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  • Hon. Charlotte Walter Woolard - ADR Services, Inc.
    the Unified Family Court 2003 2013 2015 Law and Motion 2 years Civil Trial Courts 4 years Appellate Division 3 years Presiding Judge 2003 Justice Pro Tempore California Court of Appeal October December 2000 First Appellate District Division Four Published Opinions Silva v Union Pacific Railroad Company 85 Cal App 4th 1024 People v Hardin 85 Cal App 4th 625 Judge of the Municipal Court San Francisco Judicial District 1993 1995 PROFESSIONAL CAREER Civil Litigation Attorney Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman Dicker 1986 1993 Primary practice areas personal injury products liability government tort and municipal liability construction professional malpractice and insurance coverage disputes Assistant District Attorney City and County of San Francisco 1980 1986 Research Attorney San Francisco Superior Court 1979 1980 PROFESSIONAL AWARDS RECOGNITION Honored for Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Families of San Francisco Family Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco 2014 Recognition for Extraordinary Efforts on Behalf of the Court and Families San Francisco Juvenile Dependency Panel 2013 Service to Families Award Rally Family Visitation Services of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital 2013 Honored for Commitment Judiciousness and Unshakable Demeanor Family Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco 2004 Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Service and President The Lawyers Club of San Francisco American Inn of Court 2003 EDUCATION ADR TRAINING Essentials of Mediation Divorce Mediation Northern California Mediation Center 2014 Interviewing Children in Separation Divorce Northern California Mediation Center 2014 Mediating the Litigated Case Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine 2013 Mediation The Art of Facilitating Settlement CJER Straus Institute 2008 J D Santa Clara University School of Law 1979 B A San Jose State University 1976 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Bar Association of San Francisco California Judges Association Vice President 2002 2003 Secretary Treasurer 2001 2002 California Women Lawyers National Association of

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  • Barri K. Bonapart, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    Panel of Arbitrators Superior Court Appointed Discovery Referee AREAS OF EXPERTISE Tree and Neighbor Law Views Debris Hazards Damage Injury Wrongful Death Nuisance Wrongful Cutting and Injury to Trees Fire Damage Nuisance Trespass Real Property Disputes Easements Boundaries Encroachments Quiet Title Property Damage Trespass Nuisance Common Interest Developments and CC R s Construction Defect Complex Commercial Disputes Contracts Insurance Coverage Employment Product Liability EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND 1997 present Owner Bonapart Associates treelaw com Law and Mediation firm specializing in tree and neighbor law land use and complex commercial litigation Clientele includes tree care companies property owners local businesses and municipalities Emphasis is Practical Solutions for and Impractical World 1990 1997 Partner Fabris Burgess Ring specializing in polybutylene pipe litigation in California Arizona and Nevada product liability higher education law employment discrimination and other complex commercial issues prosecution and defense 1988 1990 Attorney Brobeck Phlaeger Harrison Litigating complex commercial disputes for multi national corporations involving insurance coverage for polluted sites product liability actions and other corporate litigation prosecution and defense 1986 1988 Attorney Graham James Litigating complex business disputes involving among other things banking manufacturing telecommunications and licensing issues prosecution and defense EDUCATION 1985 Boalt Hall School of Law University of California Berkeley Juris Doctor 1982 University of California Berkeley Bachelor of Arts SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Ms Bonapart speaks nationally on the subjects of mediating tree and neighbor disputes and all aspects of tree law She is a regular speaker for various industry organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture the American Society of Consulting Arborists the California Arborists Association the East Bay Land Surveyors Association and the National Arbor Day Foundation She also presents regularly for various bar associations including San Francisco East Bay and Marin and has spoken before various municipalities and governmental agencies Ms Bonapart also teaches both mediation

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  • Michael Brady, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    mediation of appellate matters after the brief has been completed Mr Brady has published numerous articles on matters of interest to the insurance industry and for the last twenty seven years was in charge of annual seminars for Roper Majeski s clients These seminars concerned annual developments in all areas of casualty litigation insurance coverage and bad faith In addition he has substantial experience as a court appointed arbitrator in connection with the judicial arbitration system He also acted as mediator and resolved many cases thusly while practicing as an attorney MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Mr Brady is Past President of the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel an organization of more than 1500 defense insurance attorneys throughout Northern California He served as Chairman of the Education Committee and the Amicus Curiae Committee for that organization He was a member of the Governor s Commission on Mandatory Legal Malpractice Insurance for California Attorneys and also was appointed by the Governor to the Commission on the Future of the State Bar and the Legal Profession in California For many years Mr Brady has served as annual lecturer on California case law for the Northern and Southern California Associations of Defense Counsel at their annual conventions throughout the State He is a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers and an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel serving as Vice Chairman of the Casualty Insurance Committee Chairman of the Reinsurance Committee member of the International Committee and is past Vice Chairman of the Amicus Curiae Committee He has served as Chairman of the Extra contractual Liability Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and is currently Chairman of the Insurance Coverage Section has served as a member of the faculty board of the Federation of Defense

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  • Fred D. Butler, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    Academy of Arbitrators He has lectured at several law schools trained internal mediators for several large organizations and has written several articles on mediation techniques and ADR policy matters Mr Butler has received hundred of hours of training including but not limited to the following The Dispute Resolution in Employment Advanced Practices Institute Society for Professionals Involved in Dispute Resolution SPIDR Boston Mass San Francisco CA Work Place ADR Alliance for Resolution Corte Madera California Mediation under the ADA Key Bridge Foundation Arlington VA Transformative Mediation Skills U S Postal Service Redress Program Los Angeles CA EEO Investigator Training Conflict Resolution Academy Atlanta GA Administrative Hearing Process National Judicial College Reno NV Advanced Arbitrator Training National Academy of Arbitrators Federal Mediation Conciliation Service Employment Arbitration American Arbitration Association San Francisco CA Commercial Arbitration Training Employment Arbitration Training American Arbitration Association Arbitration Training National Association of Security Dealers Regulation NASD Resolution of Urban Public Policy Disputes Eaglet Institute for Public Policy New Brunswick New Jersey Mediation Skills Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center and San Francisco Community Boards Advanced ADR Skills ADR San Mateo County Mediation Theory Practice Santa Clara School of Law Mediation Skills U S Federal District Court Mediation Skills First Appellate District Superior Court of California Mr Butler serves as an arbitrator and mediator for a number of organizations and courts including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Department of Justice ADA Weybridge Foundation UCS Problem Resolution Center National Center for Employment Dispute Resolution Forest Service Agency San Francisco Civil Service Commission Alameda County Retirement Board San Francisco Office of Fair Labor Standards National Mediation Service American Arbitration Association U S Federal District Courts Northern California California First District Appellate Courts Kaiser Permanente NASD U S Postal Service American Postal Workers Union San Francisco San Mateo and Solano County Superior Courts Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service California State Mediation and Conciliation Service and others In addition Mr Butler also serves as volunteer for a number of organizations He is a past Co Chair of the Bar Association of SF Arbitration Committee Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Mediation Society Past President of the Northern California Mediation Association NCA a former appointed member of the California State Bar ADR Committee and Northern California SPIDR now ADD NC Past President of the Board of Directors of Community Boards of SF the City s Conflict Resolution Program Mr Butler serves as a pro bono Hearing Officer and Mediator for the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints and a volunteer for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center in San Mateo CA Mr Butler is also the Past President of the Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association EXAMPLES OF CASES HANDLED AS A MEDIATOR AND ARBITRATOR Wrongful termination claims against large corporations including multinational groups Discrimination and EEO claims where actions were brought alleging race sex and age harassment disability and Family Medical Leave Act matters Labor grievances between organized labor unions and employers Disputes between large residential community associations condominium and individual

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  • Bette Epstein, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    to become a managing partner of its Oakland office in 2007 AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION Breach of Fiduciary Duty Real Property Transfers Contested Conservatorships Trust Contests Financial Elder Abuse Trust Administration Disputes Probate Disputes Will Contests LEGAL EXPERIENCE Reed Smith Partner Senior Counsel 2003 2015 Managing Partner Oakland Office 2007 2012 Crosby Heafey Roach May Shareholder Director 1993 2002 Associate Attorney 1986 1992 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Clinic for Adults and Children Licensed Psychotherapist Director of Geriatric Counseling 1979 1983 EDUCATION University of San Francisco J D with honors 1986 California State University at Hayward M S Counseling 1979 University of Southern California B S Psychology 1965 MEDIATION TRAINING Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University 2013 Appellate Mediation Richard Birke and Dana Curtis 2001 Advanced Mediation John Paul Jones Group 2001 Comprehensive Mediation John Paul Jones Group 1999 PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AV Preeminent Rating Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings 1996 Present Fellow American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ACTEC 2002 Present Top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California 2010 2012 Northern California Super Lawyer 2004 2014 Woman of Distinction San Francisco Business Times 2009 Best Lawyers in America 2009 Woman of Distinction East Bay Business Times 2008 PUBLICATIONS Continuing Education of the Bar Action Guide Co Editor for all 7 editions Capacity and Undue Influence Assessing Challenging and Defending 1999 2014 Aspatore Books Contributor Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates 2014 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Ms Epstein is a frequent lecturer at the University of San Francisco School of Law on the subject of legal ethics and a frequent MCLE presenter on the topic of trust and estate litigation She is often called upon as an expert witness in conservatorship and trust and estate litigation proceedings Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and any other

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  • Eric Ivary, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    in all fields including Advanced Mediation Training for both Sate and Federal courts MEDIATION TRAINING Initial training through San Mateo Contra Costa and Alameda County court sponsored ADR Programs MAP EASE SMART and TOT programs 40 Hour Intensive Mediation Training course taught by Nancy Yeend 2001 20 Hour US District Court training program Multiple CLE programs on a variety of topics as well as regular updates on specific mediation issues on interest including confidentiality changes in the law etc PAST PRESENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Mediation Society Northern California Mediation Association American Board of Trial Advocates inducted 1989 American Inns of Court Wiley Manuel Chapter Senior Mentor 1999 2000 Association of Trial Lawyers of America Advocate National College of Advocacy Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyer s Association o Board of Governors 1975 1990 o Editor of The Verdict 1986 o President 1990 Alameda County Lawyer s Club AWARDS HONORS Lawyer of the Year Alameda County Lawyer s Club 1995 Selected as Evaluator by the CEB Trial Advocacy Program State Bar Commendation for Outstanding Contributions to Pro Bono and Voluntary Legal Services PUBLICATIONS Winning at Arbitration book chapter Bancroft Whitney 1992 Electronic Fetal Monitoring Medical Malpractice Jury Instructions Punitive Damages in Employment Cases Invited Panelist and Speaker to Employer Groups and Panelist for Employment Law Seminars MEDIATION APPROACH The best description of my approach to mediation is facilitative But experience has taught me to do what works and not get too caught up in theory or the academic side of mediation My goal is to get the case in a position where the parties can see a clear path to settlement My approach varies because no two cases are alike For example an employment case can be very sensitive to the parties involved as can a police misconduct case or a medical malpractice case Probably the best way to describe my approach to mediation is that I do everything in my power to be sure that the parties are dealing with their REAL case not the one they wish they had This often involves asking both sides a lot of questions sometimes uncomfortable ones The tough questions are asked in separate sessions When parties request I will become very active in their negotiations For a full explanation of my mediation style and philosophy please download an article I wrote for the SFTLA magazine It can be found at the ADR website www adrservices org Although originally written as a practical guide for the plaintiff s bar it also tells the defense how I approach mediation My mediation style is also described in an article published in The Recorder in 2005 entitled Love Thy Enemy This article can also be downloaded from the ADR Services website References both plaintiff and defense can also be found at the same site My assumption in mediation is that the parties are there to get their case settled not just have a discussion or use the process as a discovery vehicle I view the process as a time

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  • Jeffrey Krivis, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    Arbitrator National Association of Securities Dealers NASD Mediator California Department of Insurance Earthquake Mediation Program Mediator Los Angeles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mediator Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Panel Adjunct Professor Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine Law School President Southern California Mediation Association SCMA Member Board of Directors International Academy of Mediators Member California Employment Lawyers Associations Member Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor Employment Law Section Member Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year Awarded by a Publicly Traded Real Estate Corporation 1993 EDUCATION Southwestern University School of Law JD 1980 Admitted to California Bar 1980 San Diego State University with honors 1976 ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES QUALIFICATIONS Senior Partner Krivis Passovoy 1985 1996 Member Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles since 1984 Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1984 Member Independent Expenditures and Governmental Affairs Committee Southland Regional Association of Realtors Member Board of Directors Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley ADR DESIGN INSTRUCTION and IMPLEMENTATION Mr Krivis has been actively involved in the research and development of ADR systems since the early 1980s He has designed and implemented numerous conflict management and dispute resolution programs at corporation federal agencies law firms and trade associations Mr Krivis is an approved provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education MCLE for the California State Bar A sampling of his program appears below A complete list is available upon request Professor Dispute Resolution Clinic Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine Law School year round Course Director Mediating the Litigated Case Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine Law School Biannual Moderator ADR in Employment Disputes California ADR Forum Counsel Connect January 1997 Lecturer Expand Your Law Practice with the Use of Facilitated Negotiation Beverly Hills Bar Association June 1996 Faculty Member Mediation Training National Association of Securities Dealers NASD

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  • Claudia Hagadus Long, Esq - ADR Services, Inc.
    Fluent in Spanish and French she can conduct mediations entirely in Spanish when necessary She is trusted to resolve complex disputes with multifaceted and multidisciplinary legal organizational cultural and personal issues Education B A Harvard University magna cum laude 1976 J D Georgetown University Law Center 1980 Legal Experience 1997 2014 Long Law Offices of counsel mediator and arbitrator Mediated over 1 300 cases Also served as Arbitrator Special Master and Insurance Umpire 2010 2014 Department of Fair Employment Housing Mediator Mediated Employment Discrimination cases through DFEH 1991 1997 Law Offices of Claudia Hagadus Long Litigation Litigated Construction Real Estate Banking and Commercial Disputes 1987 1991 Hyde Drath Litigation Litigated and tried Construction Real Estate and Business cases 1981 1987 Bank of America Legal Department Litigation Section Litigated and tried Banking disputes Professional Associations California Association of Distinguished Neutrals Contra Costa Bar Association State Bar of California SMART Mediation Panel Contra Costa Superior Court 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 Claudia Hagadus Long Esq

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