Mediation Offices of Sanford Kingsley
Sanford Kingsley has over 38 years of litigation and mediation experience. He has conducted over 150 mediations and settlement conferences. His mediation practice includes in-person mediations and mediations via Zoom video conference.
Before becoming a full time mediator, Kingsley was a litigator for 33 years principally at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons) and LeBoeuf, Lamb Greene & McRae, two prominent national law firms. He handled a wide variety of complex civil matters in trial and appellate courts including employment and discrimination claims, real estate and business disputes, class actions as well as insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits.
In addition to his mediation practice, Kingsley also serves as a member of the Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation panels of the United States District Court for the Northern District and as a Settlement Judge Pro Tem/ Settlement Officer in San Francisco, Marin and Santa Clara County Superior Courts. He is also a Resolution Advocate in the Northern District Bankruptcy Court, a member of the Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Secretary of the Board of Directors of The Mediation Society of Northern California.
Kingsley’s goals in mediation are the same as those of the participants: a fair proceeding and a satisfactory outcome. He works to make sure that all participants are fully heard, and their positions are completely understood and considered. He listens intently, communicates clearly, and brings patience, perseverance and neutrality to a case. Kingsley absorbs information quickly and knows when to probe, and when to streamline the process. When Kingsley schedules a day of mediation, he will devote the entire day to just your case and will stay as long as it takes to make sure that a mutually satisfactory resolution can be achieved.