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

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

Email: jeffross@dicksonross.com

Fees: $600 per hour  
Other Costs:  None
Fee: I conduct mediations based on a daily rate, rather than an hourly rate. My daily rate is $6,000, which includes all preparation time, mediation time, and reasonable follow-up. This equates, roughly, to an hourly rate of $600.

BAR Number:0116601

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
I have been mediating employment cases (as well as some disability access and other civil rights cases) for more than five years. I have mediated over 300 individual and class action employment cases during that time, and am now essentially a full-time mediator, mediating well over 100 cases a year. I have mediated cases involving virtually every type of employment claim including: discrimination based on gender, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and pregnancy; sexual harassment; wage and hour violations; whistleblower/retaliation; wrongful termination; invasion of privacy; CFRA/FMLA claims; Equal Pay Act claims; and employment-related defamation.
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: Disability Access, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Wage & Hour.

Other
Education:


 
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), J.D. 1984, Order of the Coif (top10%)
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 feed-back 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
Approach:


 
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 Dristrict Judge for the Northern District of California. For the past 22 years, I have specialized in representing clients in employment cases in state and federal court, arbitrations and informal negotiations. I have litigated both individual and class action cases.
I was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer (Employment Litigation) in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and one of the top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers in 2008. I was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America in 2007.
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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