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Name: Jeffrey A. Ross
Address: 1970 Broadway, Suite 1045
  Oakland, CA 94612

Telephone:(510) 268-1999Fax:(510) 268-3627  
      

Email: jeff@jeffrossmediation.com

Fees: $800 per hour   to   $1200 per hour
Other Costs:  None
Fee: I conduct mediations based on a daily rate, rather than an hourly rate. My current rate is $8,000/day for single plaintiff cases; $9,000/day for multiple plaintiff, individual cases; and $12,000/day for class actions and PAGA representative actions.

BAR Number:0116601

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
I began mediating on a part-time basis in 2003 and have been a full-time mediator since 2007, specializing exclusively in the mediation of employment cases. During the past 14 years, I have mediated close to 2,000 individual and class action cases. (Note: Current as of January 2018)
Mediation
Training:


 
U.S. District Court, Northern District Mediation Training Program; in addition, I frequently speak at, and attend, seminars on mediation and the settlement of employment cases.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment:xBusiness: Real Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency: Probate: Construction: 
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental: Insurance: Securities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Wage and Hour, Class Actions, Disability Access, Civil Rights.

Other
Education:


 
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), J.D. 1984, Order of the Coif (top 10%)
University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1980 (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Highest Honors)
Mediation
Approach:


 
I tend to be fairly evaluative in terms of providing the parties with feedback concerning the strengths and weaknesses of their positions, and helping them to evaluate the likely outcome of the litigation. I also tend to take a fairly active role in helping the parties to structure the process and negotiations in a way that will facilitate a resolution that is satisfactory to all parties.
Arbitration
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Neutral
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Other
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Following law school, I served for one year as law clerk to the Hon. Joseph R. Grodin, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, and for one year as law clerk to the Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California. For the next 22 years, I specialized in representing clients in employment cases in state and federal court, arbitrations and informal negotiations. I litigated both individual and class action cases.

I was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer (Employment Litigation) each year from 2006 to 2008, and a Northern California Super Lawyer (Alternative Dispute Resolution) each year from 2009 to 2017. I was also named one of the top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers (all categories) each year from 2008 to 2013. I have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America each year from 2007 to 2017 and, in 2016, was named Distinguished Mediator of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. (Note: Current as of January 2018)

I am a frequent speaker at state and national conferences on employment discrimination law, the settlement of employment cases, and legal ethics. I served as a Chapter Co-Editor of the Second and Third Supplements to Employment Discrimination Law (BNA 3rd Ed.), and authored Commentaries for a chapter of California Torts (Mathew Bender & Co.) on employment discrimination and harassment.
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