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  • Hon. Raul A. Ramirez - ADR Services, Inc.
    state and federal court levels During this period had cause to successfully represent clients before the respective state courts of appeal and the California Supreme Court 1 Lecturer Panelist Have lectured extensively on the subjects of trial practice and procedure for the California Continuing Education of the Bar local and federal bar associations trial lawyer associations and various law schools including The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law The University of California at Davis Martin Luther King Law School and Northwestern School of Law Sacramento Among the more notable lectures are the following Author Speaker The Nuts and Bolts of Federal Trial Practice sponsored by the Federal Bar Association 1989 current Board of Advisors faculty member lecturer Orientation In American Law Program University of California at Davis 1990 current Faculty member and Chair National Employment Law Institute NELI 1990 current Speaker Sacramento County Bar Association Minority Hiring Retention Committee Summer Fellowship Program 1990 current Speaker Panelist KVIE Channel 6 In Person Series Ethics in The Media Hard News Hard Choices Sacramento 1991 Speaker CJA Panel Program Representing a Client in Grand Jury Proceedings Sacramento 1991 Speaker Bridging The Gap Program sponsored by the Barristers Club of Sacramento and The Daily Recorder 1991 Speaker Equal Employment Advisory Council EEAC San Francisco 1992 Presentation Employment Discrimination Actions Sacramento City Attorney s Office 1994 Judge mock trials MeGeorge School of Law University of The Pacific and University of California at Davis Martin Luther King Law School 1990 current Speaker Panelist Mediation Timing Tactics Effective Approaches to Settlement Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company Cannel CA 1994 Speaker Panelist Alternative Dispute Resolution in Environmental Matters OH S Environmental Seminars San Francisco and Sacramento 1994 Admitted United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit United States District Court N D C D E D S D

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  • Hon. Luis A. Rodriguez - ADR Services, Inc.
    Judge Rodriguez s passion lies in science having initially majored in Biology at the University of California at San Diego He has been a pioneer in integrating science and the law whether it is writing a manual on Special Education creating a program on the potential use of Neuroscience Evidence in the Courtroom entitled the The Brain on Trial or presenting to the Orange County Woman Lawyers Association on scientific evidence in the courtroom BUSINESS MINDED SOLUTIONS Apart from his extensive interest and experience in the scientific method Judge Rodriguez has also developed significant expertise in resolving commercial litigation issues with business minded solutions Judge Rodriguez founded a successful import and distribution company based in Costa Rica Drawing upon this hands on knowledge of entrepreneurship Judge Rodriguez has applied his business experience to resolving very complex commercial disputes Judge Rodriguez is now available to serve as a mediator arbitrator and referee CCP 638 639 AREAS OF EXPERTISE Personal Injury Business Real Estate Employment Insurance Coverage Bad Faith Public Entities Issues including CEQA Condemnation LEGAL EXPERIENCE 1994 2014 Judge Orange County Superior Court General Civil Trials Served on North County Municipal Court before Unification 1994 1998 1989 1994 Senior Assistant City Attorney City of Orange 1983 1989 Deputy City Attorney City of Santa Ana 1980 1983 Private Civil Practice EDUCATION ADR TRAINING 2004 Straus Institute Pepperdine School of Law Mediation The art of Facilitating Settlement 1980 University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law J D 1977 University of California at San Diego B A AWARDS 2011 Judge of the Year Orange County Bar Association Business Litigation Section 2004 Award Appreciation South Orange County Bar Association 1998 Ambassador of Peace Award Orange County Violence Prevention Coalition Neuroscience evidence in trial A recording of Judge Rodriguez s 2010 presentation Brain

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  • Hon. Enrique Romero - ADR Services, Inc.
    Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council and participated in a number of educational seminars for judges sponsored by the Judicial Council AREAS OF EXPERTISE For the last 15 years Judge Romero has settled hundreds of cases averaging between 300 million 500 million in settlements each year Judge Romero has extensive experience in among other areas environmental insurance coverage cases eminent domain all aspects of wrongful termination product liability cases massive toxic tort litigation class actions complex business litigation intellectual property entertainment law complex construction defects cases insurance coverage and bad faith legal accounting and medical malpractice police misconduct civil rights litigation and complex business dissolution cases As a judge Judge Romero conducted settlements in other states besides California and in the United Kingdom in cases involving Lloyds of London LEGAL EXPERIENCE Assistant United States Attorney in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Central District of California Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice Trial Attorney Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division United States Department of Justice civil practice in San Francisco As an attorney Judge Romero tried over 70 jury trials in federal courts throughout the United States and handled over 30 appeals before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals EDUCATION GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER Master of Laws in Taxation 1980 UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO LAW SCHOOL J D 1976 UCLA Master of Public Administration 1970 UCLA B A Spanish 1969 UCLA B A History 1968 HONORS AWARDS 2001 2013 Daily Journal Top Neutrals 2005 2010 The Hollywood Reporter Entertainment Power Mediator Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and any

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  • Hon. Philip M. Saeta - ADR Services, Inc.
    court 1964 to 1975 5 years of criminal assignments 1 5 years of civil law and motion and discovery 4 5 years of civil jury and non jury trials Education AB and JD degrees Stanford University and Stanford University School of Law 1953 and 1957 Practice Civil practice Beardsley Hufstedler Kemble 1958 to 1964 Organizations and Service Member and Chair of BAJI Committee for six years Member and Chair of California Judges Association Civil Procedure Committee for many years Member and Chair of several committees of American Bar Association Division of Judicial Administration and its Conferences California Judges Association Los Angeles County Bar Association California Center for Judicial Education and Research CJER Author and contributor to several pieces of new legislation and California Rules of Court Lecturer and Adjunct Professor Southwestern University and Loyola Schools of Law and California Continuing Education of the Bar CEB in fields of law and motion jury instructions civil trials and evidence Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and any other statements contained herein are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be represented as legal advice in any way Download Print pdf format Hon

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  • Hon. William Schoettler - ADR Services, Inc.
    Municipal Court Governor Deukmajian appointed Bill Schoettler to the Los Angeles Superior Court Bench in 1988 where he sat as a trial judge and settlement judge in the Downtown Central Branch Judge Schoettler has mediated over 10 000 cases both as a sitting Judge and as a Retired Judge and has tried and arbitrated over 500 cases He has extensive experience with most civil law fields such as business real estate employment personal injury product liability and medical dental legal malpractice He has held a commercial pilots license and has worked as a construction worker welder journal editor actor machinist ski instructor and salesman automobiles and men s clothing He has been a parachutist a hunter fisherman and a diver He holds a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology and has taken courses leading to a degree in Counseling Psychology Judge Schoettler also has education and experience in the home inspection industry Judge Schoettler brings a wealth of both personal and professional experience to the mediation arbitration field Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and any other statements contained herein are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be represented as

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  • Hon. George Schiavelli - ADR Services, Inc.
    guidance on pre Markman matters and achieved early resolution on claims construction A representative sample of the judge s Intellectual Property Specialization including Patents is on page 2 of this resume Additionally Judge Schiavelli handles class action construction defect environmental law professional liability medical malpractice real estate securities mediation of appellate disputes early mock trial and neutral evaluation personal injury premises liability and product liability JUDICIAL LEGAL EXPERTISE Private ADR Neutral 2000 2004 2008 Present United States District Court Judge Central District of California 2004 2008 Sat by assignment in Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeals Los Angeles Superior Court Judge 1994 2000 Appellate Practice Horvitz Levy 1986 1994 Civil Litigation Ervin Cohen Jessup 1976 1986 O Melveny Meyers 1974 1976 EDUCATION UCLA School of Law 1974 Graduated first in class of approximately 300 Stanford University 1970 PUBLICATIONS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Preserving the Record for Appeal California Civil Appellate Practice CEB 3d ed Chapter 2A Co author Technology in the Courtroom California Bar Journal February 1999 Author Judicial Perspective Section CEB Treatise on Civil Discovery Author Appellate Law California State Bar Annual Meeting October 2013 Speaker Primer on Mediation Advocacy Mandatory Continuing Legal Education MCLE Speaker Advanced Mediation Advocacy Mandatory Continuing Legal Education MCLE Speaker Legal Ethics Mandatory Continuing Legal Education MCLE Speaker Presented numerous topics on mediation and arbitration to bar associations and law firms PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Los Angeles County Bar Association Litigation Section Executive Committee and Executive Board Dispute Resolution Section Board of Directors 2002 Association of Business Trial Lawyers Executive Board 2004 2007 American Board of Trial Advocates Masters of Trial Judge June 2006 State Appellate Judicial Evaluations Committee 1990 1994 2001 Present California Judges Association 1994 Present Judicial Council Appellate Advisory Committee and Civil Small Claims Committee 2000 2003 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SPECIALIZATION Patent Copyright Trademark Trade

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  • Hon. Tully Seymour - ADR Services, Inc.
    litigation for 14 years primarily in the area of business and real estate On the bench and as a settlement officer those before him appreciated his considerate manner neutrality and wealth of experience Attorneys have called him a pleasure to work with and said of his skills that with his extraordinary understanding of challenging business issues he is able to find creative solutions to very complicated matters JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE 1985 2002 Superior Court of California Orange County Supervising Judge Civil Law Motion Probate Complex Civil Panel Superior Court Appellate Panel Presiding Judge 9 months 1999 Justice Pro Tem California Court of Appeal 4th District PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1971 1985 Sole Practitioner in Municipal law Real Estate and Business Litigation CA Real Estate Broker s License 1971 1974 City Attorney Laguna Beach 1964 1971 City Attorney Newport Beach EDUCATION 1958 J D Stanford University School of Law Palo Alto CA 1958 1956 B A Stanford University Palo Alto 1956 2001 Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution Mediation Training also Specialized Mediation 2004 Advanced Mediation 2007 AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION Personal Injury Business Complex Commercial Probate Real Estate Environmental Law Land Use Eminent Domain Home Owners Association Matters CURRENT PAST MEMBERSHIPS President International Academy of Trial Judges 2006 07 Trustee World Affairs Council of Orange County Chairman Orange County Tax assessment Appeals Board 1981 Hearing Officer City of Santa Ana Building Code Board of Appeals Former President Town Hall of California Orange County Forum Former Member California State Bar s Committee on Public Affairs Past President Harbor Bar Association President Orange County City Attorneys Association PERSONAL Judge Seymour enjoys boating skiing tennis gourmet cooking Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and any other statements contained herein are for informational purposes only and

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  • Hon. Michael C. Solner - ADR Services, Inc.
    settlement department judge Widely known for his ability to interject humor when appropriate to defuse entrenched positions or alleviate tension Judge Solner s warm communication style effectively lends itself to establishing the rapport that expeditiously moves the parties to a successful lasting resolution With a deep sense of humanity and keen insight he draws upon his natural abilities and wide ranging life experiences to accomplish settlements that satisfy all parties interests Attorneys that have appeared in his courtroom have said that he is very knowledgeable about the law very thorough legendary for his patience and the epitome of a great judge Judge Solner is now available to serve as a mediator and arbitrator AREAS OF EXPERTISE Business Commercial Contracts Employment Medical Malpractice Real Estate Legal Malpractice LEGAL EXPERIENCE 1997 2014 Judge Los Angeles Superior Court Assistant Supervising Judge Civil Trials Settlement Judge 1988 1997 Sole Practitioner Litigation Attorney Law Offices of Michael C Solner 1977 1988 Partner Litigation Attorney Thelen Marrin Johnson Bridges 1972 1977 Assistant United States Attorney 1975 1977 JAG United States Air Force Rank Major EDUCATION MILITARY SERVICE 1971 Loyola Law School Juris Doctor 1964 1968 United States Air Force Commissioned Officer Viet Nam Combat Veteran 1964 University of Southern California Bachelor of Foreign Service PERSONAL Judge Solner spent his formative years abroad living in France Spain and Switzerland as well as sailing the Mediterranean Sea As a result he was trilingual in English French and Spanish easily adapting to different cultures and backgrounds He is also an avid skier scuba diver ultra marathoner and competitive triathlete Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and any other statements contained herein are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be represented as legal advice in any way Download Print

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