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  • Hon. Rosemary Pfeiffer - ADR Services, Inc.
    law judges had a conflict or took vacation and also when counsel requested her specifically for case management LEGAL AND JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE 1991 2011 Superior Court Judge San Mateo County Superior Court The first woman elected to the San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Pfeiffer handled assignments in probate family law civil and criminal trials law and motion LPS and mental health in addition to serving as Presiding Judge in 2000 1987 1990 Family Law Comissioner San Mateo County Superior Court 1977 1987 Private Practice Corey Orton Luzaich now Corey Luzaich et al EDUCATION 1976 JD University of San Francisco School of Law 1973 MA San Francisco State University 1970 BA San Francisco State University AREAS OF SPECIALTY Family Law Over 23 years of experience in family law mediating and case managing several hundred cases to settlement prior to trial in addition to hundreds of short cause hearings and numerous trials These included custody date of separation support and property matters with particular experience in high conflict custody cases and high income support issues Probate Estates Trusts Probate Judge for over 5 years mediating and case managing close to 200 cases to settlement prior to trial and trying approximately 50 cases of all types such as will and trust contests including capacity and undue influence cases contested conservatorships and accounting and removal petitions General Civil Judge Pfeiffer also served as the Law and Motion judge in San Mateo County on three occasions and as such has familiarity with discovery disputes and procedural issues in civil areas 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 Rosemary

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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 2010 Daily Journal California Top Neutral 2005 2010 The Hollywood Reporter Entertainment Power Mediator Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and

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  • Hon. Bonnie Sabraw - ADR Services, Inc.
    Manufacturing International Corporation SMIC RG06 28611 The world s largest semiconductor manufacturing company brought suit against the largest semiconductor manufacturing company in mainland China alleging misappropriation of in excess of 1000 trade secrets and other information The case was aggressively managed to resolve discovery disputes preliminary injunction issues summary judgment and other matters TSMC s motion for anti suit injunction to prevent litigation in China denied Affirmed on appeal 2007 161 Cal App 4th 581 Breach of contract dispute between a hospital billing preparer and the hospital over the billing practices and billings for a four year period complicated by insurance company denials and appeals write offs and uninsured patients Acrimonious dispute brought by buyer of a shopping center against the seller and the broker representing both buyers and seller The matter was further complicated by the personal relationships between the parties Consumer Class Actions Cellphone Termination Fee Cases JCCP 4332 High profile coordinated consumer class actions against all major cellphone carriers regarding early termination fees and handset locking Judge Sabraw handled numerous motions involving class certification issues summary judgment and two jury trials Sprint and Verizon Hoffman v American Express Travel Related Services Co 2001 022881 Nationwide consumer class action seeking recovery of travel related insurance premiums Judge Sabraw rendered numerous rulings regarding discovery summary judgment and case management Discovery Referee Appointments Since 2008 Judge Sabraw has been appointed as discovery referee in more than 20 matters She has issued recommendations to the Court setting up ESI protocol written discovery motions in camera review of voluminous documents and deposition monitoring These cases have involved employment matters insurance coverage cases class action e discovery disputes class action mortgage claims involving a major mortgage company asbestos and cooperate disputes between directors and shareholders Elder Abuse Surviving family member claiming their mother died after choking on food when her eating was supposed to be monitored by staff Defendants maintained that the decedent died from natural causes by suffering a heart attack Claims of improper use of a notary to assist in fraudulently taking real property from elderly woman Claims that daughter abused her trustee and fiduciary responsibilities while handling the financial affairs of her parents for the benefit of her children and to the detriment of other family members Employment Labor Class Actions High profile discrimination case based on claims of hostile work environment brought by two elementary school teachers against a school principal Claim of wrongful termination by kitchen staff worker at a convalescent hospital claiming racial discrimination and wage and hour violations Defendant maintained Plaintiff was fired for stealing food Claim of wrongful termination by mentally disabled Plaintiff who worked for a religious organization for 19 years Defendant claimed that her condition had reached a point where she was no longer able to perform her job duties Environmental and Proposition 65 cases Center for Biological Diversity Inc v FPL Group Inc RG04 183113 Action against the owners and operators of energy producing wind turbines alleging a private right of action

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  • Hon. Alex Saldamando - ADR Services, Inc.
    San Francisco Managing Attorney legislative advocate California Rural Legal Assistance 1974 1977 Legislative areas of involvement included consumer protection involving finance company rate settings credit insurance and labor related issues Based in Sacramento office Staff Attorney San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation 1970 1973 Caseload emphasis was on landlord tenant domestic relations and personal injury defense Professional Memberships Awards Superior Court Judge of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association 1998 President California Judges Foundation 1989 1990 Member Planning Committee Continuing Judicial Studies Program 1986 1994 Member California Judges Association Member Hispanic National Bar Association Member San Francisco La Raza Bar Association Non Professional Community Activities Co Chair San Francisco Cinco de Mayo parade 1991 Vice Chair San Francisco 2000 Committee 1990 1991 Board of Directors CORO Foundation San Francisco 1982 1986 2000 present Board of Directors Latino Family Counseling Center San Francisco early 1980 s Teaching Adjunct Professor Lincoln University School of Law 1985 1986 Taught Evidence Faculty Member on CJER Programs California Judicial College Berkeley Civil law and motion 1988 Criminal procedure 1989 Civil Law Procedure Institute Unlawful Detainer issues 1985 Selected civil law issues 1986 California Judicial Studies Programs CJSP Civil law and motion 1985 1987 Presiding Judges court management 1986 1987 Winter 2001 Continuing Judicial Studies Program CJS Advanced Civil Law Workshop administrative mandamus Winter 2001 Civil Law Procedure Institute Anatomy of a Civil Trial Continuing Education of the Bar CEB Programs Technology in the Courtroom Program on effective use of new tools in trials 1999 Courtroom Conduct in Civil Litigation 1999 Law Motion Advocacy Workshop 1998 The Rutter Group Programs Trial Practice Seminar 2000 San Francisco Construction Defects Litigation Program 1999 San Francisco Getting Results in Landlord Tenant litigation 1983 Education Hastings College of the Law J D 1967 University of California Berkeley

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  • Hon. William Stein - ADR Services, Inc.
    B A from San Francisco State University and his J D from Hastings College of the Law After graduation he joined the California Attorney General s office as an appellate specialist where he briefed and argued cases before the United States Supreme Court the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals the California Supreme Court and the California Court of Appeal He was initial Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations Bureau of Investigations which investigates all work place accidents resulting in the death of an employee ARBITRATIONS Justice Stein has arbitrated the following matters attorney fee disputes breach of contract claims involving the sale or leasing of real property breach of warranty claims arising from internet sales employment cases involving wrongful discharge discrimination and wage hour violations personal injury cases involving wrongful death paraplegia traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder FINRA cases and disputes among Tenants in Common As an approved neutral arbitrator in Kaiser Permanente s mandatory arbitration system Justice Stein arbitrates medical malpractice cases MEDIATIONS Justice Stein has mediated cases involving employment issues real estate sales contracts landlord tenant problems and personal injury cases In a mass tort case Justice Stein mediated the claims of over forty passengers who were injured in a bus accident Justice Stein was able to obtain a good faith settlement of the claims against the bus company that resulted in settlements with other defendants CONSULTATIONS As a recognized expert on appellate practice and procedure Justice Stein is often asked to consult on pending appeals These consultations range from a request for his opinion on whether or not to appeal to reviewing and commenting on the briefs to preparation for the oral argument and conducting moot arguments Justice Stein has also consulted on arbitrations of attorney fee and malpractice disputes and FINRA cases DISCOVERY The San Francisco and Alameda County Superior Courts of have appointed Justice Stein to serve as the discovery referee in several contentious cases He has served as the hearing officer at depositions has overseen the production of documents and reviewed E discovery for issues of attorney client privilege EDUCATION AND TRAINING B A San Francisco State University 1962 J D Hastings College of the Law 1965 admitted to the California State Bar 1966 Also admitted United States District Court for the Northern District of California United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States Supreme Court and United States Court of Military Appeals 2008 Completed the STAR program offered by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University s School of Law PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Judicial Experience 1988 2008 Court of Appeal Appointed by Governor George Deukmejian Court of Appeal s Building and Space Committee Appellate Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council Federal State Judicial Council 1990 1995 1985 1988 San Francisco Superior Court Civil Criminal Trial Departments Judicial Council Court Management and State Funding of the Trial Courts 1987 1984 1985 San Francisco Municipal Court Civil Criminal Trial Departments Legal Trial Experience 1981 1984 Senior and Chief

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  • Hon. James R. Trembath - ADR Services, Inc.
    various AOC program ADR conferences Judicial Experience Superior Court Judge 1990 2003 Appointed by then Governor George Deukmejian Reelected twice without opposition Trial Experience Extensive jury and court trial experience including but not limited to the following personal injury medical dental and other professional malpractice and other tort matters construction defect class actions employment real estate including environmental land use etc business including high tech and B P 17200 matters elder abuse educational law civil rights insurance coverage and indemnity Law Practice 1967 1990 TREMBATH McCABE SCHWARTZ EVANS LEVY DAWE as founding senior partner Initially engaged in general law practice including personal injury with emphasis on Real Estate and later specialized in Real Estate Transactions Litigation and Business Bank Litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants 1965 1966 Served as Prosecutor and Civil Practitioner 1965 Sworn in January 1965 to practice before all State Courts Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeals Special Training Master s Forum Invitational Mediation Pepperdine University 2000 and 2002 Advanced Dispute Resolution for Judges California Judicial Education and Research CJER 2002 John Paul Jones Mediation Seminar National Judicial College 2001 Reno Nevada Pepperdine University Mediation Seminar California Judicial Education and Research CJER 1999 Straus Dispute Resolution Training Seminar Pepperdine University 1988 Publications Co author of Real Estate Litigation California Civil Practice Westgroup Bancroft Whitney From Inception to Present Teaching Lecturing Mediation in the Courts National Judicial College June 2003 Panel Member Judicial Council proposed New Jury Instructions Seminar Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada February 21 2003 Judicial Settlement Conferences Contra Costa Bench Bar Panel 2002 Mediation Training California Judicial Education and Research CJER 2001 Monterey California Judicially Supervised Settlement Conferences MCLE Spectacular 2001 Judicial Settlement and Mediation Superior Court Bench 2000 Martinez California Awards Memberships 1995 Judge of the Year Alameda Contra

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  • Hon. Brian R. Van Camp - ADR Services, Inc.
    and operating issues merger acquisitions licensing and registration issues among others California Commissioner of Corporations 1971 1974 Judge Van Camp served as California Commissioner of Corporations from 1971 74 where he oversaw the public offering of corporate securities and franchise opportunities enforcement of fraud statutes and the licensing of a variety of lenders and fiduciaries Assistant and Acting Secretary of the State Business Transportation Agency in Governor Reagan s Cabinet 1970 1971 Agency Attorney Redevelopment Agency of the City of Sacramento 1967 1970 Deputy State Attorney General 1965 1967 AWARDS RECOGNITION 2003 Judge of the Year Capitol City Trial Lawyers 2000 Achievement of Excellence California Alumni Association 1996 Thomas Jefferson Award American Public Service Foundation 1998 Paul Harris Award Rotary International AREAS OF EXPERTISE Business Contract Employment Complex Civil Litigation Securities Broker Dealers Partnership Shareholder Disputes Franchises Real Estate Trade Secrets EDUCATION 1965 LL B University of California Berkeley School of Law 1962 B A University of California Berkeley Political Science PUBLICATIONS Stirrings of Legal Reform in China Will Juries Ever Sit in Judgment The Sacramento Lawyer Sept Oct 2012 The Juror Assembly Room Welcome A Chore or More Gavel to Gavel The Los Angeles Superior Court Magazine Summer 2011 Looking for Justice In All the Right Places A Close up View of the International Courts at The Hague The Sacramento Lawyer Mar Apr 2009 The Craft of Effective Closing Arguments A Review The Sacramento Lawyer Nov Dec 2009 Jurors Questioning Witnesses Confounding or Promoting the Search for Truth The Bench the Journal of the Calif Judges Assoc Summer 2009 Doubt the Value of Juries Look Around the Globe The Sacramento Bee Viewpoints May 14 2009 From Boardroom to Courtroom Trying the Securities Fraud Case in State Court The Bench the Journal of the Calif Judges Assoc Spring 2005 Vo 45 No 1 Medieval Courts Foreign Covenants and Mad Englishmen Changes Afoot in the British Legal System The Sacramento Lawyer January 2004 also published in The Bench The Journal of the Calif Judges Assoc Spring 2004 Vol 44 No 1 Franchising in One State or Fifty What You Need to Know The Daily Recorder March 25 1996 Capital Formation in the 1990s The Sacramento Venture Newsletter of the Sacramento Valley Forum Spring and Summer 1993 California Civil Practice Chapter 3 Corporate Law Bancroft Whitney Spring 1992 Editorial Consultant for chapter on forms and commentary for the corporate practitioner Corporate Raiders Darwin s Helpers or Capital Saboteurs The Business Journal July 25 1985 Business and legal issues involved in hostile corporate takeovers Chapter 3 Forming the Corporation and Beginning Operations Advising California Nonprofit Corporations California Continuing Education of the Bar 1984 Model organizational documents for nonprofits and commentary Securities Law A Legislative Response to Overregulation Sacramento County Bar Association Docket Vol 82 No 1 January 1982 On the major expansion of the private placement exemption from the state s securities permit process Compliance with New California Nonprofit Corporation Law California Business Law Reporter Vol 1 No 1 1980 On the extensive

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  • Hon. Marshall Whitley - ADR Services, Inc.
    related tax topics California Judges Association Probate and Mental Health Committee 2006 2008 Committee makes recommendations to the CJA regarding positions it should take on proposed rules and legislation relating to Trusts Estates probate and related California tax topics ATTORNEY EXPERIENCE Managing Partner and Co Managing Partner Law Offices of Marshall Whitley and Tierney Walden Whitley 1985 1993 Law practices focused on federal and state tax controversies business transactions and tax planning estate planning ERISA and commercial litigation Tax Supervisor Coopers Lybrand San Francisco 1983 1985 Tax compliance for clients coordinated with Washington DC office regarding pending and proposed tax legislation and provided internal counsel regarding IRS practice and procedure Trial Attorney US Department of Justice Tax Division Washington D C 1979 1982 Represented the US Government in complex tax litigation and related civil matters in US District and Bankruptcy Courts throughout the western region of the United States Special Tax Counsel and Legislative Counsel 1974 1979 Washington D C Finance Revenue Department and Council of the District of Columbia Directed implementation of recently enacted real property tax measures drafted proposed income and estate tax legislation and coordinated with Congressional staff of Ways Means and Finance Committees regarding D C finances and revenues ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Director of LL M Tax Program and Professor of Law 2013 present Adjunct Professor 1985 2013 Golden Gate University School of Law Administration of the LL M Tax program including selecting curricula identifying and employing adjunct professors and all aspects of student admissions matriculation graduation and career placement Judge Whitley teaches and has taught courses on Wills and Trusts Mediating Trust and Estate Disputes Probate Procedure and Litigation IRS Practice and Procedure Federal Tax Litigation Standards of Tax Practice IRS Collection Procedures MEMBERSHIPS AWARDS 2013 Course Certificate in Mediation Conflict Resolution Univ of Cal Berkeley

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