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Name: Judge Rebecca Westerfield
Address: Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
  San Francisco, CA 94111

Telephone:(415) 982-5267Fax:(415) 982-5287  
      

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Fees: $700 per hour  
Other Costs:  $7000.00 full day, which included eight hours of hearing and two hours of reading and research, and $3500.00 for a half day, which includes four hours of hearing time and one hour of reading and research. Additionally time is billed at a rate of $700.00 per hour.
Other Costs: No cost to travel to Southern California for one day cases, cases that last two or more days will be billed at a $250.00 per diem rate.

BAR Number:0156179

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
13 years JAMS No. Cal. over 3000 cases; over 95% settlement rate.
Mediation
Training:


 
1. National Institute
2. JAMS/ Endispute
3. Center for Mediation (2 courses)
4. No. District of California Federal Court Program
5. Pepperdine University
Arbitration
Experience:


 
4 years trial court judge of general jurisdiction.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
4 years trial courl judge of general jurisdiction.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency:xProbate:xConstruction:x
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental:xInsurance:xSecurities:x
 Product Liability:xLandlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:x 
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Civil rights, libel slander

Other
Education:


 
B.A. Univ. of KA, 1972, J.D. Univ. of KA, 1975.
Member of California Bar, Member of Kentucky Bar(Inactive member)
Member of U.S. Supreme Court Bar 6th and 9th Circuit.
Mediation
Approach:


 
Depends on parties requests and needs of the case; flexible along continuum from facilitative to directive.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Fair and decisive.
Neutral
Approach:


 
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Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.) has settled and arbitrated over 3,000 cases throughout the United States. A founding memeber of JAMS and full-time panelist since 1993, Judge Westerfield is widely percieved as an excellent mediator and has an extremely high settlement rate. She has extensive mediation experience in a large variety of cases including accounting, finance, banking, business/commercial, class action/mass tort, entertainment, estates/probate/trusts, franchise, insurance, personal injury, professional liability, real property, and securites.
Recognized as a Top 30 California Neutral, (Daily Journal, 2006). She has been named one of the \"500 Leading Judges in America,\" (Lawdragon Magazine, 2006), in the Top 50 California Neutral (Daily Journal, 2003), Distinguished Mediator of the Year, (SFTLA 2003), and as one of the top 10 mediators in the Bay Area ( The Recorder, in 2002). She served as Judge for the Circuit Court of Jefferson Co., Kentucky (court of general jurisdiction) 1987-1992, and is now an active member of the State Bar of California, and served as the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

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