|Name:||Debra L. Mellinkoff|
|101 Bridgeway, Suite 203|
|Sausalito, CA 94965|
|Telephone:||(415) 289-0300||Fax:||(415) 289-0400|
|Fees:||$625 per hour|
|Other Costs:||No administrative fees.|
|Attorney: x||Non-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator: Retired Judge/Justice:|
|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.
|Center for Environmental Mediation, 250 Hours, 1976;|
Center for Mediation In Law, 25 Hours Advanced Training, 1993.
|I have conducted numerous early neutral evaluations in business, banking, securities, real estate and employment matters.|
|Subject||Personal Injury:||Employment:||x||Business:||x||Real Estate:|
|Matter:||Legal Malpractice:||x||Public Agency:||Probate:||x||Construction:|
|Product Liability:||Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood:||Dental Malpractice:|
|Foreign Language(s):||Intellectual Property/High Technology:||x|
|Other: Banking and Financial Advisor Malpractice|
|University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1981;
University of California Santa Cruz, B.A. 1976.
|Although I have experience in all mediation styles, I most often utilize a hybrid model of both the evaluative and facilitative processes.|
|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.|
|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
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