schools, including U.C. Berkeley and Hastings Law Schools. She teaches Conflict Resolution at San Francisco State University and has taught Employment Law at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Viera serves on the Board of The Mediation Society, and was the five-term co-chair of the BASF Mediation Committee, and three-term President of the Board of Directors at SEEDS Resolution Center. She received her J.D. from U. C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law School.

Viera was recently profiled

Viera has published a variety of articles on mediation in the employment law arena, including an article on Employment Mediation.

Hourly Rate: $500