Alternative Dispute Resolution Directory

Mark J. Divelbiss

Mark J. Divelbiss

Mediator and Attorney

Law Offices of Mark J. Divelbiss

5938 Rincon Drive
Oakland, CA 94611-2642
Phone: (510) 339-1755 Email:

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.


B.S., Economics, Santa Clara University, 1986; JD, University of San Francisco, 1989.


California Bar, 1989; Washington Bar, 2003.


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.


Authored articles on mediation published by the San Francisco Daily Journal.