Bar Association of San Francisco ADR Directory

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Showing 1 - 22 of 22 Provider(s) found in ARBITRATION: Contracts

  1. John M. True III
    Judge (ret.)
    ADR Services

    1 Kaiser Plaza
    Suite 480
    Oakland, CA 94612-

    Phone: 4157720900
    Alternate: 5102064740
    Email: judgetrue@adrservices.com
    http://www.trueadr.com

    ADR Experience/Training
    Exeperinced mediator, arbitrator and special master; primarily focused on employment and labor but active on business and commercial disputes of all kinds.
    Education
    J.D. University of California, Berkeley--Boalt School of Law (1975) B.A. Trinity College, 1966.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar (67848); Federal Courts ini California, Texas, Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
    Affiliations
    BASF, Alameda County Bar Association
    Honors/Awards
    Member, Ameican Law Institute; College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; numerous articles on employment, labor, law, dispute resolution. Adjuct Professor at Stanford Law School and UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law.
    Articles/Publications
    Hon. John M. True, III retired from the Alameda County Superior Court in 2015. While on the bench, he served in various capacities, presiding over civil trials and other civil proceedings, criminal calendar departments and in the Superior Court Appellate Department. For three years, Judge True served on the Juvenile Court, handling both delinquency and dependency matters. Before taking the bench, Judge True spent many years practicing labor and employment law on behalf of unions and employees. Judge True received his law degree from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1975. Prior to law school, Judge True served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal from 1966 to 1969 and as the Assistant Director of the Peace Corps program in Afghanistan from 1969 to 1972. While on the bench, Judge True has presided over numerous settlement conferences in civil matters. Since retirement, he is an active mediator and arbitrator. During the course of his career, Judge True has taught Employment Law, Labor Law and other courses as an adjunct faculty member at Berkeley Law and several other Bay Area law schools. He currently teaches Labor Law at Stanford Law School. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was elected to the American Law Institute in 2006.
  2. Gilda R. Turitz
    Principal
    Turitz Dispute Resolution

    Four Embarcadero, Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111-4164

    Phone: 4153248822
    Fax: 8884904441
    Email: gt@turitzadr.com
    http://www.turitzadr.com
    Twitter Link to Twitter Account
    LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/gildaturitz

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation
    Additional ADR Services
    Serve on numerous ADR panels including American Arbitration Association, National Commercial Arbitration, Mediation and Mergers and Acquisition Panels; CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals; U.S. District Court Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation Panels;
    Education
    J.D. Law UC Davis, 1980; MLS Library Science UC Berkeley, 1972, B.A. Spanish and Russian, University of Michigan, 1970.
    Licenses/Certification
    California State Bar; admitted to practice in all U.S. District Courts in California and Colorado, Ninth and U.S. Supreme Court
    Affiliations
    Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; CEDR Certified
    Honors/Awards
    Best Lawyers in America for Arbitration; Super Lawyers for Mediator Business Litigation, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
    Articles/Publications
    Numerous publications in ADR, arbitration and mediation. See complete list at www.turitzadr.com
  3. Summer Nastich
    Owner and sole proprietor
    Nastich Law

    2341 Derby Street
    Berkeley, CA 94705-

    Phone: 4157944210
    Email: summer@nastichlaw.com
    http://www.nastichlaw.com
    LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/summernastich

    ADR Services
    Arbitration;
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation
    ADR Experience/Training
    Arbitrator for California Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program (since 2014), has handled approxiamately 12 fee arbitrations, member of the American Arbitration Association's panel of neutrals (since 2016), has been assigned to approxiamately 7 arbitrations in this capacity.
    Education
    J.D. Boston University 2003; M.S. Environmental Engineering UC Berkeley 2004; B.S. Humboldt State Biology, Zoology and Oceanography 1998
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar
    Affiliations
    San Francisco Bar Association; Berkeley-Albany Bar Association; ABA.
    Honors/Awards
    Please see website (www.nastichlaw.com)
    Articles/Publications
    Please see website (www.nastichlaw.com)
  4. Robert E. Aune
    Mediator
    Aune & Associates

    101 California St.
    Suite 3650
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: 4154336400
    Fax: 4156519825
    Email: raune@auneassociates.com
    http://www.auneassociates.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Specialty Areas
    Real Estate, including Purchase and Sale, Financing, Lease, Construction, and Construction Defect; Homeowner Association Law; Insurance Coverage.
  5. Marc P. Bouret M.B.A.
    CEO
    Bouret ADR & Mediation Firm

    1630 North Main Street, Suite 120
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4609

    Phone: 9252100400
    Alternate: 9253601248
    Fax: 9252100401
    Email: mpb500@aol.com
    http://www.adr-resolve.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Neutral Evaluation; Settlement Conferences; Conciliation; Fact finding Investigations; Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists; Ins. Code 2071 Appraisals.
    Specialty Areas
    Personal Injury/Wrongful Death; Business Commercial; Labor & Employment; Consumer-Lemon Law; Elder Care/Elder Abuse; Real Estate & Property; Product Liability; Premises Liability; Construction; Insurance Coverage.
    ADR Experience/Training
    39 years as Attorney; Extensive experience as professional mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator, since 1983, 421.65+ hours of in-depth training; Broad experience as an advocate, arbitrator in over 2,850+ hearings, mediator in over 4,000+ hearings; Certificates for Outstanding Contributions in delivery of ADR Services to Alameda County; Alameda County, Arbitrator Honor Roll (2002-2003); ADR website at www.adr-resolve.com.
    Education
    BA, Cum Laude, pre-Law, University of the Pacific, 1975; MBA, Saint Mary's College, 1981; JD (AmJur-Criminal and Labor & law review), California Western School of Law, 1978.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar, 1978; U.S. District Court, ND and ED Cal; Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. Tax Court & U.S. Supreme Court.
    Affiliations
    Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Association For Conflict Resolution (ACR); Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and Sonoma County Bar Associations; American Bar Association, Sections on Dispute Resolution; Director, Alameda County Bar Foundation, 1999-2002; Cal. Statewide Delegate, American Bar Association, 2002-2003; President, Alameda County Bar Association, 1998, and Director, 1994 - 1999; National Mediation Panel; NASD and NYSE past Arbitrator; Resolute Systems, Inc.
    Honors/Awards
    Distinguished Service Award, ACBA, 1993; Outstanding Attorney Volunteer Award, Volunteers in Parole, 2000; AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell; Rated 3 stars, Member www.mediate.com.
    Articles/Publications
    Six Lead Law Review Articles Published.
  6. Richard J. Collier Esq.
    Attorney at Law/Mediator
    Cooper, White & Cooper

    201 California Street, 17th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: 4157656220
    Fax: 4154335530
    Email: rcollier@cwclaw.com
    http://www.cwclaw.com/

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Training and consultation for mediation sessions. Early Neutral Evaluation; Special Master.
    Specialty Areas
    Partnership disputes; Trademark; Business Torts; Probate/Trust and Estates; Professional malpractice; Contracts; Insurance.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Practiced as a neutral since 1993, handling over 400 cases as mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator. Extensive training (including faculty) with American Arbitration Association Panel of Mediators, Panel of Arbitrators, and US District Court Northern District of California ADR Program Panel of Mediators, Early Neutral Evaluators.
    Education
    MA (1st Class), English, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 1965; PhD, English\Literature ,Washington University, St. Louis, 1969; JD, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1979.
    Licenses/Certification
    California State Bar, 1979.
    Affiliations
    Bar Association of San Francisco; American Bar Association; McFetridge American Inn of Court.
  7. Mark J. Divelbiss
    Mediator and Attorney
    Law Offices of Mark J. Divelbiss

    5938 Rincon Drive
    Oakland, CA 94611-2642

    Phone: 5103391755
    Email: mark@mjd-law.com
    http://www.mjd-law.com

    ADR Services
    Mediation; Arbitration; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation; Conciliation.
    Specialty Areas
    Real Estate; Employment / Labor; Construction Defect; Business / Commercial; Landlord / Tenant; Personal Injury; Fee Disputes; Homeowner Assoc.; Contracts; Mechanic's Liens.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Certified mediator since 2001 with over 70 hours of mediation specific training. Conducted over 200 mediations and settlement conferences with a very high percentage of cases resolved. Conducted two day mediation seminar for claims adjusters / executives in London, England, an ADR presenter for BASF's lunchtime speaker series and a call-in attorney for radio station KALW's call a mediator program.
    Education
    B.S., Economics, Santa Clara University, 1986; JD, University of San Francisco, 1989.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar, 1989; Washington Bar, 2003.
    Affiliations
    Alameda County Superior Court ADR panel member, Contra Costa Superior Court Early Mediation panel member, Bar Association of San Francisco panel member, Sacramento Superior Court ADR panel member, Santa Clara County ADR panel member.
    Articles/Publications
    Authored articles on mediation published by the San Francisco Daily Journal.
  8. Martin H. Dodd
    Partner
    Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP

    180 Sansome Street, 17th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104-

    Phone: 4153993841
    Alternate: 5103057048
    Fax: 4153993838
    Email: mdodd@fddcm.com
    http://www.fddcm.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Discrimination/Sexual Harassment; Employment; Labor; Partnership Disputes; Personal Injury; Real Estate.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Over 300 Mediations since 1997. ADR Training: Comprehensive Training in Commercial Arbitration (2011); Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training (40 hours); ADR Applications, Inc. Mediation Training (40 hours); Northern District of California Mediation Training (20 hours); California Court of Appeals Mediation Training (16.75 hours).
    Education
    B.A., History, University of CA, Santa Cruz, 1974; M.A., History, Harvard University, 1977; J.D., University of CA Berkeley, 1982.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar.
    Affiliations
    The Mediation Society; ADR Committee, State Bar Litigation Section; ABA ADR Committee.
    Honors/Awards
    Northern California Super Lawyer 2009-2017; Order of the Coif, 1982.
  9. Andrea L. Dooley
    Arbitrator

    5111 Telegraph Avenue, #273
    Oakland, CA 94609-

    Phone: 5107193089
    Email: andrea@dooleyarb.com
    http://www.andreadooleyarbitration.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration.
    Additional ADR Services
    Fact Finding; Hearing Officer.
    Specialty Areas
    Labor; Employment; Education.
  10. Paul J. Dubow
    Arbitrator / Mediator

    88 King Street, #318
    San Francisco, CA 94107-

    Phone: 4154956308
    Fax: 4154956309
    Email: pdubow2398@aol.com
    http://www.californianeutrals.org/paul-dubow

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Specialty Areas
    Business Litigation; Employment; Insurance; Franchise; Commercial; Securities & Finance; Fee Disputes (Attorney-Client); Malpractice (Legal); Contracts.
    ADR Experience/Training
    I have been an arbitrator since 1974 and a mediator since 1994, full time beginning in 2001. I have mediated over 300 cases with a success rate of in excess of 90% and have been an arbitrator in about 150 cases, mostly as the sole arbitrator.
    Education
    BA, History, Rutgers University; LLB, Law, Rutgers University.
    Licenses/Certification
    Member of California, Wisconsin, and New Jersey bars.
    Affiliations
    Former President, California Dispute Resolution Council and The Mediation Society; Former Co-chair ABA Dispute Resolution Section Arbitration Committee; fellow and member of board of directors, College of Commercial Arbitrators, Former Chair and Vice Chair, State Bar Task Force on Complex Litigation.
    Honors/Awards
    Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Mediation, Mediation Society 2012.
    Articles/Publications
    "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Mediation Confidentiality", Contra Costa Lawyer vol. 21, no. 3 (2008); "Collecting Attorney Fees in Arbitration", California Litigation Magazine vol. 22, no. 3 (2009) "Did I Arbitrate That?" Recent Developments in the Application of Arbitration Agreements", Contra Costa Lawyer (May 2017); Author of the annual updates of California ADR Law published by the State Bar Business Law Section and on the website of the California Dispute Resolution Council, author of the regular ADR update in California Litigation Magazine; "The Cassel Decision: More Questions than Answers", California Litigation Magazine, vol. 24, no. 1 (2011); co-editor, The Lawyers Guide to Drafting ADR Closures, published by the State Bar of California.
  11. Robert M. Hirsch
    Owner
    Law Offices of Robert M. Hirsch

    PO Box 170428
    San Francisco, CA 94117-

    Phone: 4153629999
    Fax: 4157527678
    Email: rmhirsch@gmail.com
    http://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.
  12. Richard J. Idell
    Partner
    The Idell Firm, A Professional Corporation

    465 California Street, Suite 500
    San Francisco, CA 94104-

    Phone: 4159862400
    Alternate: 7079387763
    Fax: 4153929259
    Email: richard.idell@idellfirm.com
    http://www.idellfirm.com
    LinkedIn http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/richardidell

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Judge Pro Tempore.
    Specialty Areas
    Entertainment; Intellectual Property; Patent/Trademark; Contracts; Insurance; Securities/Investment Advisors; Partnership; Lawyer-Client Fee Disputes; Tort Claims; Employment.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Mediation training with Steve Rosenberg. Arbitration Training, AAA University, Member American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals. U.S. District Court ADR Neutral Arbitration Panel over ten years. Settlement panels in Marin County and City and County of San Francisco Superior Courts (10-15 years). Private mediations and arbitrations.
    Education
    J.D., Law, Golden Gate University, 1976; A.B., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1970.
    Affiliations
    American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries; Bay Area Gastronomique Entertainment Lawyers Societé; International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section; Bar Association of San Francisco Intellectual Property Section; California Lawyers for the Arts.
    Articles/Publications
    See www.idellfirm.com.
  13. Judicate West
    Aaron Gothelf
    Northern California Regional Director

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

    Phone: 8004888805
    Alternate: 4152661242
    Fax: 4152661243
    Email: aaron@judicatewest.com
    http://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.
  14. Jeffrey Kaufman
    Kaufman Law

    PO Box 1072
    Tiburon, CA 94920-4072

    Phone: 4158161003
    Fax: 4158080333
    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.
  15. Carol M. Kingsley
    Attorney Mediator
    Kingsley Mediation Services

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

    Phone: 4156814329
    Fax: 4156814329
    Email: ckingsley@kingsleymediations.com
    http://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).
  16. Urs M. Laeuchli Esq.
    Arbitration Chambers

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

    Phone: 4152938099
    Email: Laeuchli1@Gmail.com
    http://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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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. Member. BASF. Marin Bar Association. Cal Bar Intellectual Property Section.
    Honors/Awards
    AV rated in Martindale Hubbell, Northern California Super Lawyer for ten years, 2006-2017.
  20. 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).
  21. 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.
  22. 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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