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  1. Robert M. Hirsch
    Owner
    Law Offices of Robert M. Hirsch

    PO Box 170428
    San Francisco, CA 94117-

    Phone: (415) 362-9999
    Fax: (415) 752-7678
    Email: rmhirsch@gmail.com
    www.roberthirschlaw.org

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Fact Finding; Early Neutral Evaluation.
    Specialty Areas
    Employment; Labor; Business; ERISA; Civil Rights; Securities; Real Estate; Attorney Fee Disputes; Contracts; Personal Injury.
    Education
    BA, Washington University, St. Louis, 1976; JD, Law, U.C. Davis, 1979.
    Honors/Awards
    AV Rated - Preeminent.
  2. Judicate West
    Aaron Gothelf
    Northern California Regional Director

    100 Pine Street, Suite 1950
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: (800) 488-8805
    Alternate: (415) 266-1242
    Fax: (415) 266-1243
    Email: aaron@judicatewest.com
    www.judicatewest.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Specialty Areas
    Judicate West is one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services with a distinguished roster of proven neutrals, including retired state and federal court judges and attorney mediators and arbitrators from a variety of practice areas. Founded in 1993, the firm prides itself on delivering quality service through integrity, flexibility and a commitment to being the gold standard in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Judicate West has offices in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
  3. Jeffrey Kaufman
    Kaufman Law

    PO Box 1072
    Tiburon, CA 94920-4072

    Phone: (415) 816-1003
    Fax: (415) 808-0333
    Email: jkaufman@jeffreykaufmanlaw.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Discovery Referee; Early Neutral Evaluator; Judge Pro Tem; Deposition Monitor.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Commercial; Insurance; Construction; Environmental; Fee Disputes; Partnership Disputes; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Personal Injury.
    ADR Experience/Training
    40 years as litigator involving 50+ mediations; 40 hours Certified Comprehensive Mediator Training; Member of Marin Superior Court Settlement Conference Panel, BASF Mediation Panel, BASF Fee Arbitration Panel; Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem in SF County; Small Claims Court Judge; Recommended by other mediators as "creative", "productive", "effective in driving large, ego-filled groups towards consensus".
    Education
    J.D., Law, University of Wisconsin, 1970; B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1967.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar 1971, Wisconsin Bar 1970, U.S. Supreme Court 1979, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 1974, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 2006, U.S. District Courts.
    Affiliations
    ABA - Dispute Resolution Section, Tips, Business Law Section; State Bar of California - Litigation Section; Bar Association of San Francisco.
    Honors/Awards
    Selected as one of San Francisco's Top AV Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell; Northern California Super Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, in areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Litigation, and Insurance Coverage.
    Articles/Publications
    "A Quick Overview of the Bermuda Form Excess Insurance Policy", International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Paradigm magazine, Winter 2012.
  4. Ron Kelly
    Mediator/Arbitrator

    2731 Webster Street
    Berkeley, CA 94705-2604

    Phone: (510) 843-6074
    Email: ronkelly@ronkelly.com
    www.ronkelly.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Med-Arb; Training.
    Specialty Areas
    30 years experience as a business mediator and arbitrator. A principal architect of California ADR law. Ten major ADR awards. Construction and Real Estate Specialist.
  5. Carol M. Kingsley
    Attorney Mediator
    Kingsley Mediation Services

    One Sansome Street, 35th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104-

    Phone: (415) 681-4329
    Fax: (415) 681-4329
    Email: ckingsley@kingsleymediations.com
    www.kingsleymediations.com

    ADR Services
    Mediation; Arbitration.
    Additional ADR Services
    Facilitation; Partnering Contract.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Contracts; Commercial; Real Estate; HOA. Landlord Tenant; Corporate; Partnership; Trust/Estate; Intellectual Property; Securities; Construction.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Full-time neutral. 30 years legal and mediation experience. Mediator in hundreds of disputes in litigation. Hundreds of hours of ADR basic and advanced training, including courses by Steve Rosenberg, Gary Friedman, US Northern District Court, BASF, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Caltrans. Mediator mentor and supervisor for Congress of Neutrals.
    Education
    J.D. and M.B.A, Taxation, Golden Gate University, 1981; M.A., Health education, 1977; B.S., Health sciences, Towson State University, 1973.
    Licenses/Certification
    California State Bar, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Certifications for basic, proficiency updated and advanced skills in dispute resolution in construction industry; NASD Qualified Representative (Series 7 License) 1982.
    Affiliations
    American Arbitration Association Mediator and Arbitrator; The Mediation Society, Director and Officer; Association for Conflict Resolution, Commercial Section; American Bar Association, ADR Section; Bar Association of San Francisco; Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; FINRA; Queen's Bench and California Women Lawyers.
    Honors/Awards
    San Francisco Police Commissioner, Mayor Newsom appointee; San Francisco Ethics Commissioner, City Attorney Louise Renne appointee, twice elected chair; San Francisco Women Lawyers Alliance, President and Director; The Congress of Neutrals Mediator of the Year award.
    Articles/Publications
    "You May Want to Mediate Your Dispute: Why Businesses Like Mediation," Westside Observer, a monthly newsletter of the West of Twin Peaks and West Portal community. Monthly column on construction, general business and tax topics for "Law Talk" in Turning Point, a monthly newsletter for Women Construction Owners and Executives, USA. A series of articles on tax topics for Commercial Property Guide, a publication for real estate professionals. Authored Chapter 4: "Tax Classification of Limited Liability Partnership," Limited Liability Partnerships, Formation, Operation and Conversion, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (1997). "Build Strong Work Relationships and Protect Your Bottom Line," Daily Pacific Builder, a construction industry publication (March 1996). Editor, "Tax Exchange" (Golden Gate University tax alumni newsletter) (1990). Ninth Circuit Survey, Golden Gate University Law Review---Starker II: Non-recognition of Like-Kind Exchanges is Stretched to New Limits, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 493 (1980); The Davis Decision: Expansion of Non-recognition of Involuntary Conversions, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 507 (1980).
  6. Urs M. Laeuchli Esq.
    Arbitration Chambers

    One Market Street
    Spear Tower, 36th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: (415) 293-8099
    Email: Laeuchli1@Gmail.com
    www.Laeuchli-Arbitrator.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    ADR System Design; Collaborative Law; Conciliation; Consulting; MedArb; Negotiation.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Education; Environmental; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues; International; Malpractice (Legal, Medical, etc.); Probate/Trust; Real Estate.
  7. Merrie Turner Lightner
    Vice President / CFO
    Lightner Property Group

    612 Howard Street, Suite 390
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: (415) 267-2900
    Fax: (415) 267-2905
    Email: METL@lightnergroup.com
    www.lightnergroup.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Specialty Areas
    Real Estate.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Has been a volunteer Mediator & Arbitrator and Fee Dispute Arbitration/Mediation Panel for BASF since 1994. 30 years of experience as an owner and professional manager of both residential and commercial income properties. Has held several prominent positions at the local and state level of the real estate community, including President of the California Apartment Association (1999), three-term President of the San Francisco Apartment Association (1996-1998) and appointment as one of two voting Landlord Commissioners on the San Francisco Rent and Stabilization Board for more than 12 years (1992 - 2004). As a licensed attorney with decades of operational experience, her superior credentials are typical of the pre-screened faculty of real estate experts available through Opine Experts.
    Education
    Juris Doctor, Law, UC Davis, 1980; BA, Government, Pomona, 1976.
    Licenses/Certification
    Commercial Mediation Certified in 1994 (ADRA course), Commercial Mediation ADRA 1994, Attorney at Law CA 1981, RE Broker CA 1981.
    Affiliations
    American Arbitration Association Member 95-03, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution 94-00, Board Member First National Bank N. California, Board Member Fort Mason Foundation, Association of Realtors, SF Board of Realtors, BASF, CA Bar Association, SF Chamber of Commerce, American Bar Association.
    Articles/Publications
    sfexaminer.com contributor.
  8. James R. Madison
    Attorney - Arbitrator - Mediator

    750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 250
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-4758

    Phone: (650) 321-0349
    Alternate: (650) 704-4525
    Fax: (650) 332-0298
    Email: jrmcoach@aol.com
    www.madisonmediation.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Neutral Evaluation; Referee; Partnering; Dispute Review Board; Project Neutral.
    Specialty Areas
    Construction; Employment; Contracts; Intellectual Property; Real Estate; Sports; Appellate; Franchise; Business; Partnerships.
  9. Jack Russo Esq.
    Mediator, Arbitrator & Special Master
    FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVITY IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    401 Florence Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301-

    Phone: (650) 327-9800
    Alternate: (650) 924-1290
    Fax: (650) 618-1863
    Email: leigh.soutter@gmail.com OR jrusso@computerlaw.com
    www.ffcdr.com
    Faceook Link to Facebook Profile
    Twitter Link to Twitter Account
    LinkedIn www.LinkedIn.com/in/jackrusso

    ADR Services
    Mediation; Arbitration; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Facilitation; Fact-finding; e-discovery Resolution; Shareholder Conciliation; Stakeholder compromise; Business organization.
    Specialty Areas
    Patent; Copyright; Trade Secret; Trademark; Domain Name; Industrial Design; Other Intellectual Property Rights; Licensing and License Enforcement; Unfair Competition; Joint Ventures; and other Business Disputes.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Over 30 years experience in mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, facilitation and other forms of dispute resolution including the new form of "CREATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION" (or CDR™) as promoted by the (non-profit) Foundation for Creativity in Dispute Resolution founded by Mr. Russo to further the development of new and more creative approaches for the resolution of complex federal, state and international party and multi-party disputes in the United States and throughout the world.
    Education
    J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1980; L.L.M., Center for International Legal Studies; M.B.A., Columbia University; Advanced Negotiation Certificate, Harvard University.
    Licenses/Certification
    Licensed in California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and District of Columbia; admitted in multiple Federal courts throughout the United States including the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Seventh Circuit and others throughout the United States.
    Affiliations
    ABA, BASF, NYSBA, Stanford (Advanced Decision Science Program); Harvard University (Negotiation Program); Chairman, Foundation for Creativity in Dispute Resolution (Non-profit).
    Honors/Awards
    Taught at multiple law schools and business schools in the USA and internationally; Judeg Pro Tempore, California Superior Court; Arbitrator/Mediator/Evaluator, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; SuperLawyer (2005-2015).
    Articles/Publications
    "Protection of Computer Software After the Copyright Act of 1980," Law & Business, 1981; "Pre-Trial and Discovery in a Software Marketing Dispute," Law and Business, 1982; "Copyright Law and Computer Software Disputes," Practising Law Institute, 1983; "Microcomputer Software Marketing Agreement Disputes," Practising Law Institute, 1985; "Copyright in the Look and Feel of Computer Software," The Computer Lawyer, February, 1985; "New Frontiers: Copyright Protection in Virtual Reality Works," 15 The National Law Journal S1 (No. 6 October 12, 1992); "Software ‘Look and Feel’ Protection in the 1990's," 15 Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal 571-603 (1993); "The Law of Virtual Reality," 3 Computer Software Ch. 18 (1994); "Liability on the Internet," San Francisco Intellectual Property Association (March, 1995); "The Law of the Internet in California," National Business Institute (2001); "The Law of the Internet in the United States," National Business Institute (2007); "Intellectual Property Law Update," National Business Institute (2008); "Inventors & Their Innovations," National Business Institute (2008).
  10. Malcolm Sher
    Attorney / Mediator
    Malcolm Sher 4 Mediated Solutions

    3494 Camino Tassajara, # 431
    Danville, CA 94506-

    Phone: (925) 906-0990
    Alternate: (925) 998-4255
    Email: malcolm@sher4mediatedsolutions.com
    www.sher4mediatedsolutions.com

    ADR Services
    Mediation, Arbitration.
    Additional ADR Services
    Neutral Evaluation.
    Specialty Areas
    Cross-Cultural Disputes; Business; Real Estate; Professional Malpractice; Contracts; Commercial; Employment; Personal Injury; Probate / Trust; Discrimination / Sexual Harassment.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Specialize in high emotional, cross-cultural disputes. Have mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases in above specialty areas. Flexible approach. Respectful style. Willing to be evaluative, if appropriate. Training includes Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, Symposium at Harvard Negotiation Project, Steve Rosenberg Advanced Training. Have been panelist on numerous ADR programs.
    Education
    LLB (Hons), Law, London University,1969.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar, 1976; Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, 1972.
    Affiliations
    Bar Associations of San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa; ADRNC; National and California Academies of Distinguished Neutrals; The Mediation Society.
    Honors/Awards
    State Bar of California; ADR Standing Committee; Executive Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, 2010-2015.
    Articles/Publications
    "Recognizing and Validating Diversity in Mediation", San Francisco Daily Journal, June 2012; "The High Cost of Failing to Prepare for Mediation", SFDJ, February 2012; "The Tail Wagging the Dog: Strategies for Settling Attorneys Fees - Driven Cases", SFDJ, February 2011; "Partition Actions Come in Many Shapes and Sizes", SFDJ, April 21, 2010; "Consider Mediating Fee Disputes Gracefully", SFDJ, November 11, 2013; "An Alternative Approach to Pre-Mediation Discovery" SFDJ, October 7, 2013.
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