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Guy O. Kornblum J.D.

Partner

Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/kornblum/

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Auto and Homeowner’s 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; Specialized Coverages; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist; Wrongful Death.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Neutral Evaluations.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death, Public Entity Liability, Premises Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents and UM/UIM Arbitrations, Construction Defect, Admiralty and Longshore Harbor Workers Act, Aviation, FELA and Railroad Crossing Litigation, Professional Malpractice/ Medical/ Dental, Manufacturer’s Liability, Will Contest, Employment/Workplace/Wage-Hours Disputes; Insurance Bad Faith Claims; Family Law, Disability Rights.

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.

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.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Family Law, including all aspects of Domestic Partnership, Non Marital and Marital Terminations (Asset Division, Child and Spousal Support, Child Custody), Pre and Post Cohabitation and Marital/Domestic Partnership Agreements, Pre-Estate Planning Agreements, Probate Dispute Resolution, Housing Issues.

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.

Marc P. Bouret M.B.A.

CEO

Bouret ADR & Mediation Firm

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

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

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

Specialty Areas

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

ADR Experience/Training

42 years as an attorney; Extensive experience as professional mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator, since 1983, 531.65+ hours in-depth training (228 courses); Broad experience as an advocate, arbitrator in over 2,850+ hearings, mediator in over 4,650+ 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); CCCBA Pro Bono Honor Roll Recipient, 8/31/2020 & 8/31/2021.

Articles/Publications

Six Lead Law Review Articles Published.

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.

Melissa Blair Aliotti

Owner

Aliotti Dispute Resolution PC c/o Judicate West

980 9th St., Ste 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (714) 852-5156 Alternate: (916) 215-7645 Email: melissa@aliottiadr.com Website: www.judicatewest.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Personal Injury; Landlord/Tenant; Insurance; Real Estate; Uninsured Motorist.

Michael C. Tobriner

Law and Mediation Offices of Michael C. Tobriner

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/tobriner/

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Family Law, including Dissolution of Marriage, Marital Separation, Child Custody, Child and Spousal Support, Property Division, Premarital and Post- Marital Agreements, and Cohabitation Agreements and Dissolutions.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Insurance; Business and Contract Disputes; Cannabis Busines Disputes

ADR Experience/Training

Michael Marx has extensive experience in all aspects of construction disputes, having represented the interests of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and material suppliers. He also resolved legal disputes between businesses and individuals regarding contract matters, professional liability, insurance issues and other types of commercial disputes. He is a Settlement Conference Officer for San Francisco Superior Court.

Education

B.S. Economics, University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School, 1974; JD, Santa Clara University, 1977. Cum Laude.

Licenses/Certification

40 hour mediation training: Institute of Conflict Management, 2003. Advanced mediation training, Steven Rosenberg, 2012.

Neil R. Bardack

Partner

Hanson Bridgett LLP

425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 995-5849 Fax: (415) 995-3570 Email: nbardack@hansonbridgett.com Website: www.hansonbridgett.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Additional Services

AAA Arbitrator; SF Superior Judge Pro Tem; BASF Fee Arbitration Panel and Mediation; San Francisco Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Conference Panel.

Specialty Areas

Legal Malpractice; HOA/Davis Stirling Act Compliance; Real Estate and Leases; Business; Legal Malpractice; Commercial; Securities; Environmental & Natural Resources.

ADR Experience/Training

Longtime and skilled arbitrator with more than 42 years on the American Arbitration Association Commercial-Panel, arbitrating matters involving commercial, real estate, technology and securities. Also serves as a Pro Tem Judge for the San Francisco Superior Court and an arbitrator and mediator for the BASF Fee Dispute Panel.

Education

J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1970; A.B., cum laude, University of Southern California, 1967.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar, 1970.

Affiliations

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California.

Honors/Awards

Northern California Super Lawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006.

Articles/Publications

Author, "Selected Panelist and Contributor to Contract Negotiations and Preparation in the Oil and Gas Industry: Drafting Complete and Unambiguous Agreements," 2005, Lorman Education Services; Author, "California Supreme Court Clears the Way for Increased Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards," February 2009, The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin; Author, "Do's and Don't's on Maximizing Arbitration," October 2011, The Daily Journal; Co-Author, "Navigating Unconscionability Post-Concepcion," December 2011, Law 360; Co-Author, "Renewed Attention to Arbitration Agreements," April 2012, CALA Legal Update; Author, "What Executives and General Counsel Need to Know About Drafting ADR Provisions in Contracts," August 2012, ExecSense.

Nicole Gesher JD

Attorney and Mediator

Gesher Mediation

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/gesher/

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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

Patricia Prince

Mediator/Attorney

Prince Law & Mediation

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/prince/

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business Disputes, Commercial, Contract, Employment, Wrongful Termination, Harassment/ Discrimination, Wage and Hour, Partnership Disputes, Probate/Will Contests, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant, Civil Rights, Disability, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Intra-Organizational, Women’s Issues.

Paul Garrison

Mediator, Arbitrator & Investigator

Law Offices of Paul Garrison

1300 Clay Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 384-6469 Alternate: (510) 464-8000 Fax: (510) 464-8001 Email: paulgarrison@paulgarrisonesq.com Website: www.paulgarrisonesq.com/

ADR Services

- Mediation
- Arbitration

Additional Services

Investigator, Trainer & Expert Witness

Specialty Areas

- Employment

ADR Experience/Training

Panels

American Arbitration Association (Commercial and Employment)
Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Superior Court of California, Counties of San Francisco, Alameda & Contra Costa
United States District Court, Early Neutral Evaluation

Education

Vanderbilt School of Law, J.D.
Cornell University, B.S., Labor Relations

Licenses/Certification

State Bar of California

Affiliations

Alameda County Bar Associations; American Bar Association; American Corporate Counsel; Bar Association of San Francisco (Insurance Section Chair), National Bar Association, ADR Section, and State Bar of California, Employment Section.

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.

Additional Services

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).

Raul A. Ramirez

Federal District Court Judge (Ret.)

Ramirez Arbitration and Mediation Services

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 558-6185 Fax: (916) 553-4051 Email: judgeramirez@ramsadr.com Website: www.ramsadr.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Civil Rights; Employment Disputes; Discrimination/Sexual Harassment; Personal Injury.

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.

Additional Services

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).

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

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 Disputes; 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.

Richard S. Kinyon

Partner

Shartisis Friese LLP

One Maritime Plaza
18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3598
Phone: (415) 773-7211 Alternate: (415) 425-9404 Fax: (415) 421-2922 Email: rkinyon@sflaw.com Website: www.sflaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Disputes between/among Executors, Trustees and/or Beneficiaries; Tax issues relating to Trusts, Estates & Beneficiaries.

ADR Experience/Training

Received Mediation Certificate from Bar Association of San Francisco in June 2018

Education

J.D., Cum Laude, University of Minnesota, 1965; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1961

Licenses/Certification

CA State Bar (since 1966); Certified as Specialist in Taxation Law by California Board of Legal Specialization (since 1973); Certified as a Mediator by BASF (since 2018).

Articles/Publications

Author of CA CEB Treatise Chapters on Estate Planning Matters. Received Spirit of CEB Award in 2015.

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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

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