ADR Directory - MEDIATORS

Fee Disputes

Showing 30 Provider(s) found in Fee Disputes

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 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.

Allan Schwartz

Law Offices of Allan Schwartz

275 Battery Street, Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 956-0712 Fax: (415) 668-6195 Email: allo7@aol.com` www.allanschwartzlaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation and Arbitration

Specialty Areas

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

Alpha Buie

BPMSE

1321 Evans Avenue, Ste. C, San Francisco, CA, 94124
Phone: (415) 824-8011 Alternate: (415) 756-9371 Fax: (415) 824-8016 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

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 www.got-peace.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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.

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 www.kingsleymediations.com

ADR Services

Mediation; Arbitration.

Specialty Areas

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).

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 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.

Elizabeth H. Shwiff

Partner

Shwiff, Levy & Polo, LLP

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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 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.

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 www.turitzadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Specialty Areas

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 andTop 50 Women Lawyers, San Francisco.

Articles/Publications

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

Herman D. Papa

Attorney/Mediator

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Neutral Evaluations.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury; Maritime; Uninsured Motorist; Medical Malpractice; Employment; Entertainment; Insurance Bad Faith; Probate/Trust; Real Estate; Public Entity Liability.

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 www.windsor-plc.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Discovery Referee; Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

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

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 www.adrservices.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master

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).

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.

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 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.

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 www.adr-resolve.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

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 Gainer

Principal

Legal Additions LLC

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Credit/Financial; Debt Collection; Employment; Fee Disputes; Intellectual Property; Land Use; Partnership Disputes; Probate/Trust; Professional Disputes; Real Estate.

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 www.mjd-law.com

ADR Services

Mediation; Arbitration; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

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

601 Montgomery Street, Suite 333, San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 399-3841 Alternate: (510) 305-7048 Fax: (415) 399-3838 Email: mdodd@fddcm.com www.fddcm.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

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.

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.

Paul J. Dubow

Arbitrator / Mediator

88 King Street, #318, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Phone: (415) 495-6308 Fax: (415) 495-6309 Email: pdubow2398@aol.com www.californianeutrals.org/paul-dubow

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business Litigation; Employment; Insurance; Franchise; Commercial; Securities & Finance; Fee Disputes (Attorney-Client); Malpractice (Legal); Contracts.

ADR Experience/Training

I have been an arbitrator since 1974 and a mediator since 1994, full time beginning in 2001. I have mediated over 300 cases with a success rate of in excess of 90% and have been an arbitrator in about 150 cases, mostly as the sole arbitrator.

Education

BA, History, Rutgers University; LLB, Law, Rutgers University.

Licenses/Certification

Member of California, Wisconsin, and New Jersey bars.

Affiliations

Former President, California Dispute Resolution Council and The Mediation Society; Former Co-chair ABA Dispute Resolution Section Arbitration Committee; Board of Directors, College of Commercial Arbitrators and California International Arbitration Council, Former Chair and Vice Chair, State Bar Task Force on Complex Litigation.

Honors/Awards

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Mediation, Mediation Society 2012.

Articles/Publications

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Mediation Confidentiality, Contra Costa Lawyer vol. 21, no. 3 (2008); "Collecting Attorney Fees in Arbitration", California Litigation Magazine vol. 22, no. 3 (2009) "Did I Arbitrate That?" Recent Developments in the Application of Arbitration Agreements", Contra Costa Lawyer (May 2017); Author of the annual updates of California ADR Law published by the State Bar Business Law Section; "The Cassel Decision: More Questions than Answers", California Litigation Magazine, vol. 24, no. 1 (2011); "Can Post-Award Searches Vacate Arbitration Awards?" California Litigation Magazine, vol 27. no. 1 (2014); "Failure to Pay Arbitrator's Fees" California Litigation Magazine, vol. 29, no. 3 (2016); "I Agreed to Arbitrate That?" Contra Costa Lawyer (2017); Co-editor, The Lawyers Guide to Drafting ADR Closures, published by the State Bar of California.

Richard Chernick

Managing Director Jams Arbitration Practice

JAMS

555 W. Fifth Street, 32nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Phone: (213) 253-9790 Fax: (213) 620-0100 Email: rchernick@jamsadr.com www.jamsadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Dispute Resolution Consulting; Dispute System Design.

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Employment; Entertainment - IP; Technology; Construction; Real Estate; Law Practice Disputes; Insurance Coverage; Partnership Disputes; International Commercial Arbitration.

ADR Experience/Training

Vice President and Managing Director of JAMS' Arbitration Practice; Conducted over 1,900 arbitrations and mediations before all major administering institutions (domestically and internationally); Former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA; Founding President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; Served as ABA's Advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act; Frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration and mediation topics

Education

J.D., University of Southern California (USC); A.B., University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Affiliations

Member of Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Board Member of California Dispute Resolution Council & Western Justice Center; Past President of LACBA and Legal Aid Foundation; Member of the following panels: (1) Hong Kong International Arbitration Center; (2) Beijing Arbitration Commission; (3) JAMS/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration; (4) Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; (5) Korean International Arbitration Board; (6) Asian International Arbitration Centre; (7) Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA)

Honors/Awards

Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration, Best Lawyers (2016, 2020); "Best Lawyers in America," Best Lawyers (2005-2016, 2020); "Champion of Justice" Award, Western Justice Center (2019); "ADR Champion," National Law Journal (2016-2018); Los Angeles ADR Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (2011, 2015); Los Angeles Mediation Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (2013); Leader Among World's Commercial Arbitration Specialists, Global Arbitration Review (2013); Top California Neutral, Daily Journal (2003, 2006-2010, 2012)

Articles/Publications

Author of monthly ADR Practitioner column in Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal; "California is missing out on international arbitration business," Co-Author, Daily Journal (2018); "Resolve large fee disputes effectively," Co-Author, Daily Journal (2017); "Making Arbitration Work: Best Practices," Co-Author, Bar Bulletin (2016); "Witnesses in Arbitration - California Arbitration Act (Parts I & 11)," Author, Law.com (2015, 2016); "Enforcing Arbitration Agreements: The Choice of Procedural Law," Author, Law.com (2015); "First Things First: Design the Arbitration Process You Want," Author, Law.com (2015); "The Mediator as Process Designer," Author, Law.com (2014); "Reimagining Arbitration," Author, Law.com (2014); "Selecting Party Arbitrators," Author, ABTL Los Angeles (2014); "A Primer on Arbitrability," Author, Law.com (2014); "Expediting Arbitration," Co-Author, Just Resolutions (2012); "Reimagining Arbitration," Co-Author, ABA Litigation Journal, Volume 37, Number 4, Summer 2011; "The Search for Cost Effective and Efficient International Commercial Arbitration: There is a Solution," Co-Author, International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (2011)

Richard J. Idell

Lawyer

The Idell Firm, A Professional Corporation

18900 Carriger Rd., Sonoma, CA, 95476
Phone: (707) 938-7763 Alternate: (415) 986-2400 Fax: (707) 938-7764 Email: richard.idell@idellfirm.com www.idellfirm.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Judge Pro Tempore.

Specialty Areas

Entertainment; Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark & publicity); Employment; Trade Secrets; Wine Law; Contracts; Real Estate; Corporate/Limited Liability Company Distputes; Personal Injury and other Tort Claims; Investment Disputes/Securities.

ADR Experience/Training

Serves on ADR panels of the Marin Superior Court, BASF Mediation Panel; American Arbitration Association Arbitration and Mediation Panels. Prior experience on the ADR Arbitration Panel of the US District Court, Northern District of California. Services as a panelist for BASF for mandatory fee arbitration matters. Private Arbitrations and Mediations. Mediation training includes 40 hours with Steve Rosenberg, training with California Lawyers for the Arts and annual CLEs. Arbitration Training, AAA University.

Education

J.D., Law, Golden Gate University, 1976; A.B., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1970.

Affiliations

American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries; Bay Area Gastronomique Entertainment Lawyers Societé; International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section; Bar Association of San Francisco Intellectual Property Section; California Lawyers for the Arts.

Articles/Publications

See www.idellfirm.com.

Robert J. Sheppard

Owner/Senior Attorney/Partner

Sheppard-Uziel Law Firm

423 Washington Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 296-0900 Fax: (415) 296-0999 Email: rs@sheppardlaw.com www.sheppardlaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Arbitrator; Judge Pro Tempore; Conciliation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate; Landlord Tenant; Business; Contracts; Personal Injury; Intellectual Property; Defamation/Libel; Fee Disputes; Professional Malpractice; Insurance.

ADR Experience/Training

30 years experience mediating ~1,000 cases (as pro tem judge and as a private mediator), 99% successful settlement rate; Conducted seminars/training for Mediators with The Mediation Society.

Education

Bachelors, University of Illinois, 1975, Phi Beta Kappa; Magna Cum Laude; Juris Doctor, Law, University of San Francisco, 1978.

Licenses/Certification

Juris Doctor, 1979; California Teacher's License.

Affiliations

The Mediation Society (President); Resolution Remedies (Mediator).

Honors/Awards

Super Lawyer - 2006-2019 (13 Consecutive years).

Articles/Publications

Numerous articles published in California Real Property Journal (1990-2012).

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