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  • Comm. Everett A. Hewlett, Jr. - ADR Services, Inc.
    civil matters 1997 2010 1991 1996 1986 1987 Civil Discovery Department 1996 1997 Civil Trial Department Presided over court and jury trials 1987 1991 Juvenile Court 1980 1986 Private practice with an emphasis on criminal defense 1976 1980 Bayview Hunters Point Community Defender Office Staff Attorney Criminal defense for indigent residents of Bayview Hunters Point 1970 1975 Writer Editor University of California Berkeley 1965 1969 U S Air Force Journalism and Public Relations Education 1975 JD Golden Gate University Law School San Francisco 1965 BA Dickinson College Carlisle PA 1964 American University Washington DC Writing and Lectures Contributor Judge s Perspective CEB Action Guide Handling Motions to Compel and Other Discovery Motions by Jeffrey A Tidus November 2009 Meet the Discovery Commissioners Bar Association Of San Francisco Litigation Section April 2008 Contributor Judges Perspective CEB Action Guide Moving to Compel Discovery and Other Discovery Motions by Jeffrey A Tidus Spring 1992 Revisions Winter 1993 Spring 1997 and March 2007 Panelist for Email Retention and the Law Government Technology Conference in Sacramento CA May 2004 Panelist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association panel discussion of practice in the San Francisco Superior Court December 2003 Host Judge for San Francisco Community Focused Planning Committee community meeting in the Bayview Hunters Point community August 2001 Speaker at Queen s Bench ABC Program on Discovery Issues September 1998 Contributor California Discovery Practice Third Edition published by Continuing Education of the Bar CEB 1998 Panelist Current Issues in Discovery Secrecy Sanctions Privileges and Ethics Consumer Attorneys of California Tahoe Seminar April 1996 Moderator Compelling Opposing and Enforcing Discovery In State Courts CEB program January 1996 Memberships Other Activities Charles Houston Bar Association Member 1981 present Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and any other statements contained

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  • Hon. Richard Hodge - ADR Services, Inc.
    a case decided by Judge Hodge which has spawned extensive legal commentary COMMENTARY Over the course of a 20 year career on the Alameda County Superior Court Judge Hodge presided over every type of civil matter imaginable The quality of his jurisprudential work is typified by his landmark ruling in Environmental Defense Fund v East Bay Municipal Utility District a 20 year battle over water rights to the American River Judge Hodge s 130 page ruling was hailed by all parties as a victory and viewed by the press as a perfect balancing of competing interests The case has become a prototype for the adjudication of complex water disputes with extensive law review and text book commentary The various awards received by Judge Hodge as a trial judge reflected in significant part his role in the settlement of cases His experience in the trial and settlement of cases provided a sound basis for his current mediation and arbitration practice for which he continues to receive recognition as one of California s most accomplished neutrals REPRESENTATIVE CASES CLASS ACTION The arbitration of eleven nationwide or statewide class actions including Several wage and hour claims against national restaurant chains A fraud and breach of contract case arising from a Cartage agreement between independent truckers and express delivery companies A franchise contract dispute in the business services industry A case against a trade college for alleged violations of the Student Protection Provisions of the Education Code A case involving a class of automobile dealerships suing a computerized parts distributor A disability access case against a beverage chain BREACH OF CONTRACT BUSINESS Breach of contract claims between the Doors rock band and a major merchandising company Breach of contract claims between the Golden State Warriors and Alameda County and The City of Oakland Breach of contract between cable television company and municipality Breach of contract between professional sports franchise and cable television station The sex com case Kremer v Network Solutions addressing the responsibility of defendant to properly register domain names on the internet The arbitration of a 1 7 billion dollar contract dispute between major pharmaceutical manufacturers Involved breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation The arbitration of a fraud action against tax shelter providers see Wall Street Journal March 6 2007 page 17 re myCFO Arbitration involving a co generation contract between providers and users of electric power arising from the California energy crisis Arbitration of trade secrets case between architectural firms Trade secret misappropriation between cosmetic manufacturers regarding formulas and customers EMPLOYMENT Wrongful termination cases between terminated senior management personnel and major internet financial media and pharmaceutical companies Discrimination and other personnel disputes between the City Auditor and City of Oakland Wrongful termination case involving an assistant City Comptroller and the City of Oakland Contract dispute between the Board of Education and Superintendant of the John Swett Unified School District Numerous employment cases involving gender race age and disability discrimination PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Legal malpractice alleged in the handling of a class

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  • Hon. Laurence D. Kay - ADR Services, Inc.
    Any recovery in excess of the stated value of the goods shipped is preempted by 49 U S C 41713 b of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 Liang v San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization Arb Bd 2004 124 Cal App 4th 775 The rent board denied a tenant s rent reduction request Tenant had 90 days to petition for judicial review of the board s decision The Court of Appeal held that the 90 day time limit is jurisdictional and that the landlord is an indispensable party Since the tenant failed to serve notice on the landlord within 90 days the trial court was without jurisdiction to review the board s decision Personal Watercraft Coalition v Marin County Bd of Supervisors 2002 100 Cal App 4th 129 The Court of Appeal upheld a Marin County ordinance that banned personal watercraft Pleasant Hill Bayshore Disposal v Chip It Recycling 2001 91 Cal App 4th 678 State law creating waste collection exclusive franchise was not preempted by FAA Authorization Act which clearly did not apply to garbage and refuse collectors Injunction against recycler prohibiting it from violating a franchise was proper LAND USE AND REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS Moores v Board of Supervisors of Mendocino County 2004 122 Cal App 4th 883 Government Code sections 66451 301 and 66451 302 adopted in 1983 were intended to preserve mergers accomplished through local ordinance by exempting them from the requirement of recorded notice and allowing more informal notice by letter In 1981 the County of Mendocino had just such a merger ordinance that did not require formal notice In 1982 the ordinance was amended to require formal recorded notice and a hearing Held the amendment came too late The parcels had already automatically merged under the prior version of the ordinance Bowman v City of Berkeley 2004 122 Cal App 4th 572 In this leading case the Court of Appeal ruled that a full environmental impact report is not required where impact is limited to the aesthetic merit of a proposed building in a highly developed urban area Aozora Bank v 1333 N Cal Blvd 2004 119 Cal App 4th 1291 A trial court erred in awarding attorney fees to the lender in connection with its successful prosecution of a waste action against a borrower Such fees but not the action for waste itself were barred by a nonrecourse provision in the parties contracts Citizens for Better Streets v City County of San Francisco 2004 117 Cal App 4th 1 Following the collapse of a portion of the Embarcadero freeway from the Loma Prieta earthquake section 72 of the Streets and Highways Code was passed by the state legislature pursuant to which Cal Trans transferred a portion of the property to the City to construct a system of ramps and City streets utilizing the Route 480 right of way or the proceeds from the sale of that right of way for the sole purpose of constructing an alternate system of local streets as above

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  • Hon. Margaret J. Kemp - ADR Services, Inc.
    of the Mandatory Settlement Conferences Recently retired she is now available in private practice to serve as a mediator arbitrator and private referee Judicial Experience 1987 2004 Judge San Mateo County Superior Court 1978 1987 Judge San Mateo County Municipal Court Types of cases handled include Commercial and Business Disputes Personal Injury Intellectual Property Malpractice Medical Dental Legal Accounting Employment Wrongful Termination Discrimination Real Estate Business and Partnership Dissolution Fraud Lemon Law Class Actions Church Matters including abuse of children Domestic Abuse Eminent Domain Land Use Neighbor Disputes over Real Property Will and Trust Contests Elder Abuse Construction Defect Professional Career 1976 1978 Private Law Practice at Thirkell Pierpoint and Kemp 1972 1976 San Mateo District Attorney s Office Deputy District Attorney Founded Consumer Fraud Division Education 1971 University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law 1966 University of California at Berkeley Masters in Political Science 1965 University of Illinois Bachelors of Science in Education ADR Training 2004 Pepperdine University 3 day training session on Advanced Mediation Techniques 2002 CJER 3 day Advanced Mediation Training 2000 CJER 5 day training session on Mediation Professional Activities and Memberships Member California Judges Association Executive Board 1981 1983 and Secretary Treasurer for California Judges Association 1982 1983 Chair Municipal Courts Committee Member Judicial Ethics Committee Member National Association of Women Judges Member San Mateo County Bar Association Board of Governors Member Private Defender Panel Appointed San Mateo County Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Advisory Board Recipient California Judge of the Year as presented by the California Correction Parole and Probation Officers Association 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

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  • Hon. James Lambden - ADR Services, Inc.
    national leader in developing strategies to improve access to justice Since 1997 he has been first a founding member then chairman and now an ex officio member of the California Commission on Access to Justice He served on the Board of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness For 9 years he chaired the Access and Fairness Advisory Committee of the California Judicial Council the constitutional governing body of the California court system And in 2013 he received the Benjamin Aranda Award in recognition of his life long work to remove barriers to access to justice Throughout his career Justice Lambden has been an author and frequent lecturer on civil procedure and substantive civil law He has taught on behalf of the California Judges Association the State Bar CEB Continuing Education of the Bar and CJER California Judicial Education and Research As an appellate justice he regularly lectured at the Bernard Witkin Judicial College and conducted orientations for new judges on procedural and substantive topics He co authored California Civil Practice Procedure Thomson West he holds a lifetime community college teaching credential in law and he has taught legal writing and trial practice classes at several law schools for many years However he is reluctant to reveal in which year he composed a question for the California Bar Exam JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE Seven years as a trial judge on the Superior Court of Alameda County Including four years presiding over the Law and Motion Master Calendar Named ACCTLA Civil Trial Judge of the Year before being appointed to the First District Court of Appeal in 1996 Authored 900 appellate opinions including more than 100 civil precedents PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Fourteen years as a trial lawyer with Fitzgerald Abbott Beardsley Oakland Practicing statewide in disputes involving construction commercial contracts torts employment and real estate PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EDUCATION Author and frequent lecturer on civil procedure and substantive law topics for the California Judges Association the State Bar CEB Continuing Education of the Bar UC Berkeley and CJER California Judicial Education and Research Co Author California Civil Practice Procedure Thomson West Contributor California Appellate Practice Matthew Bender Witkin Lecturer Bernard Witkin Judicial College Berkeley State Bar of California Litigation Section programs including Effective Summary Judgment Motion Practice A Judicial Perspective Co author Stop Shooting Down Tort Liability It is Time to Resuscitate the Abnormally Dangerous Activity Doctrine Against Handgun Manufacturers Stanford Law and Policy Review Vol 12 143 2001 Instructor in Law Peralta Community College District PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS California Society of Healthcare Attorneys California Dispute Resolution Council Hastings Alumni Association University of California Alumni Association Member Association of Business Trial Lawyers ABTL Chairman Access and Fairness Committee 2003 2012 Principal standing committee of the Judicial Council Chairman California Commission on Access to Justice State Bar National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness Board Member California Tribal State Court Forum Founding Member California Judges Association Board Member Alameda County Bar Association Member Board of Directors Executive Chairman Alameda County Bar Association Foundation Bay Area Center

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  • Hon. James J. McBride - ADR Services, Inc.
    cultural transformation attending UC Berkeley as students led the change in the nation s perspective of society and politics and serving the community as a police officer for the San Francisco Police Department Now available to serve as a mediator arbitrator referee and private judge Judge McBride continues to serve his beloved community by helping parties resolve their disputes outside of the court system LEGAL AND JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE Judge San Francisco Superior Court 1999 2015 Presiding Judge 2009 2010 Civil Trial Division Appellate Division Judge San Francisco Municipal Court 1994 1999 Civil Litigator Private Practice 1985 1994 Assistant District Attorney San Francisco District Attorney s Office 1979 1985 PROFESSIONAL HONORS AFFILIATIONS Barristers Choice Award San Francisco Bar Association 2003 Trial Judge of the Year San Francisco Trial Lawyers 2001 Charter President University of San Francisco American Inn of Court 2001 2003 EDUCATION University of California Berkeley J D 1979 University of California Berkeley B A Psychology cum laude 1973 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

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  • Hon. Kevin Murphy - ADR Services, Inc.
    Murphy has presided at mock trials involving major multi party cases as well as conducted other forms of neutral evaluations Included among the mock trials were a major environmental lawsuit brought by multiple governmental entities against 5 large corporations alleging environmental contamination a lawsuit between a utility district and a large utility company and an age discrimination action filed against a large social club ADR EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND Since 2011 Judge Murphy has resolved numerous matters involving Business Employment and Wage Hour Personal Injury Real Estate Professional Malpractice Trade Secrets Additionally Judge Murphy has served as a neutral in a wide range of other legal disputes including environmental actions water lawsuits and cases filed against governmental entities A listing of Judge Murphy s representative cases is available at www JudgeKMurphy com HONORS 2012 Top 10 Rising Stars Neutrals Daily Journal 1 of the 10 best regarded new ADR neutrals in California Judge Murphy was recognized during his first year in the private sector 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association JUDICIAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE 1989 2011 Judge Santa Clara County Superior Court Supervising Civil Judge Law Motions Civil Team Leader Settlement Conferences Appellate Division Civil Trials CEQA Supervising Criminal Judge 1983 1989 Judge Santa Clara County Municipal Court 1973 1983 Deputy District Attorney Santa Clara County EDUCATION ADR TRAINING 2013 American Arbitration Association Training for Arbitrators 2011 Straus Institute Pepperdine School of Law Mediating the Litigated Case 1973 UCLA School of Law JD 1970 University of Redlands BA Summa Cum Laude MEMBERSHIPS Association of Business Trial Lawyers ABTL American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators California Judges Association TEACHING MCLEs LAW SCHOOL Judge Murphy has been a law professor at Santa Clara Law School 1999 2007 and De Anza College 1977 2011 teaching Civil Remedies Ethics Trial Procedure and Evidence

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  • Comm. Glenn Oleon - ADR Services, Inc.
    Private Judge ADR Services Inc San Francisco 2003 2013 Commissioner Alameda County Superior Court Hayward Oakland Alameda and Fremont Family Law Domestic Violence Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Unlawful Detainer and Small Claims 1979 2003 Principal Attorney Law Offices of Glenn P Oleon Hayward Castro Valley and Oakland Solo civil practice with emphasis on family law estate planning probate litigation and administration 1976 1979 Associate Attorney Law Offices of Raymond N Baker Hayward General civil practice EDUCATION 1976 J D University of California at Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall 1972 A B University of California at Berkeley Communications and Public Policy CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Admitted to practice California Supreme Court and United States District Court Northern District of California 1976 Joint lead attorney Estate of Auen 1994 30 Cal App 4th 300 Associate attorney In re Marriage of Slater 1979 100 Cal App 3d 241 Judge Pro Tem Alameda County Superior Court Family Law Probate Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency and Small Claims ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Adjunct Professor Family Law Golden Gate University School of Law San Francisco Presented at dozens of continuing education seminars for State Bar of California California Continuing Education of the Bar CEB National Business Institute NBI Alameda County Bar Association ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation VLSC Alameda County Family Law Association ACFLA MEMBERSHIPS AWARDS partial listing Earl Warren American Inn of Court Oakland Member 2006 2013 President 2008 09 Board of Directors and Chair of Family Law Section Alameda County Bar Association Board of Directors Legal Aid Society of Alameda County Mentor of the Year Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation 2010 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

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