|Name:||William J. Diffenderfer|
|Address:||2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd # 4337|
|San Ramon, CA 94583|
|Telephone:||(925) 588-1361||Fax:||(866) 425-3460|
|Fees:||$290 per hour|
|Other Costs:||None. No charges for travel or travel-related expenses.|
Fees split between the parties.
|Attorney: x||Non-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator: Retired Judge/Justice:|
|Mediation participant in hundreds of cases over 26-year career in civil litigation. From 1990 to 2008, Mediator in approximately 75 matters; as of January 2009 engaged in full time ADR work.|
|47 hours of specialized mediation training, including Rosenberg 40 hour course.|
|Arbitration participant (various forms of arbitration) in dozens of matters over litigation career dating to 1983. As of April 2009, Arbitrator of approximately 25 matters.|
|Contra Costa County Neutral Evaluation program; Day of Trial Settlement Mentor.|
|Subject||Personal Injury:||x||Employment:||Business:||Real Estate:||x|
|Matter:||Legal Malpractice:||Public Agency:||Probate:||Construction:||x|
|Product Liability:||x||Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood:||Dental Malpractice:|
|Foreign Language(s):||Intellectual Property/High Technology:|
|Other: Professional Liability: Dental, Real Estate Agent/Broker, Insurance Agent/Broker, Architects & Engineers.|
|University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (with honors) 1979
University of Oregon, J.D. 1982.
Rosenberg Mediation Training 2009.
|I will tailor my approach to whatever method is required by the parties or to resolve the dispute. I expect to start most mediations in a facilitative fashion; while many are resolved in this mode, others are best resolved when I take a more evaluative/directive role with the individual parties. Whichever method is utilized, it is ultimately the parties that will decide how and when to resolve their dispute.|
|Unless agreed otherwise, evidence received as it would be in Court and any decisions are made based on the law and evidence presented, based on what I believe a local judge or jury would decide.|
|I consider all facts and factors, ask questions of and challenge the participants regarding potential outcomes, and inform parties of my view based on these and my experience.|
|ADR Panelist in various counties; I travel to wherever the parties need my services.|