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  • Hon. Edward Kolker - ADR Services, Inc.
    San Diego County Municipal and Superior Courts ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE EXPERTISE Judge Kolker has mediated and arbitrated in the private sector full time for more than 18 years following a decade of ADR experience in both the public and private arenas For four of those years Judge Kolker served as Chairman of the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board a quasi judicial agency responsible for mediation fact finding and arbitration covering 450 school districts 99 counties numerous municipalities and the state s major universities amongst others He added mediation and arbitration as an adjunct to his private practice in 1989 and closed his private practice to practice ADR full time in 1995 Judge Kolker has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of disputes with an emphasis on employment business estates and trusts professional liability negligence and real estate matters including homeowners association disputes Judge Kolker also facilitates negotiations between parties on contractual matters business dissolutions and intra company personnel compensation and policy disputes MEDIATION TRAINING AFFILIATIONS Judge Kolker has participated in over 600 hours of formal mediation training including Negotiation and Mediation Workshops at Harvard Law School and the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University He has trained more than 200 mediators in conjunction with the Academy of Dispute Resolution In addition Judge Kolker has served on numerous mediation panels the Superior Court of San Diego County the San Diego Association of Realtors and also served on the select panel of arbitrators under the National Dalkon Shield Litigation Trust Program A Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators Judge Kolker conducted mediation workshops for the High Court Justices of India under sponsorship of the United States State Department and a private foundation He is a former director of the Southern California Mediation Association the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professionals in

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  • Hon. Lillian Lim - ADR Services, Inc.
    Settlement Independent Calendar and Civil Trial departments She has resolved thousands of disputes involving business litigation personal injury wrongful death employment law real estate construction defect and civil rights litigation Judge Lim then served as part of the task force of assigned judges helping alleviate the backlog of civil cases at Riverside Superior Court Legal Judicial Experience 2008 2012 Administrative Office of the Courts Assigned Judge Program Superior Court Trial Judge assigned statewide 1998 2007 Superior Court Judge San Diego Assignment included civil settlement judge civil independent calendar judge and civil trial judge 1986 1998 San Diego Municipal Court Judge Assignment included civil presiding and hearing both limited and unlimited jurisdiction civil cases She served as a Court of Appeal Justice Pro Tem on the Fourth Appellate District Division One 1977 1986 Appellate and Trial Attorney Office of the California Attorney General Special assignments included white collar crime and political corruption Honors Awards 2007 Outstanding Jurist San Diego County Bar Association 2007 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipient Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2005 Asian Heritage Honoree 2004 Woman of the Year California 78th Assembly District 1995 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Trailblazer Education 1977 J D Western State College of Law at San Diego now Thomas Jefferson School of Law cum laude graduating 1st in her class 1973 B A Brown University graduating with Honors political science 1969 University of California at Berkeley prior to high school graduation attended courses within the College of Chemistry 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 Lillian Lim Resume Specialties Medical Negligence Products Liability Business Disputes

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  • Hon. Wayne L. Peterson - ADR Services, Inc.
    Facilities Task Force a legislative body created in 1998 to advise the legislature with regard to ownership maintenance and design of all court facilities in California and served as Chair of the Task Force s Subcommittee on Court Facilities Design Standards Judge Peterson was the recipient of the California Judges Association 2001 President s Award for outstanding service to the state judiciary and the recipient of the San Diego County Bar Association s Legal Professional of the Year Award in 2001 In 1998 the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego named him Trial Judge of the Year The San Diego Defense Bar selected him as its Distinguished Jurist of 2008 He is a Master of the American Inns of Court William B Enright chapter and serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Inn of Court He is also a member of the San Diego chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and is a past member of its Board of Directors He has taught and lectured on trial advocacy Judge Peterson during his term as Presiding Judge was instrumental in the implementation of a successful court sponsored mediation program He has taught and lectured on mediation in Third World countries on behalf of the U S State Department and the World Bank He participated with the Subordinate Courts of Singapore in its innovative transpacific judicial video settlement conference program The Daily Journal recognized Judge Peterson as a Top Master Neutral for 2013 and in 2006 2007 2008 2009 and 2010 Judge Peterson was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 50 Neutrals in California Since joining ADR Services Inc in February 2004 Judge Peterson has successfully mediated cases resulting in settlements in the millions of dollars he has also acted as a private judge

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  • Hon. Sheridan L. Reed - ADR Services, Inc.
    seamlessly make the transition to private practice as a mediator arbitrator and private referee Judicial Experience 1981 2004 Judge San Diego County Superior Court 1979 1981 Judge San Diego County Municipal Court Types of cases handled include Business Class Actions Commercial Contract Consumer Fraud Copyright Eminent Domain Employment Entertainment Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Intellectual Property Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Product Liability Real Estate Trade Secrets Unfair Business Practices Professional Career 1971 1979 Private Law Practice specializing in Personal Injury matters Education 1970 University of San Diego School of Law Magna Cum Laude 1965 Scripps College Professional Associations Member California Judges Association President San Diego Lawyers Club Member California Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Juvenile Court Law Secretary California Judges Foundation Board Member California Trial Lawyers Association President San Diego Trial Lawyers Association Member San Diego County Bar Association Governor California Women Lawyers Association Member San Diego Women in Business Member Business Advisory Committee San Diego State University 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

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  • Jobi Halper, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    Dispute Resolution the American Arbitration Association the State Bar of California the National Conflict Resolution Center and other relevant training programs AREAS OF EXPERTISE Class Action all types of class actions Class Action Fairness Act complex discovery disputes claims process and settlement administration fee disputes objectors class proceedings Commercial Disputes commercial matters contract disputes partnership and agency disputes internal corporate disputes shareholder derivative suite board of director disputes closely held corporation matters shareholder squeeze outs and freeze outs and insider trading matters franchise matters and unfair business practices Employment wage hour overtime meal and break exempt employee class actions commission disputes employment contract disputes harassment retaliation and race sexual religious discrimination claims Insurance Sales Practice and Administration individually and on a class wide basis including health insurance automobile insurance life insurance annuities homeowner policies burial policies and disability policies Consumer Claims false advertising Business and Professions Code 17200 and 17500 contract of adhesion late fee cancellation and fraudulent sales claims Product liability class medical monitoring and individual claims Civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act False Claims Act Qui Tam Entertainment disputes relating to the sports industry and ticket sales Civil rights act cases Banking Disputes consumer banking letter of credit claims bank to bank transactional disputes and credit card claims Personal Injury Defamation Transactional initial public offerings mergers acquisitions private placements public offerings website usage contract drafting revisions to corporate structure Attorney Client Fee Disputes Panels ADR Services Inc American Arbitration Association San Diego Superior Court Orange County Superior Court Riverside Superior Court Los Angeles Superior Court APPOINTMENTS TEACHING LECTURING AND PUBLICATIONS Ms Halper was appointed in 2010 to the State Bar of California Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration Jobi Halper regularly lectures on a wide variety of ADR issues both publicly including the ABA s Corporate Counsel section and for many medium and small private firms concerning drafting arbitration clauses effective arbitration mediation tips mediating and arbitrating in class action and complex cases and the Class Action Fairness Act Ms Halper served as an adjunct professor at the California Western School of Law on Partnership and Agency matters Ms Halper writes extensively as the Editor for the American Bar Association Section on Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Webpage and for Conflict Management Magazine Ms Halper is the author of the Class Action chapter in the ABA Section on Litigation s new Alternative Dispute Resolution book Recent Articles include District Court Stays Consumer Arbitration Matter Pending Supreme Court Decision October 2010 Another Turn in the Class Action Arbitration Screw June 2010 Right to Bring Class Claims in Arbitration Dealt Blow by Supreme Court in Stolt Nielsen May 2010 ADR PANELS AFFILIATIONS AND POSITIONS ADR Services Inc Mediator and Arbitrator Specialty Panels for Class Action Contracts and General Business Complex Litigation Employment Insurance Coverage Bad Faith Personal Injury Products Liability and Wage Hour American Arbitration Association Arbitrator San Diego Superior Court Mediation Panel Riverside Superior Court Mediation Panel Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation Panel U S District Court for the Central

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  • Steven H. Kruise, Esq - ADR Services, Inc.
    Estate approved courses for real estate licensees represented the San Diego Association of Realtors has been a licensed California real estate broker since 1985 and has testified in court as an expert witness on real property issues For over 21 years he has mediated all facets of commercial and residential real property disputes involving boundaries eminent domain encroachment HOA CC R s leases land use planning MLS mobile home parks mold infestation nondisclosure nuisance prescriptive easement real estate broker commissions specific enforcement title lien priorities equitable subrogation judicial and non judicial foreclosure slander of title and view obstructions Probate and Trust Matters Mr Kruis gained expertise in the probate and trust area when he litigated will contests and trust disputes for his law firm s estate planning practice group and now mediates a substantial number probate and trust matters including will contests based upon lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence Probate Code Section 17200 claims and claims for breach of fiduciary duty by trustees Employment As a lawyer Mr Kruis handled ERISA and employment related matters in State and Federal court for a Fortune 500 corporation that he represented for many years and now mediates the full spectrum of employment disputes involving wage and hour discrimination and harassment based upon age disability gender medical condition national origin pregnancy race religion sexual orientation family medical leave Labor Code 970 retaliation and public policy violation Professional Liability Mr Kruis mediates disputes involving the liability of professionals in the areas of real estate brokerage insurance brokerage financial adviser accounting legal dental medical home inspection and architecture Personal Injury As an attorney his personal injury experience ranged from winning a seven figure jury verdict on behalf of a plaintiff who suffered an organic brain injury in an automobile accident to defensing a complex

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  • Stephen McAvoy, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    of disagreement Mr McAvoy has been praised for his unique ability to connect with strong personalities as well as manage and overcome the intrinsic factors that create barriers to a successful settlement AREAS OF EXPERTISE Business Commercial Contract Business disputes including Dissolution Breach of contract and Unfair competition Construction Contract Defect and Liens Commercial and Residential Construction defect claims from single units to whole developments Mechanic s Lien Breach of Contract Delay Claims and Public Works Employment Law Wage and Hour matters Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Wrongful Termination Public Policy Violations and ADA issues Personal Injury Soft tissue to catastrophic injury and Wrongful Death matters involving industrial accidents Products Liability Motor Vehicle claims Premises Liability Public Entity claims Dog Bite mold related claims and Sexual Abuse High emotional content issues Professional Malpractice Legal Realty Architecture Elder Abuse and Neglect Veterinary Business and other professional liability matters Real Estate Residential Non Disclosure cases and those involving commercial leases and commissions Boundaries Easements and CC R related claims Probate Trust and Estates and Family Law Will and Trust disputes as well as divorce mediation and dissolution of domestic partnerships LEGAL EXPERIENCE ADR Neutral 5 years as Mediator Arbitrator and Referee resolving disputes involving Construction Defect Construction Contract Liens Personal Injury Business Commercial Contract Employment and Legal Malpractice Also served as an arbitrator for NASD as well as mediator and discovery referee for construction cases before the San Diego Superior Court Trial Attorney 28 years of experience as Trial Attorney representing individual consumers businesses and insurance defense Specialized in Construction Defect and Construction Contract Catastrophic Personal Injury Employment and Business Litigation EDUCATION University of Virginia BA with Distinction 1981 University of San Diego JD 1985 DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediating the Litigated Case National Conflict

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  • Monty A. McIntyre, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    Mr McIntyre has the unique experience of having handled significant numbers of both plaintiff and defense business commercial insurance bad faith medical malpractice personal injury and real property cases He has extensive subject matter expertise in each of these areas He has also handled employment cases and has subject matter expertise in this area as well Mr McIntyre also has extensive knowledge of economic damages issues Litigation Experience 35 years of extensive civil trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business insurance real property and tort cases Over 50 million recovered in verdicts or settlements for plaintiff clients Numerous defense verdicts or favorable settlements for defendant clients Mr McIntyre brings to the table extensive litigation expertise in civil procedure evidence and trial practice He was admitted into ABOTA in 1995 and served as the 2014 President of San Diego Chapter of ABOTA 2001 2012 Shareholder Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek 1990 2000 Partner McIntyre McIntyre and Thompson McIntyre 1985 1990 Partner Lowell Robbin Hamilton McIntyre 1980 1984 McInnis Fitzgerald Rees Sharkey McIntyre and Sparber Haas Ferguson Education 2015 Mediating Complex Construction Disputes Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine SOL 2014 Advanced Mediation Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine SOL 2013 Mediating the Litigated Case Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine SOL 2000 Present Annual mediation training 1993 Intensive Mediation training American Arbitration Association 1980 University of San Diego School of Law JD 1977 University of California San Diego BA History Honors Honors Recognition Service Past President San Diego Chapter of ABOTA San Diego County Bar Association Recognized The Best Lawyers in America Super Lawyers Master Enright Inn of Court Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards Past Member Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence ABA House of

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