Patricia Prince is a highly experienced private mediator, currently offering video-conference mediation services throughout California and repeatedly voted “SuperLawyer of Northern California” in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her practice focuses on the resolution of disputes in the areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and wage and hour cases; business dissolutions and management disputes; trademark and other intellectual property disputes; partnership disputes and fiduciary law, including trust disputes and will contests.
Prince is a tenacious and creative mediator who has successfully mediated hundreds of cases to resolution. She is known for her ability to quickly grasp legal and factual issues, to work effectively with parties in highly charged disputes, and to move parties through impasse to reach optimal resolutions. She was a business litigator for over 15 years, practicing in the areas of securities, intellectual property, employment and general contract law for the investment, media, entertainment and high tech industries. She has represented clients in domestic and international disputes, and has practiced in both state and federal courts. She began mediating in 2001, while still practicing law, and became a full-time neutral in 2007.
Prince received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her B.A. from Stanford University. She serves as a mediator panelist for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Contra Costa Superior Court and the Marin County Superior Court, and is active in various Bay Area legal and alternative dispute resolution associations. In addition to mediation services for litigated cases, Prince offers management and/or employee workplace dispute resolution and mediation consulting services. She also frequently appears as a speaker on mediation topics for legal and mediation associations, and Bay Area law schools. In 2021, Prince received The Mediation Society's Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Mediation.
Fluent in Spanish, Prince has significant experience mediating cases with Spanish-speaking parties. Her affinity for languages (she also is conversant in French) and her experience mediating cases involving parties from other countries and cultures helps build connections and understanding, which are essential building blocks to conflict resolution. Prince was recently honored with admission to the International Academy of Mediators as a Distinguished Fellow.
Hourly Rate: $720