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  • Newport Beach Mediators - The California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, based in Newport Beach
    is 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 Newport Beach MEDIATORS Mark S

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/newport_beach-mediators (2016-02-13)
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  • R. Elaine Leitner, Mediator, based in Oakland, California.
    Contract Disputes EEOC Education Eminent Domain Employment Franchise Insurance Intellectual Property Labor Unions Land Use Planning Landlord Tenant Legal Malpractice Libel Slander Non profit Organizations Partnerships Personal Injury Police Probate Product Liability Professional Fees Professional Liability Professional Malpractice Professional Negligence Public Policy Real Estate Securities Shareholder Disputes Technology Torts Workers Compensation R Elaine Leitner has experience in settling the following family law matters Common Law Cohabitation PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Full time mediator since 1991 successfully mediating the diverse array of business insurance and employment disputes which were the focus of my 13 year litigation practice at Keker Van Nest In solo mediation practice having been one of the American Arbitration Association s employment and commercial panelists from 1995 2002 Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law since 1998 teaching Negotiation and Settlement Education J D 1978 Georgetown University Law Center Washington D C B S 1975 Tufts University Medford Mass Psychology Magna Cum Laude Listed in Best Lawyers in America 1987 Ed More than 200 hours of training speaking experience U S District Court Training for Court Mediators 20 hours 7 93 Bill Lincoln Understanding Conflict 20 hours 3 93 Bill Lincoln Impasse Resolution Mediation 20 hours 5 93 Conciliation Forums of Oakland 30 hours 11 92 3 94 Speaker and trainer teacher at numerous MCLE programs and law firm training sessions on mediation topics including 1 96 AAA Arbitration Mediation Day Employment ADR 1 96 ALI ABA Making ADR Work for YOU 4 96 COAC Annual Meeting Lake Tahoe 5 96 Labor Employment Section St Bar Legal issues in Mediation 5 96 Faculty State Bar mediation training Monterey 8 97 U S District Court Mediating Evaluating Sexual Harassment Cases 7 00 Mediation Advocacy AAA Sponsored seminar 1 05 Everything An Advocate Needs to Know About ADR Ethics

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/elaine-leitner (2016-02-13)
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  • Oakland Mediators - The California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, based in Oakland
    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 Oakland MEDIATORS R Elaine Leitner Oakland Leitner Mediation Chris P Lavdiotis Oakland Lombard Loper Conant LLP David J Meadows

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/oakland-mediators (2016-02-13)
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  • Chris P. Lavdiotis, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Oakland, California.
    has experience in settling the following civil matters Commercial Business Construction Contract Disputes Employment Environmental Insurance Landlord Tenant Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Police Product Liability Professional Fees Professional Negligence Torts Workers Compensation Wrongful Death PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Mr Lavdiotis has been involved in the successful mediation of more than 2800 cases and the arbitration of more than 450 cases involving many different kinds of legal disputes 100 of his practice is now dedicated to mediation and arbitration work In recognition of his long and extensive practice as a successful mediator and arbitrator Mr Lavdiotis was honored as ADR Provider of the Month by the Alameda County Bar Association in September 1996 He is frequently appointed to serve as a mediator or arbitrator by the Alameda County Superior Court by the Contra Costa County Superior Court and by other state courts Mr Lavdiotis is often appointed a mediator by the Alameda County Bar Association s ADR referral program and by the Contra Costa EASE program Mr Lavdiotis has practiced law as a trial attorney since 1980 His private litigation practice emphasized a wide variety of general liability disputes as well as insurance coverage litigation and professional negligence litigation Education University of California Hastings College of the Law San Francisco California 1980 J D Doctor of Jurisprudence University of California at Berkeley Berkeley California 1975 B A Bachelor of Arts Languages English Memberships Affiliations Mr Lavdiotis is a member of the Arbitration Panels of both the Alameda and Contra Costa County Superior Courts and he has served as a participant and panelist in the Alameda County Superior Court s EDP and SETL Programs He has also served as a panelist in the San Francisco Superior Court Pre Arbitration Settlement Conference Program in the Alameda County Bar Association ADR Referral Program and

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/chris-lavdiotis (2016-02-13)
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  • David J. Meadows Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Oakland, California.
    Professional Liability Professional Malpractice Professional Negligence Property Damage Public Policy Real Estate Securities Sexual Harassment Shareholder Disputes Software Technology Torts Trademarks Patents Transportation Trusts Estates Unfair Competition Wage Hour FMLA Wrongful Death PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Mediator arbitrator and ADR provider in private practice working for private parties as well as in connection with the Superior Courts of San Francisco Alameda Contra Costa Santa Clara Marin and San Mateo Counties the U S District Court N D Cal the First District Court of Appeal Cal App the Kaiser Permanente Independently Administered Arbitration Program I have conducted hundreds of mediations arbitrations and neutral evaluations in a diverse array of disputes generally in the context of commercial litigation but in other settings as well Issues raised include breach of contract partnership employment real estate real estate partition insurance coverage bad faith fraud and other business torts professional negligence and fee disputes intellectual property construction probate securities consumer fraud landlord tenant personal injury note collection and work out defamation civil rights embezzlement simultaneous civil and criminal proceedings and others I have a flexible style in which I try to adjust to the needs of the parties and the situation as opposed to using a single approach for every dispute I have been trained in different techniques from which I can select and adjust as appropriate Most of the matters I have worked on have been in litigation with attorneys participating but I have also handled matters directly between disputants without attorneys I consult with all participants concerning how best to conduct each proceeding Education J D Boalt Hall School of Law University of California Berkeley Order of the Coif Executive Editor California Law Review Am Jur Awards Property Torts Civil Procedure B A Tufts University 1974 ADR Training 2001 Completed 20 hour training

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/david-meadows (2016-02-13)
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  • Barbara S. Bryant, Mediator, based in Oakland, California.
    California s Counties CASE EXPERIENCE Barbara S Bryant has experience in settling the following civil matters ADA Disability Civil Rights Discrimination EEOC Education Employment Landlord Tenant Professional Fees Sexual Harassment Wage Hour FMLA PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Barbara S Bryant mediates cases in all areas of employment and discrimination law as well as discrimination and harassment cases in housing educational and business settings She is known for providing a supportive personalized and effective mediation process and consistently demonstrates the power of mediation to resolve even the most challenging disputes Barbara has been a mediator special master settlement commissioner and workplace investigator since the mid 1990s full time since 2000 as well as a mediation coach for the California Courts of Appeal and Stanford Law School mediator training programs She has taught Sexual Harassment Law at the University of California Berkeley s School of Law since 1989 Barbara litigated individual and class actions in state and federal court for nineteen years specializing in employment sexual harassment and discrimination cases Her address for mailing and courier deliveries is 1563 Solano Avenue Box 215 Berkeley CA 94707 Education J D Golden Gate University School of Law Highest Honors M S W California State University Social Work Sacramento B A University of California Berkeley Psychology Languages English Memberships Affiliations Advisory Council Thelton E Henderson Center for Social Justice Boalt Hall School of Law University of California Berkeley Association for Conflict Resolution Association for Dispute Resolution Northern California The Mediation Society ADR Sections Alameda County Bar Association and Bar Association of San Francisco Labor and Employment Law and ADR Sections California State Bar Earl Warren Chapter American Inns of Court RATES PAYMENT INFORMATION Rates Mediations 500 hour Special Master Discovery Referee services 450 hour Workplace Investigations 300 hour Payment Payment for one hour of preparation

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/barbara-bryant (2016-02-13)
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  • Richard Phelps, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Oakland, California.
    Costa Marin Napa Sacramento San Francisco San Joaquin San Mateo Santa Clara Santa Cruz Solano Sonoma Stanislaus Yolo Click for Map of California s Counties CASE EXPERIENCE Richard Phelps has experience in settling the following civil matters ADA Disability Appellate Arts Fine Performing Automotive Civil Rights Commercial Business Community Associations Condominiums Construction Consumer Fraud Contract Disputes Cross Cultural Debt Collections EEOC Employment Entertainment Sector Environmental Family Businesses Franchise Health Care Insurance Labor Unions Landlord Tenant Lemon Law Libel Slander Local Govt Municipalities Media Communications Medical Malpractice Non profit Organizations Partnerships Personal Injury Police Premises Liability Product Liability Professional Fees Professional Liability Professional Malpractice Professional Negligence Property Damage Real Estate Shareholder Disputes Sports Torts Workers Compensation Wrongful Death PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Richard Phelps is a full time mediator and arbitrator He has mediated 2400 civil cases of all types with a very high resolution rate He has arbitrated over 275 civil cases His 32 years civil litigation and trial experience helps him understand your case s pluses and minuses He has civil trial experience representing plaintiffs and defendants He uses facilitation and or evaluation techniques and other communications skills as needed for your case Prior to practicing law he worked as a claims adjuster From 1998 to 2004 he was Co Chair of the Alameda County Bar ADR Section and produced many MCLE Programs on Mediation and Arbitration His neutral experience also includes refereeing over 1200 soccer games including college high school youth competitive State Cup and adult amateur He has been assigned to regional high school championships four times Education ADR 40 hour residential training at the Center for Mediation in Law Advanced Mediation training co sponsored by Alameda and San Francisco County Bar Associations Participant in The Advanced Mediator s Forum Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/richard-phelps (2016-02-13)
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  • Thomas Reese, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Palo Alto, California.
    All such requests will go immediately to Thomas Reese s scheduling staff tom reese att net PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Mediation Arbitration Med Arb Early Neutral Evaluation Special Master Referee Serving the following Counties Alameda Contra Costa Marin San Francisco San Mateo Santa Clara Santa Cruz Click for Map of California s Counties CASE EXPERIENCE Thomas Reese has experience in settling the following civil matters Banking Finance Commercial Business Condominiums Construction Contract Disputes Employment Environmental Health Care Insurance Landlord Tenant Legal Malpractice Medical Malpractice Partnerships Personal Injury Probate Product Liability Professional Liability Professional Malpractice Professional Negligence Real Estate Securities Shareholder Disputes Technology Torts Trusts Estates Wrongful Death PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Tom Reese is a full time neutral who has been mediating and arbitrating since 1988 becoming full time in 1993 He is on the panels of FINRA the United States Postal Service the Kaiser Permanente Panel of Neutrals the US District Court First District California First Appellate District and the Superior Courts for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties He is a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators past President of the California Dispute Resolution Council past appointed member of the State Bar Standing ADR Committee member and presenter of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section member of The Mediation Society Tom trained at the Harvard Law School mediation workshop AAA mediation training US District Court ENE mediation and arbitration training AAA International Commercial training First District Court of Appeal training NASD advanced and chairperson training and the US Postal Service Redress training His neutral practice experience is primarily in the areas of estate distribution often appointed as a Referee by the Probate Court personal injury and property damage real estate and construction insurance coverage and Silicon Valley type commercial disputes Education JD LLB Stanford Law School MA International Economics Fletcher

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/thomas-reese (2016-02-13)
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