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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 Website: www.judicatewest.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

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.

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 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 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

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

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.

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.

Brian J. Purtill

Attorney/Mediator

Arbitration & Mediation Center

111 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 202
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; has 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); Former 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).

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 Website: www.kingsleymediations.com

ADR Services

Mediation; Arbitration.

Additional Services

Facilitation; Partnering Contract.

Specialty Areas

Business; Contracts; Commercial; Real Estate; HOA. Landlord Tenant; Corporate; Partnership; Trust/Estate; Intellectual Property; Securities; Construction.

ADR Experience/Training

Full-time neutral. 30 years legal and mediation experience. Mediator in hundreds of disputes in litigation. Hundreds of hours of ADR basic and advanced training, including courses by Steve Rosenberg, Gary Friedman, US Northern District Court, BASF, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Caltrans. Mediator mentor and supervisor for Congress of Neutrals.

Education

J.D. and M.B.A, Taxation, Golden Gate University, 1981; M.A., Health education, 1977; B.S., Health sciences, Towson State University, 1973.

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Certifications for basic, proficiency updated and advanced skills in dispute resolution in construction industry; NASD Qualified Representative (Series 7 License) 1982.

Affiliations

American Arbitration Association Mediator and Arbitrator; The Mediation Society, Director and Officer; Association for Conflict Resolution, Commercial Section; American Bar Association, ADR Section; Bar Association of San Francisco; Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; FINRA; Queen's Bench and California Women Lawyers.

Honors/Awards

San Francisco Police Commissioner, Mayor Newsom appointee; San Francisco Ethics Commissioner, City Attorney Louise Renne appointee, twice elected chair; San Francisco Women Lawyers Alliance, President and Director; The Congress of Neutrals Mediator of the Year award.

Articles/Publications

You May Want to Mediate Your Dispute: Why Businesses Like Mediation, Westside Observer, a monthly newsletter of the West of Twin Peaks and West Portal community. Monthly column on construction, general business and tax topics for "Law Talk" in Turning Point, a monthly newsletter for Women Construction Owners and Executives, USA. A series of articles on tax topics for Commercial Property Guide, a publication for real estate professionals. Authored Chapter 4: "Tax Classification of Limited Liability Partnership," Limited Liability Partnerships, Formation, Operation and Conversion, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (1997). "Build Strong Work Relationships and Protect Your Bottom Line," Daily Pacific Builder, a construction industry publication (March 1996). Editor, "Tax Exchange" (Golden Gate University tax alumni newsletter) (1990). Ninth Circuit Survey, Golden Gate University Law Review---Starker II: Non-recognition of Like-Kind Exchanges is Stretched to New Limits, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 493 (1980); The Davis Decision: Expansion of Non-recognition of Involuntary Conversions, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 507 (1980).

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.

Elizabeth H. Shwiff

Partner

Shwiff, Levy & Polo, LLP

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

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

Specialty Areas

International Banking; International Fraud; Offshore Trusts; International Investments; Project Neutral; Settlement Conference; Dispute Review.

Frederick Carr

Full-time Mediator (Licensed Attorney)

Carr & Venner ADR Mediation Services

4460 Redwood Hwy., Suite 16-341
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 388-0905 Fax: (415) 388-1036 Email: fredcarr@carrvenneradr.com Website: www.carrvenneradr.com

ADR Services

Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Construction; Construction Defect; Maritime; Environmental; Products Liability; Commercial / Contracts / Transactions; Real Estate; Employment.

ADR Experience/Training

Mediating the Litigated Case Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law; Over 100 hours of one-on-one training with Charlotte Venner, SFTLA "Mediator of the Year"; "Drafting Effective Settlement Agreements" Ron Kelly; The Mediation Society 2013 Public Education Conference.

Education

Juris Doctorate, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1991; Bachelor of Arts, Science, Boston University, 1979; Engineering, Northeastern University, 1977.

Licenses/Certification

One-Man Submarines, Non-destructive Testing, Deep Sea Diving College of Oceaneering, Los Angeles CA
400 Ton Master's License, All Oceans, Republic of Panama.

Affiliations

California State Bar Association; California Dispute Resolution Council; Bar Association of San Francisco, ADR and Mediation Sections; Santa Clara County Bar Association, ADR Section; Marin County Bar Association ADR Section; Contra Costa County Bar Association, ADR Section; Solano County Bar Association, ADR Section; Sonoma County Bar Association, ADR Section.

Honors/Awards

Managing Editor University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 1991; Student Bar Association Award for Most Significant Contribution to the Character of the Law School Through Outstanding Service 1991; John Meehan Fellow (Recognition of a distinguished alumnus who has contributed to the growth and development of future lawyers by serving as a mentor to the profession). University Honors Research Grant, University of California at Santa Barbara. Allowed to complete degree in absentia, at U.C.S.B., Boston University.

Articles/Publications

Cultural Awareness in Mediation THE TRIAL LAWYER Magazine, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. "How Confidential Is Mediation Anyway?" PLAINTIFF MAGAZINE. Numerous other articles addressing Risk Management.

Frederick C. Hertz

Lawyer/Mediator

Law & Mediation Office of Frederick Hertz

5464B College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: (510) 834-4114 Email: fred@frederickhertz.com

ADR Services

Mediation, Arbitration, Special Master

Additional Services

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

Specialty Areas

Family; Real Estate; Environmental; Same-sex partnership disputes; Non-Marital Dissolutions; Land Use; LGBT Issues; Construction.

ADR Experience/Training

My mediation practice focuses on the resolution of conflicts between co-owners of property in a personal relationship - marital, non-marital, friendship, and parent/child or siblings - as well as Tenancy-in-Common disputes, and other real property and business disputes. I have more than 25 years litigation experience, and have been trained through Gary Friendman and the Federal Court program. My goal is to integrate the personal issues into a comprehensive approach to practical problem solving.

Education

JD, Berkeley, 1981; MA, Urban Planning/Geography, Berkeley, 1991;

Licenses/Certification

State Bar of CA, 1981; Federal Court Bar, 1983.

Affiliations

The Mediation Society, board member.

Articles/Publications

Counseling Unmarried Couples: A Guide to Effective Representation, American Bar Association 2014. Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions, Nolo Pres 2014.

Gregory D. Walker

Mediator & Arbitrator

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Judge Pro Tem; Referee.

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Construction; Contracts; Credit / Financial; Insurance; Personal Injury; Probate / Trust; Real Estate; Uninsured Motorist.

ADR Experience/Training

Over 100 hours of Basic & Advanced Mediator Training, continuous participation in advanced mediation training & education programs; over 400 completed mediations; Member of Court Approved Panels of Bay Area State & Northern District Federal Courts; Trained Arbitrator, over 300 cases Arbitrated by private selection or Panel Assignment from AAA and the Bay Area State & Northern District Federal Courts.

Education

B.A., Economics, U.C. Berkeley, 1969; J.D., U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 1974.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar, 1974; U.S. Supreme Court, 1980.

Affiliations

BASF, ACBA, CCCBA, The Mediation Society.

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.

Jeffrey R. Windsor

Mediator - Attorney

Windsor PLC

505 Montgomery St., 11th Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 874-3800 Alternate: (650) 632-4500 Fax: (415) 358-4677 Email: jeff@windsor-plc.com Website: www.windsor-plc.com

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.

Julie A. Welsh

Mediator

Julie A. Welsh, Mediation Services

Phone: (925) 683-3572

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Employment, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Contract, Real Estate, Construction, Education, Discrimination.

ADR Experience/Training

Full-time mediator since 2007, after 19 years as AV-rated Litigator. Mediation training at Pepperdine Law School and with Steven Rosenberg (Basic and Advanced). Settled 97% of all cases to date.

Education

BS, Psychology, Santa Clara University, 1984; JD, Law, Santa Clara University, 1987.

Licenses/Certification

Mediation training at Pepperdine Law School (42 units); Mediation training with Steven Rosenberg (36 units); Advanced Mediation training with Steven Rosenberg (15 units).

Affiliations

BASF ADR Panel; CCCBA ADR Panel; Judge Pro Tem for State (OAH); CCC Bar Association; Bar Association of San Francisco; SFTLA.

Honors/Awards

Awarded Preeminent AV-Rating by Martindale-Hubbell; Listed as one of the "Top Bay Area Lawyers" in Bay Area Magazine (Jan / Feb 2006).

Kevin C. Coleman

Mediator

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.

Additional Services

Judge Pro Tem; Settlement Conference Officer, Discovery Facilitator.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury; Business; Real Estate; Construction; Employment; Consumer; Lemon Law; In Pro Per; Medical Malpractice; Landlord/Tenant.

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 Website: www.sher4mediatedsolutions.com

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

CEO

Bouret ADR & Mediation Firm

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

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Neutral Evaluation; Settlement Conferences; Conciliation; Fact finding Investigations; Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists; Ins. Code 2071 Appraisals.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury/Wrongful Death; Business Commercial; Labor & Employment; Consumer-Lemon Law; Elder Care/Elder Abuse; Real Estate & Property; Product Liability; Premises Liability; Construction; Insurance Coverage.

ADR Experience/Training

40 years as Attorney; Extensive experience as professional mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator, since 1983, 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.

Mark D. Petersen

Partner

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Landlord-Tenant; Construction; Employment; Intellectual Property; General Business; Consumer Fraud; Biotechnology.

Mark J. Divelbiss

Mediator and Attorney

Law Offices of Mark J. Divelbiss

5938 Rincon Drive
Oakland, CA 94611-2642
Phone: (510) 339-1755 Email: mark@mjd-law.com Website: www.mjd-law.com

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.

Melissa Blair Aliotti

Owner

Aliotti Dispute Resolution PC

2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 929-7645 Email: melissa@aliottiadr.com Website: www.judicatewest.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Personal Injury; Insurance; Real Estate; Employment; Uninsured Motorist.

Michael L. Marx

Goodman Neuman Hamilton LLP

Phone: (415) 705-0400

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.

Michael S. Burke

Managing Partner

Vogl Meredith Burke LLP

456 Montgomery Street, 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 398-0200 Fax: (415) 398-2820 Email: mburke@vmbllp.com Website: www.vmbllp.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Judge Pro Tem.

Specialty Areas

Employment; Personal Injury; Landlord Tenant; Common Interest Associations; Construction Injury; Premises Liability; Products Liability.

ADR Experience/Training

Superior Court Arbitrator and Mediator, Marin. Settlement Conference Panelist, San Francisco. Private Mediator.

Education

BA, Economics, UCSD, 1987; JD, Law, USD, 1990.

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar 1990.

Affiliations

Member, Counsel on Litigation Management; Member, Bar Association of San Francisco, and Marin County.

Honors/Awards

Northern California Super Lawyers List 2013-2019.

Articles/Publications

Editor, California Commercial Digest.

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

Attorney and Mediator

Gesher Mediation

407 Chester Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (415) 294-0215 Fax: (415) 963-3476 Email: nicole@gesher.net

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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

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