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  • Viggo Boserup Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Santa Monica, California.
    Mediation Training CLE Serving the following Counties Alameda Contra Costa Fresno Kern Los Angeles Madera Marin Merced Monterey Orange Riverside Sacramento San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz Ventura Click for Map of California s Counties CASE EXPERIENCE Viggo Boserup Esq has experience in settling the following civil matters ADA Disability Automotive Aviation Banking Finance Civil Rights Commercial Business Construction Contract Disputes Employment Energy Sector Oil Gas Health Care Insurance International Landlord Tenant Legal Malpractice Local Govt Municipalities Medical Malpractice Mortgage Foreclosure Nursing Homes Partnerships Personal Injury Premises Liability Probate Product Liability Professional Malpractice Professional Negligence Property Damage Real Estate Shareholder Disputes Software Sports Taxation Technology Telecommunications Title Disputes Torts Transportation Trusts Estates Venture Capital Wage Hour FMLA Wrongful Death PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes A graduate of Princeton University and Hastings College of the Law Mr Boserup is a full time professional mediator who mediates more than 200 cases per year Viggo began his career as an attorney in 1970 specializing in probate trusts estates tax finance oil and gas real estate acquisition development and construction as well as the related areas of insurance coverage and liability In

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/viggo-boserup (2016-02-13)
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  • George D. Calkins II, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Santa Monica, California.
    Neutrals most recently leaving a robust practice at the Los Angeles office of Cox Castle Nicholson LLP serving as a partner Mr Calkins practices in the area of real estate and construction law with an emphasis on analysis investigation litigation arbitration trial mediation and settlement of all forms of construction disputes He has served for 12 years as a construction arbitrator mediator and presided at over 150 arbitration mediation proceedings involving diverse construction issues including service as arbitrator in the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the American Arbitration Association and the California Public Works Arbitration Program He is also experienced in developing construction claims avoidance mitigation and settlement strategies for clients Additionally he serves as an expert witness in the areas of construction and insurance coverage disputes His teaching and lecture experience includes construction law and dispute resolution courses for various trade and legal associations including the Associated General Contractors FEMA the Southern California Defense Counsel the Ceramic Tile Institute the Southern California Accountants Association the California Continuing Education of the Bar the California Judges Association as well as the University of California at Los Angeles and Irvine He has published course materials and taught numerous University of California

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/george-calkins (2016-02-13)
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  • Dana Curtis Esq., Mediator, based in Sausalito, California.
    Ninth Circuit Ms Curtis has maintained her Sausalito based practice Dana Curtis Mediation The Los Angeles Daily Journal has recognized her as one of the 50 Best Neutrals in California Ms Curtis is experienced in a wide range of ADR processes training mediation early neutral evaluation special master and independent fact finding all within numerous legal subject areas She offers an individualized approach focused on identifying the parties needs and identifying the challenges presented by each individual case For a description of Ms Curtis approach to mediation visit Mediation Procedures on her website Prior to becoming a mediator Ms Curtis served as law clerk to Associate Justice Edward A Panelli of the California Supreme Court and practiced commercial and employment litigation with McCutchen Doyle Brown Enersen now Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco and San Jose Before becoming a lawyer Ms Curtis was a community college and a nationally recognized high school teacher in Idaho Ms Curtis is also a respected mediation teacher She has designed and facilitated hundreds of programs for law schools businesses court panels private groups bar associations and professional conferences throughout the United States and internationally Ms Curtis mediation practice is informed by her strong academic experience including as lecturer in law at Stanford Law School where she taught the Mediation Seminar for ten years and as adjunct faculty at Santa Clara University School of Law where she taught a variety of mediation courses for eight years Ms Curtis designed and taught the first appellate mediation training programs for California Courts of Appeal including the First Second and Third Appellate Districts where she continues to train mediation panelists In addition she taught the first appellate mediation trainings in Hawaii Arizona Nevada and Minnesota In 2008 she founded Elder Mediation Group to provide mediation training and conflict services to older adults and adult families To view Ms Curtis current teaching schedule visit the training calendar at http danacurtismediation com dcm calendar html To view a list of programs and courses she has taught over the years see Ms Curtis complete resume Ms Curtis has written widely on the subject of mediation including as a contributing author to the Continuing Education of the Bar s Litigator s Guide to Representing Clients in ADR For a list of Ms Curtis other publications visit the publications page at www danacurtismediation com Ms Curtis has also been active in the mediation community serving for ten years as Co Chair of the Mediation Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco as a member of the California State Bar ADR Committee and as a member of the board of directors of the California Dispute Resolution Institute She is a charter member of the San Francisco Mediation Society and belongs to numerous professional organizations where she is frequently invited to present programs Ms Curtis serves on numerous Bay Area court and national mediation panels including the Employment Mediation Panel of Boston Law Collaborative For a complete list of panels on which Ms Curtis serves

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/dana-curtis (2016-02-13)
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  • Sausalito Mediators - The California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, based in Sausalito
    organization whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands on experience in the field of conflict resolution and by their commitment to methods of alternative dispute resolution Membership is limited to California neutrals who have substantial experience in the resolution of commercial civil disputes and who have been recognized for their accomplishments through the Academy s peer nomination process Sausalito MEDIATORS Dana Curtis Esq Sausalito Dana Curtis

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/sausalito-mediators (2016-02-13)
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  • Debra L. Mellinkoff Esq., Mediator, based in Sausalito, California.
    Esq has experience in settling the following civil matters ADA Disability Appellate Banking Finance Business Dissolution Civil Rights Class Actions Commercial Business Construction Contract Disputes Discrimination Elder Abuse Employment Entertainment Sector Environmental Franchise Insurance Intellectual Property International Land Use Planning Legal Malpractice Libel Slander Local Govt Municipalities Mergers Acquisitions Mortgage Foreclosure Partnerships Personal Injury Probate Professional Fees Professional Liability Professional Malpractice Professional Negligence Public Policy Real Estate Religious Institutions Securities Sexual Harassment Shareholder Disputes Technology Torts Trademarks Patents Trusts Estates PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Debra Mellinkoff has been a professional mediator for 39 years and has resolved thousands of cases throughout the United States and Europe For thirteen years she also practiced law in New York City and San Francisco and specialized in civil litigation Ms Mellinkoff s high settlement rate is a result of diligent preparation an ability to quickly identify obstacles to settlement and her extensive experience in dealing effectively with a variety of personalities In addition to a full time mediation practice Ms Mellinkoff has trained attorneys both to be effective advocates in mediation and to use this ADR process to resolve disputes before they escalate into litigation ADR Experience Qualifications Member of mediation panels for United States District Court Northern District of California San Francisco Superior Court Marin County Superior Court San Mateo Superior Court California Court of Appeal United States Bankruptcy Court and FINRA Inc Successfully resolved numerous disputes before a lawsuit was ever filed Noted for resolving disputes which involve parties with preexisting business or personal relationships Conducted independent fact finding in employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims including interviews of key witnesses and review of confidential information Authored Department of Defense s manual Use Mediation to Resolve Base Closure Disputes Education J D University of California Hastings College of the Law 1981 Recipient

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/debra-mellinkoff (2016-02-13)
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  • Hon. Eli Chernow, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Sherman Oaks, California.
    Judge Med Arb Mini Trials Special Master Referee Serving the following Counties Los Angeles Orange Click for Map of California s Counties CASE EXPERIENCE Hon Eli Chernow has experience in settling the following civil matters Commercial Business Contract Disputes Employment Entertainment Sector Environmental Insurance Intellectual Property Medical Malpractice Partnerships Personal Injury Probate Professional Fees Real Estate Religious Institutions Securities Technology Torts Trusts Estates Hon Eli Chernow has experience in settling the following family law matters Child Support Common Law Cohabitation Divorce All Issues Marital Issues Pre Nuptial Agreements PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Judge Chernow has extensive experience as both a mediator and arbitrator since going into fulltime neutral practice in 1993 As a mediator Judge Chernow has handled a broad range of cases involving civil probate and family law matters The primary concentration of his practice has been in business disputes concerning commercial law contracts real property employment business ownership valuation or dissolution unfair competition unfair trade or business practice intellectual property trade secrets royalties insurance coverage and bad faith Cases have included personal injury or other forms of tort actions Has handled many mediations involving high levels of emotional conflicts between the parties As an arbitrator he has handled a broad range of cases the majority of which are business related arising from disputes over contracts real property commercial law business valuation corporate and partnership dissolutions intellectual property or insurance coverage issues Judge Chernow has also arbitrated a number of personal injury professional negligence professional fees uninsured motorist and other tort claims Judge Chernow has dealt successfully with multi party complex disputes involving up to 20 parties Education California Institute of Technology B S 1961 Harvard Law School J D 1964 magna cum laude editor Harvard Law Review 1962 64 Harvard University Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellow 1964 65 Languages

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/eli-chernow (2016-02-13)
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  • Sherman Oaks Mediators - The California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, based in Sherman Oaks
    a statewide organization whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands on experience in the field of conflict resolution and by their commitment to methods of alternative dispute resolution Membership is limited to California neutrals who have substantial experience in the resolution of commercial civil disputes and who have been recognized for their accomplishments through the Academy s peer nomination process Sherman Oaks MEDIATORS Hon Eli Chernow

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/sherman_oaks-mediators (2016-02-13)
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  • James P. Lingl Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Thousand Oaks, California.
    than 10 of the civil cases that are filed actually reach trial and that most conflicts are better resolved outside of the judicial system His extensive experience in handling complex interpersonal conflicts whether arising in a homeowner association employment situations in the probate context among neighbors or between businesses that can benefit from maintaining an ongoing relationship all have helped to shape his facilitative to evaluative mediation style Mr Lingl has served as an arbitrator for the Ventura County Superior Court and as a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court Jim has served on the Ventura Court s mediation panels since 1993 and on the California Department of Insurance Panels since 2003 He has conducted more than 700 mediations 100 arbitrations and has represented clients in more than 200 ADR disputes Jim was the original draftsman and sponsor of more than a dozen provisions in the Davis Stirling Act including the statute that requires ADR prior to litigation in the context of associations Education A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School James P Lingl was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1975 and the California Bar in 1977 He received his initial mediation training in 1992 from the faculty of Pepperdine University Law School Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in conjunction with the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement He has continued to pursue extensive specialized mediation training since that time In July of 2005 he completed Ombudsman training through the International Ombudsman Association In October of 2010 he completed his masters degree program in conflict resolution at California State University Dominguez Hills Mr Lingl serves as an adjunct professor at the Southern California Institute of Law where he teaches an ADR course as well as a condominium law course Languages English Memberships Affiliations Mr Lingl is a

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