Guy Kornblum has been a trial and appellate lawyer in San Francisco for more than 40 years, and has been head of his own firm for more than 30 years. He is very active in the practice and has been involved in hundreds of mediations both as a mediator and as a representative of the client. He conducts mediations both in person and remotely via Zoom.
Kornblum is certified in Civil Trial and Pre Trial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary; a Platinum Member of The Verdict Club; a Legends Society Top Lawyer; and a member of the Elite Lawyer Society. His firm was nominated for a California State Bar award for pro bono services in 2004, and he has been selected as Northern California's "Super Lawyer" for each year since 2006. He co-authored "Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement,” 2nd Ed. 2013, published by Thomson West and the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association). His practice also includes consulting for clients on litigation management and mediation techniques.
Kornblum regularly lectures and writes on the subject of mediation. He also is a contributing author to the California Continuing Education of the Bar publication, "Effective Use of ADR in California," published in 2005. He has served as a pro tem judge in the San Francisco Superior Court overseeing settlement conferences for the past 12 years, and serves on the Bar Association of San Francisco panel of mediators. He writes a monthly column on Resolution Advocacy for the Litigation Counsel of America.
Hourly rate: $495. Rates are adjustable depending on the complexity of the case and time required. Flat rates are available in certain cases.