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Name: John S. Warnlof
Address: 2000 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 330
  San Ramon, CA 94583

Telephone:(925) 937-9200Fax:(925) 937-9278  
      

Email: jwarnlof@aol.com

Fees: $300 per hour  
Other Costs:  None

BAR Number:0054974

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
700 matters since 1991
Mediation
Training:


 
Various trainings since 1991, including: State Bar of California, ADR Update, AACBA, CCCBA, AAA, CEB, CDRC, and other ADR training (contact me for full list of trainings)
Arbitration
Experience:


 
AAA Panel and private arbitration 500 matters since 1976, involving multiple party personal injury claims, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and residential real estate transactions, and claims related to break-up of partnerships and closely-held corporations. Most claims involve disputes of more than $250,000 but some claims have involved amounts in excess of $1,000,000.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
10 matters.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency:xProbate:xConstruction:x
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental:xInsurance:xSecurities: 
 Product Liability:xLandlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other:  

Other
Education:


 
Claremont McKenna College (A.B.-1967)
University of California (JD-1972)
Mediation
Approach:


 
Depends to some extent on what the parties/counsel wish. Initially my approach is facilitative, later changing to evaluative. I believe this approach is referred to as transformative.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Informal court trial. Respectful of the parties and counsel. In juducial arbitration, I always provide the parties with a reasoned award.
Neutral
Approach:


 
The key to a successful neutral evaluation is to obtain from the parties specific issues in dispute and a statement of the law that they believe is relevant.
Other
Information:


 
Admitted to the Bar: California, 1972; U.S. District Court: Contra Costa Bar Association (Real Estate Section 1994-1999, President 1999; ADR Section Board of Directors, Vise-Chair 2010; Superior Court ADR Advisory Committee; Robert G. McGarth Inns of Court, Master); U.C. Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association Board of Governors 1982-1989, President 1989.
Brief
Thumbnail:


As a neutral, 40 percent of the time spent in mediation of real estate transactions, construction defect disputes and personal injuries, 40 percent in arbitration of commercial, construction and personal injury disputes, and 20 percent as a hearing officer deciding applications of disability retirement of public employees. As an attorney, 25 percent of time spent in construction litigation and 25 percent in real property litigation, 25 percent in business litigation and 25 percent with transactional matters. Prior experience includes 36 years in construction, real property, personal injury, commercial, professional negligence litigation, fire loss claims and insurance coverage disputes. Lecturer for Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University, California Continuing Education of the Bar, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and California Trial Lawyers Association.

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