ADR Directory - MEDIATORS

Family

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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.

Specialty Areas

Early Neutral Evaluation; Private Judging;

Specialty Areas

Judicate West is one of California?s leading providers of private dispute resolution services with a distinguished roster of proven neutrals, including retired state and federal court judges and attorney mediators and arbitrators from a variety of practice areas. Founded in 1993, the firm prides itself on delivering quality service through integrity, flexibility and a commitment to being the gold standard in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Judicate West has offices in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco.

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

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.

Specialty Areas

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

Mediator

Mediation Law Offices of Claudia M. Viera

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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

Specialty Areas

Hundreds of successful mediations over the last decade, including: Business/Contract; Employment Discrimination and Harassment; Disability/ADA; Internal Workplace Claims; Partnership Disputes; Wrongful Termination/Retaliation; Wage and Hour; Landlord/Tenant; Probate/Will Contests.

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.

Specialty Areas

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.

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

Specialty Areas

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.

Gretchen M. Wallacker

Partner

Berra Stross Wallacker & Mass

411 Borel Avenue
Suite 550
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 212-7861 Fax: (659) 349-9907 Email: gwallacker@bswmlaw.com Website: www.bswmlaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Collaborative Practice.

Specialty Areas

Family Law.

Joanna Barron

Vice President

ADR Services, Inc.

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

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master

Keith C. Stoneking

CPA/CFF/Mediator

Stoneking, CPA & Mediation Services

P.O. BOX 1151
Sausalito, CA 94966
Phone: (415) 332-3064 Fax: (415) 289-0893 Email: kcscpa@comcast.net

ADR Services

Mediation.

ADR Experience/Training

Mr. Stoneking is a sole proprietor who provides litigation support services as well as services in mediation and neutral evaluation in family and civil mediation cases. He developed the pro bono Family Law Mediation program for Nevada County Superior Court State of California and provided Mediation Services for eight years.

Education

MBA, Business, Golden Gate University, 1978; BS, Accounting, Cal. State at Long Beach, 1969; AA, Business, El Camino Jr., 1967.

Licenses/Certification

CPA, California, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF); Certificate of Completion in Mediation, Basic and Advanced; Certificate of Completion from the AICPA in Personal Financial Planning.

Affiliations

AICPA; California Society of CPAs; Collaborative Council of The Redwood Empire (Past member); U.S. Bankruptcy ADR Panel; Rotary Club of Sausalito (past President); Board of Directors 1996 -1998, San Francisco Chapter.

Articles/Publications

Family Law and the Accounting Profession (4/25/98), presented to Lake County; Case Study as Mediator, and Neutral Evaluator in Family Law Disputes (10/21/97), presented to CSCPAs ADR Committee; Role of Accounting Manager, and other Management Staff in Litigation Disputes (5/07/99), presented to CSCPA San Francisco Chapter; Mediation, What is it, and What are the Pitfalls (2/10/04), presented to CSCPAs San Francisco Chapter Litigation Committee.

Laura Goldin

Mediation Law Office of Laura Goldin

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Family Law & Domestic Partnerships; Probate, Pre-Estate Planning Mediation.

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.

Specialty Areas

Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Cross-Cultural Disputes; Business; Real Estate; Professional Malpractice; Contracts; Commercial; Employment; Personal Injury; Probate / Trust; Discrimination / Sexual Harassment.

ADR Experience/Training

Specialize in high emotional, cross-cultural disputes. Have mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases in above specialty areas. Flexible approach. Respectful style. Willing to be evaluative, if appropriate. Training includes Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, Symposium at Harvard Negotiation Project, Steve Rosenberg Advanced Training. Have been panelist on numerous ADR programs.

Education

LLB (Hons), Law, London University,1969.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar, 1976; Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, 1972.

Affiliations

Bar Associations of San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa; ADRNC; National and California Academies of Distinguished Neutrals; The Mediation Society.

Honors/Awards

State Bar of California; ADR Standing Committee; Executive Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, 2010-2015.

Articles/Publications

Recognizing and Validating Diversity in Mediation, San Francisco Daily Journal, June 2012; "The High Cost of Failing to Prepare for Mediation", SFDJ, February 2012; "The Tail Wagging the Dog: Strategies for Settling Attorneys Fees - Driven Cases", SFDJ, February 2011; "Partition Actions Come in Many Shapes and Sizes", SFDJ, April 21, 2010; "Consider Mediating Fee Disputes Gracefully", SFDJ, November 11, 2013; "An Alternative Approach to Pre-Mediation Discovery" SFDJ, October 7, 2013.

Michael C. Tobriner

Law and Mediation Offices of Michael C. Tobriner

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Family Law; Child Support; Spousal Support; Community and Separate Property.

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.

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.

Specialty Areas

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).

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.

Specialty Areas

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

625 Market Street, Penthouse
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 399-6830 Fax: (415) 391-0140 Email: sruben@rubenlawfirm.com Website: www.rubenlawfirm.com

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.

Thomas C. Crosby

Crosby Law Group

801 Longridge Rd
Oakland, CA 94610-2446
Phone: (510) 925-4228 Fax: (510) 356-0160 Email: tcrosby@crosbyadr.com Website: www.crosbyadr.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Toxic Torts, Professional Malpractice, Construction Disputes, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Public Entities, FELA, Family Law, Trusts & Estates, and Commercial Disputes.

Education

Undergraduate School:Santa Clara Univ; Santa Clara CA

UC Hastings Law School, San Francisco CA;

Urs M. Laeuchli

Arbitration Chambers

One Market Street
Spear Tower, 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 293-8099 Email: Laeuchli1@Gmail.com Website: www.Laeuchli-Arbitrator.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

ADR System Design; Collaborative Law; Conciliation; Consulting; MedArb; Negotiation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Education; Environmental; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues; International; Malpractice (Legal, Medical, etc.); Probate/Trust; Real Estate.

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