ADR Directory

MEDIATORS

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Alan Wilhelmy

Shareholder

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell PC

311 California Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 956-2828 Email: Awilhelmy@rjo.com Website: www.rjo.com

ADR Services

Mediator; Arbitrator

Specialty Areas

Construction, Real Estate, Commercial Disputes

ADR Experience/Training

Twenty-five years of experience as AAA Construction Industry and Large and Complex Case Panel member. 40 Hour Mediator Training. Mediator for Tuolumne County and Contra Costa County Superior Courts. Early Neutral Evaluator work for several Bay Area courts. 34 years of experience representing parties in construction, real estate and business disputes.

Education

BA, Political Science, UC Berkeley, 1979; JD, Law, University of San Francisco, 1985

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar

Affiliations

BASF; AGC of California Legal Advisory Committee; Mediation Society, Member

Honors/Awards

Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles/Publications

ADR Practice Guide

ADR Services

Mediation and Arbitration

Specialty Areas

Real Estate, Fee Disputes, Entertainment, Contract, Business, Intellectual Property, Partnership Disputes

Alpha Buie

BPONSE

1321 Evans Avenue
Ste. C
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: (415) 824-8011 Alternate: (415) 756-9371 Fax: (415) 824-8011 Email: alphab@bpmse.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Fee Disputes; Business; Contract

Education

BA, Education, University of Central MS, 1967

Licenses/Certification

BASF Mediation - California Registered Tax Preparer

Affiliations

American Bar Association

Honors/Awards

Congressional Certificate of Recognition; KQED - Local; ABA Council on Racial & Ethnic and Ethnic Justice

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Employment Law, Business Law, Fee Disputes.

Anne M. Lawlor Goyette

Principal

Griffiths * Goyette

330 Primrose Road, Suite 614
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 375-5960 Fax: (650) 375-5965 Email: Anne@SpecialMasterMediator.com Website: www.SpecialMasterMediator.com

ADR Services

Special Master; Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Real Estate; Insurance; Business; Contracts; Professional Malpractice.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluator.

Specialty Areas

Labor and Employment, Disability, Discrimination, Civil Litigation.

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).

Brian J. Purtill

Attorney/Mediator

Arbitration & Mediation Center

50 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 420
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 525-9409 Alternate: (707) 217-1161 Fax: (707) 542-0215 Email: brian@brianpurtill.com Website: www.brianpurtill.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation, Arbitrations

Specialty Areas

Contract; Construction; Trusts and Estates; Personal Injury; Property Damage; Business; Partnership Dispute; Neighbor/Boundary Disputes.

ADR Experience/Training

Over twenty years' experience as a mediator and arbitrator; over 150 hours training in fundamental, business, elder law, family law, and collaborative mediation practices; conducted mediations and arbitrations since 1996; conducted Mandatory Settlement Conferences for the Sonoma County Family Law Division from 2016-2018.

Education

JD, Law, University of San Francisco, 1984.

Affiliations

Mediator and Arbitrator with Arbitration & Mediation Center, Santa Rosa since 1996 to the present; Past Board Member of Integrative Mediation of the Bay Area (IMBA); Current Chairperson, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association; Current member of Sonoma County Bar Association Board of Directors; Dean, Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, California (August 2018-Present).

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury, Product Liability, Real Estate, Commercial and Business Disputes, Consumer Disputes, Contract, Proposition 65, Neighborhood Disputes

ADR Experience/Training

Trained and certified by Steven Rosenberg - Mediation Training; Arbitration and Mediation experience in Multiple Bay Area Counties.

Bruno Augustus Peguese

Mediator/Arbitrator

Self-Employed

576 2nd Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 423-7194 Alternate: (415) 668-3481 Email: Peguese1968@gmail.com Website: www.APmediationsf.com

ADR Services

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Additional Services

Legal Investigations; Real Estate Professional

Specialty Areas

  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Family
  • Fee Disputes
  • Government Contracts
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate

ADR Experience/Training

Numerous years in mediation, arbitration and negotiated settlement

Education

BA political science
JD Law
University of San Francisco

Licenses/Certification

Calif. Private Investigator; Mediation/Arbitrator Certifications

Affiliations

Dept. of Police Accountability; Alameda County Healthy Homes; BASF

Honors/Awards

Transit-Orient Development - Convention Award

Cedric C. Chao

Founder and Principal

Chao ADR, PC

One Market Street
Spear Tower, 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 293-8088 Alternate: (628) 233-7610 Email: cedric.chao@chao-adr.com Website: www.chao-adr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master

Additional Services

International Disputes Consulting; Mock Arbitrations

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Contracts; Energy; Intellectual Property; International; Real Estate; Technology.

ADR Experience/Training

Head of International Litigation and Arbitration Practice of 1000 Lawyer Firm; US Head of the International Arbitration Practice of 4200 Lawyer Firm; sat as ICC and SIAC Arbitrator; Completed AAA, ICDR, and CIArb training; Lectured on Arbitrators' Jurisdiction, Arbitrator Ethics, Discovery, Remedies, Expedited Proceedings, adjusting Advocacy to meet contrasting rules and expectations in US Jury, Domestic and International Arbitration settings, etc.

Education

BA, Economics, Stanford University; J.D., Harvard Law School

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar; admitted to practice in all US District Courts in California; Ninth, Fifth and Tenth US Circuit Courts of Appeal; US Supreme Court.

Affiliations

Elected Member, American Law Institute; One of 31 Advisors to the ALI Project to Draft the Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration; US Member, ICC Arbitration Commission; Member, AAA/ICDR Council; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Former Chair, Litigation Section of the State Bar of California.

Honors/Awards

Named by The Daily Journal as one of California's "Top 100 Lawyers" (September 2018); Named by Best Lawyers in America as the "2018 San Francisco Arbitration Lawyer of the Year," and the "2020 San Francisco Mediation Lawyer of the Year;" Recipient of the Daily Journal's prestigious "2019 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year" award for thought leadership and longstanding efforts to bring International Arbitration to California; Listed in Global Arbitration Review's "International Who's Who in Commerical Arbitration" and in Euromoney's Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide.

Articles/Publications

Co-author (with Hon. Daniel Weinstein) of the chapter on mediation in Thomson Reuters' Treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th Ed. 2016); Author, "Six Trends that Will Shape Future International Commercial Disputes," Law 360 (2017); Author, "Should Technology Companies Arbitrate?" Corporate Counsel (2017).

Christine Tour-Sarkissian

Partner

Tour-Sarkissian Law Offices, LLP

211 Gough Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 626-7744 Fax: (415) 626-8189 Email: Christine@TSLO.com Website: www.TSLO.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate law (transactions and litigation); Mortgage Law; Landlord Tenant
(Commercial and Residential); Construction Defects; Neighbor's Disputes; Homeowners Association; Broker Malpractice; Purchase and Sale; Common Ownerships Formation and Litigation; Divorce; Child Custody; Child Visitation; Business Valuation, Property Division

ADR Experience/Training

Christine has mediated and counseled high conflict real estate matters and has extensive experience in crafting creative, cost-effective, and collaborative strategies aimed at streamlining the process of resolving disputes; has acted as mediator in several family law cases involving clients with high assets cases located in the United States and abroad.

Education

LLM Tax- Masters in Law of Taxation, Golden Gate University, 2004; Juris Doctorate Degree, Golden Gate University, 1984; BA Psychology, University of San Francisco, 1980, with honors. Languages: French, Arabic, Armenian, Spanish.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar 1985; Washington DC Bar 2005; Certified Family Law Specialist by California State Bar since 2003; Broker License 1997; Mediator? Certified by the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Affiliations

Member of the California State Bar since 1985; Member of the Washington D.C. since 2005; Real Estate Broker Since 1997; California Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors; Member and Candidate to the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute; Member of the Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo and Contra Costa Bar Associations; Real Property and Family Law Sections of the California State Bar and ABA.

Honors/Awards

Christine has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by her peers.

Articles/Publications

Coauthor with Bernhardt's California Real Estate Cases 2000- Continuing Education of the Bar; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Mediation - April 2005; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Shared Use and Ownership Community/separate property- January 2006; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Section 1031 Exchanges and Tenancy in Common Interests-July 2006; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Elder Abuse-Three Lessons for Lawyers (Elder Abuse), November 2008; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Partition-May 2010; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Marriage of Fossum-March 2011I; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Marriage of Valli, July 2011, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Marriage of Valli, May- 2014 (Supreme Court); Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; When Is An Elder?s Property "Taken" - Bounds v Superior Court-November 2014; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Forty Grand Prospects for Cotenancy Provisions in Shopping Center Leases- May 2015 Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; His, Hers, or Theirs-November 2015; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; When Does Separate Property Become Community Property (Or Vice Versa)-July 2016.

Claudia M. Viera

Mediation Law Offices of Claudia M. Viera

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

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation; Wage and Hour Class Actions; Training; Neutral Fact-Finding/ Workplace Investigation.

Specialty Areas

Business, Civil Rights, Commercial, Contract, Disability Rights, Discrimination, Education, Employment, Estates and Trusts, Family, Harassment, HOA Disputes, Landlord/Tenant, Partnership Dissolutions, Intra- Organizational, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour.

David A. Fink

Attorney and Family Mediator

Fink Family Law

1425 Leimert Blvd.
Suite 402
Oakland, CA 94604
Phone: (510) 422-3276 Email: david@finkfamilyadr.com Website: www.finkfamilyadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Collaborative Law.

Specialty Areas

Marital and non-marital dissolution; Division of assets; Spousal and child support; Custody and visitation; Elder and Adult Child disputes; Partnership and business disputes.

Denise Eaton-May Esq.

Partner/Owner

Law Offices of Denise Eaton May

1290 B Street, Suite 316
Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: (510) 888-1345 Fax: (510) 315-3015 Email: d.may@eaton-maylaw.com Website: www.demlegaleagle.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Employment.

Diana Kruze

Mediator, Arbitrator, Private Judge, and Discovery Referee/Special Master

ADR by Diana

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

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

Entertainment; Family; Fee Disputes; Financial; Government; Healthcare; HOA, TIC, Condo Disputes; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Intra-Organizational; LGBT Issues; Labor; Landlord/Tenant; Land Use; Legal Malpractice; Medical Malpractice; Partnership Dissolution; Personal Injury; Probate/Trust; Products Liability; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Securities; Uninsured Motorist; Women's Issues.

Edward J. Corey Jr.

Shareholder

Weintraub Tobin

400 Capitol Mall
11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 558-6017 Alternate: (916) 558-6000 Fax: (916) 446-1611 Email: ecorey@weintraub.com Website: www.weintraub.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Probate/Trust; Elder Abuse.
Ed Corey also works from Weintraub’s San Francisco office: 475 Sansome Street, Suite 510, San Francisco, CA 94111

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Discovery Master; Project Neutral; Settlement Conference; Dispute Review.

Specialty Areas

Due Diligence of Life Insurance, Financial Planning, Fraud Investigations, Litigation Support Services, and Pension Plan Investment Products.

Frank A. Wisehart

Partner

Baker Tilly

505 Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 593-1323 Alternate: (415) 956-8323 Fax: (415) 956-1405 Email: frank.wisehart@bakertilly.com Website: www.bakertilly.com

ADR Services

Arbritation; Mediation

Additional Services

Financial expert witness; Independent expert; Single joint expert

Specialty Areas

Forensic Accounting; Business Valuation; Financial Investigation; Economic Damages

ADR Experience/Training

Frank Wisehart is a court approved expert witness with 25 years of experience in: forensic accounting, business valuation, IP valuation, family law, transaction due diligence, damages, bankruptcy/reorganization. He is a trusted advisor on the financial implications of strategic transactions and business disputes.

Education

MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University

Licenses/Certification

CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA, MAFF

Affiliations

Baker Tilly International

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Construction; Contracts; Employment/Workplace; Environmental; Financial; Government; Healthcare; HOA, TIC, Condo Disputes; Intellectual Property; Intra-organizational; Landlord/Tenant; Legal Malpractice; Partnership Dissolution; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Securities.

Frederick C. Hertz JD

Lawyer/Mediator

Law & Mediation Office of Frederick Hertz

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

ADR Services

Mediation, Arbitration, Special Master

Additional Services

Real Property Referee Services; Case Evaluation; Collaborative Consulting Services.

Specialty Areas

Real Property, Non-Marital And Marital Dissolutions, Co-Ownership Conflicts, Business Partnership Disputes, Family Disputes, Land Use & Environmental Conflicts, Neighborhood Conflicts.

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.

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 Website: www.turitzadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Additional Services

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 and Top 50 Women Lawyers, San Francisco.

Articles/Publications

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

Guy O. Kornblum J.D.

Partner

Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation

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

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Auto and Homeowner’s Coverages; Commercial Liability and Property Damage; Commercial Litigation; E&O Coverages; Group and Individual Life, Health and Disability; Insurance Coverage of all types (commercial, individual and personal); Insurance Bad Faith; Medical and Legal Malpractice; Personal Injury; Specialized Coverages; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist; Wrongful Death.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Neutral Evaluations.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death, Public Entity Liability, Premises Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents and UM/UIM Arbitrations, Construction Defect, Admiralty and Longshore Harbor Workers Act, Aviation, FELA and Railroad Crossing Litigation, Professional Malpractice/ Medical/ Dental, Manufacturer’s Liability, Will Contest, Employment/Workplace/Wage-Hours Disputes; Insurance Bad Faith Claims; Family Law, Disability Rights.

Jeffrey Allen

Attorney / Mediator / Arbitrator

Graves & Allen

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 839-8777 Alternate: (510) 610-8777 Fax: (510) 839-5192 Email: jallenlaw@gravesallen.com Website: www.gravesallen.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate; Construction; Business Disputes; Personal Injury; Partnership Disputes; Trust Disputes.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Discovery Referee; Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Construction Defect; Personal Injury; Employment; Insurance; Contracts; Landlord/Tenant; Real Estate; Fee Disputes.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Contract, Employment, Education, Disability Rights, Civil Rights, Title IX, Construction Contract, Construction Defect, Real Estate, HOA and Landlord-Tenant Disputes.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Family Law, including all aspects of Domestic Partnership, Non Marital and Marital Terminations (Asset Division, Child and Spousal Support, Child Custody), Pre and Post Cohabitation and Marital/Domestic Partnership Agreements, Pre-Estate Planning Agreements, Probate Dispute Resolution, Housing Issues.

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

42 years as an attorney; Extensive experience as professional mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator, since 1983, 531.65+ hours in-depth training (228 courses); Broad experience as an advocate, arbitrator in over 2,850+ hearings, mediator in over 4,650+ 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); CCCBA Pro Bono Honor Roll Recipient, 8/31/2020 & 8/31/2021.

Articles/Publications

Six Lead Law Review Articles Published.

Mark C. Peters

Managing Partner

Duckworth & Peters, LLP

369 Pine Street
Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 433-0328 2 Email: mark@duckworthpeters.com Website: www.DUCKWORTHPETERS.COM

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Employment; Discrimination; Harassment; Retaliation; Partnership Disputes; Personal Injury; Business; Contracts.

ADR Experience/Training

Northern District of California Certified Mediation Training

Education

Certified Federal Mediator, Northern District of California

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business, Landlord/Tenant, Construction, Intellectual Property.

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.

Melissa Blair Aliotti

Owner

Aliotti Dispute Resolution PC c/o Judicate West

980 9th St., Ste 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (714) 852-5156 Alternate: (916) 215-7645 Email: melissa@aliottiadr.com Website: www.judicatewest.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Personal Injury; Landlord/Tenant; Insurance; Real Estate; Uninsured Motorist.

Michael C. Tobriner

Law and Mediation Offices of Michael C. Tobriner

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

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Family Law, including Dissolution of Marriage, Marital Separation, Child Custody, Child and Spousal Support, Property Division, Premarital and Post- Marital Agreements, and Cohabitation Agreements and Dissolutions.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Insurance; Business and Contract Disputes; Cannabis Busines Disputes

ADR Experience/Training

Michael Marx has extensive experience in all aspects of construction disputes, having represented the interests of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and material suppliers. He also resolved legal disputes between businesses and individuals regarding contract matters, professional liability, insurance issues and other types of commercial disputes. He is a Settlement Conference Officer for San Francisco Superior Court.

Education

B.S. Economics, University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School, 1974; JD, Santa Clara University, 1977. Cum Laude.

Licenses/Certification

40 hour mediation training: Institute of Conflict Management, 2003. Advanced mediation training, Steven Rosenberg, 2012.

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 Website: www.hansonbridgett.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Additional Services

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.

Nicole Gesher JD

Attorney and Mediator

Gesher Mediation

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

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Contracts; Family Law; Fee Disputes; Finance; Intellectual Property; Landlord / Tenant; Partnership Disputes.

Patricia Prince

Mediator/Attorney

Prince Law & Mediation

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

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business Disputes, Commercial, Contract, Employment, Wrongful Termination, Harassment/ Discrimination, Wage and Hour, Partnership Disputes, Probate/Will Contests, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant, Civil Rights, Disability, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Intra-Organizational, Women’s Issues.

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.

Paula M. Lawhon

Founding Mediator & Attorney at Law

Lawhon Law & Mediation, P.C.

555 Montgomery Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 398-3400 Fax: (415) 398-3446 Email: paula@lawhonlaw.com Website: www.lawhonlaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Full-Time Family Law Mediator. Private Settlement Conferences.

Specialty Areas

Family Law; Dissolution of Marriage and Domestic Partnership; Custody and Visitation; Spousal and Child Support; Premarital and Postmarital Agreements.

ADR Experience/Training

Over 150 hours of mediations skills training including as a trainer and presenter in all family law matters including divorce mediation, custody mediation, and premarital agreements; Practicing law for 20 years; Mediating since 2005.

Education

J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California, 1999; B.A. Cum Laude, Criminology, Law, and Society, University of California, Irvine, 1996.

Licenses/Certification

Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Affiliations

Bench Bar Settlement Conference Panelist (Marin Superior Court); Marin County Bar Association; Bar Association of San Francisco (Mediation, and Family Law Sections).

Honors/Awards

Hastings College of the Law, Public Interest Scholar; University of California Phi, Beta, Kappa; Super Lawyers; Top Women Attorneys in Northern California.

Articles/Publications

Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in California 2013 ed. (2013).

Raul A. Ramirez

Federal District Court Judge (Ret.)

Ramirez Arbitration and Mediation Services

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 558-6185 Fax: (916) 553-4051 Email: judgeramirez@ramsadr.com Website: www.ramsadr.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Civil Rights; Employment Disputes; Discrimination/Sexual Harassment; Personal Injury.

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.

Richard S. Kinyon

Partner

Shartisis Friese LLP

One Maritime Plaza
18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3598
Phone: (415) 773-7211 Alternate: (415) 425-9404 Fax: (415) 421-2922 Email: rkinyon@sflaw.com Website: www.sflaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Disputes between/among Executors, Trustees and/or Beneficiaries; Tax issues relating to Trusts, Estates & Beneficiaries.

ADR Experience/Training

Received Mediation Certificate from Bar Association of San Francisco in June 2018

Education

J.D., Cum Laude, University of Minnesota, 1965; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1961

Licenses/Certification

CA State Bar (since 1966); Certified as Specialist in Taxation Law by California Board of Legal Specialization (since 1973); Certified as a Mediator by BASF (since 2018).

Articles/Publications

Author of CA CEB Treatise Chapters on Estate Planning Matters. Received Spirit of CEB Award in 2015.

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate, including Purchase and Sale, Financing, Leasing, Construction, and Construction Defects; Homeowner Association Law; Insurance Coverage.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate; Business; Commercial; Contract; Construction; Partition; Nonperformance; Specific Performance; Nonpayment; Broker Claims; Residential Real Estate Transactions; Commercial Real Estate Transactions; Fraud; Negligent Misrepresentation; Joint Ventures; Dissolution of Business Entities; Partnership Liquidations; Buyouts; Mechanic’s Liens; Change Orders; Construction Extras; Construction Defects; Contract Modifications; Loan Disputes; Easements; Title Defects; Deeds; Conveyances; Liens; Encumbrances; Quiet Title; Security Interests; Collection; Foreclosure; Leases; Partnership Disputes; Asset Purchase Agreements; Franchises; Tenants in Common; Landlord/Tenant.

Education

Graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University where he also received his Juris Doctor degree in 1987. He received top-tier mediation training at the Chicago campus of Northwestern University, as well as from the California Association of Realtors and California Lawyers for the Arts.

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.

Robert T. Fries

Attorney - Mediator

Carter, Carter, Fries & Grunschlag

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

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Business, Civil Rights, Contract, Disability Rights, Discrimination, Employment/Workplace, Labor, Personal Injury.

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

Seeds Community Resolution Center

AddieRose Mayer
Executive Director

2530 San Pablo Avenue
Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 548-2377 Email: info@seedscrc.org Website: www.seedscrc.org

Additional Services

Facilitation; Restorative Justice; Training; Coaching

Specialty Areas

Neighbors; Landlord/Tenant; Community; Family; Workplace

Shelley M. Kennedy

Partner, Attorney & Mediator

Lawhon Law & Mediation, P.C.

555 Montgomery Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 398-3400 Fax: (415) 398-3446 Email: shelley@lawhonlaw.com Website: www.lawhonlaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Full-Time Family Law Mediator; Private Settlement Conferences; Mandatory Settlement Conference Master (SF Superior Court).

Specialty Areas

Family Law; Dissolution of Marriage & Domestic Partnership; Custody and Visitation; Spousal and Child Support; Premarital and Postmarital Agreements.

Stephen B. Ruben

President / CEO / Managing Director

The Ruben Law Firm, APC

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

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.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Discrimination, Disability Rights, Employment, Gay & Lesbian Issues (Employment Related); Personal Injury.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor Disputes, Wage and Hour Matters, Board Of Director Disputes, Personal Injury, Real Estate.

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.

William A. Finkelstein

Mediator

122 Ocean Park Blvd.
Suite 509
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 975-3663 Email: waf@finkelsteinmediation.com Website: www.finkelsteinmediation.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Intellectual Property; Trademark; Copyright; Franchising; Licensing; Patent; Entertainment

ADR Experience/Training

An experienced mediator with an extensive in-house corporate and law firm background. He was instrumental in establishing the International Trademark Association Mediation Program and has been on its Panel of Neutrals since its inception over 25 years ago. No charge for travel time/expenses. Available for on-line mediations.

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1967; J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1970; L.L.M., New York University School of Law, 1978

Licenses/Certification

California, New York and Massachusetts bars.

Affiliations

International Trademark Association; ABA Forum on Franchising; ABA Dispute Resolution and IP sections; Southern California Mediation Association; Copyright Society of Los Angeles.

Honors/Awards

He has received the prestigious President's Award from INTA signifying exceptional service to the trademark community and impactful contributions to trademark law.

Articles/Publications

He is the author/editor of "ADR in Trademark and Unfair Competition Disputes, a Practitioner's Guide" as well as many articles and book chapters, and has been a frequent speaker at bar and industry groups on mediation and ADR.

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