|Address:||1306 Summit Road|
|Lafayette, CA 94549|
|Telephone:||(925) 938-5011||Fax:||(925) 938-0880|
|Fees:||$375 per hour|
|Other Costs:||Conference room rental if applicable.|
|Attorney: x||Non-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator: Retired Judge/Justice:|
|I have been a full time mediator and facilitator since 1994, handling hundreds of cases and practicing in a wide variety of areas. My practice consists of the following:|
Mediate in a variety of areas including probate and estate, contract and employment.
Facilitate business and community meetings, planning session and retreats.
Teach basic and advanced mediation, divorce mediation, negotiation, communication and other specialized workshops in U. S., Latin America and Spain.
Consult on development of mediation legislation, practices and programs.
I have experience mediating for the following panels and programs:
United States Northern District Court; First Appellate Court of California; United States Postal Service "Redress" Program; California Dept. of Fair Emoloyment and Housing; California Department of Insurance; Alameda Bar Assn.; Superior Court ADR Program; Contra Costa Superior Court ADR Program; San Francisco Superior Court Civil Mediation Panel; Santa Clara Superior Court Mediation Panel; San Mateo Superior and Small Claims Court Mediation Programs; National Associaiton of Securities Dealers; BASF Attorney Fee Disute Program; Key Bridge Foundation ADA Program; California Lawyers for the Arts, Arts Arbitration and Mediation Service; California Community Boards Program; Contra Costa Conflict Resolution Panels; Volunteer Legal Services Homeless Shelter Arbitration Project; Mimetra Health Care mediation panel.
|I have over 600 hours of training in mediation and negotiation and regularly teach these subjects at Stanford, Boalt and Hastings Law Schools, the Northern California Mediation Center, Mills School of Business and many other private organizations and associations.|
|Subject||Personal Injury:||x||Employment:||x||Business:||x||Real Estate:||x|
|Matter:||Legal Malpractice:||Public Agency:||Probate:||x||Construction:|
|Product Liability:||Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood:||Dental Malpractice:|
|Foreign Language(s):||x||Intellectual Property/High Technology:|
|University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1989, magna cum laude,
Associate Editor, Michigan Law Review, Order of the Coif;
Wesleyan University, B.A. Psychology, 1984; Johnston Scholar.
|My approach is flexible depending upon the type of case and the needs of the parties and attorneys involved. I usually begin with a facilitative style and find this most effective in cases involving intense emotion and on-going relationships. However, I also use evaluative methods as necessary to promote informed decision-making and and improved potential for settlement.|
|I speak Spanish fluently and can conduct a mediation in Spanish.
I am currently Vice-Chair of the California State Bar ADR Committee, Past President of the Northern California Mediation Association and Board Member of the Mediation Society of San Francisco.