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Name: Debra L. Mellinkoff
Address: Mellinkoff Mediation
  101 Bridgeway, Suite 203
  Sausalito, CA 94965

Telephone:(415) 289-0300Fax:(415) 289-0400  
      

Email: melmediate@aol.com

Fees: $625 per hour  
Other Costs:  No administrative fees.

BAR Number:0000000

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
Owner of alternative dispute resolution firm with 37 years of experience in resolving
business, banking, securities, real estate, employment, intellectual property, bankruptcy, probate, professional malpractice, personal injury, construction, insurance and environmental disputes.
Mediation
Training:


 
Center for Environmental Mediation, 250 Hours, 1976;
Center for Mediation In Law, 25 Hours Advanced Training, 1993.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
I have conducted numerous early neutral evaluations in business, banking, securities, real estate and employment matters.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment:xBusiness:xReal Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency: Probate:xConstruction: 
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental:xInsurance: Securities:x
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:x 
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Banking and Financial Advisor Malpractice

Other
Education:


 
University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1981;
University of California Santa Cruz, B.A. 1976.
Mediation
Approach:


 
Although I have experience in all mediation styles, I most often utilize a hybrid model of both the evaluative and facilitative processes.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Neutral
Approach:


 
After inviting the parties and their counsel to make presentations of thier case, I identify key disputed issues and suggest possible stipulations. Before presenting my written evaluation, I determine whether the parties want to explore settlement through mediation.
Other
Information:


 
For thirteen (13) of the thirty-seven (37) years I have been a professional mediator, I also practiced law in new York City and San Francisco and specialized in civil litigation.

Member of mediation panels for United States District Court Northern District of
California, San Francisco Superior Court, Marin County Superior Court, California Court of Appeal, United States Bankruptcy Court and FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc.

Successfully resolved numerous disputes before a lawsuit was ever filed.

Conducted independent fact-finding in employment, discrimination and sexual
harassment claims, including interviews of key witnesses and review of
confidential information.

Developed seminars on using mediation proactively to resolve disputes before they
escalate into litigation, and how lawyers can be effective advocates in a mediation.
Member of California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Society of
Professionals in Dispute Resolution, The Mediation Society, ABA Committee on
Mediation, ABA Committee on International Alternative Dispute Resolution,
California Dispute Resolution Council and San Francisco Superior Court ADR
Committee.
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