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Alan Wilhelmy

Arbitrator/Mediator

San Francisco, California
Phone: (925) 699-9043 Email: Alanwilhelmy@att.net

ADR Services

Mediator; Arbitrator

Specialty Areas

Construction, Real Estate, Commercial Disputes

ADR Experience/Training

Twenty-five years of experience as American Arbitration Association 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. 36 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

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Employment Law, Business Law, Fee Disputes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

George Wolff Esq.

Attorney

Wolff Law Office

50 California Street
Suite 1510
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 788-1881 Email: george@wolfflaw.com Website: www.wolfflaw.com

ADR Services

• Mediation
• Arbitration
• Special Master

Additional Services

Case Evaluation; Discovery Referee

ADR Experience/Training

Based on his education, work experience and legal representation of individuals, professionals and businesses in the Construction, Government Contracts and Real Estate industry for nearly 30 years (See Attorney Profile), attorney George Wolff participated in Mediator and Arbitrator Training through the Bar Association of San Francisco and offers services as an independent and neutral Business, Real Estate and Construction Mediator and Arbitrator and Case Evaluation. Mr. Wolff served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, on the State Public Works Contract Arbitration Panel of the State of California Office of Administrative Hearings, and for the San Francisco, Alameda and Marin County, Superior Courts and the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Institute of International and Comparative Law, Paris, France
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
M.B.A, University of California at Berkeley.
M.S.C.E., Stanford University
B.S.C.E., Purdue University

Licenses/Certification

State of California Superior Courts, Courts of Appeal, and Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and Trial Bar
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

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

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.

Jill Haley Penwarden

Partner

Rimon PC

423 Washington Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (800) 930-7271 ext. 400 Email: jill.penwarden@rimonlaw.com Website: www.rimonlaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Additional Services

• Business
• Commercial
• Contracts
• Insurance
• Personal Injury

ADR Experience/Training

Jill Penwarden is a Certified Mediator and handles mediations including business disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury/premises liability cases.

Education

U.C. Berkeley School of Law (J.D. 1995); U.C. San Diego (B.A. 1992)

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar

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.

Karen Matcke Crosby

Attorney / Mediator

1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite. 210c
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 756-6062 Alternate: (925) 309-9184 Fax: (925) 237-8672 Email: kmcrosby@outlook.com Website: www.relawca.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Additional Services

Experience with both government and private legal maters and representation. Facilitation also available.

Specialty Areas

• Business
• Construction
• Contracts
• Credit/Financial
• Elder
• Environmental
• Fee Disputes
• Government Contracts
• Land Use
• Medical Malpractice
• Partnership Disputes
• Personal Injury
• Probate/Trust
• Professional Malpractice
• Real Estate
• Uninsured Motorists
• Women's Issues

ADR Experience/Training

12 years of mediation practice; Member of the Congress of Neutrals; Mediations conducted for the Contra Costa Superior Court and arbitrations for the Contra Costa Bar Association; Practicing litigation attorney for 32+ years various issues.

Education

Santa Clara University, J.D., 1982

Licenses/Certification

California Bar Association member (1989); Mediation Training completed (2009); Professional Mediation Associates; Training Humboldt Mediation Services; 80 hours of mediation training, court and community mediation (80 hours); Additional CLE mediation classes

Affiliations

California State Bar; Contra Costa County Bar; Contra Costa County Bar Alternative Dispute Section; Congress of Neutrals.
Former Board of Director - Humboldt Mediation Services

Kenneth S Korea

Law & ADR

101 S. Santa Cruz Ave #888
US and International Arbitrator and Mediator
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone: (408) 712-2045 Email: ken@colev.law Website: www.colev.law

ADR Services

• Mediation
• Arbitration
• Special Master

Additional Services

Ken Korea is an internationally recognized arbitrator and mediator with expertise in high tech, telecom, patent, multi-jurisdictional dispute, FRAND/SEP, trade secret, transborder M&A matters.

Specialty Areas

• Business
• Commercial
• Contracts
• Fee Disputes
• Intellectual Property
• International
• Intra– Organizational
• Partnership Disputes
• Patent/Trademark
• Personal Injury
• Professional Malpractice
• Real Estate

ADR Experience/Training

Practiced law over 29 years as a judicial law clerk, federal prosecutor, patent litigator, technology transactions attorney, and inhouse counsel and serves as a temporary judge and settlement conference officer for San Francisco Superior Court.

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1993
Cornell University, BS (Electrical Engineering), 1988

Licenses/Certification

Admitted as a US lawyer in California and Florida (inactive)
Patent Attorney registered with US Patent & Trademark Office

Affiliations

American Arbitration Association (AAA)
California Arbitration
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
KCAB INTERNATIONAL
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC/Palo Alto)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Honors/Awards

AM Strategy 300 Top IP Strategists
Top In-House Counsel, Daily Journal, San Francisco, CA.

Articles/Publications

See https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenkorea/recent-activity/shares/ for publications.

Kevin C. Coleman

Mediation Office of Kevin C. Coleman

369-B Third Street
#127
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 488-7609 Email: kevin@kcolemanmediation.com Website: www.kcolemanmediation.com

ADR Services

• Mediation
• Arbitration

Additional Services

Discovery facilitation

Specialty Areas

• Personal Injury
• Employment
• Discrimination/Sexual Harrassment
• Business
• Partnership Disputes
• Commercial
• Construction
• Real Estate
• Securities
• Credit/Financial
• Elder
• Medical Malpractice
• Insurance
• Uninsured Motorists

ADR Experience/Training

Has mediated and settled hundreds of commercial cases Dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration) has been Kevin's profession since 2006. He has well over one hundred hours in various mediation trainings and has coached mediation trainees.

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 1988
University of San Diego, B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration), 1982

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar

Affiliations

Marin County Bar ADR Panel
Marin County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem
San Francisco Superior Court Settlement Conference Officer
Alameda County ADR Panel
Contra Costa Early Settlement Program Mediator

Articles/Publications

Marin County Bar Association Newsletter
Bulletin of Bar Association of San Francisco

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.

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.

Mark LeHocky

Mediator - Arbitrator - Referee

ADR Services, Inc.

100 First Street
27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 772-0900 Alternate: (415) 933-0819 Email: mark@marklehocky.com Website: www.marklehocky.com

Additional Services

• Mediation
• Arbitration
• Special Master

Specialty Areas

Business; Intellectual Property (Trade Secrets; Patents; Trademarks; Copyright); Consumer Class Actions; Employment Class Actions; Commercial; Legal Malpractice

ADR Experience/Training

• Mediator-Arbitrator-Referee, ADR Services, Inc. (Mediating since 1999)
• Adjunct Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Law and Haas Graduate Business School (since 2018)
• Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Ross Stores, Inc. (2007--2012)
• Vice President & General Counsel, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. (2000-2007)
• Partner, Freeland Cooper LeHocky & Hamburg (1988--2000)

Education

J.D., University of California Berkeley School of Law; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar; Admitted to practice in all US District Courts in California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; US Supreme Court

Affiliations

Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Mediation Committee; Co-Chair, BASF ADR/Arbitration Section; Former Member, Board of Directors, Contra Costa County Bar Association

Honors/Awards

Named "2022 Mediator of the Year" for the San Francisco area by Best Lawyers; Named among the "Best Lawyers in America for Mediation" for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Best Lawyers; Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Articles/Publications

"Road to Somewhere: Steps to Improve Settlement Efforts and Avoid Unpleasant Surprises", US News--Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms of 2022" (Nov 4, 2021); "Reassessing Litigation in a Pandemic: 4 Questions Worth Asking", Daily Journal (July 31, 2020).

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