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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.

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.

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 Website: 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).

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.

Frank A. Wisehart

Partner

Baker Tilly

505 Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 593-1323 Alternate: (415) 956-8323 Fax: (415) 956-1405 Email: frank.wisehart@bakertilly.com Website: www.bakertilly.com

ADR Services

Arbritation; Mediation

Specialty Areas

Financial expert witness; Independent expert; Single joint expert

Specialty Areas

Forensic Accounting; Business Valuation; Financial Investigation; Economic Damages

ADR Experience/Training

Frank Wisehart is a court approved expert witness with 25 years of experience in: forensic accounting, business valuation, IP valuation, family law, transaction due diligence, damages, bankruptcy/reorganization. He is a trusted advisor on the financial implications of strategic transactions and business disputes.

Education

MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University

Licenses/Certification

CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA, MAFF

Affiliations

Baker Tilly International

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.

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

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

Gregory D. Walker

Mediator & Arbitrator

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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.

Guy O. Kornblum

Partner

Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Auto and Homeowners Coverages; Commercial Liability and Property Damage; Commercial Litigation; E&O Coverages; Group and Individual Life; Health and Disability; Insurance Coverage of all types (commercial,
Individual and personal); Insurance Bad Faith; Medical and Legal Malpractice; Personal Injury.

ADR Experience/Training

Judge Pro Tern, 2000- Present, San Francisco Superior Court; Attended over 1000 mediations as client representative, mediated dozens of matters for BASF, court system and privately. Featured speaker/ panelists on 20+ CLE programs on Mediation including ADA Section of Dispute Resolution, Annual Spring Meeting on mediation techniques, BASF annual program on Mediation Advocacy and BASF Program in Mediation Ethics.

Education

J.D., UC Hastings, 1966;
A.B., Indiana University, 1961

Licenses/Certification

Certified in Civil Trial Law, Pretrial Trial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys.

Affiliations

Charter Fellow, Litigation Council] of America Trial Lawyer Honorary. Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Platinum Member, The Verdict Club; Legends Society, Top Lawyer (Personal Injury); Elite Lawyers of America: "a.v." Rating, Martindale Hubbel; Member, California and Indiana Bars and various state and national professional and bar groups.

Honors/Awards

Northen California Super Lawyer since 2006

Articles/Publications

?Reaching the Settlement?, Author, "Negotiating and Setting Tort Cases", 2015-16 (3rd Edition), Thomson West Publishing Company, and the American Association for Justice; California Practice Guide; Bad Faith, Co- Author (The Rutter Group, 1986): Litigating Insurance Claims; Coverage, Bad Faith and Business Disputes (Wiley & Sons,1990).

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 Website: 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 Website: www.adrservices.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master

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.

Specialty Areas

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Specialty Areas

Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

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

Michael Dworkin

Managing Partner

Avialex Law Group, LLP

465 California Street
Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 421-2500 Fax: (415) 421-2560 Email: law@avialex.com Website: www.avialex.com

Specialty Areas

Aviation

Education

BA, w/Honors - Government Clark University, 1962
JD, w/Honors - George Washington University, 1973

Licenses/Certification

Pilot
BASF - Mediator Certification

Affiliations

Former President, NTSB Bar Association; Former Executive V.P., International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association; President, Northern California Business Aviation Association

Articles/Publications

FAA Enforcement Journal, Associate Editor, 1972
Planning for Airports in Urban Environments, Transportation Law Journal and American Bar Association's Urban Lawyer, 1973
Airport Noise, Book Review, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 1975; The Gliderport's Dilemma: The Enemies Around and Within, Air and Space Lawyer and the Lawyer Pilot's Bar Association Journal, February 28 - March 1985, 1985
FAA Enforcement-A Practitioner's Perspective. Virginia Law Weekly, October 27- November 3, 1989
FAA Enforcement -A Practitioner's Perspective, ABA's Air and Space Lawyer, Winter, 1990
Air Carrier Compliance Demonstration-A New Catch :22, Lawyer Pilot's Bar Association Journal, Summer, 2002
Aviation Professionals and the Threat of Criminal Liability - How Do We Maximize Aviation Safety?, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol . 67, Summer, 2002
Operation Safe Pilot, National Transportation Safety Board Association Newsletter, Winter. 2005
America's Aging Airport System Needs a Makeover", Los Angeles Daily Journal,January 9, 2008
Quoted by www.bloomberg.com "Concorde Crash Criminal Trial May Scare Off Witnesses", December 3, 2010

Michael L. Marx

Goodman Neuman Hamilton LLP

Phone: (415) 705-0400

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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.

Specialty Areas

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.

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 Website: 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 Website: 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 Website: 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 Societ‚; 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 E. Aune

Mediator

Aune & Associates

101 California St.
Suite 3650
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 433-6400 Fax: (415) 651-9825 Email: raune@auneassociates.com Website: www.auneassociates.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate, including Purchase and Sale, Financing, Lease, Construction, and Construction Defect; Homeowner Association Law; Insurance Coverage.

Robert J. Flack Esq., CIArb,

Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master, Consultant, Special Counsel

CalADR

PO Box 707
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (510) 926-3026 Alternate: (949) 250-9601 Email: ADRFlack@gmail.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Specialty Areas

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master/Discovery; Investigations; Special Counsel; Consultant

Specialty Areas

Complex Commercial; IP, Trade Secrets, Trademarks; Franchise, Distribution; Insurance; VC and Joint Ventures; Securities and Investor Relations.

ADR Experience/Training

AAA Panelist and Certified Mediator for over 20 years. Hundreds of ADR CLEs from AAA, Straus/Pepperdine, SVAMC, ACC, ABTL and others. Trained by Lee Jay Berman and Ron Kelly. Litigator and In-House Counsel for Major Corporations, Emerging Growth Start-ups, and Pro Bono. Corporate and IP Boutique Firms. Pro Tem Training.

Education

BS, BioChemical - Engineering, UC Irvine; MBA, Finance/Marketing/Strategy, UC Irvine, Merage School of Business; JD, Litigation/Transaction, WSU, School of Law.

Licenses/Certification

Licensed to Practice Law in California; Registered with UK-SRA; AAA Panels: Complex Commercial, VC and Joint Ventures, IP, Franchise, Insurance; California Special Master; Certified Mediator; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member; The Mediation Society, Member.

Affiliations

American Arbitration Association (AAA); Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL); Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC); Straus/Pepperdine ADR Inn of Court.
The Lawyers Club of San Francisco/Inn; The Mediation Society (TMS); California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (CSHA); Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Honors/Awards

Judge: Vis International Moot Court & National Mock Trial Competition; Pro Bono Service Award; Honors Contracts and Torts.

Articles/Publications

University Teaching: UCI, USC, CalWestern, Others;
Keynote Speaker: Several University, Association and Business Groups; At Legislative Committees and Commissions: 20 + Submissions and Testimony on Mediation Confidentiality and other topics.

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