Bar Association of San Francisco ADR Directory

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  1. Merrie Turner Lightner
    Vice President / CFO
    Lightner Property Group

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

    Phone: 4152672900
    Fax: 4152672905
    Email: METL@lightnergroup.com
    http://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.
  2. James R. Madison
    Attorney - Arbitrator - Mediator

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

    Phone: 6503210349
    Alternate: 6507044525
    Fax: 6503320298
    Email: jrmcoach@aol.com
    http://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.
  3. Linda Hendrix McPharlin
    McPharlin Sprinkles & Thomas LLP

    160 W. Santa Clara, Suite 400
    San Jose, CA 95113-

    Phone: 4082931900
    Fax: 4082931999
    Email: Lmcpharlin@mstpartners.com
    http://www.mstpartners.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation; Investigation.
    Specialty Areas
    Employment.
  4. Elinor S. Nelson Ph.D.
    Arbitrator - Mediator - Factfinder
    The Employment Relationship

    5146 S. Forestdale Circle
    Dublin, CA 94568-

    Phone: 9255605659
    Fax: 9255605640
    Email: emplrel1981@comcast.net

    ADR Services
    Arbitration.
    Additional ADR Services
    Factfinding, Mediation
    Specialty Areas
    Labor; Employment; Grievance & interest arbitration; Med-Arb of labor/employment disputes; Factfinding; Hearing Officer; Discrimination / Harassment including Sexual Harassment; Internal Investigations; HR/AA/EEO compliance.
  5. Luella E. Nelson
    Arbitrator/Mediator/Factfinder

    4096 Piedmont Avenue, #159
    Oakland, CA 94611-5221

    Phone: 5106584959
    Fax: 5106589423
    Email: luella.nelson@sbcglobal.net

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Factfinding
    Additional ADR Services
    Training.
    Specialty Areas
    Labor; Employment; Discrimination/Sexual Harassment; Civil Rights; Education; Intra-Organizational; Women's Issues; Business; Commercial.
  6. Robert S. Niemann
    Attorney/Partner
    Keller and Heckman LLP

    Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1420
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: 4159482827
    Fax: 4159482808
    Email: niemann@khlaw.com
    http://www.khlaw.com
    LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/robertniemann/

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Judge Pro Tempore; Discovery Referee; Unlawful Detainer Disputes;International Disputes; Fee Disputes.
    Specialty Areas
    Business Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Contracts; Torts and Personal Injury; Product Liability; Landlord-Tenant; Labor and Employment; Insurance; Real Estate & Property; Intellectual Property & Trade Secrets.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Over 39 years as a commercial trial lawyer. Extensive arbitration and mediation experience in all courts. I have presided over hundreds of arbitrations and mediations with great success. Judge Pro Tem for San Francisco Superior Court and arbitrator for San Francisco and Marin Courts since 1992. Arbitrator for National Arbitration Forum, 2003. BASF ADR Panel.
    Education
    BA, University of Minnesota, 1973; JD, Lincoln University, 1979.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar 1979, Judge Pro Tempore Training at SF Superior Court since 1992. Certificate of Training from National Arbitration Forum 2003.
    Affiliations
    State Bar of California, Defense Research Institute - ADR Committee.
    Honors/Awards
    AV rated in Martindale Hubbell, Northern California Super Lawyer 2006-2011.
  7. Stephen B. Ruben
    President / CEO / Managing Director
    The Ruben Law Firm, APC

    625 Market Street, Penthouse
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: 4153996830
    Fax: 4153910140
    Email: sruben@rubenlawfirm.com
    http://www.rubenlawfirm.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Specialty Areas
    Family Law; Child Custody, move aways, domestic partnership disputes, property and support disputes, Marvin claims; pre and post-nuptial agreements; complex property division; high earner spousal and child support; complex community/separate business valuation and divisions.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Family Law Mediator since 1999; Family Law Settlement Master for the Unified Family Court of San Francisco since 1998; BASF Mediator and Chief Arbitrator on Attorney Fee Disputes since 1998, family law matters; Judge Pro-Tem for the Unified Family Court of San Francisco on Support, Custody, Property and Domestic Violence Issues since 1998. Judge Pro Tem - Supervisor Bench Bar Settlement Conference, Marin County Superior Court.
    Education
    B.A. with Honors, Bethany College, 1970; J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago Kent College of Law, 1973.
    Licenses/Certification
    Illinois Bar (1973); California Bar (1992); California Board of Legal Specialization - Family Law Specialist, Pepperdine School of Law - Strauss School of Alternative Dispute Resolution (1998); Collaborative Law training (1999); Advanced Collaborative Law training (2000).
    Affiliations
    State Bar of California, Elkins Family Law Task Force - Member 2008-Present; Executive Committee, State Bar of California - Family Law Section - Liaison to Elkins Task Force; Bar Association of San Francisco Family Law Section; Lawyers Club of San Francisco, Past President and member of the Board; California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.
    Articles/Publications
    Cal Family Law Monthly, June 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 6, --Liability for Debts.; Cal Family Law Monthly, June 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 6, --CHILD CUSTODY.; Cal Family Law Monthly, April 1, 2010, Vol. 3010, No. 4, --CHILD CUSTODY.; Cal Family Law Monthly, April 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 4, --SPOUSAL SUPPORT.; Cal Family Law Monthly, February 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 2, CHILD SUPPORT.; Cal Family Law Monthly, February 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 2, --PROCEDURE IN GENERAL.; Cal Family Law Monthly, December 1, 2009, Vol. 2009, No. 12, --Child Support Guideline.
  8. Jack Russo
    Mediator, Arbitrator & Special Master
    FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVITY IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    401 Florence Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301-

    Phone: 6503279800
    Alternate: 6509241290
    Fax: 6506181863
    Email: leigh.soutter@gmail.com OR jrusso@computerlaw.com
    http://www.ffcdr.com
    Faceook Link to Facebook Profile
    Twitter Link to Twitter Account
    LinkedIn http://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).
  9. Stephen G. Schrey
    Mediator & Arbitrator

    P.O. Box 2671
    San Francisco, CA 94126-

    Phone: 4159848228
    Alternate: 4154120417
    Fax: 4159848300
    Email: steve@schreyadr.com
    http://www.schreyadr.com
    LinkedIn http://www.LinkedIn.com/Stephen-Schrey-a7647137

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation; Judge Pro Tempore; Settlement Conferences.
    Specialty Areas
    Business Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Real Estate; Personal Injury; Legal & Medical Malpractice; Employment Disputes; ERISA; Intellectual Property.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Mediator and Arbitrator; ENE and mediator panel, U.S. District Court; Settlement panelist, Amador, Calaveras, Sacramento, Marin, Alameda, and Contra Costa Superior Courts; Mediator training with Steve Rosenberg and U.S. District Court; AAA commercial arbitration and mediator panels, and AAA arbitrator training; Panelist on Kaiser member arbitrations.
    Education
    J.D., University of San Francisco, 1974; B.A., History, University of Santa Clara, 1970.
    Licenses/Certification
    State Bar of California; Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Eastern, Central & Southern Districts of California.
    Affiliations
    ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; Bar Association of San Francisco; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; The Mediation Society, Board of Directors 2014-present.
    Honors/Awards
    AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
    Articles/Publications
    Let's Pick a Mediator, San Francisco Attorney, Spring 2013; The Importance of Mediator Follow-Up, BASF Bulletin, December 2013; Cellar Blindness in Mediation and How to Avoid It, BASF Bulletin, November 2015; Deciding on The "Decider": Tips on Arbitrator Selection, BASF Bulletin, April 2016.
  10. Malcolm Sher
    Attorney / Mediator
    Malcolm Sher 4 Mediated Solutions

    3494 Camino Tassajara, # 431
    Danville, CA 94506-

    Phone: 9259060990
    Alternate: 9259984255
    Email: malcolm@sher4mediatedsolutions.com
    http://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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