|Name:||Justice Laurence D. Kay|
|Address:||ADR Services, Inc|
|100 First Street, 27th Floor|
|San Francisco, CA 94105|
|Telephone:||(415) 772-0900||Fax:||(415) 772-0960|
|Fees:||$650 per hour|
|Other Costs:||$195/party administrative fee for mediations|
$250/party administrative fee for ENE/arbitrations
$250 flat disclosure check fee for ENE/arbitrations
|Attorney:||Non-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator: Retired Judge/Justice: x|
|I have been doing mediation, arbitration and complex case management full time since I retired from the bench in September 2005. In the past 12 months I have worked on over 40 cases, many of which require multiple days.|
|I completed Steve Rosenberg's mediation course while I was Probate Judge in San Francisco.|
|I have arbitrated 2 binding arbitrations in the past 12 months|
|I have handled 1 Neutral Evaluation in the private sector as of April 2008.|
|Subject||Personal Injury:||Employment:||Business:||x||Real Estate:||x|
|Matter:||Legal Malpractice:||Public Agency:||Probate:||x||Construction:||x|
|Product Liability:||Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood:||Dental Malpractice:|
|Foreign Language(s):||Intellectual Property/High Technology:||x|
|1954-1958 UC Berkeley, Bachelor Degree in Economics
1960-1963 Boalt Hall school of Law, Juris Doctor
|I use both a facilitative/nondirective and evaluative/directive approach, sometimes within the same mediation, as I see opportunities to settle the dispute.|
|I handle arbitration like a "mini trial". Depending on the requests of counsel and the scope of the dispute, I can make adjustments to increase/decrease the formality of the proceedings.|
|As of April 2008, I have not had the opportunity to serve a a neutral evluator.|
|I possess and inactive B-1 contractors licensce. For more information, references and articles, please call Dorene Kanh at ADR Servies (415) 772-0900 or refer to:http://www.adrservices.org/neutral/laurence-kay.php|
|In 2007, I was featured on the front page of The Recorder for the $96 million cash settlement of Smokless Tobacco antitrust cases, which involved anti-competitive practices and Sherman anti-trust violantions. The settlement resolved claims that US Tobacco engaged in "extensive restrictive and exclusionary acts" to eliminate competition for moist snuff.
I have drawn upon my past experience as the Presiding Judge of the San Francisco Probate Court to mediate numerous contentious probate and trust cases. Over 25% of my caseload involves mediations of these disputes, often involving signifcant estates. The settlements reached have involved the distribution of over $100 million worth of land and other assets amongst the litigants in 2007 alone.
I have also served as Discovery Referee on a number of complex Insurance Coverage and Construction related disputes.
I welcome the opportunity to assist the court and counsel in the expeditious resolution of thier disputes.