ADR Directory - MEDIATORS

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ADR Services

Mediation and Arbitration

Specialty Areas

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

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

50 California St.
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 293-8088 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 Morrison and Foerster LLP (1996-2013); US Head of the International Arbitration Practice of DLA Piper LLP (2013-2019); sat as ICC, ICDR, AAA, 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

B.A. with Distinction and Departmental Honors (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

Life 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 Treaty Arbitration; Former US Member, ICC Arbitration Commission; Member, AAA/ICDR Council; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London); 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 regarding international arbitration; Listed in Global Arbitration Review's "International Who's Who in Commercial Arbitration,” in Euromoney's Guide to World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, in Euromoney's Guide to World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, and in Northern California Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters).

Articles/Publications

Co-author (with Hon. Daniel Weinstein) of the chapter on mediation in Thomson Reuters' treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (5th Ed. 2021); Author, "Six Trends that Will Shape Future International Commercial Disputes," Law 360 (2017); Author, "Should Technology Companies Arbitrate?" Corporate Counsel (2017). See www.chao-adr.com or LinkedIn page for speaking engagements and additional publications.

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

Family Law Neutral

ADR Services

1 Kaiser Plaza
Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 466-6630 Email: dfink@adrservices.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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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