Bay Area Mediation Services

Bruce Nye


Bruce Nye

Areas of Expertise

Personal Injury and Property Damage; Product Liability; Real Estate and Business Disputes; Toxic Torts; Proposition 65; Civil Rights; Employment; Consumer and Commercial Disputes; Neighborhood Disagreements

Bruce Nye was a civil litigator 43+ years until his retirement as a practicing trial attorney in May, 2021. As “Mediator/Of Counsel” with Scali Rasmussen PC, he headed its Oakland office. That firm has agreed to continue to make its excellent conference rooms available to him for mediations on an ongoing basis. He practiced thirty-seven years in San Francisco until 2017, including decades as managing partner of Adams Nye Sinunu Walker. He has long been rated AV in Martindale-Hubble. He has been selected by “Super Lawyers” as a top-rated Bay Area lawyer in sixteen recent years. He received initial mediation training in 2016, and has been an active mediator ever since, with more than 80% of his cases settled.

TRIAL EXPERIENCE: Fifty+ civil trials in State and Federal Courts, involving personal injury, product liability, toxic tort, employment, civil rights and Proposition 65, representing both sides. Many appeals involving the same matters.

MEDIATION: Nye brings perspective from decades of representing both plaintiffs and defendants, an ability to understand and empathize with complex and emotionally fraught problems and feelings, and a listening skill that has been repeatedly recognized by clients and judges. He has served on the Congress of Neutrals as a mediator in Contra Costa and now serves as a volunteer mediator with the Alameda Superior Court ADR Program.

MEMBERSHIP: California Dispute Resolution Council, ADR Committees of the Alameda and San Francisco County Bar Associations. Mediation experience includes many tort matters, consumer matters, contract, real estate, employment, other areas.

B.A. Political Science: UC, Berkeley (1973)
J.D. Law: U.C. Hastings College. (1977)

OTHER INFORMATION: Until recently, Nye was the publisher and primary writer with, providing information to in-house attorneys and others throughout the country concerning California civil litigation, Prop 65 and mediation.

HOURLY RATES: $300 for two parties, $400 for three, and $450 for four or more. Neighborhood disputes and nonprofits are discounted on a case-by-case basis.

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