ADR Directory - ARBITRATORS

Professional Malpractice

Showing 14 Provider(s) found in Professional Malpractice

Aaron Gothelf

Regional Director

Judicate West

100 Pine Street, Suite 1950, San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 266-1242 Alternate: (800) 488-8805 Fax: (415) 266-1243 Email: Melissa@judicatewest.com www.judicatewest.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

Early Neutral Evaluation; Private Judging;

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, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco.

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 www.got-peace.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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.

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.

Specialty Areas

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).

Gilda R. Turitz

Arbitrator and Mediator

Turitz Dispute Resolution

Four Embarcadero, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA, 94111-4164
Phone: (415) 324-8822 Fax: (888) 490-4441 Email: gt@turitzadr.com www.turitzadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Specialty Areas

Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Negotiation Training

Specialty Areas

Commercial Transactions, Professional Liability

ADR Experience/Training

Serves 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; INTA Panel of Trademark Mediators

Education

J.D., Law, UC Davis; MLS, Library Science, UC Berkeley, B.A., Spanish and Russian, University of Michigan.

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar; admitted to practice in all U.S. District Courts in California and Colorado, Ninth and U.S. Supreme Court; CEDR Certified Mediator

Affiliations

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Honors/Awards

Best Lawyers in America for Arbitration; Best Lawyers 2019 Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year "in San Francisco; Super Lawyers for ADR, Business Litigation andTop 50 Women Lawyers, San Francisco.

Articles/Publications

Numerous publications in ADR, arbitration and mediation. See complete list at www.turitzadr.com

Joanna Barron

Vice President

ADR Services, Inc.

100 First Street, 27th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105
Phone: (415) 772-0900 Fax: (415) 772-0960 Email: Joanna@adrservices.com www.adrservices.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master

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.

Specialty Areas

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

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 www.adr-resolve.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

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, 441+ hours of in-depth training; Broad experience as an advocate, arbitrator in over 2,850+ hearings, mediator in over 4,300+ 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.

Mitchell L. Lathrop

Arbitrator/Mediator/Expert Witness

Law Office of Mitchell L. Lathrop

600 West Broadway, Suite 500, San Diego, CA, 92101-3357
Phone: (619) 955-5951 Alternate: (619) 985-8262 Fax: (619) 566-4034 Email: mllathrop@earthlink.net www.lathropadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration

Specialty Areas

Insurance; Reinsurance; Legal Malpractice

Neil R. Bardack

Partner

Hanson Bridgett LLP

425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105
Phone: (415) 995-5849 Fax: (415) 995-3570 Email: nbardack@hansonbridgett.com www.hansonbridgett.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Specialty Areas

AAA Arbitrator; SF Superior Judge Pro Tem; BASF Fee Arbitration Panel and Mediation; San Francisco Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Conference Panel.

Specialty Areas

Legal Malpractice; HOA/Davis Stirling Act Compliance; Real Estate and Leases; Business; Legal Malpractice; Commercial; Securities; Environmental & Natural Resources.

ADR Experience/Training

Longtime and skilled arbitrator with more than 42 years on the American Arbitration Association Commercial-Panel, arbitrating matters involving commercial, real estate, technology and securities. Also serves as a Pro Tem Judge for the San Francisco Superior Court and an arbitrator and mediator for the BASF Fee Dispute Panel.

Education

J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1970; A.B., cum laude, University of Southern California, 1967.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar, 1970.

Affiliations

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California.

Honors/Awards

Northern California Super Lawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006.

Articles/Publications

Author, "Selected Panelist and Contributor to Contract Negotiations and Preparation in the Oil and Gas Industry: Drafting Complete and Unambiguous Agreements," 2005, Lorman Education Services; Author, "California Supreme Court Clears the Way for Increased Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards," February 2009, The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin; Author, "Do's and Don't's on Maximizing Arbitration," October 2011, The Daily Journal; Co-Author, "Navigating Unconscionability Post-Concepcion," December 2011, Law 360; Co-Author, "Renewed Attention to Arbitration Agreements," April 2012, CALA Legal Update; Author, "What Executives and General Counsel Need to Know About Drafting ADR Provisions in Contracts," August 2012, ExecSense.

Paul J. Dubow

Arbitrator / Mediator

88 King Street, #318, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Phone: (415) 495-6308 Fax: (415) 495-6309 Email: pdubow2398@aol.com 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; Board of Directors, College of Commercial Arbitrators and California International Arbitration Council, 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; "The Cassel Decision: More Questions than Answers", California Litigation Magazine, vol. 24, no. 1 (2011); "Can Post-Award Searches Vacate Arbitration Awards?" California Litigation Magazine, vol 27. no. 1 (2014); "Failure to Pay Arbitrator's Fees" California Litigation Magazine, vol. 29, no. 3 (2016); "I Agreed to Arbitrate That?" Contra Costa Lawyer (2017); Co-editor, The Lawyers Guide to Drafting ADR Closures, published by the State Bar of California.

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 www.jamsadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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)

Richard J. Idell

Lawyer

The Idell Firm, A Professional Corporation

18900 Carriger Rd., Sonoma, CA, 95476
Phone: (707) 938-7763 Alternate: (415) 986-2400 Fax: (707) 938-7764 Email: richard.idell@idellfirm.com www.idellfirm.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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 Distputes; 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.

Steven J. Geller, MAI, Esq., MRICS

Senior Vice President

Newmark Knight Frank

1333 N. California Blvd., Suite 343, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Phone: (925) 467-0902 Alternate: (925) 216-0770 Fax: (925) 838-4559 Email: steven.geller@NGKF.com www.ngkf.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Settlement Mentor

Specialty Areas

Commercial Rent Arbitration/mediation; Insurance; Real Estate.

Specialty Areas

Appraisal; Valuation; Mediation; Expert Witness - Real Estate Valuation & Appraisal; Standard of Care - Appraisers; Diminution in value; Environmental; Water; Insurance, Business, Tax, Right-of-way.

ADR Experience/Training

Extensive Mediation Experience for California Department of Insurable for Disputes between Insured and Insurers for Fire, Earthquake and Vehicle; Extensive settlement mentor mediation experience, Contra Costa County Superior Court. 40 hour mediation fundamentals through Contra Costa County Bar (1996), California Department of Insurance Mediator. Insurance, Real Estate, Automotive disputes. Numerous EASE mediations conducted on behalf of Contra Costa County Superior Court. JAMS Arbitration experience, Civil Arbitration/Mediation experience.

Education

JD, Law, Golden Gate University, 1988; BA, Economics/Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara - UCSB, 1980.

Licenses/Certification

Member Appraisal Institute (MAI), Member California State Bar, Licensed California State Certified General Appraiser, Member Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Affiliations

California, State Bar, Appraisal Institute.

Urs M. Laeuchli

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.

Specialty Areas

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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