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Name: Judge Alex Saldamando
Address: ADR Services, Inc.
  100 First Street, 27th Floor
  San Francisco, CA 94105

Telephone:(415) 772-0900Fax:(415) 772-0960  
      

Email: saldamando@adrservices.org

Fees: $400 per hour  
Other Costs:  ADR facility usage fees (if applicable); travel expenses if beyond Bay Area Counties region.

BAR Number:0041052

Attorney:  Non-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice: x

Mediation
Experience:


 
18 months as private mediator. Also, conducted an average of three or more settlement conferences per week as Superior Court Judge for the last 10 years of a 26-year judicial career.
Mediation
Training:


 
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Arbitration
Experience:


 
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency: Probate: Construction:x
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental: Insurance:xSecurities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice:x
 Foreign Language(s):xIntellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Elder Abuse; Consumer Protection Laws.

Other
Education:


 
1967 J. D. Hasting College of the Law
1964 B. A. University of California (Berkeley)
Mediation
Approach:


 
Facilitative initially. First try to guide counsel and the parties toward reaching a mutually satisfactory result. If unsuccessful I become more directive with a frank private analysis of their respective legal positions, and when, applicable and appropriate, an experience-based evaluation of a potential jury response to the dispute. I leave no stone unturned in seeking a mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Neutral
Approach:


 
Other
Information:


 
Private neutral with ADR Services, Inc. in San Francisco since October 2005.
1979-2005 - San Francisco Municipal Court (11 years) and Superior Court (15years) Judge with extensive civil trial, civil settlement, and civil law and motion experience. Served for five years as the Conservation Court Judge evaluating claims brought against Golden Eagle Insurance, an insolvent Southern California Insurer. Also, conducted lenghty jury trials in construction defect and insurance coverage cases.
1977-1979- San Francisco County Assistant District Attorney assigned to Consumer Fraud Division.
1974-1977 - California Rural Legal Assistance - Director of Legislative Office-primary focus on consumer, insurance, lending practice, and employment legislation.
1970-1973- San Franciso Neighborghood Legal Assistance - Staff Attorney.
Speak and write Spanish (native speaker). To date have conducted a number of mediations with Spanish-speaking parties.
Brief
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Nothing is more satisfying than assisting parties and their counsel in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution of a dispute wich avoids the expense, aggravation, and uncertainty of protracted litigation. It is my aim and goal to resolve disputes as expeditiously and inexpensively as possible. I believe that thorough case preparation, an open-minded flexibility, and a sensitivity to the desires of the parties maximize the ability to resolve a dispute seccessfuly. I strive to act accordingly.

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