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Name: Judge James S. Trembath
Address: ADR Services, Inc.
  100 First Street, 27th Floor
  San Francisco, CA 94105

Telephone:(408) 354-3502Fax:(408) 354-3502  
      

Email: judgetrembath@aol.com

Fees: $425 per hour  
Other Costs:  ADR Services charges of $250 per party and $250 Arb. set up fee.

BAR Number:0000000

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
Five years of mediation experience throughout the Bay Area, Modesto, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe engaging in a wide variety of matters. Eight years as a civil settlement judge while serving on the single assignment civil "Fast Track".
Mediation
Training:


 
Among other courses, attended the CJER (California Judicial Education and Research) mediation training both basic and advanced at Pepperdine University; Attended and assisted the John Paul Jones mediation traning course as a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV; Attended the Pepperdine Mediation Matters Forum twice; taught mediation to both the local Bench and at CJER, local Bar Associations, and to law firms.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Arbitrated numerous matters to conclusion. Served most of judicial career on the civil assignment and presided over numerous bench trials.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
Have provided neutral evaluation service privately.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency: Probate:xConstruction:x
 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:  

Other
Education:


 
Currently serves as author for the West Group (formerly Brancroft-Whitney) in Real Property Litigation.
Mediation
Approach:


 
Unlike in trials and arbitrations, I believe that the parties should be allowed to participate and feel that they have a say in the process. I usually begin with a facilitative/directive approach and then, as needed, I shift to a more directive approach. I am amenable to counsel's agreed approach also.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
I try to create a somewhat informal hearing environment, relaxed approach to evidence (unless counsel want a strict approach) and I follow the law. I have no difficulty in calling it as I see it as opposed to "splittign the baby".
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