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  • Ralph O. Williams, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    the Association of Conflict Resolution He volunteers his dispute resolution skills to the Los Angeles County Superior Court and the Los Angeles County Bar Attorney s Fee Dispute Panel He has completed the Los Angeles County Bar Association s Dispute Resolution Services Mediation Training Program and the American Arbitration Association s Basic and Advanced training for arbitrators and mediators He conducts alternative dispute resolution MCLE mentors and guest lectures on ADR at UCLA Pepperdine and Loyola and publishes a monthly ADR e newsletter EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION Ralph Williams began his legal career in 1972 at Wyman Bautzer Rothman Kuchel and co founded King Williams in 1975 He litigated cases in the above areas for 25 years before becoming a full time neutral in 1997 He received his B S 1970 and J D 1972 from Glendale University College of Law He is rated av by Martindale Hubbell RECOGNITION Daily Journal Top Neutral 2004 2013 Distinguished Fellow International Academy of Mediators Best Lawyers Southern California 2006 2014 Super Lawyer 2006 2014 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

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  • Robert Wrede, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    agreement trade secrets theft Richie s Electronic Supply v ITC Electronics antitrust Extradition of Blaxland extradition for alleged violation of Australian securities law Kulperger v Pacific Innovations sexual harassment Kaptein v Los Angeles County University of Southern California and Dr Shaul Massry sexual harassment constructive discharge January 1988 December 1996 Of Counsel Lewis D Amato Brisbois Bisgaard A 220 lawyer firm with offices throughout California specializing in a broad range of litigation including the successful defense and prosecution of several professional negligence cases HOH v Lyon Lyon Self Cleaning Environments v Christie Parker Hale Flores v Marvin Mitchelson a precedent setting toxic tort case Home Federal Savings Bank v Rossmoor Corp et al a major antitrust and unfair competition case Pennsylvania Life Insurance Co v Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co and the successful prosecution of several cases involving enforcement of finder s fee contracts Kurinij v Bear Stearns antitrust and patent trademark infringement Phrobis v Buck Knives and trade secret misappropriation Spectra Star v ERO Inc Commercial litigation engagements also included successful arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration involving allegedly defective ammunition provided to the United Arab Emirates by Swiss munitions broker Heckler Koch S A and federal litigation involving foreign sales of U S defense equipment by General Dynamics and Dr Shaul Massry sexual harassment constructive discharge May 1984 December 1987 Senior Partner Finley Kumble Wagner Heine Unterberg Manley Meyerson Casey General commercial litigation including entertainment Lynn Redgrave v Universal Studios Housecalls Steenbergen v MGM The Natural Saul Zaentz v Polygram Records Amadeus Bob Evans Cotton Club Two Jacks securities Universal Savings Bank v Unity banking In re Conservatorship of Universal Savings Bank Baadi v Imperial Savings Bank construction defects regulatory and administrative proceedings California Energy Commission v Bonneville Power Administration and hostile acquisition litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery Garrett and Stater Bros v Brown Member Finley Kumble litigation committee June 1969 April 1984 Partner McCutchen Black Verleger Shea A prominent Los Angeles law firm specializing in complex litigation and business transactions Major engagements included antitrust Purex v Procter Gamble and Clorox products liability McDaniel v Porsche Barkan Upjohn entertainment law Marlon Brando v Salkind Superman Marlon Brando v Zoetrope Studios Apocalypse Now insurance coverage Garey v Connecticut Mutual defended NFL in 1973 Superbowl blackout litigation also admiralty and environmental litigation Santa Barbara Oil Spill McColl dump site asbestos litigation and NPDES Guidelines litigation against the EPA on behalf of the petroleum industry Clients American Petroleum Institute Ford U S Gypsum RSR Corp and extensive regulatory and other administrative proceedings Los Angeles Air Pollution Control District California Air Resources Board California Energy Commission California Water Resources Board Alaska Department of Environmental Affairs U S Environmental Protection Agency Federal Energy Resources Commission Federal Trade Commission on behalf of trade associations American Petroleum Institute Western Oil Gas Association American Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of Urethane Manufacturers and individual clients Ford Union Oil Alyeska Pipeline Mobile Exxon Arcata Graphics Continental Can AFFILIATIONS AWARDS California Bar Association

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  • Hon. Alfred G. Chiantelli - ADR Services, Inc.
    by the Daily Journal leading legal newspaper in CA 2008 Top 40 Neutral in California by the Daily Journal leading legal newspaper in CA 2007 Top 40 Neutral in California by the Daily Journal leading legal newspaper in CA 2006 Mediator of the Year San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association 2006 Top 30 Neutral in California by the Daily Journal leading legal newspaper in CA Former Association of Business Trial Lawyers member of the Board of Governors Northern Present California Judges Association member 2001 Judge of the Year Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers 2000 Consumer Attorneys of California Outstanding Judicial Achievement of the Year 1995 Trial Judge of the Year San Francisco Trial Lawyer s Association 1994 Marvin E Lewis Award San Francisco Law School Most Inspirational Instructor graduating class 1994 1989 1990 Golden Apple Award San Francisco Law School 1991 2000 first year law student s award for outstanding instructor won award 4 times 1983 Champion of the People San Francisco District Attorneys Office awarded by peers in District Attorney s Office EDUCATION Lincoln University Law School Juris Doctor 1967 University of San Francisco Bachelor of Arts 1961 TEACHING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 2010 Mediation Lecture with Algerian Representatives May 2008 Speaker at the Low Ball Lynch conference of insurance adjusters and attorneys re Mediation Tactics March 2008 California Judges Association Retired Judges Conference speaker on Mediations 2007 Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California together with the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association panelist College of Hard Knocks Trial Tactics 2007 Farmers Insurance conference speaker re Settlement Tactics 2006 2010 Lecturer University of San Francisco Mediation and Settlements 2002 American Conference Institute Asbestos Litigation panelist San Francisco and New York 1999 2002 Hosted separate delegations of judges and lawyers in case management and mediation discussions Institute For the Study and Development of Legal Systems Bangladesh Brazil Egypt Israel Jordan Malaysia Morocco and Pakistan Panelist 11 99 Case Management and Mediation Amman Jordan Panelist 9 98 Egyptian Legal Study Group Cairo Egypt Panelist 9 02 Case Management and Mediation Sao Paulo and Brasilia Brazil 2000 Mealy s Asbestos Conference asbestos panelist Chicago Illinois 1989 2001 San Francisco Law School Substantive Criminal Law Professor 1997 The Barrister s Club Pre trial and Trial Practice Tips lecturer 1996 The Rutter Group panelist Trial Practice in S F Superior Court 1990 Litigation Section The State Bar of California panelist Ethical Issues in Trial Practice 1989 San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Lecturer Common Evidentiary Issues in Civil Trials SELECTED PUBLISHED OPINIONS Pro Tem Appellate Court Justice District One Division Four Concord Communities v Concord 2001 91 Cal App 4th 1407 vacation of Rental Boards decision on what a fair return on mobile home parks would be People v Zangari 2002 89 Cal App 4th 1436 meaning of intent to permanently deprive approved by California Supreme Court and ordered published in People v Avery 2602 27 Cal 4th 49 Civil Trial Court Volkswagen of America Inc v Superior Court 2001 91 Cal App 4th 1407

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  • Hon. Christopher Cottle - ADR Services, Inc.
    as District Attorney Santa Cruz County Civil practice with Berns Steinberg included business and commercial litigation personal injury products liability insurance coverage and real estate disputes As a trial judge and Court of Appeal Justice for 24 years has extensive experience in civil law and motion discovery and trials Cases covered a broad range of legal and substantive issues involving business and commercial disputes complex litigation insurance coverage environmental pollution administrative writs personal injury premises liability employment discrimination wrongful termination professional liability estates and trusts real property and family law Extensive settlement conference experience as Santa Cruz County Superiour Court Judge Since retirement from the bench in 2001 has been engaged in mediation and arbitration practice Cases include claims involving personal injury products liability insurance coverage medical malpractice business and commercial disputes contracts misappropriation of trade secrets unlawful business practices shareholder lawsuits partnership dissolution employment wrongful termination sexual harassment real estate construction defects inverse condemnation automobile dealership disputes will contests trust disputes and family law matters Court appointed discovery referee in misappropriation of trade secrets unlawful business practice and other commercial disputes Memberships Awards Member State Bar of California Santa Clara Santa Cruz and Monterey County Bar Associations Former member California Judges Association California Judicial Council Advisory California District Attorneys Association 1974 77 Board of Governors 1975 77 Teaching Instructor Evidence Cabrillo College Santa Cruz 1972 76 Former law school lecturer and panel member for CJA CEB Rutter Group and other CLE programs Education J D June 1966 Hastings College of the Law San Francisco California B S June 1962 Stanford University Palo Alto California 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

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  • Hon. Mark L. Eaton - ADR Services, Inc.
    Professional Experience 1951 1955 Summers and after school clerk Heights Pharmacy Needham Heights MA 1956 1959 Summers Laborer Needham Construction Co Needham Heights MA 1960 1962 Summers General Bookkeeper and Office Manager Needham Construction Co Needham Heights MA 1956 1960 School year various jobs including short order cook at the University cafeteria stock boy for clothing manufacturer and janitor for electronic firm 1959 1962 Water vacation periods mail carrier and clerk U S Postal Office Needham Heights MA 1959 1960 and Palo Alto CA 1961 1962 1961 1962 School year Student research aide Santa Clara County Counsel 1962 1963 School year Volunteer student legal aid advisor 10 hours week Santa Clara Legal Aid Society received award as outstanding student legal aid advisor May 1963 1964 1968 Reader State of California Bar Examiners grading Spring and Fall bar examinations and summer first year bar examinations 1964 1976 In general practice of law in Livermore CA Associate with the law firm of Miller Haygood Critchfield in 1964 and 1965 From 1966 1976 a general partner in the firm of Miller Critchfield Eaton now Miller Critchfield Eaton Noonan Specializing in family law including domestic relations guardianships and adoptions business profit and non profit general civil litigation and workers compensation Professional Activities Alameda County Judicial Coordinating Committee Member March 1976 to 1982 Chairperson July 1977 September 1978 California Judges Association Member February 1976 to Present Municipal Courts Workshop Committee Member September 1978 Mid Year Conference Faculty Member Ethics May 1994 Alameda County Municipal Courts Judges Association Member February 1976 1982 California Center for Judicial Education Research CJER Seminar leader for one week orientation session for newly appointed judges 3 1977 3 1981 Faculty member Criminal pre trial and law and motion New Judge Orientation Sessions 3 1985 Faculty member sentencing misdemeanants 4 hours and criminal law and motion 16 hours Continuing Judicial Studies Program January 1981 Seminar leader for two week session for newly appointed judges July 1986 Seminar leader for Family Law and Procedures Institute March 1990 Alameda County Bar Association Faculty Member success in Law Motion Seminar Spring 1993 1997 The Rutter Group Faculty Member Family Law Update 1995 Instructor Alameda County Sheriffs Academy 1976 1985 Guest lecturer on numerous occasions at Granada High School Livermore High School and Las Positas Junior College Alameda County Law Library Trustee September 1988 January 1999 Vice President September 1993 August 1995 President September 1995 August 1997 Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyer Association 1995 Trial Judge Of The Year Valley Memorial Hospital Livermore CA Director July 1982 July 1985 Pacific Health Care Director September 1985 June 1989 Alameda County Legal Aid Society Director 1970 1992 Moderator for Livermore Pleasanton Community Television panel shows 3 American California Alameda Southern Alameda and Eastern Alameda County Bar Associations Judge Pro Tem in San Leandro Hayward Municipal Court Livermore Pleasanton Municipal Court Livermore Justice Court and Pleasanton Justice Court Volunteer legal advisor for over 30 non profit corporations and associations including Southern Alameda County Headstart Program Inc CAPE Community Association

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  • Hon. James Emerson - ADR Services, Inc.
    As a full time neutral since 2010 Judge Emerson has conducted mediations and arbitrations with emphasis in the following areas personal injury including coverage issues and brain injury cases employment school law and Government issues including First Amendment executive compensation construction Brown Act and zoning regulations real estate banking finance and foreclosure law He has conducted settlement conferences in hundreds of matters including serious personal injury cases involving the State of California and its obligation to construct and maintain safe and well designed roadways JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE 1993 2010 Judge of the Superior Court Santa Clara County Civil Team Leader Law and Motion Settlement Conferences and Case Management 2008 and 2009 Civil Trials 2007 2008 Supervising Criminal Judge 2005 2006 1990 1993 Judge of the Municipal Court San Jose Civil Supervisor November 1992 to March 1993 Criminal assignments January 1990 to November 1992 LEGAL EMPLOYMENT 1985 1990 Deputy County Counsel Represented school districts Registrar of Voters the Sheriff and the Department of Corrections 1974 1985 Private practice Emphasizing personal injury estates and small business formation ADR TRAINING 2009 1998 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University 1998 40 hours overview of Alternative Dispute Resolution 2009 20 hours overview of techniques of ADR EDUCATION 1970 BA University of California Berkeley 1973 JD University of Santa Clara AWARDS Judge of the Year 2010 Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association Honored by city of San Jose for volunteering to Police misconduct matters COMMUNITY TEACHING AND LECTURING Teaching Arbitration Mediation at Lincoln Law School Santa Clara County Superior Court ADR Program Santa Clara University Board of Visitors 1991 to present NBI Judges Conference Presenter 2009 AOC Supervising Judges Institute Facilitator 2007 2008 and 2009 Adjunct professor Lincoln Law School Teaching negotiation 2010 to present Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents

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  • Hon. Richard S. Flier - ADR Services, Inc.
    Macy s REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS Trial Judge of the Shell oil spill cases which tried to verdict 1989 Trial Judge of the Bank of the West case regarding the definition of advertising coverage Jones Act wrongful death to an engineer aboard a tanker Sexual harassment claims involving employees of large corporations ADR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Extensive settlement experience in a wide variety of complex legal issues and problems from slip and fall to wrongful death professional malpractice employment problems eminent domain real estate construction issues insurance business and commercial Assigned exclusively to civil matters 1988 1991 1999 2000 and 2002 Served as a judge in Bench Bar Settlement Program Regularly assigned additional settlement conferences and mediations even while not on the Civil Bench Noted for patience persistence inventive solutions and the ability to resolve difficult cases involving difficult people Conducted numerous bench trials involving attorney fee disputes sight line property disputes contract interpretation inverse condemnation statutory interpretation construction issues and partnership dissolution MEDIATION TRAINING Strategic Negotiation Skills given in Woodstock Vermont October 15 19 2009 by Pepperdine University School of Law 18 hours of training Mediation Training presented by Steven Rosenberg in Marin County March 2005 This was a 40 hour program over a period of two weeks Mediation Conflict Resolution Seminar presented by Ronald Kelly This was done through UC Berkeley Extension Continuing Education Unit CEU April 2005 This was also a 40 hour program HONORS MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Member California State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution 2011 Judge of the Year Italian American Bar Association 2010 California Judges Association 1985 present Robert G McGrath American Inns of Court 1999 present Contra Costa County Trial Judge of the Year 2000 ACCTLA Panelist Civil Case Management 1999 Contra Costa County Bar Association in conjunction with Superior Court ADR Moderator

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  • Hon. Ina Levin Gyemant - ADR Services, Inc.
    family dispute involving minority interests in hotels and restaurants a bank president and shareholder dispute with the board of directors involving allegations of fraud misuse of funds and breach of contract over 150 landlord tenant disputes involving residential as well as commercial properties over 100 personal injury cases including a million dollar construction related injury multimillion dollar dispute between a celebrity and spouse involving complex contracts including television syndication agreements and code violation disputes involving violations in a shopping mall high rise office building residential units and small businesses Representative Cases Handled as Arbitrator As a judge arbitrated numerous contract disputes including disputes between developer and subcontractor between landlord and tenants and between restaurant partners Also handled other business litigation arbitrations Arbitrated a billion dollar insurance coverage case involving scores of insurance companies Arbitrated cases involving allegations of equipment conversion on multimillion dollar construction project involving a multinational company as well as smaller disputes on projects involving several thousand dollars Multi Party Dispute Resolution Experience Handled numerous multi party cases involving medical malpractice personal injury business and real estate Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience Mediated hundreds of cases over 20 year career as a judge including personal injury business professional negligence real estate landlord tenant family law wrongful termination race and gender discrimination maritime and commercial Member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial and Mediation Panels Alternative Dispute Resolution Training AAA arbitrator I Training Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process San Francisco 2 02 Pepperdine Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediation Program 2001 John Paul Jones Mediation Workshop 2000 Professional Licenses Admitted to the Bar California 1968 Professional Associations California Judge s Association Board Vice President Queen s Bench President National Association of Women Judges Bar Association of San Francisco Education University of California at Berkeley BA Political Science 1965 Hastings College of

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