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Name: Marvin L. Schwartz
Address: 18 Ascot Lane
  Oakland, CA 94611-1712

Telephone:(510) 708-1222Fax:(510) 482-3665  


Fees: $300 per hour  
Other Costs:  Mediation site costs, if any; travel beyond local area.

BAR Number:0000000

Attorney: xNon-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice:  


Mediator since 1982 Employment, business, partnership, school district, real estate, civil rights, landlord-tenant, community asset, membership organization. Employment panel mediator for California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, San Mateo County Mediation Panel, US Postal Service Panel for Equal Employment Opportunity cases, University of California San Francisco panel for workplace cases.

I train attorneys in mediation skills and new mediators for community mediation programs in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties. I train internal mediation teams for large employers including University of California, United Airlines, AC Transit, San Mateo County and others. Major training I have received comes from Community Boards (facilitative), US Postal Service (transformative), John Winslade (narrative) along with numerous smaller training workshops in nonviolent communication, cross cultural issues, working with emotions in mediation, and many others.



SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment:xBusiness:xReal Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency: Probate: Construction: 
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental:xInsurance: Securities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood:xDental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Civil rights, partnerships, workplace, schools, homeowner associations, conflicts involving large groups and multiple parties


Georgetown University Law School, JD
Hofstra University, BBA
Attorney, US Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC
Faculty, Foothill Community College, Dispute Resolution and Mediation
Conference Presenter: Association for Conflict Resolution
Northern California Human Resources Council
Ohio Society for Human Resources Management
California Welfare Appeals Workers
California Association of School Business Officials
California Association of Joint Powers Authorities

I draw from several different mediation styles to craft a process that will best serve the people in conflict. That includes litigants represented by attorneys who brief the cases and advocate for their clients or individuals seeking their own personal resolution of their conflict. My process is sensitive to different cultural backgrounds, gender, and ethnicity, and is conducted to help participants understand, honor, and work with those differences in a positive way. I use my own legal and other background experience where appropriate to help participants achieve their goals.




I began my mediation career before mediation was fashionable and am one of a handful of practitioners in the Bay Area who have developed and modified mediation approaches now being used by other practitioners. The value of the mediation I conduct comes from how much it assists the people who have a conflict to better understand each other and resolve that conflict on their own terms. I mediate to help clients achieve their goals, whether that is to settle a case in litigation, resolve a case of alleged race discrimination or sexual harassment, amicably dissolve or restore a partnership, terminate or revive an employment relationship, repair relationships to resolve a family conflict, or help a community determine how to fairly share and utilize a community asset, among others.

I have mediated hundreds of cases and trained over 2000 people in mediation skills and process including lawyers, judges, human resources professionals, psychotherapists and many others who have become mediators themselves. It would be a privilege to apply my skills and experience to help you resolve your conflict.

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