ADR Directory - ARBITRATORS

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Barri Kaplan Bonapart

Owner

Bonapart & Associates

591 Redwood Highway
Suite 2310
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 332-3313 Fax: (415) 332-4603 Email: bonapart@got-peace.com Website: www.got-peace.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Court Discovery Facilitator/Referee; Private Judge; Parenting Coordinator.

Specialty Areas

Tree and Neighbor Law; Real Estate Disputes; Complex Commercial Issues; Construction; Land Use; Personal Injury; Insurance; Product Liability.

ADR Experience/Training

Initial training in 1990's at Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution & the Center for Mediation In Law; dozens of courses (training & teaching) since; neutral since 1996; Founder and Principal of Bonapart Resolution.

Education

JD, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, 1985; BA/BA, Poli Sci/Mass Comm, UC Berkeley, 1982.

Affiliations

Referee, facilitator & pro tem settlement judge in various jurisdictions.

Honors/Awards

Nominee Real Property Person of the Year - 2013.

Articles/Publications

Understanding Tree Law: A Handbook for Practitioners (Thomson Reuters 2014); dozens of articles on mediation and real property law.

Bradley A. Bening

Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook, Inc.

50 W. San Fernando
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 289-1972 Fax: (408) 295-6375 Email: brad@wsbclawyers.com Website: www.wsbclawyers.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Real Estate; Business Litigation; Intellectual Property; Insurance Coverage; Personal Injury; Professional Liability.

ADR Experience/Training

Successfully mediated more than 2,000 cases, serves as Special Master for all Bay Area courts: sits on mediation panel for the 1st District Court of Appeals and the mediation panel for the 6th District Court of Appeals.

Education

BA, Poli-Sci, Chico State, 1978; JD, U.C. Davis, 1982.

Affiliations

Association of Trial Lawyers, ABA; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Gary L. Benton

US and International Arbitrator and Mediator

Gary Benton Arbitration

555 Bryant Street
Ste. 523
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 283-5949 Email: gary@garybentonarbitration.com Website: www.garybentonarbitration.com/

ADR Services

- Mediation
- Arbitration

Additional Services

Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator and Mediator with expertise in international business, corporate investment, high tech, telecom, life sciences and emerging growth matters.

Specialty Areas

- Business
- Commercial
- Contracts
- Employment
- Energy
- Entertainment
- Intellectual Property
- International
- Intra– Organizational
- Partnership Disputes
- Patent/Trademark
- Securities

ADR Experience/Training

Over 35 years - has handled hundreds of cases around the world and serves on the panels of AAA, ICC, CPR and other leading ADR institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.

Appointed USDC NDCA Early Neutral Evaluator.

Education

AB cum laude, Washington University (Political Science, International Development and Earth & Planetary Sciences)
JD cum laude. Tulane University
Legal studies, UC Hastings (non-matriculated)
International studies, Stanford Univ. (non-matriculated)

Licenses/Certification

Qualified as a US lawyer (California and DC) and an English solicitor
Admitted US S.Ct., 9th Cir., Fed Cir. and all California federal district courts

Affiliations

Full time Arbitrator and Mediator;
Adjunct Professor of Law at Santa Clara University;
Founder/Chairman of Founder and Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC);
Previously a partner with Coudert Brothers and Pillsbury.

Honors/Awards

CIArb Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow; College of Commercial Arbitrators Fellow, NADN Appointee.
Named by the National Law Journal as one of the 25 ADR Trendsetters and Visionaries in the US. Also named to IAM 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

Articles/Publications

See website www.garybentonarbitration.com for full publications listing

Additional affiliations: CIArb, CCA, NADN, ICCA, IBA, ABA, CLA, SVAMC, iTechLaw, AIPLA.
Co-Chair of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) International ADR Committee.

Geri Lynn Green

Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator/Consultant

Law Office of Geri Lynn Green

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/geri-green/

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Commercial, Business, Contract, Employment, Civil Rights, Real Estate (Business and Residential), Landlord/Tenant, Professional Malpractice, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Government Tort, Family, Appeals.

Malcolm Sher

Attorney / Mediator

Malcolm Sher 4 Mediated Solutions

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/sher/

ADR Services

Mediation, Arbitration.

Additional 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.

Marc P. Bouret M.B.A.

CEO

Bouret ADR & Mediation Firm

1630 North Main Street, Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4609
Phone: (925) 210-0400 Alternate: (925) 360-1248 Fax: (925) 210-0401 Email: mpb500@aol.com Website: www.adr-resolve.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional 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

40 years as Attorney; Extensive experience as professional mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator, since 1983, 493.15+ hours of in-depth training; Broad experience as an advocate, arbitrator in over 2,850+ hearings, mediator in over 4,500+ 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; President, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 1999 (Now Open Access).

Articles/Publications

Six Lead Law Review Articles Published.

Mark J. Divelbiss

Mediator and Attorney

Law Offices of Mark J. Divelbiss

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/divelbiss/

ADR Services

Mediation; Arbitration; Special Master.

Additional 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.

Martin H. Dodd

Partner

Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/dodd/

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional 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.

Paul Garrison

Mediator, Arbitrator & Investigator

Law Offices of Paul Garrison

1300 Clay Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 384-6469 Alternate: (510) 464-8000 Fax: (510) 464-8001 Email: paulgarrison@paulgarrisonesq.com Website: www.paulgarrisonesq.com/

ADR Services

- Mediation
- Arbitration

Additional Services

Investigator, Trainer & Expert Witness

Specialty Areas

- Employment

ADR Experience/Training

Panels

American Arbitration Association (Commercial and Employment)
Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Superior Court of California, Counties of San Francisco, Alameda & Contra Costa
United States District Court, Early Neutral Evaluation

Education

Vanderbilt School of Law, J.D.
Cornell University, B.S., Labor Relations

Licenses/Certification

State Bar of California

Affiliations

Alameda County Bar Associations; American Bar Association; American Corporate Counsel; Bar Association of San Francisco (Insurance Section Chair), National Bar Association, ADR Section, and State Bar of California, Employment Section.

Richard Chernick

Managing Director Jams Arbitration Practice

JAMS

555 W. Fifth Street, 32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 253-9790 Fax: (213) 620-0100 Email: rchernick@jamsadr.com Website: www.jamsadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Dispute Resolution Consulting; Dispute System Design.

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Employment; Entertainment - IP; Technology; Construction; Real Estate; Law Practice Disputes; Insurance Coverage; Partnership Disputes; International Commercial Arbitration.

ADR Experience/Training

Vice President and Managing Director of JAMS' Arbitration Practice; Conducted over 1,900 arbitrations and mediations before all major administering institutions (domestically and internationally); Former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA; Founding President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; Served as ABA's Advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act; Frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration and mediation topics

Education

J.D., University of Southern California (USC); A.B., University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Affiliations

Member of Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Board Member of California Dispute Resolution Council & Western Justice Center; Past President of LACBA and Legal Aid Foundation; Member of the following panels: (1) Hong Kong International Arbitration Center; (2) Beijing Arbitration Commission; (3) JAMS/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration; (4) Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; (5) Korean International Arbitration Board; (6) Asian International Arbitration Centre; (7) Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA)

Honors/Awards

Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration, Best Lawyers (2016, 2020); "Best Lawyers in America," Best Lawyers (2005-2016, 2020); "Champion of Justice" Award, Western Justice Center (2019); "ADR Champion," National Law Journal (2016-2018); Los Angeles ADR Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (2011, 2015); Los Angeles Mediation Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (2013); Leader Among World's Commercial Arbitration Specialists, Global Arbitration Review (2013); Top California Neutral, Daily Journal (2003, 2006-2010, 2012)

Articles/Publications

Author of monthly ADR Practitioner column in Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal; "California is missing out on international arbitration business," Co-Author, Daily Journal (2018); "Resolve large fee disputes effectively," Co-Author, Daily Journal (2017); "Making Arbitration Work: Best Practices," Co-Author, Bar Bulletin (2016); "Witnesses in Arbitration - California Arbitration Act (Parts I & 11)," Author, Law.com (2015, 2016); "Enforcing Arbitration Agreements: The Choice of Procedural Law," Author, Law.com (2015); "First Things First: Design the Arbitration Process You Want," Author, Law.com (2015); "The Mediator as Process Designer," Author, Law.com (2014); "Reimagining Arbitration," Author, Law.com (2014); "Selecting Party Arbitrators," Author, ABTL Los Angeles (2014); "A Primer on Arbitrability," Author, Law.com (2014); "Expediting Arbitration," Co-Author, Just Resolutions (2012); "Reimagining Arbitration," Co-Author, ABA Litigation Journal, Volume 37, Number 4, Summer 2011; "The Search for Cost Effective and Efficient International Commercial Arbitration: There is a Solution," Co-Author, International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (2011).

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Judge Pro Tempore.

Specialty Areas

Entertainment; Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark & publicity); Employment; Trade Secrets; Wine Law; Contracts; Real Estate; Corporate/Limited Liability Company Disputes; Personal Injury and other Tort Claims; Investment Disputes/Securities.

ADR Experience/Training

Serves on ADR panels of the Marin Superior Court, BASF Mediation Panel; American Arbitration Association Arbitration and Mediation Panels. Prior experience on the ADR Arbitration Panel of the US District Court, Northern District of California. Services as a panelist for BASF for mandatory fee arbitration matters. Private Arbitrations and Mediations. Mediation training includes 40 hours with Steve Rosenberg, training with California Lawyers for the Arts and annual CLEs. Arbitration Training, AAA University.

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.

Robert M. Hirsch

Owner

Law Offices of Robert M. Hirsch

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/hirsch/

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Fact Finding; Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Labor and Employment, Commercial and Business, Civil Rights, ERISA, Real Estate, Securities, Contract, Legal Malpractice, Fee Disputes, Intra- Organizational Disputes; Injury and Med-Mal.

Sanford Kingsley

Attorney Mediator

Mediation Offices of Sanford Kingsley

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/kingsley-s/

ADR Services

Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Master; Judge Pro Tem / Judicial Reference.

Specialty Areas

Insurance; Commercial Disputes; Real Estate; Employment; Personal Injury; Landlord-Tenant; Fee Disputes; Maritime (Cargo, Personal Injury and Blue Water Maritime).

ADR Experience/Training

Prior ADR Experience/ Training: Full time neutral; over 35 years of Litigation Ld mediation experience including service as Judge Pro tern. Presided over 100 settlement conferences1 and mediations. Straus Institute, Pepperdine University-Advanced Mediator Skills Training; American Arbitration Association Mediator Training; Rosenberg Mediator Skills Training; Bar Association of San Francisco-Mediation certificate Training.

Education

J.D. UC Hastings College of the Law, 1981; B.A. Political Science, Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Affiliations

The Mediation Society; Bar Association of San Francisco, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution; Association of Attorney-Mediators; Resolution Advocate, Northern District Bankruptcy Court; Neutral Panelist, Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Honors/Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1997 - 2018

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional 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.

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